Gallery season will range from DIY art to quilts

This piece of artwork is part of an exhibition called “Odyssey” by UMSL alumna Rachel Heim. Her series of handmade quilts will be on display Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 at Gallery Visio.

Do-it-yourself art, large-scale surreal dreamscapes and a series of handmade quilts will be part of the 2012-13 exhibition season in Gallery Visio at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. The exhibits are free and open to the public.

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

From Aug. 22 to Sept. 19, the gallery will present “Workbook,” an interactive live art show. Workbook activity pages will be recreated on the walls of the gallery for show attendees to contribute to and enjoy.

From Oct. 3 to Nov. 14, “Synesthesia” will invite viewers to be a participant in the exhibit, which will feature a collection of vivid and dramatic portrait photography combined with live art elements by UMSL alumna Rebecca Haas.

From Nov. 28 to Jan. 9, “FAB Expo” will feature the most current student work produced by UMSL fine arts majors. The exhibit is a collaborative of Gallery Visio and the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

From Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, the gallery will display “Odyssey.” UMSL alumna Rachel Heim will take viewers on a visual journey through her life experiences depicted in a series of handmade quilts.

From March 6 to April 10, Gallery Visio will display “Dream Blisters.” St. Louis artist Robert Treece will exhibit a series of large-scale paintings depicting surreal dreamscapes that are said to be manifestations of the unconscious mind.

From April 17 to May 8, the eight annual “International Photo Contest” will feature a juried selection of photographs taken by UMSL students and faculty who have traveled abroad. The exhibition is sponsored by International Studies and Programs at UMSL.

Gallery Visio is a student-run gallery at UMSL. It’s located in 170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL’s North Campus. The gallery is committed to exhibiting art by undergraduate students and alumni at UMSL, as well as emerging artists. Regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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