St. Louis artist, Roxanne Phillips, finds beauty in her every day surroundings, in the form of telephone poles, bridges, water towers, carnivals, etc. It’s the mundane utilitarian world that most people ignore but can be fascinating in the design of the structures, where they are placed, and the environment surrounding.

Roxanne begins her creative process with photographs, which she uses to compose the composition on linoleum to be printed as a relief print. The reductive relief process uses only one piece of linoleum that is printed lightest to darkest color, carving away parts of the plate with each layer. The final multi colored print is editioned, meaning there are multiples of each image produced. Each print can take months to create. Each piece of art is hand carved, inked, and printed.

Phillips is from Dallas originally but has called St. Louis home since 2001, when she moved to attend Washington University. She has since taught for many local university and colleges, as well as worked in many capacities for local museum and galleries. She exhibits her art nationally and is in several international collections. The artist's reception will be held on Sunday, January 8, after platform in the foyer

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Sunday, January 8th, 2017, repeated every day until Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Ethical Society of St. Louis

9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117


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