Art St. Louis Opens 30th Show Nov. 15

By Amanda McCubbins
In Culture

Finding artistic inspiration in St. Louis is not difficult: Between the city’s stunning landscapes, vibrant people and rich culture and history, it is no small wonder so many talented artists have found their roots here. That is why Art St. Louis, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating an appreciation for contemporary art and local artists, launched their first annual juried gallery exhibition 30 years ago. To commemorate the start of Art St. Louis’ 30th annual exhibition, the organization will host a free, public opening reception on Nov. 15 from 6-9pm.

 “I remember the first Art St. Louis exhibit held in a raw loft space,” says this year’s juror and Art St. Louis founding member, Nancy Newman Rice. “It was an encyclopedic view of contemporary art in St. Louis at that time and widely attended.”

Courtesy of Art St. Louis

Courtesy of Art St. Louis

This year’s show, “Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition,” will run Nov. 15 to Dec. 23 at Art St. Louis (1223 Pine St.) and feature works from 44 local artists who represent a spectrum of aesthetics and mediums. Pieces for the exhibition were personally selected from the wealth of submissions by Rice. “My approach to viewing a work of art is based upon the quality of content and the legibility of its means of communication,” she says.

Courtesy of Art St. Louis

Courtesy of Art St. Louis

This promises to be one of the most spectacular local art shows of the year, and will be free and open to the public. For gallery hours and more information, check out ArtStLouis.org.

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