We cannot believe that June is at the halfway point already. The Delmar Loop is hot. Trolley construction along Delmar is nearing the end and the East end of The Loop is enjoying the transformation of the old Big Shark Space into Joe Edward’s Delmar Hall and the construction of a 14 story apartment complex on the adjacent lot.
The art scene on The Loop has also been busy. Over the last few weeks The Loop hosted the 8th annual Mannequins on The Loop. Talented area artists, including our own Jon Gamache, created wonderful street art. Thanks to Audrey Jones of Figure 8 Designs for organizing this event. Congratulations to Tracey Johnson who created the winning mannequin for Avalon Exchange. The winner can be viewed at University City library.
We are excited to introduce a few artists who will be joining us in July:
Heather Brown is a watercolor artist who uses a special technique to create striking images. Stop by our Summer Artist Wine Reception on Friday, July 15 to meet Heather and see more of her beautiful work.
Sukanya Mani is another new artist who will be joining the gallery in July. Her boldly colored paintings are both charming and evocative.
Sukanya will also be joining us for the Summer Artist Wine Reception. We look forward to introducing you to her body of work.
Last, but not least, we are very excited to be participating in The Loop’s Photo Contest. The prize list is pretty amazing including a $500 cash 1st prize. Enter your photos at stltoday.com/contests from June 13 through June 26. Voting will commence on June 27. We look forward to all the great moments that you’ve captured in The Loop.
Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there. We hope to see you in the gallery soon – we are just east of Skinker between The Moonrise Hotel and The Pageant.