The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents, Reclaim, a Midwest regional all-media juried exhibition that contains work with a concern for the environment and mass consumption. In particular, there are many works of art made from repurposed and recycled materials. Through this exhibition, Stlag is interested in promoting artwork rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, as well as self - reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. We believe that by using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society's use of short - lived and disposable products.
November 10: All Artwork must be Delivered
November 17: Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. with Juror Galen Gondolfi and Curated Gallery Artists Adam Long and Blake & Hannah Sanders. Juried artists award presentation to follow
November 18: Show Me Adventure Kids Book Signing with Author Deb Reinhardt from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
November 29: Gallery Talk with RECLAIM juried artists and Fine Line Studios at 7 p.m.
December 2: First Free Family Saturday: From This to That, sculpture project sponsored by ReFab from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
December 3: Field Trip to Granite City Arts District. Meet at 11 a.m. at STLAG to caravan.
December 7: Holiday Hour + Design and Build Sculpture Challenge sponsered by ReFab at 6 p.m.
December 16: Craft Mafia Takes Over the Gallery
December 30: Exhibition Closes
Yarn Bomb Installation courtest of River Bend Yarn Bombers and St. Louis Weavers' Guild
Solo Shows in the Curated Gallery November 17 - December 30
Blake and Hannah Sanders - Running on Fumes
Blake and Hannah Sanders present 'Running on Fumes,' a body of work that acknowledges their complicity in ecological waste and destruction. It provides a garish reminder of how their growing family, and the creature comforts that go with it, have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. Their work employs printmaking and traditional craft media to discuss how conventional notions of family, domesticity, and success affect our behavior as consumers and planetary stewards. Their work centers on environmental issues, so nearly all the material employed in this work has been recycled or repurposed. While the work may seem thematically negative, it is both an indictment and celebration of domestic bliss. The vibrant colors and bold shapes evoke energy, both the thankfully exhaustible energy of a child, and the reserve of energy discovered by the parents during naps and cuddle time. The future is uncertain, and anxiety is the norm, but this work evokes a feeling of comfort in their discomfort and hope in their hopelessness.