Now that it’s officially the weekend, I can’t help but wonder, What Going On?
Thursday, January 5th
Esoteric impressions of sunrises, noon skies, sunsets, haystacks, and landscapes are all bound permanently to his canvases. Even within the walls clothed with ivy, he found inspiration inside of his garden at Giverny. Now, for the first time in 30 years, Claude Monet’s monumental Lilies exhibition has found its way back to St. Louis. Present until the 22nd of this month. Almost a century after his death, Monet remains one of the most prolific painters, not only of the Impressionist epoch, but of all time. Presented by SLAM against gray walls, his paintings vibrate with an intensity only true passion and genius can create.
Friday, January 6th
Every Friday Cafe Sebastienne posts a new menu for The Kemper Musuem’s patrons to feast on. This Friday prepare to mange on starters like Moroccan-spiced carrots and beets, gorge on an entree like the lamb and duck sausage cassoulet. Prior to eating to quell your tummy’s desire, stroll through the Kemper’s Companion Pieces exhibition. You’ll see the likes of platonic and romantic couples whose art inspired one another. Willem De Kooning and his wife, Elaine, are presented in addition to artwork by Neil Welliver and Alex Katz, and colleagues Jules Olitski, David Smith, and Kenneth Noland.
Saturday, January 7th
Andy Leicht is a St. Louis based painter whose artwork will be ending its exhibition tonight at Fort Gondo. The series, Recent Paintings, is comprised of oil on canvas work mostly incorporating abstract and figurative subjects.
Eleven brought you news this month’s issue about PLUSH, the next big venue in STL. Get a feel for the place by checking out Bay’s Bash. Celebrating the end to his corporate matters, Bay is focusing on what he loves (KDHX) and inviting you all to come kick it for free. From 8 PM until whenever, expect music from Beth Bombara and Karl Eggers, beer at half price, and party hats.
Sunday, January 8th
Kick back and listen to Bad at Sports. BaS is a weekly contemporary art talk podcast. Featuring national and local artists, BaS is an approachable glimpse to the art world. This week’s guest is local writer, artist, and the founder of San Francisco’s WhiteWalls urban gallery, Buzz Spector.
Spector’s work is currently on exhibition at The Bruno David Gallery.
I never could quite comprehend the fascinating nature of Jack White until I saw The Raconteurs at Bonnaroo a few wet and HOT summers ago. Even when he appeared on stage, and my eyes appeared to cloud over in awe (was it really ‘awe’? The world may never know), I still pondered the irreverent position he took on stage. Maybe if I had watched Under Great White Northern Lights, the White Stripes documentary following them during one of their final tours, I would understand. Well, now I have the chance to comprehend, as do you. Schlafly Bottleworks is hosting the film at 8 PM tonight. Be aware, you might be tempted to dress like a peppermint.