Shaw Art Fair Highlights This Weekend's Art Openings

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The Shaw Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 4200 block of Flora Place) features the work of numerous St. Louis artists, live music and food from neighborhood restaurants. It's just one of several great art happenings this weekend. Check out this week's list after the photo.

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Love Before Breakfast, part of Jay Thompson's Catworks. Thompson will be selling his work at the Shaw Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

The Infernal Method: A Celebration of Symbol and Printmaking: Art by printmakers who draw inspiration from the works of William Blake. Opening reception from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, September 30. Fri., Sept. 30; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 17, free. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-9900, www.2720cherokee.com.

Monet's Water Lilies: Claude Monet's Agapanthus triptych is joined together in one museum for the first time since 1980, along with other paintings and studies in his Water Lilies series. Starting Oct. 2, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 22, $6-$10, free on Friday. Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, www.slam.org.

The Dead Don't Vote in Alexander County: Portraits and Places in Southernmost Illinois, 2010-2011: Photography by Daniel Overturf and words by Gary Marx. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through Oct. 21, free. Webster University May Photography Gallery, 8300 Big Bend Blvd. (2nd Fl., Sverdrup Bldg.), Saint Louis, 314-961-2660, www.webster.edu/maygallery.

I'll Be Your Mirror: Group show exploring the ideas of dopplegangers and mimicry. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 11, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Pumpkin Ball: Glassblowing demonstrations, fire-spinning, burlesque performances, treats and a glass pumpkin patch. Sat., Oct. 1, 7:30-10:30 p.m., $50-$100. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.

Ralston Crawford and Jazz: Photographs, prints and paintings that explore the influence of Jazz on the work of Ralston Crawford. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 7, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

Satellilte to Earth: Janice Schoultz Mudd's paintings are inspired by ancient navigational maps and Google Earth technology. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Starting Oct. 2, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 19, free. Gateway Gallery, 7921 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314-503-3880.

Shawn Burkard: Monoliths 3: Three monolithic steel sculptures. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 1, free. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900, www.thesheldon.org.

SLU Open Air Market: Outdoor art fair held in conjunction with the Midtown Alley Street Fest. Sat., Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Locust St., Between N. Garrison Ave. and Josephine Baker Blvd., St. Louis.


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