Change is good, filled with promise, and oftentimes gutsy. That's how I would describe Carolyn Miles's decision to move Atrium Gallery from a location on McPherson with street presence two blocks north to a first floor space without (with only a sign out front) in the Pierce Arrow Building, 4814 Washington.
Carolyn, owner, founder, and director of Atrium Gallery found larger and more expansive exhibition space where she plans to continue bringing high quality,
interesting exhibitions featuring contemporary national and international artists to St. Louis. The focus of the gallery in its new location will be expanded to emphasize personal service introducing
people to new artwork, and assisting in developing collections. Carolyn, who has operated the gallery for 26 years, will devote two days a week to holding private appointments with clients in the
gallery and in their homes, and will continue to work with businesses assisting with collections. She is excited also to be able to introduce programs and other special events on these days to enhance
the experience of learning about and acquiring fine contemporary
art. Atrium Gallery will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 to 5 for drop-in visitors.
The new gallery space with its large exhibition room is in a building with other occupants involved in the arts (Barbara Holtz, Yvette Woods, Terry Whittle, Judith Shaw) and other creative professions (Diann Cage Design, architectural firms AOR and SOA, etc.). Carolyn continues: "...it gives us opportunities we were looking for, but didn't have in the previous space. We truly love the new gallery, and hope many wonderful things will happen here."
Atrium Gallery, Thurs. - Sat. 10 to 5, Tues. & Weds. by appt., 4814 Washington Ave. Suite 110, (314) 367-1076.
Be sure to stop by Friday evening for a champagne reception introducing "Latin Beat," see below:
To celebrate, and introduce the new gallery Atrium will present an extensive exhibition featuring work by ten artists, “Latin Beat,” all from “Latin” countries, central and south America, and Mediterranean. All are internationally recognized artists with work in major public and private collections. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and mixed media works.
Featured Artists are:
Claudio Bravo (Chile/Morocco)
Julio Larraz (Cuba)
Adrian Luchini (Argentina)
Lika Mutal (Netherlands, Peru)
Ruby Rumié (Colombia/Chile)
Tomás Sánchez (Cuba)
Francisca Sutil (Chile)
Manolo Valdés (Spain)
Sophia Vari (Greece/France)
"We intend the new space and new programming to be exciting additions to the cultural scene in St. Louis and and look forward to working with art lovers here in St. Louis and beyond as well."
Gallery Grand Opening - Friday, January 18, 2013Champagne Reception 6-9 p.m.Exhibition continues through March 9