Have plans Saturday night?

Angelina Fasano

The work of Angelina Fasano, an artist presenting at Burning Bright

St. Louis readers! Join me Saturday night for the opening of Burning Bright, an art exhibit put on by Living Collective and HEX.  The show features a dozen women artists from the St. Louis area and will be held at Tech Artista, the co-working space in the Central West End. The opening is from 5-8 pm and is free and open to the public. All artwork will be for sale, with 10% of the profits being donated to the artists’ charity of choice.

The collaboration between HEX (a social media marketing company that connects bloggers and social influencers with brands) and Living Collective (the St. Louis based online clothing store) to sponsor this woman-only show is quite a propos. As Katy Noonan, the owner of Living Collective states, “HEX and Living Collective are both female owned businesses and wanted to bring more representation for women artists in our new community at Tech Artista.” Tech artists already has a very artist- centric message in their space, with photo studios and recording studios available for use by it’s members, as well as permanent art flanking it’s walls, like the Pyramid Mural by St. Louis based Screwed Arts Collective, as well as Supper Club, a 24×10 foot mural decorating the third floor workspace.

Drinks will be served at the opening, and there will also be an art market, with other local artists bringing their wares … like pins, prints, apparel and more.  If you can’t make it to the opening, don’t worry! There’s also an after party, held at Nomad (that’s the new event space in the location that was formerly the Improv Shop) with musicians including the group Gaku and duo Wildflower set to perform. No tickets are required for that either, but there is a $5 suggested donation.

When given the list of artists that will be presenting work in the show-  Laura Head, Lola Ogbara, Britta Buescher, Lauren Marx, Darcy Campbell – to name a few, I immediately checked out their websites to get a preview of their work. Some that I am most excited to check out this weekend : the line drawings of Alyssa Knowing , the paintings of Elizabeth Moore, and the prints and artifacts of Kristin Cassidy.

Above:  sample work off Adole Dzegede and Elizabeth Moore

The exhibition will be on view at Tech Artist until Friday, June 16th.

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