Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition

ST. LOUIS (July 17, 2014) – “Of Being Numerous: The 2013 Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition,” featuring artwork by the recipients of the 2013 Creative Stimulus award: Ilene Berman, Christine Ilewski and Carlie Trosclair. Hosted at the Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, the Creative Stimulus Award is an annual prize that allots $1500 to three St. Louis-based, jury-selected artists, to assist them in creating new work and expanding their practices. This exhibition features a variety of media – including painting, textiles, and installation – that serves as a means for representing fundamentally community-driven work, which is deeply engaged with the St. Louis area beyond conventional gallery confines.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, August 15 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk on August 27 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

 EXHIBIT NAME:   Of Being Numerous: 2013 Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award

                                           Exhibition

ARTISTS:                Ilene Berman, Christine Ilewski,Carlie Trosclair

 CURATOR:             Jessica Baran

DATES:                   Opening Reception: Friday, August 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

                                      Gallery Talk:  August 27, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

                                                               All events are free and open to the public.

                                                       This exhibition continues through September 6.

 GALLERY HOURS: Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday 12pm to 5pm.

 LOCATION:           The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)

6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)

Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

About Critical Mass for the Visual Arts www.criticalmassart.org

“Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region. Since 2008, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts has recognized the needs of outstanding local visual artists through the Creative Stimulus Project.”

 About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,300 grants totaling over $84 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.racstl.org. Follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.

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