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Sheldon Art Gallery Announces Five New Exhibits this Winter


The Sheldon Art Galleries Announces Five New Exhibits this Winter

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception February 19

ST. LOUIS, MO - The Sheldon Art Galleries announces the Winter/Spring 2010 opening of five new exhibits. Join us for an opening reception on Friday, February 19 from 5-7 p.m.! Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Noon - 8 p.m.; Wednesdays - Fridays, Noon - 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission. Admission is free. For more information on exhibitions, visit the galleries' website at More information about each individual exhibit available upon request.

Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists

Kuna Mola: Maintaining Tradition Amid Change

February 19 - May 8, 2010

This exhibition from the collection of Joyce Cheney, features over 60 exquisite examples of molas, traditional decorated blouse panels, made by Kuna women in Panama in the latter part of the 20th century. The exhibition highlights a range of pieces made between the 1920's and 1990's, including mola panels, full costumes, jewelry, a quilt, and photographs of Kuna villagers.

History of Jazz Gallery

Legends of St. Louis Blues Music

Through August 28, 2010

With photographs by Charley Taylor, Jennifer Silverberg, and others, illustrations by Kevin Belford , ephemera and biographies on key musicians, this exhibition tells the story of the rich history of blues music in St. Louis . It uncovers important St. Louis musicians, songs and blues music styles that have influenced our musical heritage, including jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock and roll, hip hop and a continually evolving blues tradition. The St. Louis blues tradition has shaped the music of artists from Clark Terry, Miles Davis and Ike and Tina Turner to Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry and Nelly. The exhibition is based on research by Kevin Belford and is organized by the Sheldon Art Galleries . The exhibition is made possible by Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg , The Engelhardt Family Foundation, and Steve and Andi Schankman.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m. Gabriel, now a DJ at KDHX, has for more than 50 years been an influential advocate for blues music in St. Louis . He will speak on his history in blues music in St. Louis . (Date pending, please check our website). Admission free.

Gallery Talk, Saturday, May 1, 11 a.m. Robert Koester, founder of Delmark Records and owner of the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago will speak on the history of Delmark Records in St. Louis . Admission Free.

Gallery of Photography

Uncovering the Path to Freedom ~ Photographs of Underground Railroad Sites by William Earle Williams

February 19 - May 15, 2010

A selection of photographs of Underground Railroad sites throughout the country by William E. Williams. An educator, curator and photographer, Williams' photographic work has focused on sites of African-American history and slave culture. The Underground Railroad project is related to work he has done on landscapes fought on and inhabited by Black Civil War soldiers, as well as a project he has been developing on slave sites in the Caribbean . This exhibition is made possible in part by the David S. Millstone Arts Foundation and John and Yvette Dubinsky.

Gallery Talk: Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m., photographer William Earle Williams will give an overview of his photographic work, Gallery of Photography, admission free.

Bernoudy Gallery of Architecture

The Jesuit Influence on Baroque Architecture

February 19 - May 15, 2010

This exhibition of over 35 photographs and accompanying texts provides an overview of some of the most glorious Baroque and Baroque-inspired churches found in Italy , the Czech Republic , Mexico , Austria , and the United States . A collaborative project, the photographs were taken by John William Nagel and the descriptive texts were written by the late St. Louis University art historian Maurice McNamee, S.J. between 1990 and 2006. The exhibition is mounted in honor of Maurice McNamee's memory and is made possible in part by Peggy Walter Symes.

AT&T Gallery of Children's Art

Nothin' But the Blues: Art and Writing by Area Students

February 19 - August 14, 2010

Organized as a companion to the Legends of St. Louis Blues Music exhibit in the History of Jazz Gallery, this exhibit celebrates the rich legacy of blues music through vibrant works of art in many media. Participating schools and art groups include Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School; Cathedral Basilica; Central Visual and Performing Arts High School; the Freedom School; Gateway Middle School; Iveland Elementary School; Jefferson; Lee Hamilton Elementary School; Metro High School; Oak Hill Elementary School; Peabody; Rebecca Boone Elementary School; Studio W; Soldan International Studies High School; and Vashon High School.

Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery

Barry Leibman: The Mahler Suite

February 19 - May 29, 2010

This exhibition presents a suite of new abstract paintings by Barry Leibman who has made music the focus of his work. Past series included ones inspired by a Mozart clarinet concerto and music compositions by Erik Satie. He has also created assemblage paintings using the music of jazz artists like King Oliver, Cecil Taylor and Sun Ra, which were shown at the Sheldon Art Galleries in the group exhibition, Improvisus curated by Alison Ferring in 2003. This recent body of work uses Mahler's Ninth Symphony as a springboard.

Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden

Ann Coddington Rast: adrift


On the heels of her exhibition, endless sky in the Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists, Ann Coddington Rast has created a boat-like form made from knotted linen, cotton and steel, which appears to float in The Sheldon's Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden . Ann Coddington Rast teaches Foundations and Graduate Studies in the Art Department at Eastern Illinois University .

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