ArtsHappening Now

SLAM Takes a Hard Look at Abstract Art in Printmaking

The Saint Louis Art Museum takes a closer look at non-representative art in printmaking with “Printing Abstraction.”

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Small Worlds at the Bruno David Gallery Invites a Closer Look at Contemporary Art

To finish out 2018, the Bruno David Gallery will showcase a collection of smaller works from the gallery’s catalogue of contemporary artists.

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Alice in Wonderland Gets a Musical Makeover in Metro Theater Company’s New Production

Metro Theater Company’s “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” offers an exciting musical experience that is part theater, part rock concert.

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Arts

Joe Edwards: The Duke of Delmar

Joe Edwards, know to some as the Duke of Delmar, has almost single-handedly turned what was a rundown section of University City into an entertainment Mecca.

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ArtsTwo on the Aisle

Introducing a new platform: podcasts

Life is busy and it seems everyone is constantly on the go. That’s why HEC is making it easier for you to enjoy our content in a way that works for you.

ArtsCulture

Schankman’s St. Louis; Meet the Rep’s New Artistic Director Hana Sharif

In June, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will have its first new Artistic Director in more than 30 years.
Hana Sharif talks with HEC about her plans.

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ArtsTheater

Reviews of Aladdin, All Is Calm, The Great Seduction, Every Brilliant Thing, others: Nov. 22, 2018

Die Fledermaus, A Most Outrageous Fit of Madness, Away in a Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas, Doctor Faustus, Fahrenheit 451

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ArtsCommunityHappening Now

Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

By Christina Chastain The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate […]

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild Examines “The Essence of Form”

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild brings together work from across the nation for a juried exhibition which examines “The Essence of Form.”

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ArtsTheater

Building on the Foundation of The Rep – Steven Woolf to Hana Sharif

Sharif, a fiercely independent and passionate playwright, director, and producer, is currently the associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage. She will take over The Rep from Steven Woolf, who has held the position for more than 30 years.

ArtsMusic

Schankman’s St. Louis: Mizzou Students Compose Music for the St. Louis Symphony

The St. Louis Symphony is teaming up with the Mizzou New Music Program, giving students a chance to have their compositions played by a professional orchestra.

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ArtsFilm

Highlights from the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

Two shorts and one doc from the Filmmakers Showcase.

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ArtsHappening Now

Art Saint Louis XXXIV The Exhibition

Art St. Louis XXXIV is an all mediums exhibit that showcases some of the best work by artists in the St. Louis region. For more info visit www.artstlouis.org.

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MADCO’s “Alive Inside” Examines Aging and Memory Through Dance

MADCO helps audiences understand Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and aging through original dance performances.

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ArtsHappening Now

The Graphic Revolution at SLAM Takes on the Evolving Story of Prints

“Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now” at the St. Louis Art Museum draws from the area’s rich collection of contemporary prints.

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Reviews of Admissions, Into the Breeches!, A Raisin in the Sun Macbeth, others: Nov. 8, 2018

Admissions, Into the Breeches!, A Raisin in the Sun, Macbeth, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crimes, Whither Should I Fly, Arsenic and Old Lace, La Cage aux Folles

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Arts

The Muny Is Going To Look Very Different Next Season – It Already Does

Following its 100th season, the Muny is launching its 2nd Century with a major renovation. The biggest change: demolishing the old stage and building a new one

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ArtsHappening Now

Shaw Nature Reserve 13th Annual Art Show

This annual art show and sale takes place in the tranquil outdoor setting of Shaw Nature Reserve.

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Arts

Voter Registration Is Promoted through Dance the Vote

Through choreography, poetry and spoken word, Dance the Vote creats excitement about the importance of voting not only in the 2018 midterm, but all elections.

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ArtsTwo on the Aisle

Reviews of A Doll’s House Part 2, Silent Sky, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Eurydice, others: Oct. 25, 2018.

A Doll’s House Part 2, Silent Sky, Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Tempest, Evil Dead, Little Mermaid, Laramie Project, Eurydice, Rocky Horror Show

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ArtsFilm

Preview of the St. Louis International Film Festival

Get an overview of the 27th St. Louis International Film Festival with Chris Clark, artistic director, Cinema St. Louis presenting previews of 16 of them.

