"Hungry for the Girl" (left) by UMSL photography student Virginia Harold and "Fractured Realities" by Michigan-based artist Donna Childree Gotlib will be on display this year in Gallery Visio as part of the "Expired" and "Fractured Realities" exhibits, respectively.

Depictions of zombie culture, Renaissance imagery and visions of multiculturalism will be part of the 2011-12 exhibition season in Gallery Visio at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The season will include seven different exhibits that are free and open to the public.

The next season at Gallery Visio will include the following exhibits:

From Aug. 25 to Sept. 22, the gallery will display “Visie Van Amsterdam.” The exhibit will feature Dutch-inspired posters designed by UMSL graphic design students who have just returned from a tour through Amsterdam’s art scene.

From Oct. 6 to Nov. 3, “Expired” will feature UMSL artists’ attack of their favorite media to depict the dynamic and horrific nature of zombie culture. The exhibit will be co-sponsored by Made Monarchs.

From Nov. 10 to Dec. 15, the gallery will present “Awareness = Life.” This exhibition will showcase Normandy (Mo.) High School student artists in their first gallery show. All of Gallery Visio’s proceeds from the show will go to the Will Flores Fund assisting children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 16, Gallery Visio will feature “Fractured Realities” in which Michigan-based artist Donna Childree Gotlib will exhibit a series of hand-made collage work inspired by Renaissance imagery.

From Feb. 23 to March 22, the gallery will exhibit “Pop Manifesto Part 2.” The exhibit will feature emerging artists from the St. Louis community and UMSL. This second coming of “Pop Manifesto” will depict a visual interpretation of pop culture. The exhibit will be co-sponsored by Made Monarchs.

From March 29 to April 19, the 7th annual “Center for International Studies Photo Contest” will feature a juried selection of photographs taken by UMSL students and faculty who have traveled abroad. The exhibit will be co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies at UMSL.

From April 26 to May 16, Gallery Visio will display “Multicultural Expressions.” This exhibit will showcase a collection of diverse artistic expressions created by UMSL students and faculty. The exhibit will be co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Relations at UMSL.

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

Gallery Visio is in 170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL, 1 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.

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Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz