Arts + Culture News: RAC To Open Sequel to 'The Art of Craft'

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

Contemporary Arts Museum’s summer exhibits opened to the public this past weekend, featuring international and local artists, in addition to highlighting the work of three St. Louis artists as part of the 2016 Great Rivers Biennial Series: Tate Foley, Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Nanette Boileau. The Higher Education Channel recently released an excellent promotional video summarizing CAM’s summer exhibits. Check it out here. 3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Work by Jerry Wilkerson, one of the artists represented at 'The Craft of Art'

Work by Jerry Wilkerson, one of the artists represented at ‘The Craft of Art’

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis announced a new exhibit opening soon in their first-floor gallery space. The exhibit, ‘The Craft of Art,” features paintings, prints and sculptures by Jane Birdsall Lander, Jason Bly, Brigham Dimick, Jeremy Rabus, Jerry Wilkerson and Kend Wood, and is a sequel to the Spring 2014 exhibit, “The Art of Craft.” The opening reception will be Friday, May 20 and the show runs until Saturday, July 30. 6128 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop

The St. Louis Art Museum has appointed Gretchen Wagner as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Wagner’s research focuses on “the history of printmaking and the role of artist’s editions in contemporary practice.” She will be assisting SLAM curators with an upcoming exhibit featuring a catalogue of post-war and contemporary American prints. One Fine Arts Drive., Forest Park

Pre-sale tickets are now available for Anthony Bourdain’s November 12 show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre through a Left Banks Books exclusive offer. The show is part of Bourdain’s 2016 North American Tour, THE HUNGER, and Bourdain’s new book “Appetites: A Cookbook,” will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Left Bank Books. Pre-sale tickets are available here, using the exclusive code: READ. 527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center

The Tug Collective will be in residence at The Luminary from May 14 -20, presenting a series of workshops, a pop-up exhibition and a taco encampment. The residency is the first stop on their two-month interdisciplinary traveling exhibition, “Who Eats at Taco Bell?” A full list of public events and workshops is available for viewing here. 2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

Blank Canvas Studios announced tickets are available for “Art Uncorked!” a fundraising event on Saturday, May 21 from 6-8pm to benefit a series of arts-related renovations at the studio. The party will feature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and art. Funds raised from ticket sales will go toward opening a new dance studio and renovating the printmaking, ceramic, recording, photography and woodworking studios. Details about the renovations are available here, and tickets are available online here. 122 Point West Blvd., St. Charles

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