White Flag Show Another Kind of Vapor Highlights Weekend's Art Openings

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Another Kind of Vapor opens this weekend at White Flag Projects. The works therein are created with non-traditional materials in many different media -- utilizing ketchup, chocolate, sun-bleaching and Pepto-Bismol -- to produce fleeting pieces of art. More on this event and more after the jump.

VAPOR William Pope.L, #188F 3.17.06 Another Kind of Vapor.jpg
Courtesy of the artist.
William Pope.L, #188F 3.17.06 Another Kind of Vapor, 2006, from the show of the same name at White Flag Projects.

Another Kind of Vapor: A collection of a transient, ephemeral art that is here today but may be gone tomorrow. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Starting June 18, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 23, free admission. White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-3442, www.white-flag-projects.org.

Peter Pranschke: The Lonely Rainbow: Slightly fictionalized ink and colored pencil illustrations from the artist's life. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 10, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

33June: Group show featuring work by 33 local artists. Fri., June 17, 5:30-10 p.m.; Sat., June 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission, www.myslart.org. Old Orchard Art Gallery, 37 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves.

Robert Boettcher: Street Level Photographs: Photographs of the city by a resident of Hopeville, the tent community north of downtown St. Louis. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18. June 18-July 17, free. Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-862-6100, www.subbooks.com/.

Adsum:Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality: Paintings that focus on the life and spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 17. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7, free admission. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, sluma.slu.edu.

Connected by Intricacy: New work by the Craft Alliance's artists-in-residency. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 28, free admission. Craft Alliance Grand Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-534-7528, www.craftalliance.org.

Contemporary Narrative: Juried show featuring art that conveys a sense of story to the viewer. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 29, free. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.

Found Along the Way: Photographs by St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer John Andrews. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 17. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through July 9, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

The Glass Road: Group show of work by emerging Third Degree Glass Factory artists. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 17. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through July 9, free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

John McQueen: McQueen creates basket-like sculptures out of branches, bark, burrs and other natural materials. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 30, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Mary King: A Selected Retrospective: St. Louis-born painter, sculptor and ceramicist showcases a selection of work from her long career. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 13, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Material Landscapes: The work of eight award-winning landscape architecture firms. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 21, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Picture the Music: Director's Choice IV: Art made by children while listening to classical music. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Sept. 17, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Point of Departure: New work by Cbabi Bayoc, Phil Jarvis and William Lobdell. Opening reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 17. June 17-July 24, free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.

Third Friday Open House: Glass-blowing and flame-working demonstrations, live music, and an art display. Third Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m., Free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.


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