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This Weekend's Art Openings: September 16-18

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Phyllis Bramson's opening tonight at the Phillip Slein Gallery is just one of a dozen great art happenings this weekend in St. Louis. Click the jump for details on all the events.

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Phyllis Bramson
Pastoral Pleasures, from the show Wonderland: A Bright and Guilty Place at Philip Slein Gallery.

Guerra de la Paz: Follow the Leader: Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz create installations out of recycled clothing together under the unified name Guerra de la Paz. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 16. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 29, free. Craft Alliance Grand Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-534-7528, www.craftalliance.org.

Homegrown Comic Jam: Local comic book artists create collaborative live art in the gallery. Fri., Sept. 16, 7-11 p.m., free admission. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Another One-Woman Show
: New collages by Melelani Perry, a self-taught artist with Downs Syndrome. Fri., Sept. 16, 5-9 p.m., free admission. Turner Center for the Arts, 3109 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-781-4440, www.turnercenterforthearts.org.

Fiber Focus 2011: More than 50 works of contemporary fiber art by Midwest regional artists. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 16. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 13, free. Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave. #150, St. Louis, 314-241-4810, www.artstlouis.org.

Glow Baby Glow: Opening reception for Reflections: Art Fiber St. Louis, an exhibition of quilts and stitched constructions. Fri., Sept. 16, 6-10 p.m., free. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Jillian Conrad: On Tenterhooks: Site-specific work made while Conrad was in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Webster University-Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, 8342 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-968-7171.

Kelly Johnson: Works on Paper Series: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Lanny Bergner: Nature's Matrix: Site-specific installations made out of inorganic material that is manipulated to look organic. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Lessons of the Past... Promises for the Future: This exhibition showcases works of art and writing created by children grades 6 through 12 who participated in the Holocaust Museum's annual Art and Writing Contest. Opening reception on Friday, September 16 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 4, Free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Lia Cook: Complex weavings that combine the Jacquard technique with contemporary digital technology. Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-4100, www.duanereedgallery.com.

Missouri Mosaics Festival for the Arts: Juried arts festival features work by more than 110 artists, live entertainment, kids' activities and more. Sept. 16-18, www.stcharlesmosaics.org. Main Street in St. Charles, St. Charles, MO, St. Charles.

New Works: Michael Marshall + John Schwartzkopf: New monoprints by Marshall and new sculptures by Schwarzkopf. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 22, free. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076, www.atriumgallery.net.

Ross McDonnell: Mine: Irish artist presents his new installation film in the basement of Lemp Brewery's Building No. 6; a gallery attendent will escort guests to the viewing. Fri., Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m., free, www.isolationroom-gallerykit.com. Historic Lemp Brewery, 3500 Lemp Ave., St. Louis.

Suzanne Galli-Koenen: No Limitations: In this exhibition, Galli-Koenen incorporates fiber "bits and scraps" from projects into various works, focusing on sustainability and reuse. The opening reception coincides with St. Louis' regional Innovations: A Biennial Textile Event - 2011. Opening reception Friday, September 16 from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16-Oct. 15, Free. Norton's Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, 314-645-4040, www.nortonsfineart.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.

Today's Truth From Yesterday's News: Two nights of live music and local art made from recycled newspaper. Fresh baked pizza available from South City Pizza Co. Free entry before 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 16, 6-1:30 a.m.; Sat., Sept. 17, 6-1:30 a.m., $7 after 8 p.m. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900, www.2720cherokee.com.

Wonderland: A Bright and Guilty Place: Phyllis Bramson's paintings hearken back to Victorian-era fairy paintings, Persian miniatures and traditional Japanese art & design to create worlds that are unsettling and familiar. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 29, free. Philip Slein Gallery, 1319 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com.


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