Apr 15 @ 5:00 PM – May 12 @ 5:00 PM
Artist Nico Salazar will exhibit a series of monochromatic illustrations at the Jean Cocteau Art Gallery beginning April 15th. An opening reception will be held Friday April 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ARTIST STATEMENT: Inspired by metaphysics and fine desserts~ this series of monochromatic illustrations explores the lives of entities existing in a distant dimension deep within the internet. Inhabitants of this realm are addicted to social media, high fashion, and sugar and will stop at nothing to satisfy their sweet addictions. Blending influences of fashion design, manga, 80s horror films, and technical illustration; Rare Candy showcases a unique synergy of cutesy and grotesque imagery serving as metaphors for a planet filled with obsession and indulgence masked by comfort and luxury.
Apr 20 @ 5:30 PM
BlackShirtReads presents a screenplay reading of Blue Note. Blue Note is the dark tale of a tryst between working-class detective Edouard LaMonde and uptown socialite Candace Rhodes that turns deadly when LaMonde is forced to team up with corrupt St. Louis cops to solve his ex-wife’s disappearance. Teetering on the edge of sobriety, the disgraced Canadian Mountie seeks redemption; he’s a ticking time bomb of revenge as his investigation uncovers a social class war of corruption, power, greed and betrayal. When the underbelly of the St. Louis Music Scene collides with corporate power, LaMonde must find a way to catch a murderer before time runs out.
May 4 @ 7:00 PM
On Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m., the Jean Cocteau proudly presents Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Matt Alber. San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is currently touring for his new acoustic album, Wind Sand Stars. The music has been compared to Rufus Wainright, K.D. Lang and Joni Mitchell with its highly melodic vocals and instrumental contributions. Alternating between acoustic guitar and piano, Matt’s set includes covers of popular songs by Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, Madonna and AC/DC. Alber was chosen by Lincoln Center as one of America’s premier songwriters. He is a two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist with Chanticleer, a classical ensemble. Learn more about Alber at www.mattalber.com.