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Please check out: www.lauraelizabethshea.wordpress.com for my latest writing, academic work, curatorial projects, and contact information.

Arched Art Now will no longer be updated, but will be maintained for documentary purposes of the many St. Louis art exhibits and galleries (some now defunct) covered in the past few years.

Thank you!

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A Vacation and a Kind-of Pause

Arched Art has moved.

A  PhD program at the University of Illinois  has taken me away from St. Louis for the time being. I will continue to write and update the site with any articles I do here or in Chicago, or St. Louis, but it will be irregular. With that said, now is a great time to subscribe so that you get email updates when I do post. It’s been a lovely year writing here at Arched Art, and while schooling necessitates a brief pause, I’ll be back to St. Louis for openings and events, and will keep you posted with any writings and musings I do on here.

To satisfy any cravings you have RIGHT NOW, check out my review of Miami Centerfold: Keith Mosier @ phd gallery, a fantastic, architecturally based black and white photography exhibition up until this Saturday, August 11th.

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Indoor/Outdoor – Latest on Laumeier

 

BGL (Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière), Le Bucher, 2012, Plexiglas fluo and acrylic. Courtesy the artists

 

My latest for Temporary Art Review: An indoor/outdoor show entitled Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World at Laumeier Sculpture Park. You can see egg-producing chickens, community gardens, a climb-able tree house/pod outside and stark yet pertinent film, photography, and installation on the inside. The show runs the whole summer, so read more about it here and then check it out for yourself!

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Three Quickies

Three quick recommendations carefully sifted through for YOU.

1. A websiteArtspace

If you’ve been thinking about investing in some art and don’t really know where to start, Artspace is an excellent resource for buying contemporary art. You can search by artist name, medium, and/or price to come up with something you really love and can really afford. Plus, there is information on each artist, so you are never in the dark I have not bought anything yet, but have my heart set on this Rebecca Graham photo.

2. An exhibition – Matthew Strauss, Unberable @ PSTL

It’s always a treat when those who run galleries or museums, who are well-schooled in art history, art criticism, art theory, and the local art scene, decide to show their own work.  Matthew Strauss, who is the founder and director of the non-profit gallery White Flag Projects, is exhibiting at PSTL Gallery (the gallery within Pace Framing) this summer, and I can’t wait to see. The opening is this Friday, 6-9pm.

3. A trip The Crystal Bridges Art Tour

Sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Art Association, this bus tour at the end of June includes a stop in Springfield, MO for the National Watercolor Exhibition and then on to Bentonville, AK to visit the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The museum has caused quite a stir in the art world, not only because it was founded by Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart founder, but because the collection is truly significant. Could Andy Warhol’s Dolly Parton (1985) have a better home?

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School is out – Art is in

School is out, which means pools, s’mores, parks – and, often, bored kids!

To help remedy that, I am delighted to announce that I’ll be teaching a class, Modern and Contemporary Art – St. Louis Style, at Chesterfield Arts this summer for high schoolers/teens. It’s a class designed for students interested in making or studying art, museums, and is a glimpse into how non-profits and galleries work.  The class meets on Thursdays for six weeks and will be conducted right in the museums and galleries in the St. Louis area for 3 or 4 of the sessions, seeing the best artwork our city has to offer.  It’s art history of sorts, but direct with personalized tours and special museum and gallery access.  Know someone who might be interested? Click HERE for all the details or call the wonderful people at Chesterfield Arts (I really could go on and on gushing about how great they are!) at 636 519 1773 to register. Open your teen/high schoolers eyes up to all of the incredible (and free!) art resources in our very own city!

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