Michael Hoffman's Bearing Headlines this Weekend's Art Openings
Michael Hoffman's latest exhibit of colorful, abstract paintings will open this Friday evening at the Hoffman Lachance Contemporary. More information on this event and others after the jump.
Michael Hoffman Stripes, from Bearing at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.
American City: St. Louis Architecture: More than 70 William Zbarren photographs of the crown jewels of St. Louis' most beautiful architecture. June 10-Aug. 21, free with regular garden admission ($4-$8). Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400, www.mobot.org.
Jim Schmidt Presents: Abstraction: A survey of contemporary abstract paintings as selected by Jim Schmidt. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 30, free. Philip Slein Gallery, 1319 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com.
Restoring an American Treasure: Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley: Observe as conservators work to save the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (1850) , a 348-foot-long painting by John J. Egan. Starting June 12, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 21, free. Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, www.slam.org.
Analogue: Group show featuring work by Caleb Larsen, Helmut Smits and Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 22, free admission. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.
Bearing: New abstract paintings by Michael Hoffman in this, his first solo show in St. Louis in seven years. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 2, free admission. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.
Collectors Choice X: Preview party on Friday, May 20, allows you to view all of the donated art works while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and wine; on Sunday, June 12, you select the art you want when your number is called. Sun., June 12, 11 a.m., $165/ticket. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.
David Langley and Eric Nichols: Dual solo exhibitions by these two artists. Sat., June 11, 6-9 p.m., free admission. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-932-5665, www.thevinogallery.com.
A Is For ... : Twenty-six St. Louis-based artists interpret a letter of the alphabet in their chosen medium. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10. Fri., June 10, free admission. Center of Creative Arts (COCA), 524 Trinity Ave., University City, 314-725-6555, www.cocastl.org.
The Jeremy Project: Tenth anniversary of this photography project which takes portraits of special needs children. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10. Through July 1, free admission, www.thejeremyproject.org. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231, www.stlcc.edu.
John Early: Terra Firma: Site specific installation work inspired by legendary BMX rider Mat Hoffman. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 22, free admission. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.
Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers: Photographs of contemporary narratives inspired by artist Mimi Kato's childhood memories and the traditional arts of her native Japan. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through July 9, free admission. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.
Paul Reiter Collection of St. Louis Art Sale: The collection of longtime arts supporter Paul Reiter will be auctioned off to raise funds for his son's education. Sun., June 12, 3-6 p.m., free admission. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.