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Arts

German Born Ghanaian Artist Yvonne Osei Wins the Emerging Artist’s Visionary Award

Yvonne Osei is an artist who’s work is getting noticed! Julie Tristan explains why this student is already winning awards while using art to help her learn!

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Kehinde Wiley Commemorates the People of Saint Louis at SLAM

“Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis,” presents eleven new portraits commissioned by the Saint Louis Art Museum, featuring residents of North St. Louis and Ferguson.

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Margi Weir: The Politics of Hue at St. Louis Artists Guild

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents Margi Weir: The Politics of Hue now through October 24, 2018.

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ArtsEducation

Fifteen area schools awarded grants for arts education projects

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) and Maritz have awarded 15 area schools with grants to support classroom-based art projects during the 2018-19 academic year.

ArtsHappening Now

Protest in Limbo at Kranzberg Arts Center

The exhibit consists of more than 150 placards, which become the basis for a protest in limbo within the gallery space.

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“Flora and Fauna in Japanese Art” Celebrates the Natural World at SLAM

“Flora and Fauna in Japanese Art” at the Saint Louis Art Museum explores the traditional theme within Japanese Art of depicting the natural world.

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ArtsTheaterTwo on the Aisle

Reviews of Raging Skillet, The Little Foxes, others: Oct. 11, 2018

Reviews of Raging Skillet, The Little Foxes, others: Oct. 11, 2018

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ArtsMusic

What to do in St. Louis in October

Frida Libre Inspired by the childhood of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida Libre is the uplifting story of young Frida who plans to become a doctor and her new friend Alex who secretly wishes to be a wrestler. When:  Touring schools Sep. 25 – Nov. 2 Where:  Locations vary $$  Free Website:  metroplays.org Memory […]

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Ralph Nagel at Bruno David Gallery

Bruno David Gallery presents “Being There,” a gallery wide solo exhibition featuring the paintings of Ralph Nagel.

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Historic Shaw Art Fair

The Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of St. Louis’ premier fine art and craft fairs. It takes place full weekend in October each year.

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Neon Art of Memory & Desire at Laumeier

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s most recent exhibit, “Memory and Desire”, is part whimsy, part spiritual, and nothing less than retro contemporary.

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Prisoners, Buddhism and Baked Goods

An inner-city bakery in St. Louis run by a Buddhist priest is doing what the corrections system can’t: keeping most released inmates from going back to prison.

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Arts

The “King” of Cardboard Sculpture

In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul Schankman introduces us to a St. Louis artist who uses cardboard as his canvas to make giant animal sculptures.

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Reviews of Oklahoma!, Love Never Dies, Mama’s Boy, others: Sept. 27, 2018.

Reviews of Oklahoma!, Love Never Dies, Mama’s Boy, An Apology…by Doctor John Faustus, The Hunchback Variations, The Book of Moron, The Wizard of Oz

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ArtsCulture

Schankman’s St. Louis: Lee Harvey Oswald on Stage in Mama’s Boy

This episode of Schankman’s St. Louis features the midwest debut of Mama’s Boy, a play about the twisted family life of Lee Harvey Oswald before Nov. 22 1963.

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ArtsCulture

The Power of Story: Gitana Production’s “A New World”

A verbatim theatre play tells the compelling stories of refugee women who came to the U.S. to escape war and disasters in their home countries.

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ArtsHappening Now

Pulitzer Arts Foundation Features the Work of Pioneering Women

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation brings the work of Ruth Asawa and Lola Álvarez Bravo to St. Louis.

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ArtsCommunityDanceTheater

Dance the Vote 2018

voter registration. The event is from 2-6 p.m. on October 6, 2018, four days before the deadline to register in the 2018 midterm elections.

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ArtsHEC FilmsHistory

A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaw’s Museum

After more than a century of decline, Henry Shaw’s museum is once again the Missouri Botanical Garden’s gallery, thanks to a multi-million-dollar restoration.

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