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As you probably saw in my post last week, Projects+Gallery had the opening event for Apex Predator which had never been in the United States before. The exhibit is available November 6 - December 23, 2015 @ 4733 McPherson Avenue in the CWE. Open Hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm. Go see it! Edgy and cool! No real teeth were used...so don't worry!
Did you know that the Saint Louis Art Museum will be presenting a major exhibition celebrating St. Louis-based architects, artists, and designers, and the significant contributions they made to the midcentury modern aesthetic in America, I had the opportunity to attend a Preview of Saint Louis Modern on Tuesday this week and it was great, I think you will greatly enjoy it!
Beginning November 8, explore midcentury modern design up-close and personal at the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis Modern, an exhibition celebrating 30 years of modernism in St. Louis, including significant architectural commissions, public sculpture, murals, and stained glass. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Eero Saarinen’s modernist masterpiece, the Gateway Arch, the exhibition features more than 150 objects and artworks drawn from the Museum's collection and more than 30 museums and private lenders around the country.
Also, don't forget the biggest party of the year. We will be celebrating St. Louis Modern on Saturday December 5th from 7-11pm. The mood is mod for this special evening, which will include classic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, and plenty of swank and style! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit slam.org/slammodern.
The fifth annual Ladue News Show House returned with a grand estate in the heart of Ladue. St. Louis' top designers showcased their talents throughout this coveted property at 1751 Woodlawn. The Preview Party included hors d'oeuvres from Bishops Post, open bar, and a first look at the newly designed 2015 Show House. What a great time it was!
Here a few pictures I snapped while I was there!
Buy tickets to view this magnificent home available to view through the 25th HERE
Landmarks Association of Saint Louis meets the Columbia Foundation for the Arts
I was fortunate enough to join the Landmarks Association at the former Columbia Theater (now one of the region's most unique private residences and the home of the Columbia Foundation for the Arts) on Saturday, October 3rd for a fabulous fall fundraiser including a celebration of John Karel (recently retired Director of Tower Grove Park) and his contributions to historic preservation in St. Louis.
The event was elegant and thoughtfully put together. It was a rare chance to party under the stars at the Columbia Foundation! What stood out to me the most was the magnificence of the Columbia Foundation. I was also delighted with the pleasure of meeting the owner and Artist of the Columbia Foundation, Frank H. Schwaiger.
Frank enlightened me on some of the history of the building, which I found fascinating, so I want to share it. The Columbia Theater was erected in 1925 as a Vaudeville Theater. Notable Artists who played the Columbia include master Magician Harry Houdini and The Three Stooges. However, by the time the theater was operable, vaudeville was on the wane. In the early 1930's the Columbia was converted into an Art Deco styled movie theater.In 1957, the theater underwent an extensive conversion into a racquet club. Then in the 1970s the building was the scene of a fire which resulted in it's closing. Purchased at auction in 1987, the burned, derelict building was renovated by Frank H. Schwaiger. Inspired by Mediterranean cultures, the Columbia Theater is imbued with an atmosphere reminiscent of Pompeii.
Frank was gracious enough to open up his home for a fabulous fundraiser, and I think it was a success!
Written By: Blake Anderson, IT Officer for Ted Wight
A TRIBUTE TO TREBOR TICHENOR One of the Great Modern Masters of Ragtime At the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Sunday, June 7, 2015 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m. Ragtime Concert -- 3:00 p.m.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park will celebrate Mr. Wright's 148th birthday with A Tribute to Trebor Tichenor, One of the Great Modern Masters of Ragtime.
A St. Louis native, Trebor Tichenor (1940-2014) was an internationally renowned performer, composer and authority on ragtime music. For more than fifty years, he performed with the St. Louis Ragtimers and as a piano soloist.
A ragtime concert at 3:00 p.m. will honor Trebor and feature musicians and family members Virginia Tichenor, Andy Tichenor and Marty Eggers, as well as the St. Louis Ragtimers. In conjunction with the event, a special exhibit of photographs, ragtime piano rolls and memorabilia from the collections of Trebor Tichenor and the St. Louis Ragtimers will be on display in the house.
