Lambert News: Hand-made Paper Sculptures Featured in New Airport Exhibit

Paper Trails

Now through October 21, 2013

WHERE: The Meeting Place Gallery at Terminal 1 Bag Claim / Lambert – St. Louis International Airport

Gallery Hours: Open during regular airport hours

(St. Louis) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Craft Alliance (CA) are pleased to announce Paper Trails, currently openat The Meeting Place Gallery in Lambert’s Terminal 1 Bag Claim. The exhibition, which runs through October 21, features the work of six nationally known artists who create sculptures out of hand-made paper. The exhibit is part of Lambert’s Art and Culture Program which is supported by the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.

Paper has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, a utilitarian object taken for granted. The artists in Paper Trails, however, alter common perceptions of paper by using innovative papermaking techniques to communicate their ideas in unique and challenging ways. The regional artists in this exhibition are Jennifer Baker, Joan Hall, Tom LangMarie McInerney, Megan Singleton, and Jo Stealey.

Megan Singleton and Joan Hall both create works that utilize forms from plant and sea life. Their art makes social and political statements about how we treat our environment, touching on the fragility of our planet and raising our social consciousness.

Jo Stealey and Jennifer Baker approach their artwork as a narrative, making the viewer stop and investigate further. They also recall the natural world through the forms and shapes of their pieces.

Marie McInerney and Tom Lang find inspiration and direction for their work from the rhythms of everyday life. Aware that life presents challenges and obstacles, they create work that challenges the viewer to respond.

Paper Trails leads us down a path of delight and discovery. In a world full of computer technology, paper continues to transform and impact everyday lives, and to be a major source of communication and expression.

The Meeting Place Gallery at Terminal 1 Bag Claim is located at the passenger pick-up waiting area at the C Concourse exit, across from the Black American in Flight mural, east of Bag claim 1. Accessible to non-ticketed visitors.

ABOUT CRAFT ALLIANCE

Craft Alliance is the only art institution dedicated to contemporary craft in the St. Louis region. The non-profit organization, located in the Delmar Loop and in the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center, provides inspiration and education in contemporary craft to a national community of artists, collectors, students and the art-viewing public. It does this through every creative stage, offering exhibitions, studio art classes, family programs, and free community programs. Craft Alliance is funded in part by the Arts and Education Council; the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the Whitaker Foundation; and the generous support of its members. For more information, please call 314.725.1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

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