Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience

Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience • April 16 - May 26, 2016
FREE Opening reception Saturday, April 16, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

Please join Art Saint Louis for Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience featuring artworks by 57 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois.

  

Graphic design by Kathy DuffinGraphic design by Kathy Duffin

Art Saint Louis presents Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience, an all media juried exhibit, presented in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. The exhibition is presented April 16 through May 26, 2016, and opens with a FREE reception on Saturday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m.

 
Gallery hours are Mondays 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. Free & open to the public.

 

This exhibit showcases the talents of Artists Informed by Time. A juried exhibit, this show was open to artists aged 70+ who, by making art, share their thoughts & ideas about the world and themselves with us. For this exhibit, 163 artworks were submitted by 71 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by exhibition Jurors Lynn Friedman Hamilton and Meredith Malone from which they selected 53 artworks in a variety of media by 57 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final show.

Artworks featured in this multi-media exhibit address all themes, styles, techniques, and media. The 53 artworks in the show include ceramics, collage, digital media, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood, and more.


This exhibit is dedicated to St. Louis artist Linda Dubinsky Skrainka (1940-2014), who was a long-time member of Art Saint Louis. Exhibit co-Juror Lynn Friedman Hamilton writes: "Linda was admired for her unfailing professionalism, her desire to be a catalyst, and, above all, her many creative talents. When this Renaissance woman participated in events, including Maturity and Its Muse’s shows, the end results became that much better. Linda found joy in making pictures, visually sharing her words and thoughts through her art. All spoke many meanings to me...of happiness, pleasure and peace. She encouraged me, through her words and enthusiasm, to seek this now realized partnership for Maturity and Its Muse with Art Saint Louis. With deepest gratitude and sincerest thanks."


Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience
is a proud participant of Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement, a series of over 80 special events taking place from April 28-May 8, 2016. Visit www.maturityanditsmuse.org to learn about the participants & events.


PARKING: 
Not sure where to park when visiting Art Saint Louis? The Gallery is located on Pine Street just West of Tucker and there are parking meters lining nearby streets (meters run Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and take both cash/coin or credit). There's also a garage in the Park Pacific building on Olive, 1/2 block West of Tucker with hourly parking rates (cash or credit). For additional info on nearby parking, visit Downtown StL's website here.


Photo by Emily AmbergerPhoto by Emily Amberger

FREE EVENTS
COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS: SATURDAY GALLERY TALKS
Join us in the Gallery on a couple of Saturday mornings during this exhibit when we host a free one-hour Gallery talk at 11 a.m. with several of the featured artists from Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Art Saint Louis while learning about the artists and their artworks. Artists may bring in samples of their other work or also present a demo of their media & techniques. Guests will walk with the artists through the Gallery as they talk about their works on view in the exhibition. Seating is limited.


Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m.

Jerry Benner, photography
Bob Goulding, woodwork/sculpture
Maurice Hirsch, photography
Jerry B. Walters, printmaking

Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.

Robert Bolla, photography
Richard Schallert, mixed media
Sandi Shapiro, painting
Ken Worley, painting

 

Saturday, May 21*, 10 a.m.
Women at The Kemper * Private event. Gallery is open, but this event is presented with priority for WAK guests.
Dickson Beall, painting
Sandy Kaplan, ceramic sculpture
Kitty Mollman, glass sculpture
Barbara Zucker,
photography


Serving as Jurors for Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience are Lynn Friedman Hamilton, independent curator, Executive Director, Maturity and Its Muse, St. Louis, MO, and Meredith Malone, PhD, Associate Curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.

JURORS' STATEMENT

"It was a pleasure to jury the exhibition Maturity and its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience, a project that showcases the talent of St. Louis regional artists aged 70+. Our goal was to represent in the exhibition the exciting range of media and styles present in the artistic submissions, as well as the variety of themes broached, including nature, the body, travel, family, identity, and selfhood. The works selected for final inclusion in the exhibition approach the broader topic of aging—how the lives and unique experiences of mature artists are reflected in their chosen aesthetic practices—from a diversity of compelling perspectives.
We would like to thank all of the artists who submitted their work for review. The submissions demonstrated a multiplicity of aesthetic positions and impressive technical skill. We also extend our gratitude to Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director of Art Saint Louis for the opportunity to jury this exhibition and for her thoughtful installation."