The event will also honor Joanne Kohn, Chairman Emeritus, for her eighteen years of outstanding leadership of the organization. Joanne led the campaign to raise funds to save and restore the house, and supervised its restoration to a level of excellence that brought national and international attention to the house.
Guests will enjoy touring the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, one of the region's architectural treasures. The accompanying outdoor celebration will include delicious party fare topped off with gelato and birthday cake in honor of Mr. Wright's birthday.
The party is a benefit to raise funds for projects and programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park.
Individual tickets are $125. To make a reservation, please call 314-822-8359 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park will celebrate Mr. Wright’s 148th birthday with a benefit party, A Tribute to Trebor Tichenor, one of the great modern masters of ragtime, on Sunday, June 7, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the grounds of Ebsworth Park.
A St. Louis native, Trebor Tichenor (1940-2014) was an internationally renowned performer, composer, and authority on ragtime music. For more than fifty years, he performed with the St. Louis Ragtimers and as a piano soloist. A ragtime concert at 3:00 p.m. will honor Trebor and feature musicians and family members, Virginia Tichenor, Andy Tichenor, and Marty Eggers, as well as the St. Louis Ragtimers. In conjunction with the event, a special exhibit of photographs, ragtime piano rolls, and memorabilia from the collections of Trebor Tichenor and the St. Louis Ragtimers will be on display in the house.
The event also honors Joanne Kohn, Chairman Emeritus, for her eighteen years of outstanding leadership of the organization. Joanne led the campaign to raise funds to save and restore the house and supervised its restoration to a level of excellence that brought national and international attention to the house.
Guests will also enjoy touring the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, one of the region’s architectural treasures. The accompanying outdoor celebration will include delicious party fare topped off with birthday cake in honor of Mr. Wright’s birthday.
Benefit Chairmen are Clare Davis and David Obedin. David Mesker and Dorothy Haase are Honorary Chairmen.
The party is a benefit to raise funds for projects and programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, a non-profit organization that preserves the house as a museum for the public and educates the public about architecture and design. Completed in 1955 for Russell and Ruth Kraus, the house is notable for its architectural integrity and original Wright-designed furnishings. It is located at 120 North Ballas Road in Kirkwood, Missouri.
Don't miss out on the Dada Ball and Bash put on by CAM. Inspired by the original Dadaists of the early twentieth century, this year’s Dada Ball celebrates the unexpected, ironic, and playful. The event will take place at the Koken Art Factory, in Fox Park, and feature avant-garde cuisine by world-renowned chef and food futurist Homaro Cantu, a boxing ring as stage, and surprise entertainment throughout the night. Pioneering Dadaist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) will serve as honorary chair. All proceeds benefit CAM’s groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs.
Last Saturday The Opop Tower downtown (Former Robert's Tower) was the setting for a 50th Birthday Gala for Charlie Houska. With a chinoiserie theme and a festive group of friends- it was the place to be!
The 2014 VP Ball was complete with glamour, pomp and fun. There were even some protestors in front of the hotel for a little bit.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch today:
Merrill Clark Hermann was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty on Saturday night at the 130th annual Veiled Prophet Ball.
Hermann, the daughter of Signa and Robert R. Hermann Jr., was among 70 young women who made their formal entrance into society at the ball attended by more than 2,000 people at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Hermann, a college sophomore majoring in business, is a graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Her community service includes being a co-founder of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital youth board, a national Charity League member and a food outreach volunteer.
She was captain of her high school varsity squash team and a member of the varsity tennis team.
The retiring queen is Katherine Falk Desloge, daughter of Ann and Stephen F. Desloge.
The Veiled Prophet ball is held each December. It’s a tradition in St. Louis that dates to 1878.
The Veiled Prophet Organization is a civic group that is also behind the annual VP Parade and Fair St. Louis.
About 30 people protesting police shootings in Ferguson and around the nation marched and shouted chants outside the Hyatt as the ball was taking place inside. A line of police blocked the entrance to the hotel.
Police reported one arrest, a 46-year-old man who was charged with third-degree assault for allegedly shoving the doorman at the posh Tony’s restaurant. Police said he pushed the doorman when told he could not enter without a reservation, then tried to run from police.
