The Jill A. McGuire Gallery at RAC is committed to exhibiting the work of local artists and fostering opportunities for curators living in the St. Louis region. The Jill A. McGuire Gallery at RAC showcases artists from a variety of media and exhibitions rotate throughout the year. Guest curators have the opportunity to compose group exhibitions, each featuring works that explore a specific discourse. RAC accepts proposals for exhibitions on a rolling basis. Please click here to view the guidelines for exhibition proposal submission. You may also browse our past exhibits here.
Located on the first floor of the RAC Building
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
April 24 – June 6, 2015
Curator: The Sharp Shooters
Artists: Nancy Bridges, Anna Harris, Joe McCredie, Marion Noll,
Marianne Pepper, Joan Proffer, Naomi Runtz,
Barbie Steps, Kay Wood, Barbara Zucker
The Jill A. McGuire Gallery at Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents GENERATIONS/EVOLUTION,
an exhibition by The Sharp Shooters Photography Collective. For the exhibit the artists establish that the
theme of ‘generations’ represents the act or process of bringing into being. They also define ‘evolution’ as
to develop gradually by a process of growth and change. Each artist/photographer in this exhibition
explores these concepts and has created their own visual interpretation.
Join us at the opening reception on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk
on Friday, March 13th, there will be a short reception at 5:30pm
and the artists will begin to speak at 6:oopm.
Reception for South Grand Boards and
Photography by Timothy J. Moore
Following the Grand Jury announcement on November 24 that the police officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown would not be indicted, protests spread in Ferguson, South Grand and other locations around the St Louis area. Many local businesses placed boards over their windows to protect against vandalization, while still remaining open to the public. Artists and residents came from all over the city to paint these boards with messages and imagery of hope and change. The Regional Arts Commission now houses three of these murals from South Grand businesses in their second floor exhibition space. In addition to the panels, photographs documenting some of the Ferguson protests by local photographer Timothy J. Moore are also on exhibit.
The Regional Arts Commission will host a reception for the artists, volunteers and the St Louis community on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. The reception is in conjunction with an opening reception in the main gallery of GENERATIONS/EVOLUTION.“