Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, October 1-3, 2010

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When Katherine Bish saw a news photo of an oil-slicked pelican after the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she did something about it. She doused people in chocolate syrup, to be exact. Bish's black-and-white photographs attempt to capture the tragedy and imagine how humans in that scenario would look and feel -- and proceeds from admission to the Oil Spill Project at Mad Art Gallery will go to charities working the Gulf. Find further details on this show and more in the list below.

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Jon Cournoyer
From Jon Cournoyer: Not Coming Home.
Jon Cournoyer: Not Coming Home: Silkscreened collages by Jon Cournoyer. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 1. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 30, free. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.

Blues Style: Imaging Improvisation: Painter Solomon Thurman interprets the Blues on his canvases. Free opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 1. Oct. 1-Nov. 13, free. Chesterfield Arts, 444 Chesterfield Ctr, Chesterfield, 636-519-1955, www.chesterfieldarts.org.

Cheryl Wassenaar and Stephanie Schlaifer:Re/Collect: Wassenaar recreates three of Schlaifer's poems on the windows using a variety of typefaces. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 26, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Designing the City: An American Vision: Architectural photographs by Berenice Abbot, Harold Allen, Richard Nickel and others. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 15, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Golden Age: Permanent Collection I: Chicago art project Golden Age opens a pop-up shop inside WFT offering artist books, catalogues and tote bags for sale. Fri., Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 2, 12-5 p.m., free admission. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442, www.white-flag-projects.org.

Group f.64 & the Modernist Vision: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke and Brett Weston: Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 15, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Katherine Bish's Oil Spill Project: Black and white photographs of humans covered in chocolate syrup inspired by images of pelicans drenched in oil during the Gulf Oil Spill. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, October 1. Oct. 1-30, free. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.

Lourdes Delgado: Jazz in New York -- A Community of Visions: Almost 50 photographs of NYC jazz greats made by Lourdes Delgado. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 15, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artists Over 70: Work by more than 30 artists who are older than 70. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 5, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Project Burlesque: The Art of Tease: The culmination of six months of work by pin-up photographer Ariana Bauer, including images of burlesque stars from all over the country. A reception will be held October 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 2-10, Free. Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-258-4299, www.soulardartmarket.com.

St. Louis ArtWorks Public Art in the Community: Drawings and models for two architectural projects designed by the students of the ArtWorks program. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 29, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Uncommon Objects/Personal Views: The Collections of Rick Ege and John Foster: Exhibition of folk & outsider art and found objects. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 8, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Women in India: Photographs of Indian women made by Sara Rogers. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, October 1. Oct. 1-Jan. 2, free. Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-862-6100, www.subbooks.com/


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