To readers of a certain myth-shadowed mind-set, the monoliths pictured here may well conjure Norse name Jörmungandr, which belongs to the world-girdling sea serpent instrumental in Ragnarök, the end of all existence.

With many cold weeks ahead, canny parents and other caregivers should anticipate lots of indoor time with children proclaiming boredom.

Through no particular apathy or antipathy, eco-friendliness and artistry, for most interlocutors, scarcely pair, perforce – yet such a pairing constitutes one of the manifold felicities of Jennie Hible’s work.

To keep the festive atmosphere at the forefront of your bustling holiday schedule, set aside special time with the young ones you love. 

A delicious playfulness suffuses the untitled central installation to Charles P. Reay’s latest exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery, “DADADADA.”

Just as St. Louisans are resetting all of their timepieces, Ready Readers recommends Calm-Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick with illustrations by Marieka Heinlen (a copy of which all of the program’s 2-year-olds and their teachers will receive).

Aptly enough, heavenly hues ranging from indigo through cerulean to teal and baby blue predominate in Jeremy Rabus’ 36- by 48-inch mixed-media acrylic on panel shown here.

“Sometimes, big changes happen when you least expect it,” remarks Webster Groves artist Marilynne Bradley, and the painting reproduced here certainly corroborates that statement.

Ron Vivod's work consists of his own photography digitally reconstructed and drawn into, then printed by inkjet on archival fine-art paper. He calls the process photodigital drawing.

A self-taught painter, Tim Kent-Moore worked for more than three decades in costume design and construction, currently as creative director for a local event-design company.