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Almost a month into my new position of Executive Director of MySLART.org, I am still very excited to be a part of this organization. One of my priorities is helping emerging artists to continue to utilize our "33" shows as a vehicle to display their work. Our organization is a place of support for emerging artists to network with each other and with more established artists. One solid piece of information I would like to offer emerging artists is to go out and visit the many wonderful artistic venues in the metropolitan St. Louis area. There is a lot that St. Louis has to offer its artists.
As artists, we are constantly attempting to develop our skills in the various mediums we work. Often the road blocks we encounter are a consequence of our working in isolation. Yet our inspiration is not limited to the studio. It can be ignited by being around other artists, visiting galleries, attending workshops, being a part of what is happening.
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October 23rd through December 12th
Friday, October 23rd from 5-8 p.m.
(ST. LOUIS) – Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present the sculptural works of John Garrett. This exhibition opens Friday, October 23rd, with a reception that evening from 5 - 8 pm, and will be on display through December 12th.
John Garrett was raised in southern New Mexico, influenced by Native American arts and crafts. His intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions were nurtured and developed through courses with Neda Al-Hilali and Marion Stewart. Garrett has been working with the application of textile technologies and imagery to various materials for the past thirty-five years. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in hundreds of exhibitions. Currently a full time studio artist in Las Cruces, New Mexico, he taught for many years at colleges and universities in California, including Scripps College and UCLA. He now teaches workshops nationwide on creativity and the use of textile methods to create sculpture. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Mr. Garrett fellowships in 1983 and 1995. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding artistic achievement and leadership in the field. Garrett’s work is an engrossing exploration in tactile intricacies through repetition of form, while simultaneously providing the viewer with a myriad of textures and colors to explore.
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Posted by Duane Reed Gallery on September 23, 2015 at 4:35pm
On behalf of the Board of Directors of My St. Louis Art, we are proud to announce the appointment of Dr. John K. Blair as the new Executive Director of the organization. John brings a wealth of community involvement, leadership and professional artistry to the organization.
As Executive Director, John will be the new face of the organization and look for new opportunities for the organization to continue to provide creatives of all disciplines in the greater St. Louis area opportunities for self promotion, inspiration, and connection.
Come meet John and welcome him this Friday at MySLArt's "33September" group show! 6:00p - 10:00p at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves.
Posted by Nick Dunne on September 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
The Luminary offers a limited number of subsidized studios for rent on a rolling basis. The studios will include access to specialized equipment, including a woodshop, photo/video studio and media lab; periodic studio visits by curators, galleries and critics; dedicated storage space for art and materials; and open studio events that will provide exposure to patrons, curators and collectors.
Artists will have access to the broad range of activities under the umbrella of The Luminary, finding community and connections within one of the most creative environments in the city. Accepted artists additionally benefit from significant exposure and a peer-driven creative community in proximity to The Luminary’s many other exciting programs including national and international artists and curators participating in the Residency Program, studio visits, Open Studio tours and more.
Each climate controlled, work-only studio rents for $1/sqft.
Studio rental includes:
- 24/7 access
- all utilities and wireless internet
- additional 200sqft of nearby storage space
- additional shared workspace
- access to specialized equipment
- Open Studio events
- periodically arranged studio visits by critics, curators and gallerists…
Posted by Jenny Churchill on August 28, 2015 at 11:06am
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