Arts + Culture News: Kelley Walker To Begin Museum-Wide Exhibition at CAM

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

Contemporary Art Museum announced a major museum-wide exhibition featuring work by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Kelley Walker. The exhibit, “Kelley Walker: Direct Drive” is Walker’s first solo American museum exhibition and will be on view from Sept. 16 to Dec. 31 at the CAM. The show is a comprehensive examination of the artist’s work to date and includes several new pieces of work made specifically for the exhibition. 3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Photo courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Photo courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Dance St. Louis released its 2016-2017 season schedule, which includes Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” on Sept. 30, 2016 and Ocy. 1, 2016; “Romeo & Juliet” starring Grand Rapids Ballet on Nov. 4-5, 2016; PNC Arts Alive “New Dance Horizons V: Women Who Inspire” on March 3-4, 2017; “Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue” on March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017, and the Annual Emerson “SPRING TO DANCE FESTIVAL 2017” on May 26-28, 2017. All performances will be at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Season ticket packages are currently on sale, and single tickets for certain shows will go on sale September 1. One University Blvd., Bellerive

Show Me Arts Academy and That Uppity Theatre Company present the first SPREADING THE LOVE Youth Tour from July 2-30. After two performances in St. Louis, the group of 20 youth participants will leave on Sunday, July 10 to travel to various cities across the county, including: a performance and volunteer experience in D.C., a performance in New Jersey, and volunteer and perform at various locations in New York City, finally ending with a performance at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois. showmeartsacademy.com

River City Readers is currently holding its annual summer book drive benefiting St. Louis Public Schools. The program is a project organized by The Left Bank Books Foundation. Customers can donate online or in store, in addition to having the opportunity to sponsor a classroom or a student for a year. Students in sponsored classrooms receive five carefully selected books every school year and meet with award-winning authors. 399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End

Left Bank Books presents a Chris Colfer, Golden Globe winner and bestselling author of “The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey” series at the 560 Music Building on Sunday, July 17 at 7pm, where he will be discussing the fifth book in “The Land of Stories” series. Tickets are available for purchase online, and each ticket includes one pre-signed copy of “An Author’s Odyssey.” A raffle will also be held at the event for the chance to win a meet-and-greet with Chris Colfer. 560 Trinity Ave., University City

The Luminary is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Residency Program and Residency for Artist Parents. The Residency Program is open to all artists, curators and critiques, but is uniquely designed to support unconventional artistic methods and structures. The Residency for Artist Parents, made possibly with support from The Sustainable Arts Foundation, is a residency that deliberately keeps the needs of families in mind. More information about these residencies are available online, and both applications for the 2017 residencies are due Sunday, July 31, 2016. 2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

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