"The Dream" continues through October 12th
Presented by The Winter Family Collection and the "Dreamer"
Continues through Oct. 12
The Dream features 85 works of art from 25 artists. The scope of the exhibition is greater than the sum of a collection and selected display of works of art in a museum. It represents one collector's dream of not only owning original works of art, but moreover the efforts over a lifetime of the collector and his family to become involved with and support the arts, and as such the experiences that were gained personally by meeting, interacting with and learning about the lives of the artists that create the work.
It is the goal of The Dream exhibition to share the joy of the social, educational and aesthetic experience of art. Throughout the span of the exhibition, special events with the visiting artists Alicia LaChance, Edson Campos, Mackenzie Thorpe, Harry Weber and representatives of artist Bruno Vekemans will be scheduled at the museum. Educational experiences are planned for SLU students that will create opportunities for the students to personally meet the visiting artists and participate in interactive classroom demonstrations.
Included in the exhibit is a unique and eclectic selection of sculptures, paintings, drawings, fine art prints and artifacts from around the world. Additionally, stories will reveal insights into the experience of knowing the artists, supporting their work and collecting it. Many of the works are from The Winter Family Collection or are personal favorites from the private collection of the Dreamer himself, Richard L. Winter.
ABOUT THE COLLECTOR:
Richard Winter is a native St. Louisan, an area businessman and owner of The Garden View Care Centers. He actively supports many local charities and art organizations, and currently serves on the boards of:
Jazz St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and the Executive Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Louis University.
Previously he was a board member and president of Dance St. Louis; was a board member of the community advisory board of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and he has also served as Chairman of the Missouri State Council on the Arts.
Richard and his wife, Kathie, who was also raised in the St. Louis area, believe that supporting the arts and other charitable organizations are vital to making Saint Louis a great community.