Chesterfield Arts schedules a variety of visual arts events throughout the year that are free and open to the public, including gallery openings and interactive community projects.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Currently showing at St. Louis County Library - Sachs Branch
The artwork of Janet Abel Ware
Janet Abel Ware has spent the past ten years developing the skills which allow her to best express, with paint on canvas, what she has felt as she's witnessed some of the beautiful moments which we all receive, if we're paying attention. Her goal is to inspire the viewer to experience some of the emotion she has felt as she's been moved by a vision.
J.A.Ware's path to creating art was a convoluted path. She graduated from Stanford University and proceeded to obtain a professional degree from the University of Illinois. She worked in a demanding professional scientific field while raising a family with three children. Still, loving the arts, she pursued an eclectic education in the visual arts by enrolling in various focused art classes and workshops. Since her retirement, she has persistently painted. She paints primarily with oils, but utilizes watercolors, acrylics and metal leafs in some of her paintings. The landscape of her home on the Illinois side of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area figures prominently in her works. J.A.Ware loves to read and play music, but recognizes her lack of the gift of creative writing of stories or songs. She is eternally grateful to have the ability to express herself in such a beautiful language as painting!
For more information and images, please visit www.jawareart.com
It shall be made Manifest Tree of Knowledge
Winter Blues It all Falls Away
Margret and H.A. Rey's Journey from France"
July 5 - August 12
Friday, July 12
6 - 8 PM
A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Missouri Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Based in part on the 2005 publication, "The Journey That Saved Curious George", this exhibit chronicles the journey of Margret and H.A. Rey as they fled Paris in 1940, traveling by bike, boat and train, with only a few belongings that included drawings and a story about a little brown monkey.
(photo) Allan Drummond, Escape from Paris, 2005, modern reproduction of watercolor and ink on paper 14-3/4 x 10-7/28 inches, courtesy Allan Drummond and Institute for Holocaust Education, Omaha, NE.