December Gallery Openings in the CWE

Exciting things are happening in the Central West End art community this week.

Two galleries are hosting Opening Receptions, and you can even walk through a Winter Wonderland on Saturday!

Friday, December 14

Duane Reed Gallery

Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present new works by ceramic artist Kyungmin Park and abstract painter Reza Movahed, with a special installation by ceramic artist Brian Giniewski.

“In the adult world, our formerly infinite imagination is restrained by arrangements and circumstances. As we grow up, society puts limit on the way an individual might perceive things. Inspired by the perspective of children, I seek a sort of regression to a childlike state of mind so that I can create in a place beyond these boundaries.” — Kyungmin Park, Artist Statement

Exhibition runs through January 26.

Friday, December 14
5-8 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Houska Gallery

Shown — Diana Zeng: I Shouldn’t Be Here, 72″ x 60″, Oil on Stretched Canvas

Houska Gallery’s “Winter Group Show” opens this Friday, featuring new works by an impressive list of artists, including:

Tony Cray
Michael Hoffman
Bethanie Irons
Jeff Kapfer
Myles Keough
Ken Konchel
Julie Malone
Peter Manion
John Marksbury
Metra Mitchell
J.B. Nearsy
Renée Raub-Ayers
Justin Tolentino
Larry Torno
Diana Zeng

Exhibition runs through mid-February. Holiday hours through January; please call 314-496-1377 to confirm.

Friday, December 14
5-8 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Saturday, December 15


projects+gallery is filled to the brim with holiday decorations, lights and sound! Join them this Saturday for a family-friendly celebration of all things merry and bright. Complimentary hot cocoa will be available to warm you up, and a special visit from Santa is expected between 1-3 p.m. If you can’t make it on the 15, their holiday blow-up show will be on view through December 21, during regular gallery hours.

Saturday, December 15
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Still On Display

Atrium Gallery

The holidays are often bustling with excitement and big ideas for celebrating, the bigger the better. And then, there is the feeling that perhaps the best things sometimes come in small packages and meaningful, often intimate events. This play on scale celebrates both concepts, linking size to holiday dreams. Atrium Gallery’s “Scale It: Holiday Exhibition” will be on display until January 19.