Laumeier Sculpture Park
The self-proclaimed ‘living laboratory’ that is Laumeier Sculpture Park is focused on uniting contemporary artwork with the Missouri landscape. Throughout its 105 acres, the park welcomes some 300,000 visitors annually.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park paired a dramatic moonlit evening with unconventional artistic expression at this year’s biennial cocktail party, Socially Incorrect: A Night of Contradictions with John Waters.
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of St. Louis’ most spectacular gems. The Loli family of St. Louis picked a perfect fall day to explore and enjoy the sights, all while showing off some very stylish and playful looks.
This month’s Nonprofit Spotlight shines on one of my favorite places to be in St. Louis: Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Chef STEVE GONTRAM'S long-awaited burger restaurant, 5 Star Burgers, is now open for business at 8125 Maryland Ave. in Clayton. In addition to beefy burgers, the menu includes some veg-centric sandwiches like the Veggie Burger and The Portabella Stack, plus a bevy of shakes and floats. We've received some reports from the field that the Sweet Potato Fries with Salted Maple Cream are not to be missed.
He’s making a list, so make sure your lil’ ones are on it! NEIMAN MARCUS’ annual holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa, is just around the corner. Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy pictures with Santa, face-painting, a petting zoo and other activities. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Zodiac. Admission for adults is $50; children, $30. Reservations are required, 994-5000.
DAVID SCHLAFLY was announced as chairman of Laumeier Sculpture Park’s board. MATTHEW COBLE, JAMEY EDGERTON, SAM FOXMAN, GARY HOEMANN, RAMSEY MAUNE, SHELBY SHIRE and MIKE WALSH are the nonprofit organization’s newest board members.
Indoors or out, there’s something about being surrounded by beauty that is truly inspiring. Here’s a sampling of what’s on view at area museums this fall:
At A Glance…In the Galleries LOOP WEB Bill Smith’s installation at the Saint Louis Art Museum combines sound, a three-dimensional, multimedia sculpture, and a light projection system. ‘Loop Web,’ the first three-dimensional installation in the Museum’s new media series, will be on display until Jan. 4. JOHN WATERS Best known for his quirky films, the director has been making photo-based artwork, sculpture and installations since the early 1990s. Find 60 works by Waters at the Laumeier Sculpture Park Indoor Galleries through Jan. 11. WALLACE HERNDON SMITH The painter’s exhibit opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Born in St. Louis in 1901, Smith was influenced by Bonnard, Matisse and Hopper. More than 35 watercolors and oils Smith made during summer trips to Michigan and while traveling in Europe are on display until Feb. 7. ART ST. LOUIS XXIV From more than 400 submissions, 44 works were selected for inclusion in Art Saint Louis’ 24th annual show, on display at 555 Washington Ave. until Dec. 30. PERSUASIVE POLITICS — PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA Find an ‘I Like Ike’ Dixie cup, a dress made of paper printed with ‘Nixon,’ George McGovern toilet paper and more at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. The exhibit closes Dec. 21.
A ground-breaking exhibition on Thomas Jefferson currently is on display at the Missouri History Museum. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty, which attracted more than a million visitors while on display at the Smithsonian, explores one of the most difficult topics in American history and how it played out in Jefferson’s world at Monticello. The exhibit features more than 280 museum objects, works of art, documents and artifacts found through archeological excavations at Monticello, including Jefferson’s personal chess set and books. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello runs through March 2014, and is free and open to the public.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis hosted its 5th Anniversary Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis honoring homegrown artists Tom Friedman and Ernest Trova. Attendees enjoyed fine cuisine, delicious wines, and a benefit auction featuring works by Tom Friedman, Ernest Trova, Polly Apfelbaum, Maya Lin, and Alexander Ross raising significant funds for the museum’s exhibition and youth education programs including the award winning New Art in the Neighborhood and Contemporary ArtReach.
Life-size sculptures. Historic paintings. Artwork in bloom. Get a taste of the eclectic array of exhibits hitting St. Louis’ art scene this fall.
Local philanthropists Ken and Nancy Kranzberg get a reward every time they contribute to a nonprofit: They say seeing the look on the recipients’ faces is worth a million dollars.
Parts of the county may not have realized it yet, but over the last eight years, Chesterfield’s arts community has been quietly building up. The Art in the Park[ing Lot] festival, taking place this weekend, is just the tip of the iceberg. Its sponsoring organization, Chesterfield Arts, has been growing by leaps and bounds, according to executive director Stacey Morse.
TAYLOR ROBINSON, a senior at Ladue Horton-Watkins High School, is one of 814 high school athletes nationwide who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games. The 2013 nominees include high school basketball players from across the country who have been selected by coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Pictured: Taylor Robinson with Colleen Schoendienst, local McDonald's owner/operator
You might be getting old if…Former Missouri First Lady and U.S. Senator JEAN CARNAHAN has penned a new book, A Little Help from My Friends…and Other Hilarious Tales of Graying Graciously. The book is a collection of 30-some essays that discuss everything from malls, manners and makeup to birthdays, bras and beauty secrets. One of the highlights is a list called ‘You Might Be Getting Old If…’ in which the 77-year-old author suggests that waiters automatically serving you decaf coffee and grocery clerks offering to help you carry one tiny sack are definite signs.
Next stop, Broadway…The highlight of the 2010-2011 Repertory Theatre of St. Louis season will be the world premiere of the Broadway-bound play High, starring actress and Missouri native KATHLEEN TURNER. The MATTHEW LOMBARDO-penned production about a recovering alcoholic nun (Turner) and the 19-year-old drug addict she tries to help will be directed by ROB RUGGIERO. Turner, whose film credits include Body Heat, Prizzi’s Honor and The Virgin Suicides, also starred in the Broadway adaptation of The Graduate.