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.

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Wall Ball: the event, not the game

There is an event here in St. Louis that is held annually to benefit Artscope, a children’s art studio in Tower Grove Park. Artscope’s goal is to make art education accessible to all in a safe and educational environment. If you live in town and have kids, check out their website because they have some really cool classes. Their event, Wall Ball , is equally cool. It is in its 14th year and this year they raised over $30,o00. Thirty-six local artists participated. Essentially, the artists create their pieces, while patrons watch and bid on their work in a silent-auction type format.

It was held at a new event space in Maplewood, called Majorette . Tickets were sold in advance and at the door. Artists lined the perimeter, both upstairs and down. It was festive…there was a bar, appetizers were passed and a DJ played tunes. The variety of artists was remarkable. There were painters, printers, jewelry makers, even a woman making a stain glass window.

Wall Ball 1

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