Silence and Noise

May 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

"SIlence & Noise"
April 3*-May 29, 2014
Free opening reception Saturday, April 19, 6-8 p.m.

"Silence and Noise" is an all media juried exhibit featuring 50 artworks that reflect the push/pull of noise or silence. The two concepts of opposites are examined in this exhibit, showing how silence and noise work both as a force against and alongside one another.

*This exhibit actually opened a couple of weeks earlier than scheduled, so it is up & ready for viewing as of April 3. The opening reception is still on April 19, 6-8 p.m. Regular Gallery hours are M 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tu-Fr 7 a .m.-5 p.m. & Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE & open to the public. 

Artworks featured in this exhibit are either comprised of clean, simple lines and are visually silent, or the artworks aremulti-layered, messy and thereby visually noisy. Works that are conceptually silent or noisy are also featured. Artists were encouraged to interpret the theme from their own directions, using the focus of their media to emphasize their own individual styles as it applied to this theme.

See images from the exhibit:

Serving as Jurors for this exhibition are artists Marie Bannerot McInerney, Professor, Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and Gary Passanise, Professor, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, and Founder and Executive Director, The Santo Foundation, St. Louis, MO. Learn more about Marie: Learn more about

This exhibit features 55 artworks in a variety of media by 49 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois, including: 

Bill Abendroth, Highland, IL

Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL

Jim Burwinkel, St. Louis, MO 

Rod Callies, Wildwood, MO

Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO 

Rita Chu, Olivette, MO

Jen Collins, University City, MO

Jennifer Deal, Maplewood, MO

Cheryl Dorris, St. Louis, MO 

Larry Duffy, St. Charles, MO 

Dara Eskridge, St. Louis, MO 

Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO 

Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO 

John M. Goessmann, St. Louis, MO 

Spring Hansen, Foley, MO 

Kerry Hirth, Columbia, MO 

Jeff Hursey, Belleville, IL

Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO 

Ken Konchel, University City, MO 

Jean Lopez, St. Louis, MO 

Sarah Maples, Hillsboro, MO

Jocelyn Meyer, University City, MO 

Kitty Mollman, Ladue, MO 

Hal Moran, St. Charles, MO 

Katherine Nelson, Chesterfield, MO 

Tamara Peeples, St. Peters, MO 

Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO

Caroline Philippone, St. Louis, MO

Sharron Pollack, St. Louis, MO 

Judith Repke, Bridgeton, MO

Dan Richter, St. Louis, MO 

Megan Rieke, Kirkwood, MO

Erin Rivers, St. Louis, MO

Russ Rosener, St. Louis, MO''''''''s%20Pics 

Angélica Avendaño Rosso, St. Louis, MO 

Michael H. Rubin, St. Louis, MO 

Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO 

Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO

Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL 

Sydnor Scholer, St. Louis, MO 

Kurtis Shoemake, Barnhart, MO 

Julie Snidle, Festus, MO 

Valerie Snyder, Creve Coeur, MO

Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO 

Bob Sullivan, Jr., Chesterfield, MO

Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL 

Janet Frazee Wade, Chesterfield, MO 

Teresa Wang, Clayton, MO

Kate Warner, Kirkwood, MO

Join us in the Gallery on Saturday, May 3 when we host a free one-hour Gallery talks at 11 a.m. with two of the featured artists from the Silence & Noise exhibit. This is a walk-and-talk presentation and our artists will discuss their artworks in the Gallery (so, what that means is that this is not a seated lecture--although several chairs are available). In addition to discussing their works on exhibit, the aritsts may bring samples of additional works and talk about technique and media.

Guests will also be provided with a complimentary coffee tasting courtesy of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters.

Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.
Kerry Hirth and Jocelyn Meyer


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