— Meredith Malone & Lynn Friedman Hamilton


The 57 featured artists in Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience are:

Dickson Beall, Clayton, MO
Jerry Benner, Ferguson, MO

Elaine Blatt, Ladue, MO
Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO
Marilynne Bradley, Webster Groves, MO
Maria D’Agrosa-Sweney, University City, MO
Ioana Datcu, Springfield, IL
Bob DeFrates, Belleville, IL
David Durham, University City, MO
Morris Fletcher, Kirkwood, MO
Gaye Gambell-Peterson, Maryland Heights, MO
Stan Gellman, Olivette, MO
M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, MO
Bob Goulding, Innsbrook, MO
Nanette Hegamin, St. Louis, MO

 

Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO
Barbara Holtz, Clayton, MO

Helen Ivery, Chesterfield, MO
Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO
Nancy Kurten, Clayton, MO
Antonio Longrais, St. Louis, MO
Suzanne Marshall, St. Louis, MO
Gilberta McCabe, Chesterfield, MO
Ron McIlvain, St. Louis, MO
Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO
Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO
Pat Owoc, St. Louis, MO
13 ParcProvence Artists: Dorothy, Garrett, Dorothy, Ed, Mary, Anna, Bett, Russ, Betty, Charlene, Jeanne, Connie, & Stan, Creve Coeur, MO

 

Robert Pettus, Ladue, MO

Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO
Lorene Rowland, Chesterfield, MO

Naomi Runtz, Creve Coeur, MO
Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO
Harvey Salvin, St. Louis, MO
Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO
Richard Schallert, Granite City, IL
Sandi Shapiro, Clayton, MO
Joanne Stremsterfer, St. Louis, MO
Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL
Robert L. Walker, Twin Oaks, MO
Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO
Barbara Weiss, Clayton, MO
Razine Wenneker, St. Louis, MO
Ken Worley, St. Louis, MO
Barbara Zucker, St. Louis, MO


Some of the 54 artworks featured in Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience:

Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO. "Motor Neurons." 2015. Oil on Canvas, 30”x40”. $800.Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO. "Motor Neurons." 2015. Oil on Canvas, 30”x40”. $800.  Ken Worley*, St. Louis, MO. "Rockwood 1-17." 2013. Oil Stick on Canvas, 30”x40”. $1,150. *Courtesy Bruno David Gallery.Ken Worley*, St. Louis, MO. "Rockwood 1-17." 2013. Oil Stick on Canvas, 30”x40”. $1,150. *Courtesy Bruno David Gallery. Bob Goulding, Innsbrook, MO. "Wood—Black Walnut with Bark." 2013. Wood—Black Walnut with Bark, 5”x9”x9”. Not for Sale.Bob Goulding, Innsbrook, MO. "Wood—Black Walnut with Bark." 2013. Wood—Black Walnut with Bark, 5”x9”x9”. Not for Sale. 
Suzanne Marshall, St. Louis, MO. "Hellmouth." 2014. Fabric, Embroidery Floss, Thread, Batting, 31”x41.25”. Not for Sale.Suzanne Marshall, St. Louis, MO. "Hellmouth." 2014. Fabric, Embroidery Floss, Thread, Batting, 31”x41.25”. Not for Sale.  Maria DAgrosa-Sweney, University City, MO. "Blossom I." 2014. Wax, Ink on Japanese Paper, 23”x19”. $500.Maria DAgrosa-Sweney, University City, MO. "Blossom I." 2014. Wax, Ink on Japanese Paper, 23”x19”. $500. Ioana Datcu, Springfield, IL. "Birthday Selfie." 2014. Oil on Canvas, 40”x30”. $800. Ioana Datcu, Springfield, IL. "Birthday Selfie." 2014. Oil on Canvas, 40”x30”. $800.  
Barbara Holtz, St. Louis, MO. "Hot House." 2013. Oil on Canvas, 54.5”x67”. $10,000.Barbara Holtz, St. Louis, MO. "Hot House." 2013. Oil on Canvas, 54.5”x67”. $10,000.
 
13 ParcProvence Artists*, Creve Coeur, MO   *Dorothy, Garrett, Dorothy, Ed, Mary, Anna, Bett, Russ, Betty, Charlene, Jeanne, Connie, Stan. "Reflection." 2013. Mixed Media, 20”x14”x14”. Not for Sale.13 ParcProvence Artists*, Creve Coeur, MO *Dorothy, Garrett, Dorothy, Ed, Mary, Anna, Bett, Russ, Betty, Charlene, Jeanne, Connie, Stan. "Reflection." 2013. Mixed Media, 20”x14”x14”. Not for Sale. Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO. "T.O.U.C.H-ing (Together Our Unity Creates Happiness)." 2014. Terra Cotta Clay, Glaze, 35”x17”x17”. $4,500.Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO. "T.O.U.C.H-ing (Together Our Unity Creates Happiness)." 2014. Terra Cotta Clay, Glaze, 35”x17”x17”. $4,500.
 
Gilberta McCabe, Chesterfield, MO. "Feeding the Chickens." 2014. Watercolor, Ink on Paper, 15”x17”. $200.Gilberta McCabe, Chesterfield, MO. "Feeding the Chickens." 2014. Watercolor, Ink on Paper, 15”x17”. $200.
 
 Pat Owoc, St. Louis, MO. "Pod. Seed. Flower. Leaf." 2014. Fiber, 19”x24”. Not for Sale. Pat Owoc, St. Louis, MO. "Pod. Seed. Flower. Leaf." 2014. Fiber, 19”x24”. Not for Sale. Bob DeFrates, Belleville, IL. "Aging Eye." 2013. Graphite on Paper, 19.25”x18”. Not for Sale.Bob DeFrates, Belleville, IL. "Aging Eye." 2013. Graphite on Paper, 19.25”x18”. Not for Sale. 
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