Category: St. Louis

Remembering: Some thoughts on Memory

Remembering: Some thoughts on Memory

| May 29, 2017 | Reply

This week I have been working on my show at Millitzer Gallery, Remembering, and working on a few site-specific pieces to accompany the set of ten silkscreen posers I made last summer and fall. I wrote this reflection for the exhibit:

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2017 AIGA St. Louis Student Conference: Lecturers with a Conscience

2017 AIGA St. Louis Student Conference: Lecturers with a Conscience

| February 26, 2017 | Reply

This year’s student conference was an especially thoughtful one. Set in what one could call one of the more earnest parts of town, This year’s conference chairs Audra Hubbell and Anna Heinze lined up a number of nice surprises for us. There was an inspiring talk about time and making sure to use it wisely […]

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Thoughts on the Recent Exhibit: Cast and Recast St. Louis Type Design Present and Past

Thoughts on the Recent Exhibit: Cast and Recast St. Louis Type Design Present and Past

| July 6, 2016 | Reply

I sometimes forget that one of the most important and exciting parts of teaching is the part where the teacher gets excited about learning and walks in the students’ shoes for a while. The last few weeks have been such an excellent example of that. I have been working on a show for UMSL Gallery 210 called Cast and Recast: St. Louis Type Design Present and Past. The show has really been challenging, and ultimately very rewarding, to organize, collect for, orchestrate, and finally design.

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The St Louis City Museum: How outsider Art Saved Downtown St. Louis

The St Louis City Museum: How outsider Art Saved Downtown St. Louis

| July 1, 2014 | Reply

When Bob Cassilly first started working on City Museum in 1995, it didn’t have a name but he knew he wanted his mission statement to read: “we seek the white whale.” St Louis has never seen anything like Bob Cassilly’s work. He creates from his gut, obsessively, constantly, joyfully. Although he was classically trained by Rudolf Torrino to do highly realistic and traditional sculpture commissions, Cassilly simply couldn’t stomach the work. After a few years of creating commissions for zoos and gardens, he was looking for a way to develop his own ideas. Bob Cassilly bought the International Shoe company in an abandoned section of downtown St. Louis almost on a whim.

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