Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, December 10-12, 2010

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If you've been looking for your art experience to get a little more...experimental, you don't want to miss this. This weekend, Concrete Ocean Art Gallery presents Nate Callaghan and Susan Giger's work in a show with a fun-to-say name, Dancing in the Future Fluid, the River of the Jungian Jungle. It promises a multi-sensory art exhibit, including a wheel of smells (!), blacklight ambience and specialized artwork requiring 3-D glasses. Find more details on this opening and lots more in the list below.

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Matthew Paul Jinks
From the Los Caminos' show, Violence.
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Augusta Glass Studio Holiday Sale: Featuring the high-end glasswork of Sam Stang and Kaeko Maehata; glass blowing demo at 2 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 12, free admission. Augusta Glass Studio, Locust St. and Hackman Rd., Augusta, 636-228-4732, www.samstang.com.

Beyond the Resume: Showcasing the works of artists who've received their master of fine arts or masters of arts from an area university within the last three years. An opening reception takes place Friday, December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 14, Free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.

Contemporary Clay: Juried exhibition of ceramics art. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, December 10. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 7, free. Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-258-4299, www.soulardartmarket.com.

Dancing in the Future Fluid, The River of the Jungian Jungle: A multi-sensory art exhibit taking viewers through twilight earth dreams and futuristic alien jungles with the art of Nate Callaghan and Susan Giger. The first 100 patrons to come with a picture of the event link on their facebook wall will receive a free pair of 3D glasses to view the specialized artwork. Fri., Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Free, http://intellitrance.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/ditff/. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.myspace.com/concreteoceanart.

December Group Show: Featuring the work of Jon Cournoyer, Michael Wille, Robert Longyear and others. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, December 10. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 22, free. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.

Gateway East Goes West: Group show by the members of the Gateway East Artist Guild. Opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 11. Starting Dec. 11, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 2, free. Framations, 218 N. Main St., St. Charles, 636-724-8313.

Michael Eastman: Cuba 2010: Photographer Michael Eastman returned to Cuba after a decade away. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 10. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 29, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Off the Wall: ArtDimensions' fourth annual holiday ball. Sat., Dec. 11, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $10-$20, www.artdimensions.org/otw/. ArtDimensions Gallery and Studios, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-330-8869, www.artdimensions.org.

Pausing for Reflection: A Reflection on Pausing: The black-and-white photography of Leo Collazo and Ken Konchel. A free opening reception takes place Friday, December 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A gallery talk takes place Thursday, January 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., with a reception before the talk at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10-Feb. 6, Free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.

The Story of Ten: The artwork of Craig Downs will be in display for the month of December. A reception with the artist takes place Saturday, December 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Through Dec. 31, Free, www.craigdownsart.com. Hartford Coffee Company, 3974 Hartford St., St. Louis, 314-771-5282, www.hartfordcoffeecompany.net.

The Vino Gallery Holiday Art Exhibit: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 11. Dec. 11-Jan. 22, free. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-932-5665, www.thevinogallery.com.

Violence: Six artists explore the subject/object relations of violence through more subtle and intimate forms. An opening reception takes place Saturday, December 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 11-Jan. 15, Free. Los Caminos, 2649 Cherokee St., St. Louis, www.loscaminosart.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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