Saturday, July 20, 2013

Central Library Tour, Photos

Here are a few snapshots of architectural restoration details of the Central Library. Thanks to everyone from the St. Louis Artists' Guild & the St. Louis Drawing And Painting Meetup who attended the tour!
 Views of the painted ceiling in the Great Hall.
Monrovia Tile fireplace in the childrens' area.
One of several magnifcent Gorham art glass windows that can been on the Central Library tour. Individuals can request a free guided tour of the library at 10, 11, 12 and 1 o'clock on Mondays and Saturdays at the main desk.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Next meeting: Central Library Tour, July 20, 11am

The workmen have left the building and the ribbon has been cut so it’s time to see the results of the restoration/renovation at Central Library downtown at 1301 Olive Street, Come see the jewel of the St. Louis Public Library polished and ready to take us through the next 100 years, with updated systems and technology and a restoration that shows the beauty and the grandeur of this architectural masterpiece by Cass Gilbert. Our group will meet at the desk in the Great Hall on the 2nd floor at 11 am prior to the start of a docent lead tour. For reservations contact: Jerry Cox, creative artisans' chair or Michael Anderson

Please note: Parking meters around Central Library will require payment on Saturdays. These meters will take $2.00 in coins for two hours.
Library Free Parking – The Library provides free parking ONLY on the parking lot that is located at Olive and 15th Street . The entrance to the lot is on the west side of 15th street . You will find an arm (yellow and black) that will rise to allow access to the lot. In order to exit the lot, a token can be requested at one of the issue desks at the conclusion of the tour.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Photos of Soulard Fine Arts Building Tour

Thanks again to sculptor Robert Michaelmann and all the artists for opening their studios to the St. Louis Artists' Guild Creative Artisans and the St. Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup tour of the Soulard Fine Arts Building on March 7. It was a special evening of hospitality and hanging out with a great group of artists. Pictured below: Studios and works of John M. Newman, Kristen Windmiller, Robert Michaelmann, Margaret Keller, Ken Worley, Ted Gast and Karen Landon.

We are organizing more studio/architectural tours for future meetings & your are welcome to join us. Watch this blog for more info.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Soulard Fine Arts Building Tour/Open House

For our next meeting the Creative Artisans' section of the St. Louis Artist's Guild plans to visit The Soulard Fine Arts Building on March 7 at 7:00 pm. The artists of the Soulard Fine Arts Building will be on hand to discuss their work and studios. Please let us know if you plan to attend. Tour is limited to 15 persons.
Soulard Fine Arts Building
1009 A Russell
St. Louis, MO
More info and photos here:
For reservations contact:
Jerry Cox, creative artisans' chair
or Michael Anderson

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photos: St. Anthonys tour

Nearly twenty individuals attended the creative artisans' tour of St. Anthonys church on Sat, 2/2. The tour was led by parishioner and church historian Mike Mount.

The craftsmanship through the church is extraordinary as exemplified by the confesssionals and massive stained glass windows.
 The stained glass windows are original to 1904 structure and designed by Emil Frei.
Tour leader Mike Mount describes the symbolic elements in a painted icon located within a chapel that is along side the main alter of the church.
 At the conclusion of the tour several participants ate lunch at a large shared table at nearby Urban Eats, a diner that features a fusion of cuisines. Thanks to the St. Louis Drawing and Painting Meetup for posting the tour announcement and its members for the great turnout.
View the Meetup photos here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Next Meeting: Tour St. Anthony's Church, Sat, Feb 2, 2013

To all friends of the Creative Artisans Guild, the holidays were busy for all but we are ready to head into the coming year. The Creative Artisans Guild is a way to connect with other artist and artisans. Our next get together will be a little out of the ordinary. My daughter was part of a Catholic Choir group and the performances were in some really magnificent churches. One that I found to be quite extraordinary was St. Anthony’s on the South side of the city.
This church has celebrated its 150 year birthday and has gone through quite a bit of changes over that time. Church historian, Mike Mount, will guide us through the history and give us insights into the magnificent Artisan work throughout the building.
This daytime meeting is at 11 am, Saturday, Febuary 2, so that we can see the stained glass and see the building as it was meant to be seen. The church is at 3140 Meramec. Check the location link Here 
Maybe we can go for lunch after at the Bevo, which is not very far away, Or if someone has a better idea in the area, let me know.
I look forward to seeing you all.Please let me know if you can make it, so I can get a headcount for the tour.
Feel free to forward this email or invite a friend!Visit St. Anthony of Padua web site
Jerry Cox
Chair of CAG
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Astonishing talent in St. Louis!

The Artisans' section is taking a holiday break and will not meet in December.

The link below is to a must see video of the spectacular renovation of Central Library in downtown St. Louis.

Seasons greetings to all members and friends!