Sheldon Galleries features history of the Sheldon

sheldonThrough photographs, plans and historical artifacts, the exhibition tells the story of The Sheldon, designed by 1904 World’s Fair architect Louis C. Spiering, who was a native of St. Louis

 

 

 

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Emmylou Harris at the Sheldon Concert Hall, April, 2002: Ray Marklin

 

The Sheldon Art Galleries presents The Sheldon: A Rich History and Notes in Focus: New Sheldon Concert Photographs by Ray Marklin in the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery, July 20 – August 25, 2007 with a complimentary wine and cheese opening reception on Friday, July 20, 2007 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, noon – 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission. More information can be found at the Sheldon Art Galleries’ Web site: www.thesheldon.org/galleries.asp.

 

Through photographs, plans and historical artifacts, the exhibition tells the story of The Sheldon, designed by 1904 World’s Fair architect Louis C. Spiering, who was a native of St. Louis.  He was educated in his home city, in Berlin, and finally at l’École des Beaux Arts in Paris.  The companion exhibit, Notes in Focus, features 40 photographs taken by Ray Marklin during Sheldon concerts over the last 7 years portraying musicians and singers like Joan Baez, David Byrne, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Wynton Marsalis, Jerry Jeff Walker and others.  Marklin is an independent professional photographer whose images have appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Homes magazine and Caribbean Travel and Life magazine, among others.   In addition to his commercial work, Marklin has produced personal work on Vietnam and Cambodia, South America, China, Cuba and Eastern Europe which have been shown in many one person exhibitions in Missouri and Illinois.  His works are also included in numerous corporate and private collections around the St. Louis region. 

The not-for-profit Sheldon Art Galleries exhibits works by local, national, and international artists in all media.  Over 6,000 square feet of the gallery’s spaces on the 2nd floor are permanently devoted to rotating exhibits of photography, architecture, jazz art and history, and children's art.  A sculpture garden, seen from both the atrium lobby and the connecting glass bridge, features periodic rotations and installations, and the Nancy Spirtas Gallery on the lower level features art of all media.  The Sheldon actively supports the work of St. Louis artists.

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