Art Attack 3 Highlights This Weekend's Art Openings
KDHX If you don't bid on a painting at Art Attack, the painting receives a thorough critique via chainsaw at the hands of the Master Critic.
Art Attack 3: Thirty-two paintings compete in a head-to-head competition, with the winner determined by audience vote. The losing painting is destroyed onstage in a flamboyant manner, unless an audience member bids on the work. Proceeds from sales benefit KDHX. Fri., Nov. 18, $15, www.kdhx.org. NEO on Locust, 2801 Locust Ave., St. Louis, www.neostl.com.
2012 Preview Show: Show and sale of small art works by Ruben Aguirre, Bryan Walsh and Jason Spencer, each of whom will have a full-fledged show at Aisle 1 in 2012. Fri., Nov. 18, 7-11 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 19, 12-8 p.m., free admission. Aisle 1 Gallery, 2627 Cherokee St., St. Louis.
ChoiceArt 2011: Art auction, proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. Sat., Nov. 19, 7 p.m., $30. Concrete Ocean Art Gallery, 2257 Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314-497-0199, www.concreteoceanart.com.
Exploring the Figure: Photographs by Jerry Levy and Stan Strembicki that incorporate the human figure. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 7, free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.
My Shadow and Me: Works by students and instructors from area colleges. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 18. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 6. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.
Pinholio: Group show explores the possibilities and wonder of the simple pinhole camera. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, November 18. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 17, free. Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-348-4587, www.goodcitizenstl.com.
Pop Wonderland: Marvin Curry's self-described "Blah Art" style uses bold colors and manga techniques in an effort to make the viewer smile. Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, November 18. Nov. 18-Jan. 15, free. Star Clipper, 6392 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-9110, www.starclipper.com.
Third Friday: Jewelry to the Third Degree: Sale of handmade jewelry by the members of Society for Midwest Metalsmiths, plus live music, glassblowing demonstrations and small plates by My Chef Heidi. Fri., Nov. 18, 6-10 p.m. Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com.
Tiny Tim's Time Traveling Treasure Trove: A holiday trunk show featuring handmade ceramics, home decor, jewelry and painting by Carmeliat Nunez, Daniel Shown, Hap Phillips and Nita Turnage. Fri., Nov. 18, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 20, 12-4 p.m., free admission, call 314-503-6220 for info. The Residence of Timothy Tucker, 2210 Pestalozzi St, St Louis.