A collaborative exhibit featuring silkscreen prints and a photography exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will kick off the ninth full season at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Gallery Visio. Five additional exhibits will round out the gallery’s 2009-10 season.

Forthcoming exhibits include the following:

Aug. 27 to Oct. 15, Gallery Visio will present “Children of the Mesh.” The exhibit will feature silkscreen prints by local artist John Vogl of The Bungaloo, Chicago collaborative Delicious Design League and Jennifer McKnight, assistant professor of studio art at UMSL. An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

Nov. 1 to 18, “Ikonen Einer Grenzanlage” will feature photographs commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The touring exhibition, sponsored by the UMSL German Culture Center, was designed and implemented by students at the University of Paderborn in Germany. An opening reception will be determined at a later date.

Dec. 3 to 17, the gallery will present “Kids with Cameras.” The exhibit will feature photographs taken by children of the Macaldeniya School in Sri Lanka, many of whom had never before held cameras. The fundraising exhibit will benefit the UMSL Sri Lanka Educational Fund and include an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3.

Jan. 21 to Feb. 18, the gallery will present “Art for AIDS.” The annual fundraising exhibition will feature paintings and prints for sale by guest artists and UMSL students. All proceeds will go to the Will Flores Fund, which assists children and families affected by AIDS. An opening will be reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21.

March 4 to April 1, “The Art of Labor” will feature a selection of works from the Bruce and Barbara Feldacker Collection that depict the many facets of labor. The exhibit will feature everything from portraits of workers to machinery that evokes abstract design. An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. March 4.

April 8 to 16, the fifth annual “International Studies Photo Contest” will showcase photographs taken by UMSL students and faculty traveling abroad. The juried exhibition is sponsored by the Center for International Studies at UMSL. An opening reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. April 8.

April 22 to June 24, “The Giving Tree” will feature a collaborative installation using recycled materials and repurposed medium for the purpose of environmental awareness and aesthetic value. Gallery Visio’s first green exhibit will include an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. April 22.

The Gallery Visio Student Association at UMSL was founded by fine arts, anthropology, photography and graphic design students in 2001 to run Gallery Visio. The gallery’s first exhibit was held in February 2002.

Gallery Visio is in 170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Call 314-516-7922 or http://www.umsl.edu/~visio for more information about Gallery Visio at UMSL.

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