James Wu and Grace Lin are Taiwanese immigrants who have made Kirkwood their home for the last two decades. This summer, Wu was invited by Yilan County’s Cultural Affairs Bureau to exhibit his paintings at Taiwan’s Sky Gallery. “Soaring Wings” showcased Wu’s unique style which combines tradi…

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Originally created in 1994, Innovations in Textiles takes place every fourth year, with a mission to elevate awareness and appreciation of textiles and textile-inspired art/design.

It’s worth driving by Monroe and Taylor to watch construction of Kirkwood’s new Performing Arts Center, even if the most exciting phase is just wrapping up: installation of 76-foot-tall, precast concrete panels that make up the walls.

Tom Reed is an artist and the master printer for Island Press at Washington University. Island Press brings in high- profile artists (who do not typically work in printmaking) to collaborate with printmaking faculty and students from beginning to end of the creative process.

Dan Esarey grew up in eastern Colorado where he came to love the land’s wide open expanses, its vistas of field and sky. He would leave Colorado behind and move to the St. Louis area, where he has raised a family and worked as director of operations for the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Summer days are decidedly here, and with them an explosion of flora, fauna and festivals. It seems like every day of the week, we can take our pick of outdoor and community events, and art affairs are no exception.

In the past 10 years, Webster Groves and Kirkwood have modernized and expanded their libraries. During the same time, Eden Theological Seminary and Webster University’s Luhr Library located on East Lockwood was being emptied, sold, repurposed and renamed the Luhr Building.

If you send local artist Cathy Einspanier a photo of your house, she’ll create a personalized watercolor for you. Einspanier runs a shop on Etsy called Picket Fence Portraits that has been featured in HGTV Magazine and a slew of online publications, such as Good Housekeeping. With all this e…

Watching the bees visit our garden once again, I am reminded of a somewhat obscure blip in the history of illustration. Between 1625 and 1630, two Italian scientists printed the earliest records of microscopic observations in their publication, Apiarium. Federico Cesi wrote the text while ar…

Cbabi Bayoc has been working as an artist since the mid 1990s. Some highlights from these 25 years include when Prince chose his painting “Reine Keis Quintet” as the cover art for his 2001 album “The Rainbow Children;” and “365 Days with Dad,” when Bayoc painted a positive image of black fat…

Photographer Harry Callahan’s work can be found in most major museums. During his career, he was widely respected for his technical know-how, experimental attitude and masterful compositions. He spent more than 30 years teaching photography techniques to university students. Ultimately, thou…

Ken Wood didn’t set out to become a studio artist. He studied architecture at Rice University and worked as an architect for about five years before becoming disenchanted with the collaborative nature of architectural work — working in teams, coordinating with other trades, and being so depe…

Two years ago, Beyoncé posted a portrait of herself on Instagram to announce her pregnancy with twins. Within hours, the image had garnered over 7 million likes, and it’s since settled at well over the 11 million mark.