Arts and Culture News: Voting Opens for SLAM Summer Film Series

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

The 2016 St. Louis Visionary Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, April 25 at 6pm. This year’s esteemed honorees are Phoebe Dent Weil for the “Major Contributor to the Arts” award, Denise Thimes for the “Outstanding Working Artist” award, Priscilla Block for the “Outstanding Arts Professional” award, Sabina England for the “Emerging Artist” award, Stacy West for the “Outstanding Teaching Artist” award, and De Andrea Nichols for the “Community Impact Artist” award. 3625 Grandel Square, Grand Center

Photo courtesy of Mystery Spot Books

Photo courtesy of Mystery Spot Books

Mystery Spot Books, a Minneapolis-based artist publication in residency at The Luminary this spring, is looking for St. Louis-based artists/scholars for a publication seeking to explore the energy landscape of the region. The publication welcomes work from artists already focusing on themes of geography, site-specific history or place-based experience, and will be accepting artist/scholar applications until Monday, April 25. For details on the application process, click here2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

Visual artist Mark Bradford—who will be giving an artist talk at the Contemporary Art Museum on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm in preparation for the May 6 opening of his installation, “Receive Calls on Your Cell Phone From Jail”—was recently chosen to represent the United States at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. 3750 Washington Blvd, Grand Center

St. Louis’ annual Tennessee Williams Festival is set to run May 11-15 at multiple venues, primarily located in Grand Center and the Central West End. While festival passes have been on sale for some time, tickets are also now available to purchase for individual events. 3547 Olive St., Grand Center

Fair St. Louis recently announced the Budweiser Stage entertainment for this year’s festival. Performances on Saturday, July 2 include Lee Brice, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, LOCASH, and Mo Pitney. Performances on Sunday, July 3 include Sammie Hagar and the Circle, Eddie Money, Michael Anthony, Cowboy Mouth, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson. Performances on Monday, July 4 include Flo Rida, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and Here Come the Mummies. 301 Prospect Ave., Midtown

Voting is officially open for St. Louis Art Musuem’s fourth film in their summer film series. The first three films of the 2016 Art Hill Film Series will be “Top Gun,” “Rocky” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” with the fourth film being determined by a public vote. Voting for the last film is open from April 21-24. One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park

The first performance of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s two-part concert series featuring the St. Louis Symphony was on Wednesday, April 20. The final performance will feature work by Nico Muhly, and is on Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm. Tickets are available for a select time online here. 3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

The online application for participation in the 2016 St. Louis Small Press Expo (SPEx) officially opens for submissions on Sunday, May 1. The two-day expo welcomes table applications from “publishers of zines, limited run art books, comics, traditional books, broadsides, journals of literature and art” and more. stlouissmallpressexpo.com

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