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This Weekend's Art Openings: September 9 - 11

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Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Tomás Saraceno, Hydrogen Cloud Explosion, 2008.
Art Outside: Schlafly's three-day celebration of local artists features works in all media, affordable prices, live music, art activities for the kids plus beer. Sept. 9-11, free admission. Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, 314-241-2337, www.schlafly.com.

Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck: Emily Wardill's film explores the ways social behavior is controlled by imagery and metaphor. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 9. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30, free on Opening Night, Wednesday and Saturday; $3-$5 all other days. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.camstl.org.

Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South: Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 1, 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.

Tomas Saraceno: Cloud Specific: Saraceno draws inspiration from natural phenomena such as bubbles and spider webs in his sculptural installations, which are prototypes of his ideal ecologically-friendly city, which will be built in the sky. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 9. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 9, free. Washington University-Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 1 Brookings Dr. (Steinberg Hall), University City, 314-935-4523, kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.

3 Rectangles by Phil Jarvis: Large, rectangular works by professional sign painter and fine artist Phil Jarvis represent both sides of the artist's psyche -- commerce and art for art's sake. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Fri., Sept. 9, free. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.concreteoceanart.com.

Ann-Maree Walker: Almost Like Being There: A series of interactive stations that create a choreographed performance for the viewer. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 21, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

Best of Missouri Painters Exhibition: In celebration of 20 years of the Best of Missouri Market at the Garden, Kodner Gallery curates this exhibition by Missouri painters. Sept. 9-Oct. 30, free with regular garden admission. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400, www.mobot.org.

Bumble & Bramble: Individual and collaborative illustration by Ben Pierce and Joy Tiyasirichokchai. Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Sept. 9-Oct. 1, free. Aisle 1 Gallery, 2627 Cherokee St., St. Louis.

Connecting with Nature: Art created by the students of this summer's Connect with Nature camp. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Sept. 22, free. Green Center, 8025 Blackberry Ave. (Kaufman Park), University City, 314-725-8314, www.thegreencenter.org.

David Noonan: London-based Australian artist uses costumed performers and stage techniques to create photographs in collage and sculptural installations that explore the possible fictions in reality and the reality of staged fictions. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30, $3-$5, free on opening night, Wednesday and Saturday. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.camstl.org.

Doing Easy: Group exhibition features work by Matthew Strauss, Dani Kantrowitz and Mike Shuh inspired by William S. Burroughs' dictum of doing things as quickly and efficiently as possible -- in this case, making art. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Sept. 10-Oct. 15, hours by appointment only after opening night. Los Caminos, 2649 Cherokee St., St. Louis, www.loscaminosart.com.

Feat of Clay: Nine area clay artists challenge your perceptions of what clay art can be. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Starting Sept. 10, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.


FORMAT: Art the explores the particulars of web aesthetics, online experience and the interaction between the physical and digital environment. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 21, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

It Figures: Textile art by Deann Rubin and Betty Shew, part of the Innovations in Textile citywide exhibitions. Through Sept. 29, free. University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-3150, www.ucpl.lib.mo.us.

The Italian Suite: New paintings of Florence and Tucca by Carol Carter. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Starting Sept. 10, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 5, free. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-932-5665, www.thevinogallery.com.

Karen Ann Jones: New oil paintings by this figure painter. Sat., Sept. 10, 6-10 p.m., free, www.karenannjones.com. Casa Gallery, 317 Hays Hill Dr., Fenton.

Kelly Johnson: Works on Paper Series: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Leslie Laskey: S.E.N.T.: Collages made from mail; the acronym stands for "Security Envelope Now Tampered." Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

MoPA: Retrospective: Retrospective exhibition of the first seven years of work created for the Museum of Pocket Art, which specializes in art that's about as big as a business card. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Nest, Shells and Corners: Six artists rethink how people occupy their homes, offices, studios. Opening reception Thursday, September 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10-Oct. 7, Free. St. Louis Community College-Meramec-Meramec Gallery, 11333 Big Bend Rd., Kirkwood, 314-984-7632, www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/mc/.

Precarious Worlds: Contemporary Art from Germany: New museum acquisitions include important pieces by Franz Ackermann, Charline von Heyl, Sergej Jensen and Corinne Wasmuht. Opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 9, free. Washington University-Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 1 Brookings Dr. (Steinberg Hall), University City, 314-935-4523, kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.

Reflections of the Buddha: A superb selection of Buddhist sculptures and hanging scrolls from the late 2nd century up to the 18th century. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Fri., Sept. 9; Wednesdays, Saturdays. Continues through March 10, free. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-754-1850, www.pulitzerarts.org.

Ronald Herd: The Most Known Unknown: New work by the artist and activist. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Fridays. Continues through Oct. 7, free. The Metropolitan Gallery, 2936 Locust St., St. Louis.

Urban Architecture: Group show that examines the artist's idea of urban architecture. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Sept. 9-Oct. 7, free. Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-258-4299, www.soulardartmarket.com.

William Morris: Atraxia: New video art that features a running man and a ringing telephone. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 15, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.

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