Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, October 22 - 24, 2010

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What's better than art? Wearable art! This Saturday bring a t-shirt to Cherokee Street's Firecracker Press and choose a one-color woodblock design -- the same used for their posters -- to have printed on it for their Spooky Threads event. If you don't have a blank shirt a selection of pre-printed ones will be available to choose from. Why hang a poster on a wall when you can wear it around everywhere you go? Get details on this event and more in the list below.

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Ahmet Ogut: Underestimated Zones: Video, still images and installation work that pokes fun at public space and how we interact with it. Starting Oct. 23, Wednesdays-Sundays; Wednesdays-Sundays; Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 9, free. Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Rd., Sunset Hills, 314-615-5278, www.laumeier.org.

Fall Into Art: A unique art show and sale featuring fourteen Missouri award-winning artists and benefiting Habitat for Humanity's Women Build. A moonlight reception takes place Friday, October 22, from 4 to 9 p.m. with live music. Sat., Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Free, $2 donation requested, www.fallintoart.net. Hawken House, 1155 S. Rock Hill Rd., Saint Louis.

Fundamentals: A solo exhibition of recent work by Jamie Kreher, photography program coordinator and art department faculty member. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Nov. 12, Free, www.jamiekreher.com. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231, www.stlcc.edu.

Jack Skay: Featuring various styles of contemporary art. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. Through Oct. 22, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 23, 12-8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 24, 12-6 p.m., Free. Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-258-4299, www.soulardartmarket.com.

Joseph Piccillo: Draftsmen Joseph Piccillo's large-scale graphite canvases. An opening reception takes place Friday, October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 27, Free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Rosalyn Schwartz: A Survey of Paintings: An exhibition featuring paintings and works on paper that spans over twenty years. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 4, Free. UM-St. Louis-Gallery 210, 1 University Dr. at Natural Bridge Rd. (East Dr, Bldg 44), Normandy, 314-516-5976, www.umsl.edu/~gallery.

Spooky Threads T-Shirt Printing: Bring your own shirt and Firecracker personnel will print it with one of their woodblocks ($25); pre-printed shirts will be available for $30. Sat., Oct. 23. The Firecracker Press, 2838 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-776-7271, www.firecrackerpress.com.

Sure Things: Made in Clay: Ceramic artist Dan Anderson curates this exhibition by acclaimed ceramic artists. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Starting Oct. 23, Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 27, Free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Editor's note: If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to calendar@riverfronttimes.com so we can list it in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.

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