The Foundry Art Centre will open three new exhibitions on Friday, June 24, 2016 with a free reception that evening from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. In Gallery I and II, Humankind explores not only depictions of the human body through traditional portrayals but also art which represents the human condition and the essentials of existence: emotions, mortality, struggles and triumphs among the myriad of experiences all of humankind encounters. Humankind was juried by Saint Louis artist and instructor Eric Wieringa whom will give a gallery talk at 5:30pm on May 6 before the reception begins.
Alongside Humankind, Saint Louis-based photographer Barbie Steps, award winner from the Foundry Art Centre’s 2014 exhibition Photography V, will exhibit crisp, colorful photographs from her travels around the globe. The energetic and modern prints of Carla Aspenberg will be featured in the Ameristar Gallery’s Emerging Artist Series.
Enjoy food and drinks while chatting with Humankind’s participating artists at the opening reception Friday, June 24 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, and be sure to head to the mezzanine level to visit with the Foundry Art Centre studio artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. All three of these exhibitions will open Friday, June 24 and close Friday, August 5, 2016. Financial assistance for these exhibitions is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.