Saturday, June 22, 2013
Free and open to the public. Registration recommended. Starts at the The Lemp Brewery, 3500 Lemp Avenue. Route includes: Building #12, Luminary Center for the Arts, BANK projects, CAMP, Fort Gondo, with optional parties to follow at 2720 and Blank Space, among others.
Led by James McAnally, founder, Co-Director, and Curator of the Luminary Center for the Arts and Executive Editor of Temporary Art Review, and Sarrita Hunn, artist, Residency Program Director of the Luminary, and Managing Editor of Temporary Art Review. Historically, Cherokee Street became a significant area during the 1890s, largely due to the convenience of the new electric streetcar lines. Today the artist community fueled by a DIY ethos has embraced this culturally rich neighborhood—establishing galleries, art and design studios, and art exhibition spaces. Bringing together contemporary art, architecture, and culture—all within a historical district—Cherokee Street is an experience like no other. Guests are also encouraged to dine at one of many restaurants in the neighborhood.
James McAnally is a Founder, Co-Director, and Curator of the Luminary Center for the Arts, an incubator for new ideas in the arts based in St. Louis. He also serves as the executive editor and co-founder of Temporary Art Review, a national platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on artist-run and alternative spaces. In his personal practice, he works as part of the artistic collaborative US English. McAnally has presented talks at Chatham University, Washington University in St. Louis, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, University of Missouri – Columbia, and Transformer Gallery and, most recently, is serving as a visual arts panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sarrita Hunn is a painting-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes writing, arts administration, teaching and curating. She received a BA in Studio Art, Art History and Philosophy from Drury University in 2001, a MFA in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 2004 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006. Her work has been exhibited nationally over the past decade at such venues as Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, MO) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA),and with artist-run spaces and projects across the globe including Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West (Joshua Tree, CA), Spor Klübü (Berlin, Germany) and recently with Koh-i-noor (DK) at Malmö Konsthall (Sweden). In 2012, she was awarded a Danish International Visiting Artists Exchange Program (DIVA) grant by the Danish Arts Council and in August will participate in “Decompression Gathering Summer Camp,” a summer residency and workshop organized by Corniolo Art Platform and Radical Intention in the Mugello Valley near Florence, Italy. Sarrita is also the Residency Program Director at The Luminary Center for the Arts and currently teaching courses at Drury University.
Since co-founding Temporary Art Review in 2011, Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally have worked with more than 80 writers and contributing editors to published over 280 profiles, reviews, interviews and essays that focus on alternative spaces and critical exchange across the United States. Temporary Art Review was founded in the St. Louis with a national network of contributors, and decentralizes the conversation about contemporary practice by emphasizing the breadth of projects taking place outside of traditional art centers. Temporary offers an alternative perspective from a range of contributors and serves as a resource for the greater art community by highlighting both practical and theoretical discourse.