You’ll be seeing plenty of cats and dogs around town now that the ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI’s Harry & Hanley sculptures have been unveiled. The larger-than-life creations by local sculptor HARRY WEBER are part of a fundraising project to mark the APA’s 90th anniversary. Ten dogs and 10 cats, custom-designed by area artists, can be found at locations, including Clayton City Hall, Plaza Frontenac, The Muny and Mister Guy Clothiers in Ladue. The sculptures will be auctioned off during APA’s Sept. 14 birthday bash.
The CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM (CAM) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its critically acclaimed building with an exhibition called Place is the Space. On view from Sept. 6 through Dec. 29, the exhibit will kick off a year-long celebration to commemorate the 2003 opening of CAM’s 27,000-square-foot museum, which was designed with open spaces to allow for maximum flexibility in the artwork on display.
In related news, CAM is the recipient of a $75,000 grant from THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS for a major solo exhibition of the work of American artist NICOLE EISENMAN. The exhibit is billed as the artist’s most comprehensive mid-career survey to date and the first in the U.S. Nicole Eisenman opens Jan. 24 and will run through April 13.
Kudos to the MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM and its 2012 exhibition, Underneath It All, the recipient of a prestigious Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Underneath It All chronicled how underwear has played a key role in defining society’s ever-changing standard of feminine beauty.
To update a story you first saw in this column last month, recent Ladue H.S. grad RUNPENG LIU is on his way to Moscow, as one of four Americans to compete at the International Chemistry Olympiad. Runpeng, who ranks as one of the country’s top chemistry students, will compete with others from more than 70 countries as a member of the U.S. team. The competition takes place July 15 to 24.
Row, row, row your boat…Congratulations to MATT MAHON of Chesterfield, who, along with Jackson Anderson of Kansas City, recently made the Under 23 National Rowing Team. The pair from Oklahoma City University will represent the U.S. in the Mens Double at the World Rowing Under 23 Championship in Linz, Austria later this month. Good luck!
Are you a small business owner or thinking about starting your own? ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY’s Mind Your Business series is hosting two Saturday workshops that offer valuable information, networking and resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs. On July 20, the topic is How to Develop and Keep Customers. On Aug. 3, the session will focus on creating a business plan. Each session is from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Library headquarters. Call 994-3300 or visit slcl.org/events to register.