Everyone is invited to celebrate!
The GRAND RETURN SOLE SURVIVOR
Thursday March 20, 2014 4-9pm
6148 Delmar Blvd
(across from the Pageant)
Steve Rye, merchant/designer of fine leather goods is back in THE LOOP
Delight your senses with the aroma of REAL LEATHER
Watch a leatherworks demo by Annie Rye and Angie Cange
See the latest works of Art by Mark Wodarczyk
Tour Steve’s studio workspace
Enjoy refreshments served from 5-7 pm
Questions? email@example.com or call 618-234-0214
(Paintings and Drawings)
February 23,rd 2014 – March 29,th 2014
Reception 2-4 p.m., Sunday, March 2,nd 2014
for more info please visit www.componere.com
Fleur de Lou, your neighborhood flower and gift shop, is now open and just in time for Valentine’s Day! We are running a special now for our local customers. If you get your Valentine’s Day order in before February 6th, we will give you 10% off ($40 + delivery minimum for delivery orders during Valentine week). Call 725-8080 to place your order now!
Fleur de Lou is a florist and gift shop located at 6346 Delmar Blvd. Along with fresh cut flowers, bamboo, plants, and unique floral arrangements, Fleur de Lou also features an eclectic array of gifts, many of which are made in St. Louis, including recycled bottle soy candles, terrariums, cards, jewelry, notebooks and other treasures made by local artists. Come see us under the Tivoli marquee or visit our website to check out the arrangement of the month or pick out one of our unique vintage ceramic containers for your flower arrangement or plant!
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission Presents:
Cumbia Magica – Eliana Cristancho
Opening: Friday, February 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Community Carnaval Event: Sunday, March 2, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 26, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
(All events free and open to the public)
One of Latin America’s most vibrant cultural celebrations is brought to Saint Louis with the Regional Arts Commission’s exhibition Latinicidad. The exhibit presents the rich culture of the annual Carnaval holiday, showcasing both Latino and non-Latino artists with a collection of visual artworks as well as live performances such as poetry, music, costumes, and dance.
With each event curator Ciléia Miranda-Yuen honors the immense diversity that comes from the varying customs of each Latin American region and combines them in the communal spirit of the holiday “This project brings the opportunity to share with the general community the diversity and richness in which Carnaval is lived and experienced throughout the many countries and cultures of Latin America. With such a vibrant subject, we can pull art expressions through a variety of media and put (them) together in a form of “kaleidoscope,” which represents the large variety of colors and concepts…”
For many Latin American countries, the significance of the holiday compels months of preparation. Through the exhibition, Saint Louis can participate in this same enthusiasm. “From Colombia to Brazil, Carnaval is the year’s most anticipated event for locals, and scores of tourists also are drawn to the destinations to celebrate alongside them. Each place has its own, history, culture and customs incorporated into the festivities, which make it one of the most interesting – not to mention fun – times to visit. However, those who can’t go there will have a chance to be part of this vibrant celebration here in St. Louis”
The exhibition will additionally serve as an element of the Latino Legacy Project. This initiative encourages the advancement Latin American culture through its three main goals “To educate and provide insights to the community in order to demystify stereotypes against Latino/Hispanics; to bridge the gap between the Hispanic communities and the community in general; and to promote leadership development among young Latinos”
Latinicidad opens at RAC on Friday, February 28 from 5:30 – 7:30pm and is free and open to the public. The community Carnaval event will be held at RAC on Sunday, March 2 from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Curator and artists will give a gallery talk on Wednesday, March 26 from 5:30 – 7:00pm. The exhibition continues through March 29.
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission Presents:
Beyond the Journey – “Passion, In Love Together” , Clayvon Ambrose Wesley
Opening: Friday, January 10, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Free and Open to the public)
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, January 28 at 7 p.m.; Reception at 6:30 p.m. (Free and Open to the public)
What truly defines an individual? Such a fundamental question remains one of the most complex to explain. The exhibition Irrevocable Fragments reveals that this answer is not found in one source, but instead in the ever changing fragments of life we choose to remember. Curator Rene Dimanche examines how the disjointed memories of our past influence our purpose as individuals.
“The exhibit will deal with the disintegration and re-integration of information we digest from places and people we come across in our lives” Dimanche has brought together a team of artists, each with personal interpretations of unique influences. By examining their work as a compilation of their own fragmented memories, they uncover how they as individuals are defined by these incremental episodes.
The paintings of Clayvon Ambrose Wesley concentrate on the importance of these fragments to an artist’s work. “A primary focus for me is to show everything is important to the artist. Inanimate objects, the senses of the body, and the awareness that we bring to our view of art are essential.” For Wesley, these details are crucial to exposing the influences that ultimately connect the viewer to his work.
