The Gallery at RAC Presents Back Lot at the Big Top

ST. LOUIS (September 4, 2014) – The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Back Lot at the Big Top, an exhibition of artwork created during the 2013 and 2014 Artist Day at Circus Flora.  Enjoy this special glimpse of the back lot at St. Louis’ own magical one-ring theatre, interpreted through the visual arts.  This exhibition will be on display in RAC’s Metro Art Exchange located on the second floor of the RAC building.

 “Many daydream of running away with the circus, and some even do –

if only for a day or two.”

 Join us at the opening reception on Friday, September 19th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  Jugglers, stilt walkers, and other circus revelry will be afoot!

 EXHIBIT NAME:      Back Lot at the Big Top

 ARTISTS:                 Ann Aurbach, Dawn Ebert Balk, Kath Brown, Stacey Cassmeyer,

Andrea Crabtree, Leslie Faust, Sue Hezel, Karen Kotner, Anne Warfield,

Jennifer Weigel

 CURATOR:               Susan Mintz

DATES:                    Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 5:30 – 7:30pm


All events are free and open to the public.

Back Lot at the Big Top continues through December 31.


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

Saturday and Sunday 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 Circus Flora www.circusflora.org

Founded in 1987, the mission of Circus Flora is to bring joy, delight, and laughter to life through the magic of circus. By producing more than 40 shows annually, Circus Flora preserves and advances the tradition of New American Circus among diverse audiences. Through its partnership with the St. Louis Symphony and other cultural organizations, Circus Flora engages new audiences in the art form while also fostering the development of young artists and original work. The organization’s year-round Clowns on Call program brings laughter and magic to thousands of patients and their families every year at two St. Louis-area children’s hospitals. Visit www.circusflora.org or follow us on FACEBOOK to learn more.


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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