Perlow-Stevens Gallery 2013 Spring Exhibit - through June 29, 2013
The Spring exhibit is here, and once again we've brought together a handful of great local, regional, and national contemporary artists for a vibrant show, complementing the beautiful change of weather. The work ranges from the expressive ceramic sculptures by Bede Clark to the delicately beautiful monotype garments of Kristen Marticic. This exhibit features:
Daniel Marks (Ames, IA)- mixed-media on canvas
Elizabeth Fox (Portland, ME)- oil on panel
Bede Clarke (Columbia, MO)- ceramic sculpture
Kristin Martincic (Columbia, MO)- works on paper
Joe Pintz (Columbia, MO)- ceramic sculpture
Joel Sager (Columbia, MO)- mixed media paintings on panel
As many of you know, our fearless leader and the owner of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Jennifer Perlow announced at the Spring Exhibit opening reception that she had accepted a job in Denver, Colorado at Nine Dot Arts, an Art Consultant Firm. Mrs. Perlow began her position earlier this month, and her family (husband Chris Stevens, Director of Office of Cultural Affairs and daughter, Charlie) will join her in Denver mid-Summer to begin this new chapter in their family's life. It is difficult to over-emphasize how sorely they will be missed, as well as the impact Jennifer single-handedly had on the City of Columbia, the North Village Arts District, and more specifically, the staff here at PS:Gallery. The PS:Crew went well beyond any camaraderie of your typical work environment and became a family enriched by the common thread of a genuinely deep appreciation for art lead and nurtured by Jennifer. It was here an open atmosphere of curiosity and knowledge was fostered by our employer and friend with regard to concepts in contemporary art. We owe Jennifer a debt of gratitude for all these things, and know that she goes onto her new job continuing to carry that tradition of enrichment through the cultural and visual arts. We send you the best of luck and truckloads of love, Jennifer Perlow.
Many have asked what will happen with the gallery. The answer is: we, the staff, are keeping the gallery alive and running. We will continue bringing contemporary artwork to the city of Columbia, and representing to the fullest the artists that created those works. This is the foundation upon which the gallery was built, and we look forward to seeing that through. The current exhibit will run as scheduled through the beginning of July. If you want to know how you can help your favorite local commercial gallery, the answer is come buy art! The best way to ensure PS:Gallery's permanence is to support us through patronizing your favorite represented artist. The current exhibit is a strong show with dynamic appeal and we offer consultation at no additional price. We can help you find that perfect piece of art that you'll love as much as we do.
Lee Elementary Expressive Arts School Exhibit
Reception: May 28th, 4-6pm
Come see our new Hallery Exhibit featuring Lee School 5th graders' paintings inspired by our very own permanent artist, Joel Sager, who was a visiting artist at the expressive arts school. There is an assortment of subject matter in these vibrant creations by some of Columbia's youngest artists, with all sale proceeds going back to Lee Elementary. The exhibit will be up until the end of May and a reception to honor the creators and their educators will be held May 28th, at 4pm. Please, join us!
ARTS & DRAFTS
May 23, 6-9pm
Arts & Drafts is a Missouri craft beer tasting and gallery crawl fundraiser for the Columbia Arts Foundation. Spend an evening touring local art galleries. Each venue will feature a different Missouri craft beer to taste! Patrons can take the Tiger Trolley to each gallery stop. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 (cash or check) at the door. For tickets, visit www.comoarts.eventbrite.com. All attendees must be 21+
Featured breweries: Rock Bridge, Piney River, Perennial Artisan Ales, 6 Row Brewing, O'Fallon, and 2nd Shift. See gallery pairing below!
Start the crawl at any location:
ARTlandish Gallery (Rock Bridge)
Bluestem Missouri Crafts (2nd Shift)
Columbia Art League (Piney River)
Orr Street Studios (O'Fallon)
Poppy (6 Row Brewing)
PS:Gallery (Perennial Artisan Ales)
Get your "Crawl Card" stamped at each venue and enter to win great prizes!
After Party, 9PM: Stick around for the after party at Mojo's, Arts & Drafts patrons get in free with wristband, or $5. Live performances by DJ Dr. Awkward, The Howling Fractals, Burn Circus, Jennuine Fire, Hulagan's, and installations by Easily Distracted Art Collaborations. Stay for a concert by Dubb Nubb!
COLUMBIA ARTS FOUNDATION
Our mission is to provide resources to artists, schools and cultural organizations that foster education, accessibility and appreciation of the arts for the benefit of the citizens of Columbia.
North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market
Come support the North Village Arts District and your local farmers in one fell swoop! The North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market is Columbia's downtown farmers market -- a proud new member of Columbia's farmers market community. We will provide a combination of locally grown and raised foods, alongside the work of Missouri artists and artisans.
Open: 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Located: The parking lot of Wabash Bus Station, in the heart of the North Village Arts District, at Orr Street.
Market Director- Haley Schwarz: firstname.lastname@example.org