Artful Considerations by Robin Shively for December 2018

By November 19, 2018Blog

“Art is either revolution or plagiarism.”  – Paul Gauguin

Sculptureworks Ferguson, 830 S. Florissant, will host a “Year in Review Exhibition” for Paul Artspace, which is a contemporary art residency program located in the Florissant area on December 1st, from 7:00 till 9:00 p.m.  The exhibit will show artwork from and celebrate, the artists who stayed at the North County Artist Residency, Paul Artspace in the last calendar year.  As a part of the Paul Artspace exhibit, there is also a closing reception at Gallery 210 at UMSL earlier that evening.

The 2016-2018 Exhibit at Jeske Sculpture Park was a great success!  Artists are coming to collect their artworks and sites are being prepared for the 2018-2020 show, the majority of which is coming to us on loan from Six-Mile Sculptureworks in Granite City, Illinois. This is a unique opportunity for Jeske Sculpture Park to build and strengthen regional partnerships with another local art organization. Bryce Robinson, curator for Jeske Sculpture Park, thinks the Ferguson community will appreciate and enjoy these artworks.

There is also a new Dog Log at Jeske Park, thanks to Phil Berwick’s collaboration with Nick Richie.  Nick’s canine character “Bruno” invites neighbors to stop by and write something about themselves, their dog or their town.  Even mentions of cats are allowed!

Good Shepherd Arts Center, 252 S. Florissant, has a current exhibit which runs through December 15th. “Those Who Teach Can Too (2)”, features works of dedicated educators from North County Schools that teach art out of their own love for it.  Their art ranges from traditional painting to whimsical drawing to glass and more.  Participating artists and the schools in which they teach include:

Jeffrey Arnold, Woodland/Hanrahan Elementary in the Jennings School District

Tony Bodnar, Trinity Catholic High School

David Goodman, Vogt Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District

Veronica Ross-Mickan, Hazelwood West High School

Almost Picasso, 18 Church Street, has their 3rd annual “Sock It To The Homeless” painting event on December 1st.  Participants are asked to bring a package of new socks to be donated to area homeless and create a painting to take home for only $15.  Register at www.almostpicasso.com.

Corners Frameshop & Gallery, 245 S. Florissant, hosts its monthly First Friday Local Artists event along with its postponed 5-year Anniversary Celebration on December 7th, from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m.

Call for Artists!  The Ferguson Municipal Public Library seeks local artists to highlight during their monthly event known as “Created In Ferguson”.  If you would like to be featured, please contact Rachelle Brandel at the Ferguson Library (314-521-4820) or email rbrandel@fergusonlibrary.net.

If you are an artist or art venue in or around Ferguson, send information about your events for inclusion in this column to cornersframing@gmail.com.