Honor Awards Highlight Weekend's St. Louis Art Happenings
This Saturday, Art St. Louis hosts its annual Honor Awards. Ten award of excellence recipients will display new work at this free reception. More details on this event -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump.
Christa Denney Deer Pair, part of Art Saint Louis' Honors Awards 2011.
Focus on the Collection: Engraving in Renaissance Germany: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 10, free. Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, www.slam.org.
The Red Thread Project: An afternoon of knitting and crafts in preparation for a community outreach program of donated hats that will take place in May. Stop by from 1- 4 p.m. Sat., April 16, free. Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Rd., Sunset Hills, 314-615-5278, www.laumeier.org.
Yingxue Zuo: Blend of Styles: Plein air paintings of rural and industrial China that also incorporate some of the compositional techniques of classical Chinese painting. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 29, free. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, sluma.slu.edu.
ARTini: Young Friends of Grand Center present their new event, a fusion of art, music and food. Fri., April 15, 7-11 p.m., $20-$25. Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St., St. Louis, 314-289-4000, www.keeparthappening.org.
Eighteen Hours LaTer: Multimedia art exhibit features work by Tonya Yates, Grace Kettenbrink, Paul LaFlam and Connie LaFlam. Sat., April 16, 6-9 p.m., free. Syndicate, 915 Olive St. (4th floor gallery), St. Louis.
Florida the Tropical Bliss: Paintings by Vic Mastis. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 21, free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314-503-3880.
Honor Awards 2011: Award-winning work by ten local artists including Christa Denny, Khara Koffel and Sun Smith-Foret. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Starting April 16, Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through May 19. Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave. #150, St. Louis, 314-241-4810, www.artstlouis.org.
Paintings by Andy Brandmeyer: New work from this Fontbonne MFA candidate. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 15. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through May 6, free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.concreteoceanart.com.
Parental Advisory: Group show by the students of the UMSL studio art program. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 30, 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.
Primitive Numeric System: Steel sculpture by Robert Michelmann. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 15. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 17, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.
RE: Art to Celebrate the Earth: Group show features art inspired by nature and the natural world and works created from recycled and reclaimed materials. Fri., April 15, 6-9 p.m., free. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-932-5665, www.thevinogallery.com.
Third Friday: Fire and Ice ... Cream: Third Degree's monthly open house comes with free ice cream courtesy of Serendipity Ice Cream, two art openings, live music from the River Rats and Segway rides from 6 to 8 p.m. ($5 for five minutes). Fri., April 15, 6-10 p.m., free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.
Verations by Vian: Photography by Vivian Waters. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 15. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through May 17, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.