Foundry Art Centre presents Rat Race
Lambert Terminal 1, Bag Claim at the Meeting Place Gallery
October 2013- February 2014
In today’s fast-paced world of hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get caught up in the
serious and mundane tasks of life. Living in a modern society, we often focus on
the job at hand, leaving little time in our day for the lighter side of things. With this
whimsical exhibition, visitors are invited to pause for a moment and forget about
the “rat race.”
This exhibition of recent works draws from the creativity of fifteen artists who have
participated in juried exhibitions offered by the Foundry Art Centre in the past three
years. The artists capture in these three dimensional works, the essence of playfulness and the delight of the unexpected.
From the gentle composure of Wyn Flo’s Alice, to the abstracted beauty of Martin Linson’s
Bronze Garden, the artwork in this gallery highlights the mediums of clay,paper, fiber, glass and metal.
The featured regional artists are Lisa Becker, J. Penney Burton, Elizabeth Conn, Claire Frandsen, M.J. Goerke, Steve Jones, Laura Lebeda, Martin Linson, Laura Lloyd, Pat Owoc, Snail Scott and Betty Shew. Wyn Flo, Julie VonDerVellen and Dennis Yuen represent states outside of the greater St. Louis region.
The exhibition was curated by Angela Fowle, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre. Rat Race is sponsored by the Regional Arts Commission and the Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Meeting Place Gallery is part of Lambert’s Art and Culture Program which features temporary exhibitions from the St. Louis region and the State of Missouri.
About The Foundry Art Centre
The Foundry Art Centre is a fine arts gallery overlooking the Missouri River at 520 North Main Center, in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles. The Foundry features a Smithsonian-caliber art gallery hosting national juried exhibitions plus 20 working artist studios where visitors can watch the creative process and buy art directly from the artists. The non-profit art Centre also provides community meeting rooms, event space and a children’s art gallery. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. For more information, call (636) 255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.