And a picture of me and my son, Nicholas, a junior at Marquette University. My other son was sick :(
Last night McPherson Ave in the CWE was hopping with the Ted Collier show. All the fashionistas were out and then filtered into the area restaurants. I ended up at Herbie's. Their Shrimp and Grits really is the best thing in the world!
(I may need to buy myself a new phone for my X mas present....my photos are getting pretty bad.)
One of the many benefits of being a member of Modern STL is being invited to their fun parties! Last night we celebrated the Holiday Season at a cool home in the Ridgewood subdivision in Crestwood. This Ralph Fournier-designed home is super stylish! What a fun party! Join now by clicking HERE.
Last night I attended a fabulous Holiday Party at a special home on Portland Place. The new owner has completely redone the interior and it is smart! Interiors by Jimmie Jamieson. David Schwartz catered the elegant affair.
Recently I went to a party to kick off the new BET series- Nellyville. Nelly rented a gorgeous, contemporary Ladue home to showcase his family life. I know....a little convoluted, though that is Hollywood. Over 125 guests attended the party at the home.
The home was designed by William Bernoudy and was transformed into a lovely contemporary home by the current owners. It may not look like a typical Bernoudy anymore, though it is quite cool and stylish.....complete with an elevator!
Last night I had a successful Client Appreciation Party that was co-hosted with Meghan and Matt Mach of Star Insurance/ PURE and Steve Strick and Shannon Martini of Gershman Mortgage. The event was held at the Houska Gallery in the CWE and was catered by The Social Affair. Thank you for everyone who came....they even received gift bags with fun items including a Houska fishbowl cookie created by a dear client/friend and then iced by Companion Bakery.
Last night I had the treat of going to the opening celebration party for the renovated Magnolia Hotel (formerly The Mayfair) and the OPOP Tower (formerly Roberts Tower). It was quite a party and the spaces were gorgeous! Tony Montano of Buds did the flowers....and they were plentiful, fragrant and lovely!
Last Thursday I took my dear mother and handsome son to the Preview Party for the 2014 Ladue News Decorator's Show House. We loved all of the designer's rooms....and especially the Master Suite designed by David Deatherage. The show goes through October 19th....so hurry.
The Ladue News has selected 34 Briarcliff in Ladue to be ther 2014 Decorator's Show House. I can't wait to see what they have done to this colonial home. I grew up at 8 Briarcliff. My parents lived there for about 27 years. Great memories!
The Preview Party is this Thursday 6-8 PM
Order tickets for the Preview Party or for general tours HERE
Yesterday was the fun benefit at the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Ebsworth Park. We lucked out with the weather and had a gorgeous afternoon. Pokey Lafarge was wonderful. He delighted every age at the party. The problem is now going to be how to top him for next year's entertainment!
It was a gorgeous evening in the Central West End last Friday for the McPherson Gallery openings. Live music was on the street and area restaurants provided food at the galleries. The fashionable crowd was out to see the latest exhibits at Houska, Duane Reed and Philip Slein Galleries.
Mark Newport and Beverly Mayeri @ Duane Reed Gallery
An annual art sensation, voted Best Arts Fundraiser by the Riverfront Times!
When: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 7pm to 11pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
$30 General Admission, $50 VIP (includes beer + wine)
Photo by JJ Lane – Be Lovely Photography
Wall Ball is one of the most anticipated art and social events of the year. In a unique silent auction format, Wall Ball showcases the live creative process of top established and emerging artists in St. Louis while patrons compete to secure these unique, original artworks. This lively party is attended by over 500 art enthusiasts, collectors and admirers every year.
Photo by JJ Lane – Be Lovely Photography
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Last night I went to the 129th Veiled Prophet Ball. Katherine Desloge was crowned the new Queen. The evening was full of beauty, pomp and elegance. My feet were tired. I had the job of escorting Retiring Queen, Margaret Schnuck, though the post presentation events....though was able to duck out before the Queen's Supper. Here are some random pictures of the debutants with my Hiptsomatic ap!