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Beall Mansion Blog & Area Events


Aug
29
Fri
Beauty in the Beast Art Exhibit
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit Jacoby Arts Center and take delight in this fun exhibit of artful animals, real or imagined, Beauty in the Beast.

The animal-themed artwork will educate, amuse, and amaze visitors of all ages. The artwork is varied, with some pieces that are realistic and some that are abstract, as well as in 2-D and 3-D media.

Don’t miss your chance to see this entertaining exhibit!

Jacoby Arts Center is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12 pm to 4 pm Sunday. For more information, please call (618)-462-5222.

Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within Exhibit
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

German/Brazilian artist Janaina Tschäpe gives a new look into the ocean landscape with St. Louis Art Museum’s new exhibit, The Ocean Within.

Tschäpe explores both observed and imagined views of the landscape across a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. Her 2013 video The Ocean Within, exemplifies her characteristic interpretation of the ocean as a mysterious and dreamlike place.

For more information, please visit slam.org.

Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake Exhibit
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

In celebration of the city’s 250th birthday, St. Louis Art Museum presents Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake.

This free exhibit showcases extraordinary art from the reign of Louis IX, as well as later works inspired by the 13th-century monarch. The exhibit will feature 13th-century carved ivory and metalwork, decorated manuscripts, a 17th-century illustrated book about Louis’s achievement of bringing the Crown of Thorns to Paris, an altarpiece painting by Louise-Marie Mauduit that Bishop Louis William Valentine DuBourg sent to the city of St. Louis in 1818, among many other artifacts.

The museum is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and 10 am – 9 pm Friday.

For more information, please visit slam.org or call (314) 721-0072.

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This new photography exhibit artfully highlights the St. Louis area’s close connection to rivers and streams. The images of the Watershed Cairns exhibit document important places in our regional watershed through vivid, large-scale photos of sculptural cairns made of glass. By naming and mapping sites of the photos, the exhibit offers visitors the chance to learn of the interconnection of these waters and the areas through which they pass.

For more information, please visit mohistory.org.

Parasailing at Pere Marquette State Park
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm

Sail through the air and enjoy the breathtaking views of the River bend with a parasailing excursion! Your safety is assured, with exhilarating take offs and smooth landings provided by licensed personnel.

Reserve your ride now by calling 618-222-9000!

Please note that parasailing may be cancelled at any time due to inclement weather, high water, low water, or dangerous winds.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, this year featuring a Harry Potter theme!

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6 pm – 10 pm), Saturday (10 am – 10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 26. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission (by age):
12+: $6
6-11: $4
5 and under: free

Aug
30
Sat
Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offering an abundance of items, the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market features fresh produce, delicious baked goods, unique crafts, jewelry, other various handmade items, and much more.
Each Saturday, come check out all that Alton’s farmers and artisans have to offer at the weekly markets all summer long!

37th Annual Japanese Festival
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Held in honor of traditional Japanese culture, this festival features tours of the Japanese garden, special art exhibits, traditional music and dancing, a Japanese marketplace, martial arts, Japanese theatrical performances, and much more.

In addition to all this, there will be multiple food booths and cooking demonstrations.

The festival is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both Saturday (8/30) and Sunday (8/31) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday (Labor Day, 9/1).

For more information, please visit missouribotanicalgarden.org.

Beauty in the Beast Art Exhibit
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit Jacoby Arts Center and take delight in this fun exhibit of artful animals, real or imagined, Beauty in the Beast.

The animal-themed artwork will educate, amuse, and amaze visitors of all ages. The artwork is varied, with some pieces that are realistic and some that are abstract, as well as in 2-D and 3-D media.

Don’t miss your chance to see this entertaining exhibit!

Jacoby Arts Center is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12 pm to 4 pm Sunday. For more information, please call (618)-462-5222.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, this year featuring a Harry Potter theme!

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6 pm – 10 pm), Saturday (10 am – 10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 26. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission (by age):
12+: $6
6-11: $4
5 and under: free

July 11, 2012
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