Friday, August 17, 2012
Westminster graduate Lisa Bachman Jones holds art exhibit at the school with proceeds from her paintings giving back to the school.
Friday, August 17, 2012
This article was submitted by Westminster Christian Academy. Earlier this year, Lisa Bachman Jones (’02) reached out to Westminster about contributing to the school’s vision in a nontraditional way—through a series of abstract paintings based on Westminster’s mission, vision and core values. On August 23, Westminster will host a reception to launch the exhibit of Lisa’s paintings, which will be displayed on campus this fall. The series consists of ten paintings, one of which Lisa plans to donate as a gift to the school. The remaining nine paintings are available for purchase, with 70% of each sale given back to Westminster. Paintings can be purchased until the conclusion of the exhibit in December. From the time she was a student at …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
139 artists exhibited fine arts and crafts this weekend at the 36th annual Queeny Park Art Fair.
This weekend, the 36th annual Queeny Park Art Fair is hosting 139 booths of artists working in printing, photography, drawing, wood, fiber, clay, glass, paint, and more. Artists from the St. Louis area and beyond showcased and sold fine arts and crafts to patrons from the comfort of the Greensfelder Recreation Center. The event runs until 4 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more information on the art fair. Take a look at just some of what's being displayed in the above slideshow from Saturday.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Town and Country's Public Art Commission is looking for local artists and donations from businesses and residents to bring more art to the city.
Town and Country's Public Art Commission is looking for local artists and donations from businesses and residents to bring more art to the city. Town and Country Councilwoman Lynn Wright told Town and Country-Patch that the commission is seeking donations from those who would like to help bring the first Town and County sculpture to the city through the art commission. Although this first sculpture will likely sit near the fire station at Mason and Clayton roads, Wright said she hopes more art will follow. "This isn't just that we want it for this location. We want art for different places," Wright said. "Just look at Chesterfield. It's amazing what they've done." In addition to donations, Wright said, the commission is looking for artists…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The work of three Manchester artists was chosen for "Drift," a partnership exhibit between Art St. Louis and the St. Louis Artists' Guild.
Daniel File remembers the day he published his first photograph. When he was 10, File's grandfather took him to a train wreckage in Decatur, IL, the town where Daniel was born. With the new Brownie Camera his grandfather had given him, File took a photo of the accident. Days later, the photo was published in the local newspaper. "That inspired me," said File, a Manchester resident. "I thought, 'Maybe I have a talent for this.' Ever since, I've always had a camera nearby." File, now a photographer, and two other Manchester residents were chosen along with other St. Louis artists to showcase their work in Drift, a joint exhibit from both the St. Louis Artists' Guild in Clayton and at Art St. Louis downtown. The juried show's aim was to …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Manchester's Acura dealership filled its showroom with work from St. Louis Community College students who are aspiring artists.
Select pieces from nine St. Louis Community College-Wildwood art students were recently displayed at the St. Louis Acura automotive dealer in Manchester. The partnership came out of a conversation between Brandy Wise, relationship manager at St. Louis Acura, and Patrick Vaughn, vice president of academic affairs at the college during a West County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last fall. “I’m very happy the relationship between St. Louis Acura and STLCC-Wildwood has developed as quickly as it has, and we were excited about the opportunity for our students to present their work in the Acura showroom,” said Vaughn. The art was delivered on Feb. 15 and the showroom immediately began buzzing with comments. “All of our staff were talking about …
Friday, November 19, 2010
Artists prefer one Town and Country garden over another in a local painting contest.
A local painting contest recently showed me how two gardens tended to by two different Town and Country garden clubs could be so different. One of those gardens was chosen time and again by local artists looking for that perfect picture to paint. When my wife and I moved back to Missouri after spending 16 years in the Washington DC area, my wife was thinking of joining a garden club near our home in Town and Country. She had been the co-president for several years of a large and very active club in Maryland. She discovered two clubs close by: the Town and Country Garden Club, which looked after things at Drace Park off Clayton Road facing Interstate 270; and the Mason Ridge Garden Club, started by a woman from Creve Coeur, which …