Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
The gallery is a climate controlled 1700 sq. ft. space which hosts a wide array of sculptural, painting, drawing, graphics and installation exhibits throughout the year.
In addition to nationally touring displays and shows by prominent local artists, Meramec's gallery is also the place to see some of St. Louis' most impressive student artwork. A full, continuous schedule of exhibits assures a wide variety of quality artwork throughout the school year.
Kaja Renkas and Eric Olivares: Disappearing Worlds
Influenced by late 19th century graphic art, Renkas uses
screen printing, graphic design and augmented reality
formats to translate these ideas into a contemporary
world. This exhibition explores a range of her current work,
including collaborations with Belgian artist Iwona
Pomianowska. Also featured, will be work by Eric Olivares
(a Mexican/Spanish poster designer)
Reception with Artist: Friday, March 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Humanities East, Room 133
Monday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m. and by appointment
Closed March 13-17 for Spring Break
Outlaws: Higher Education Faculty Working in Ceramics
The outlaw, or rebel archetype, is a mainstream invention which essentially fits in the same mold as Jung's hero archetype. The rebel is the explorer and the warrior rolled into one. People with these energies present in their nature break away from conventional norms. Rebel energy emerges in individuals that are outspoken. Whereas it is the energy of the magician that intuits new ideas, it is the outlaw that boldly suggests a radical way of rethinking is needed. As with the explorer, the outlaw recognizes when a need for change is required; either in the physical world and/or within oneself. The energy emerges as the nugget of an idea or a full-blown realization.
Show open: Jan. 26 - Feb. 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Gallery Location: Humanities East, Room 133
Micro Symposium: Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Symposium Location: Humanities West Atrium
2022 Faculty Exhibition
Nov. 10-Dec. 9, 2022
A special exhibition of work by the art/design faculty of the St. Louis Community College district. An array of explorations in drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media, painting, mixed media and graphic design will be featured from both full-time and part-time faculty members.
There will be a reception on Nov. 9, 4:30-6 p.m.
2022 Juried Student Exhibition
April 22-May 6, 2022
This exhibition features outstanding works in studio arts, design, and digital media created by STLCC-Meramec students in the 2021-2022 academic school year. Ingenuity, creativity and technical skills across a variety of artistic formats will be on display.
Awards ceremony Friday, April 22, 6 p.m.
Double Vision: Melody Evans/Kimber Mallett
March 3-April 1, 2022
In the context of an artist’s anxiety and anger over environmental and social ills, do the formal qualities of beauty and design create a sense of equanimity and inspire worthy goals? The two artists in this exhibit grapple with the tension between these ideas through digital prints and mixed-media sculptural objects, seeking to provide a quiet voice that speaks to loud issues.
Reception: Thursday, Mar 24, 6-8 p.m.
The TOLERANCE PROJECT Jan. 27-Feb. 18
This traveling exhibition comprises work of designers from throughout the world who have created posters that address or utilize the word "tolerance." This global art project continues to evolve, reflecting wide variety of cultures and viewpoints. Our gallery exhibition represents the work of over 80 designers from 40 countries.
Opening reception Thursday, Jan 27, 6-8 p.m.
2021 Juried Student Exhibition April 30-May 11, 2021
This exhibition features outstanding works in studio arts, design, and digital media created by STLCC-Meramec students in the 2020-2021 academic school year. Ingenuity, creativity and technical skills across a variety of artistic formats will be on display.
Awards announced Friday, Apr. 30, 5:30 p.m.
Reverie - March 4-April 9, 2021
By Mark Weber, MFA
Things are not always what they seem. Fish believe that the entire world is filled with water, when there are certainly many worlds beyond…
This exhibit by Mark Weber, MFA, features nearly 40 paintings on canvas and paper.
Cuba - Life on the Street - Nov. 5-Dec. 4
By Photographer, Stewart Halperin
For over 45 years St. Louis-based photographer Stewart D. Halperin has traveled the world with his cameras. His work has taken him to over 90 countries spanning six continents. His recent gallery exhibit "Cuba - Life on the Street" explores Halperin's latest journey to Cuba.
The Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery is located in the Humanities East Building, Room 133. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon-4 p.m. and by appointment.
Meramec Fine Arts
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