The strongest influences for Byron Darnell Rogers come from his childhood. Raised by his mother and aunts, he was instilled with a strong sense cultural identity. This guidance is at a forefront in his paintings; often explored though strong female roles, spirituality, and musical themes. Together these subjects expose the viewer to the manifestation of the past into an individual’s identity.
Painting on the surface of various wooden panels, David Dolak’s sees his work as a documentation of the passage of time. Evoking the idea of identity as a reflection of past memories, his work is not as a specific statement but instead a collective record of the experiences that impacted its creation. “The complete paintings will not be vehicles used to make a particular statement or to express a singular idea, but will serve as a testament to the process, time, faith, and the direct influences that culminated in their creation.”
Under the curation of Rene Dimanche, these artists expose audiences to the personal fragments that shaped and continue to reshape their lives. The details they choose to express in each piece expose the fragmented memories that impact their artistic identities. In this way, they reveal the autobiographical relationship that exists between an artist and his work. “The artworks—through different composition, content and framing methods—encapsulate fragments of places; families and friends that help us make sense of who we are in this world.”
Irrevocable Fragments opens at RAC on Friday, January 10 from 5:30 – 8:30pm and is free and open to the public. Curator and artists will give a gallery talk on Tuesday, January 28 from 6:30 – 8:00pm. The exhibition continues through February 15.
Please join us for the gallery talk of Origins: Natural Selections
at the Gallery @ RAC on Wednesday, November 13 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Origins: Natural Selections runs through December 21.
Please contact Allison at Allison.Rieke@stlrac.org or
call 314-863-5811 for more information. We hope to see you Wednesday!
Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
P: (314) 863-5811
F: (314) 863-6932
Here’s a Friday roundup of this weeks favorite fall fashion must haves!
Colored denim by AG, Skunkfunk skirts and jackets as well as footwear from the beloved Bed|Stu, Fly London and Pikolinos.
And with RED OCTOBER here in St. Louis, we had to include a few of our newest vintage Cardinals tops! GO BIRDS!
October 7, 2013
For Immediate Release
Lease The Loop Showcases Delmar Loop’s Commercial Properties
New Website Emphasizes Ease and Popularity of Moving to The Loop
The Delmar Loop has launched Lease The Loop (leasetheloop.com), a new website that provides up-to-the-minute information about available retail, restaurant, and office space. The first website of its kind in the St. Louis region, Lease The Loop already has drawn attention from national retailers.
“It’s so user-friendly,” said Joe Edwards, who owns Loop businesses such as Blueberry Hill and the Moonrise Hotel, as well as many Loop properties. “Brokers around the country that represent unique, one-of-a-kind retailers can get online and have their questions answered. I’ve already received calls from people who appreciate all of the accurate information the site provides.”
Edwards says the website makes finding the right property easy. Users scroll horizontally along the Delmar Boulevard streetscape to find available properties. Listings include an exterior photo, floor plan, square footage, rent, and amenities. The format also allows viewers to see a property’s neighbors. “What this website provides is context,” said Edwards. “It’s so important to see all of the stores on a block. In one quick glance, you can see that mix of retail, galleries, and restaurants.”
The site also provides comprehensive information about The Loop’s demographics, community initiatives, and history. Lease The Loop also links to Visit The Loop (visittheloop.com), which showcases Loop attractions and events.
Susan Sauer, a commercial real estate broker for Duffe Nuernberger Realty, says Lease The Loop’s very existence demonstrates that property and business owners are united in their commitment to the neighborhood.
“Unlike a lot of other areas where it can be every man for himself, the people of this district came together and said, ‘Let’s do this for the greater good,’” said Sauer. “That’s a mindset that’s not all that common. It shows that this is a community that’s thinking about the future and can work together.”
Real estate and economic development expert Bob Lewis expects The Loop will continue to thrive. Businesses continue to open east of Skinker Boulevard, and next August, some 550 Washington University undergraduate students will move into the new Lofts of Washington University, an $80-million project which also includes a grocery store and 24-hour diner.
“Merchants want to be there and shoppers and diners want to be there,” said Lewis of Development Strategies. “There are so many things going for The Loop. Nationwide, you see this surge in demand for dynamic, urban neighborhoods as opposed to sterile, suburban shopping centers. But specific to The Loop, you’ve got in Joe Edwards a creative and dynamic leader. And you have Washington University’s investment in the area and the steady supply of new faces it brings to the area. You know the neighborhood will never be boring.”
For more information, please contact the Loop Special Business District’s Director of Marketing Jessica Bueler at VisitTheLoop@gmail.com.