This Wednesday evening, join the SLU Learning Community in welcoming Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue, at SLUMA!
This will be an open forum discussion, with doors opening at 5:30 and the discussion starting at 6. Pizza and snacks will be provided! Randy will be discussing the realities of life on the streets for abandoned and abused animals, as well as what each of us can do to assist Stray Rescue in their efforts to provide these animals with a chance to be fed, sheltered and loved for the remainder of their lives.
This discussion goes along with the current exhibit in SLUMA, Urban Wanderers. It’s a fundraising art exhibition in partnership with Stray Rescue and features artwork inspired by the recovery stories of Stray Rescue’s abandoned and abused companion animals. Paintings, photographs and sculpture are available for auction at blacktie-missouri.com/auctions.
For more information on how to become involved, please visit the Stray Rescue Web site at strayrescue.org
An Evening with Stray Rescue Founder, Randy Grim
Wed., April 10th, doors at 5:30, discussion at 6
The 2013 Urban Wanderers Art Exhibit is upon us, with the grand opening happening tomorrow evening at SLUMA!
Urban Wanderers is an art exhibit sponsored by Stray Rescue of St. Louis and SLUMA, showcasing homeless companion animals and bringing awareness to the problem of stray animals. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “The Plight of the Street Dog,” which focuses on the hardships of strays and the uplifting stories of their rescues and recoveries.
“Henny Penny” sculpture by Laura M. Thomson
The art shown in the exhibit will be by artists who paint, photograph, or sculpt a Stray Rescue dog or cat that has been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Additionally, some shelter dogs create their own works of art with their paws, tails, and noses!
The exhibit opens this Friday, March 22nd at 6pm and runs through Sunday, May 5th. It’s free and open to the public. The opening includes food and beverages. Please stop by!
“Stella” painting by Rich Brooks
Urban Wanderers Art Exhibit Opening
Friday, March 22nd, 6-8PM
In conjunction with its current exhibition, Edward Boccia: Figurative Expressionist, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art
is pleased to host an evening, tomorrow night, with musicians from the St. Louis Symphony, featuring principal cellist Daniel Lee!
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the performance begins promptly at 6 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
In advance of his California tour in March 2013, Lee will perform Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodaly’s
unaccompanied Cello Sonata which is considered a piece of great virtuosity that allows its listeners a reference to the traditional folk music of the composer’s homeland while enveloping modern sensibility. The evening promises to be engaging and enlightening as the piece, which was composed in 1915, is considered one the most noteworthy for the cello. Lee has been called “assertive and commanding” by the New York Times.
The concert, which is part of the STL Symphony’s Symphony in Your College program, will also include a string quartet performance by Symphony musicians Helen Kim and Jooyeon Kong, violins, Di Shi, viola and Bjorn Ranheim, cello.
For more information, please visit http://sluma.slu.edu or call 314-977-2666.
SLUMA Presents: An Evening with members of the St. Louis Symphony
Wednesday, Feb. 27th. Doors at 5:30, show at 6pm
Billikens After Dark and SLUMA have teamed up to bring a showing of the movie Pitch Perfect to SLU’s campus! Join them tomorrow evening in the SLUMA lobby for a free showing of this smash hit.
Sat. Feb. 9th, 9pm, SLUMA Lobby
The SLU Museum of Art (SLUMA) will be featuring the work of internationally renowned figurative expressionist Edward Boccia from January 18th until March 3rd.
The exhibit will open with a reception at 6 p.m. on Friday and includes an array of the artist’s work that channel his journey from artist to poet with his expressionist triptychs and powerful paintings.
Boccia saw himself as both a classical artist and an expressionistic painter, and his works in this exhibit reflect his range. With rich colors layered sparingly within, behind, over and around inky shades, Boccia creates powerful compositions that offer subtext with each painting. His Enigma Portrait (seen to the left) brings a notable solemnity and yet a splash of light that is unexpectedly and unmistakably mystic, however, nevertheless profound in its perspective.
Boccia’s work can be found in private collections, as well as museums and religious institutions throughout the world. The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is home to more than 100 of Mr. Boccia’s works. In 1990, Saint Louis University bestowed upon him membership in the Order of the Crown of King Louis IX.
SLUMA presents Edward Boccia: Figurative Expressionist
Jan. 18th-March 3rd at the Saint Louis University of Art