St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. Special
Exhibition Gallery: "In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early
Open-Air Painting." Includes 130 paintings by 48 European artists,
1780-1840. This exhibit is the centerpiece of the museum's Italian
celebration (through May 18). Gallery 322: Tomie dePaola,
illustrations for the "The Days of the Blackbird." This exhibition
includes 126 watercolors from Italian-American children's
illustrator Tomie dePaola's new book (through May 11). Gallery 202:
"Italian Illuminated Manuscripts" features eight decorated
initials, or full pages, and one illustrated "Book of Hours" from
the museum collection and seven decorated manuscript pages from the
St. Louis Library collection. (through August 10).
Caitlyn Gallery, 7642 Forsyth, 862-4200. "Loves, Moods and
Smiles." A premiere exhibition by French photographer Harold Glit
(through April 5). Next exhibit: Yuri Gorbachev, April 25
Center for Contemporary Arts, 524 Trinity, 725-6555. "Arts
Connection Workshop." Exhibition of drawing, painting, sculpture,
photography and book art by program's students and instructors
(through March 29).
Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar, 725-1177. "Chain Gang." Some 145
jewelry artists combine their talents in 85 feet of chain, curated
by Linda Hesh and Eric Magry. The Midwest Society of Metalsmiths
will create a smaller version of the chain -- a chain bracelet
(through April 12).
Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum Special Projects Gallery,
12580 Rott , 821-1209. "Life Cycles." Tim Curtis presents a
sculpture installation of mythic journeys and ritual and spiritual
birth. Also showing: "Of Geography and Animal Dreams." Cermaic
artist Gina Bobrowski challenges the viewer with life-sized human
and animal images (through May 26).
Midtown Arts Center, 3207 Washington, 531-2787. "Herstory:
Celebrating Women in History." St. Louis Women's Caucus for Art
members show (through April 11).
Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, 361-9265. "St. Louis in
the Gil ded Age" exhibit shows how industrialization and urban
development changed the lives of St. Louisans 100 years ago. "Meet
Me at the Fair" examines 1904 World's Fair's impact of civic and
personal memory (through 1998).
Portfolio Gallery, 3514 Delmar, 533-3323. "The Evolution" shows
the works of Shane Evans' pre- and post-Africa impressions so
viewers can sense his trip's influence on his creativity. Also
showing: Various works from artists from West African Art
Foundation -- Olorun (through March 31).
St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Big Bend at
Clayton, 727-6266. "Endangered Species" is an open juried show of
art concerning endangered species. Also, a special exhibit of Andy
Warhol's silk screen endangered species prints (through April 2).
St. Louis Design Center, 917 Locust, 621-6446. "work..."
Sculptor Lisa Allen presents sculpture from non-traditional
materials (Sa through April 25). Also, "The Sky Above, The Mud
Below." Sally Miller presents sculpture using crockery and
weathered wood (Sa through April 25). Opening reception 7pm Sa.
Washington University Gallery of Art, 935-4523. "The Lens of
Architecture: Ronchamp Through Herve" is a collection of
architectural photographs by the renowned 20th-century photographer
Lucien Herve (thr ough March 30). Also showing: "Abstract
Expressionism." Treasures from the gallery's collection, including
paintings from Gorky, Pollack and Kooning (through April 6).
Atrium Gallery, 7638 Forsyth, 726-1066. "Intangibles" and "On
Growth and Form." Karen Kunc's "Intangibles" features woodblock
prints and artist's books and Jim Nickel's "On Growth and Form" is
an exhibition of mixed-media and wood sculpture (through April 26).
Componere, 6509 Delmar, 721-1181. "The Natural Exchange." Vance
Thompson presents carved wood, Curtis Uebelhor shows his
collage/assemblage and Mary Bookwalter offers mixed-media etchings
(through March 29). …