“Taking it to the Streets”

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS presents ART ALIVE ON THE STREETS

Celebrating Gallery 210’s 45 years at UMSL

On April 7 and 8, 2017 Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri’s St. Louis in collaboration with The Kranzberg Art Center cordially invites you to attend our exhibition TAKING IT TO THE STREETS presents ART ALIVE ON THE STREETS, Howard Barry, Lois Ingrum, Basil Kincaid and DeAndrea Nichols

The weekend will feature two very special events. On April 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Gallery 210 on the UMSL campus will be showcasing “Taking it to the Streets” while at the Kranzberg Art Center Gallery, they will be showcasing “Art Alive on the Streets.” The “Taking it to the Streets” exhibit spans both locations and features work by St. Louis artists who address the themes of identity, social-justice, place, environment and family.

This timely exhibit, which for the most part, focuses on contemporary urban experiences is of deep interest to the communities of North St. Louis County, North St. Louis City and all of Metro St. Louis.  Curated by Freida Wheaton, Mel Watkin and Roseann Weiss “Taking it to the Streets” features regional artists working in a variety of media.  The artists at Gallery 210 include: Howard Barry, Cbabi Bayoc, Damon Davis, Attilio D’ Agostino, Christine Ilewski, Louis Ingrum, Basil Kincaid, De Andrea Nichols, Chris Phillips, Solomon Thurman, Annetta Vickers-Bentil, and Denise Ward-Brown. The artists at the Kranzberg Center Art Gallery include Howard Barry, Lois Ingrum, Basil Kincaid and DeAndrea Nichols

A bus, serving refreshments, will shuttle guests between the two venues for a full evening of fun. The evening begins at 5:30Pm at Gallery 210 with refreshments and a DJ set by 18aC.  Starting at 6:pm there will music at the Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery by the fabulous UMSL Jazz Band and between their sets a special performance by spoken word artist Eric “Prospect” White.

The next day, April 8, from 12:00 noon to 4PM Gallery 210 is hosting”. Art Comes Alive When Communities Come Together: A Community Family Day “. This family friendly event is free and open to the public. There will be music and food by DJ Dave Kirkland along with a photo booth housed in a Volkswagen Bus from The Photo Bus StL nearby to enliven the experience.

Area families are invited to explore the artwork featured in the “Taking it to the Streets exhibition in the relaxed setting of Gallery 210. Out guests will be invited to participate in language arts and art making activities centered on the theme of identity, a topic explored by many of the artists featured in the exhibition. With the aid of university student docents who will use interactive and inquiry based Student Gallery Guides gallery visitors will be asked to look closely for visual clues in specific works related to the theme of identity.

The printed guides ask them to respond by writing and drawing.

-Inside the exhibit the docents will talk with young people and family members to encourage discussion about their observations.

-Outside the exhibit the students may write a descriptive phrase of their own responding to on one of the artworks and/or write a poem or a rap in response. Their writing will be incorporated with their photo booth image.

-Finally the written word and image will be mounted together on colored tag board to comprise their “self portraits. There will be a table with glue, and other materials to embellish their portraits.

This program in part by grants from the Missouri Arts Council and the Regional Arts Commission St. Louis, The College of Arts and Sciences, UMSL andwith additional supportfromtheKranzberg Arts Foundation Initiative. For more information about the full Gallery 210 series go towww.umsl.edu/~gallery

 

Taking it to the Streets continues to May 6, 2017

The spring semester at UMSL sees the continuing of the 45th anniversary of the founding of Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The gallery was started by Ms. Jean Tucker in 1971with the purpose of bringing actual works of art to the UMSL campus for the students. Since then Gallery 210 has been providing the campus, as well as the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, with innovative programming through the organization and presentation of exhibitions designed to challenge preconceived notions of the visual arts.

Taking it to the Streets is the semester long featured program at Gallery 210. The exhibition features work by artists who work addresses themes of identity, social-justice, place, environment and family. This timely exhibit, which for the most part, focuses on contemporary urban experiences is of deep interest to the communities of North St. Louis County, North St. Louis City and all of Metro St. Louis. Curated by Freida Wheaton, Mel Watkin and Roseann Weiss “Taking it to the Streets” features regional artists working in a variety of media. The artists include: Howard Barry, Cbabi Bayoc, Damon Davis, Attilio D’ Agostino, Christine Ilewski, Louis Ingrum, Basil Kincaid, De Andrea Nichols, Chris Phillips, Solomon Thurman, Annetta Vickers-Bentil, and Denise Ward-Brown

This exhibition is supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the Regional Arts Commission, the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 Arnold Grobman Drive between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976.

Public parking for Gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking Garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

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