Hello, Sunshine! A St. Louis Spring Guide to the Arts
It’s March, and we’ve almost completely survived the duration of winter, yay! And, somehow, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year for the first time in forever, so, uh, spring should be here any minute now, right? Bid adieu to winter and hello to these four St. Louis-area spring arts events that’ll get you ready for the days of warmer weather.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park’s 32nd Annual Art Fair, presented by Emerson, will be held May 10 to 12. A favorite Mother’s Day Weekend tradition, the fair will feature local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and pieces by up to 150 juried artists from across the continent. Celebrate art and nature amongst the 65 sculptures throughout the park, and stop by the exhibition “How We See: Materiality And Color” in the Aronson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Event proceeds support Laumeier’s yearly programming, which includes exhibitions, events, educational workshops and more.
Saint Louis Art Museum
The latest installment of “Currents”—Saint Louis Art Museum’s long-running program showcasing contemporary art—features Berlin-based artist Oliver Laric, whose practice investigates the use, circulation and ownership of images. Titled “Currents 116: Oliver Laric,” this bold exhibition is on view through May 27 and will leave viewers questioning how credible images really are in the internet age, asking them to delve beneath the surface. Further, Laric presents a series of new works that draw inspiration from SLAM’s collection, using technology-based materials that include 3D scans, archival footage and digital animation.
The Sheldon Concert Hall
The Sheldon Concert Hall is excited to announce a variety of upcoming performances taking place at the venue in spring 2019. Enjoy the smooth stylings of world-class artists who will be making their way to the venue, from jazz and folk concerts to classical, world and bluegrass music. Upcoming performances include Aaron Neville on March 3, Anoushka Shankar on March 14, Iris DeMent on March 23, Ahmad Jamal on March 30, Del McCoury Band on April 26 and many more. Be sure to get your tickets, on sale now!
Featured image courtesy of Pezibear.