The Art of Me Gallery and Reception

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Art of MeSixteen artists will exhibit their work Oct. 28 – Dec. 12 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood’s Gallery of Contemporary Art. Titled, “The Art of Me,” the exhibit is curated by two art instructors at the campus – Mark Oakley and Mark Weber.

The exhibit, which spans 60 feet, features self-portraits from the following artists:  Ken Clay, John Dyess, David Dolak, Caleb Gabel, Grant Hargate, Bryan Haynes, Beth Martin, Metra Mitchell, Mark Oakley, Nancy Newman-Rice, Jeff Sippel, Michelle Streiff, Mark Weber, Matthew Weber, Kevin Wilson and Dan Wine. The community is invited to meet the artists and view their work at a reception held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4-6 p.m.

The Gallery of Contemporary Art is located on the third floor of STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Gallery hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

A Statement from the Curators:

For centuries, artists have used the art of self-portrait to document and define their lives. In our own time, the self-portrait has taken on many different variations, embracing conceptual as well as visual approaches. The new solutions change from style, technique, technology and color unique to our time. 

In this exhibition, we invite 14 other artists to join us in taking a fresh look at the art of self-portrait. The only direction we provided to them was to be creative and inventive in their self-portrait choices. 

For more information about the artists, or to purchase any artwork listed for sale in the exhibit, contact Mark Weber, gallery coordinator, at mweber@stlcc.edu.

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