CALL FOR NARRATIVE ARTWORK FOR STORYTELLING EXHIBITION AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE
St. Charles, MO – Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited imagery they are allowed. While literary artists have the luxury of inexhaustible words to describe a tale, visual artists rely on their imagination to successfully communicate a narrative and ignite another's imagination. Open to all media, Tell Me A Story highlights the story-telling, narrative abilities of artwork. Jason Bly, juror for the exhibition, is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and an accomplished trompe l’oiel oil painter. All entries are due by Monday, April 24, 2017. Tell Me A Story will open on Friday, June 16, 2017 with an opening reception from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30pm. Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror’s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror’s choice award. This exhibition closes on Friday, July 28, 2017. Calls for entry are available online at foundryartcentre.org or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri.
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About the Foundry Art Centre
The Foundry Art Centre is a fine arts gallery overlooking the Missouri River at 520 North Main Center in historic Saint Charles, Missouri. The not-for-profit centre features state-of-the-art exhibition spaces hosting juried exhibitions of national and international artists. The mezzanine level of the FAC features 20 working artist studios where visitors can watch the creative process and interact with local artists. Located along the Grand Hall are a children’s gallery where kids can create and explore different artistic activities, a gallery for emerging artists that doubles as meeting space, and a gift shop featuring local artists. The Grand Hall may be rented for events such as weddings and receptions, as well as corporate events like fundraisers and holiday parties. Hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 10am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm. Admission is free and donations are welcome. For more information, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.