The Gallery at RAC is committed to exhibiting the work of local artists and fostering opportunities for curators living in the St. Louis region. The Gallery at RAC showcases artists from a variety of media and exhibitions rotate throughout the year. Guest curators have the opportunity to compose group exhibitions, each featuring works that explore a specific discourse. RAC accepts proposals for exhibitions on a rolling basis. Please click here to view the guidelines for exhibition proposal submission. You may also browse our past exhibits here.
Located on the first floor of the RAC Building
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Current Gallery Exhibition
A Song From the Field
January 15th – March 4th
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents A Song from the Field which features local artists William Burton Jr., and Robert A. Ketchens. Pieces in the exhibition were inspired by four trips the artists made over a period of about 18 months. The artists spent time in the sacred sites of blues history and made connections between those places, their personal histories, and their contemporary existence and identity as black artists. Popularly known as the Mississippi Delta, the area of interest starts in Memphis and seeps southward like the mighty Mississippi. Though not really a delta, but the alluvial floodplain of the Mississippi and the Yazoo River, the territory is as legendary as the Blues Trail.
ARTISTS: William Burton Jr., Robert A. Ketchens
Join us at the gallery talk Friday, February 12 from 5:30 to 7:00pm.
AFTER THE TALK: Screening of award-winning, America’s Blues Movie
February 12 from 7:15pm-8:30pm
Featured Guests: Filmmaker Patrick Branson and Dion Brown, National Blues Museum
Musicians featured in the film have also been invited.
Screening will be shown immediately after the Gallery Talk.
Refreshments will be served.
Come support our local artists: William Burton, Robert Ketchens, and Patrick Branson
Upcoming Gallery Exhibition
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Octarrarium which represents the latest iteration of large scale video installation systems developed by collaborators Kevin Harris and Chad Eivins. The piece will serve as both a gallery installation and a platform for sound performance. A multi-sensory and immersive environment, Octarrarium, is created by encompassing the viewer within eight large projections of live, interactive video.
Inside Octarrarium, every movement and sound made will affect the surroundings, controlling an image blend of live cameras and analog video synthesis. The result can be personal or communal and is dependent on everything and everyone within the fortified structure. It is the relationship between art, public, and environment that is being reorganized and reconsidered.
At its core, Octarrarium demonstrates that art is not restricted to objects and commodities. It can be extended to an idea, an emotion, and most importantly, a shared human experience.
In addition to an experiential gallery installation, Octarrarium will host collaborative events with many St. Louis artists.
Join us at our opening reception Friday, March 11th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Also be sure to come to the other Octarrarium Performances and Events.
ARTISTS: Kevin Harris, Chad Eivins
Presented and Funded by HEARding Cats Collective
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Performance and Event Schedule:
Friday March 25, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Kevin Harris – Electronics, Alex Cunningham – Solo Violin
Saturday April 16, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Event: Alternate Reality Pancake Brunch (Rob Severson as Pancake Master)
Friday April 22, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Dr Mabuse – Electronics, Dave Stone – Solo Saxophone
Friday April 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Performance: Chad Eivins – Electronics, Rich O’Donnell – Solo Percussion
Saturday April 30, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Event: Anna Lum’s Favorite Things (poetry reading, homemade sushi with black rice and
Octarrarium continues through April 30.