Kranzberg Arts Center
The Kranzberg Arts Center is located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts and Entertainment District at 501 N. Grand Blvd. It houses three distinct, multi-use spaces – an art gallery operated by Craft Alliance, a flex-seat 100 capacity black box theatre, and a cabaret/lounge performance space with seating for 90 and pro audio/lights. See below for more information on upcoming events at The Kranzberg Arts center.
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Coming to The Studio:
“Jazz Sessions” w/ Bob Deboo & friends – Every Saturday, 10pm-1am, FREE
Every Saturday night, the studio in the Kranzberg Arts Center will be hosting live jazz/soul with Bob Deboo & friends with every last Saturday featuring a special guest. This pop-up jazz lounge will feature fine wines, craft beers & cocktails alongside some of St. Louis’ finest jazz musicians!
Featured Artists (shows are $10, $5 for students):
-March 29: Ptah Williams (piano)
-April 26: Steven Martin (saxophone)
-May 31: Jason Swagler (alto sax)
-June 28: Adam Maness
-July 26: Willie Akins
-August 30: Peter Schlamb
3/7: Far Fetched - “The Story of Prologue III” - 7:30pm doors / 8pm show, $10 ($5 for students)
-Tickets/more info: http://grandcenter.org/calendar/event/2014/03/07/far-fetched—the-story-of-prologue-iii/
3/10: “First Bloom” feat. poet/vocalist/songwriter Helen Marie & TBA - 6pm, $5
3/17: “First Bloom” feat. poet/spoken word artist/author Cheeraz Gormon and poet/author/producer Amanda Wells - 6pm, $5
3/21: St. Lou Fringe presents “FIVE-FIFTHS: Alice In Fringeland” - 7pm, $5 - $35
3/24: “First Bloom” feat. poet/spoken word artist/author Audrey “Taylored Poet” Pollard and poet/spoken word artist/author Bella Words - 6pm, $5
3/28: Making Every Moment Count - “The Music of Peter Allen” - 8pm, $20
-Tickets/more info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559044
3/31: “First Bloom” feat. poet/vocalist/educator Grace Fisher and TBA - 6pm, $5
4/4: Oneohtrix Point Never - 7:30pm doors / 8pm show, $20 advance / $25 day of show / $15 (with student ID)
-Tickets/more info: http://grandcenter.org/calendar/event/2014/04/04/oneohtrix-point-never/
4/19: Sidewalk Chalk “Unplugged + Live Recording” w/ Tiffany Elle - 7:30pm doors / 8pm show, $15 general admission / $20 reserved seating
4/20: Christopher McBride – 4:30pm doors / 5pm show, $10
-Tickets/more info: http://grandcenter.org/calendar/event/2014/04/20/christopher-mcbride/
4/26: Stephen Martin Quartet - 6:30pm doors / 7pm show, $10 ($5 for students)
-Tickets/more info: http://grandcenter.org/calendar/event/2014/04/26/stephen-martin-quartet/
5/16: WeDou Everything (Weedie Braimah + Amadou Kouyate) – 7:30pm doors / 8pm show, $10 advance / $15 day of show
5/24: Musical Evolution! A Cabaret featuring Dom Thomas and Maria Bartolotta – 7pm doors / 7:30pm show, $10 (4 for $30)
7/19: Shana Tucker - 7:30pm doors / 8pm show, $12 advance / $15 day of show
-Tickets/more info: http://grandcenter.org/calendar/event/2014/07/19/shana-tucker/
Coming to the Black Box Theatre:
HotCity Theatre presents: Red Light Winter
A tempestuous love triangle smolders between two college buddies and the red light woman they share for a night. Sex, lies and decadence will change their lives forever.
Warning: This play contains nudity and explicit sexual content. For mature audiences only.
Matt – AUSTIN PIERCE
Davis – REGGIE PIERRE
Christina – MAGGIE CONROY
March 14th – 29th, Preview March 13th
Thursdays, Fridays - 8pm
Saturdays – 3pm and 8pm*
Sundays – 7pm
*There is no 3:00pm matinee performance on opening weekend (March 14th)
General Admission tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (62+) and Students.
$15 AEC discount. One $15 ticket per AEC card. Must be purchased at box office.
Students must present Student ID and AEC members must present AEC card at box office.
Preview tickets on Thursday, March 13th are $15.
Group discounts are available.
Box Office: 314-289-4063
Coming to the Craft Alliance Grand Center Gallery:
Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home
Curator Marci McDade explores the harsh effects of our troubling times through seemingly comfortable works of art
February 7, 2014 – April 20, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm / Saturday, 10am – 5pm / Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6 – 9pm, with curator’s comments at 6pm
Fail-Safe features a wide range of artists creating textile and fiber-based works of contemporary art. Although the media these artists are working with are familiar (embroidery, found objects, textiles, etc.), each piece is loaded with incendiary content directly in opposition to the comfort imbued by the material itself. The pieces in this show comment on difficult aspects of life in 21st century, relating to poverty, racism, digital disconnect, and the fleeting nature of life itself.
All of the artworks included in Fail-Safe were made in the last 10 years, allowing the exhibition to thematically reference the tumultuous years following Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, and the economic crash. The sense of unease and uncertainty associated with this time period is directly reflected in the works included here, and the artists are specifically trying to draw the audience into conversations about these difficult issues. Potent in premise, much of the more subtle and formally arresting work offers new points of access for viewers to reconsider the state of our country today as we look toward the future.
Curator Marci Rae McDade is the editor of Surface Design Journal, a leading textile arts publication published quarterly by the Surface Design Association. Her overview of the contemporary fiber arts field is informed by a decade of experience as an independent curator and exhibiting maker of 2D and 3D fiber-based artwork. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in film and video production from Columbia College in Chicago.
Participating artists include (in alphabetical order):
Kathryn Clark (San Francisco), John Coffelt (NYC), Vic De La Rosa (San Francisco), Marc Dombrosky (Seattle), Robert Fontenot (Los Angeles), Carol Jackson (Chicago), Amanda McCavour (Philadelphia), Rachel Meginnes (Seattle), Mark Newport (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), Loren Schwerd (Baton Rouge), Mary Smull (Philadelphia), Anna Von Mertens (Connecticut), Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago)
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