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Missouri Ink Tattoo Exhibition

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Foundry Art Centre is proud to present Missouri Ink, an exhibition examining the powerful visual language of tattoos. Focusing on the artwork of tattoo artists throughout Missouri, this exhibition explores tattoos as a respected art form, highlighting the incredible skill and creativity of the medium.

The Foundry traveled throughout the state to intimately capture Missouri’s tattoo studios and their artists. These photographs allow visitors to get a behind-the-scenes and in-depth view of the shops and their work. Accompanying the photographs will be original watercolor paintings of artistic flash (curated sheets of available, pre-designed tattoos), along with tattooed synthetic arms, hands, and even rubber duckies! The tattooed duckies and selected tattooed arms will be available for purchase through an online silent auction, with proceeds benefitting Bikers Against Child Abuse- St. Louis Chapter.

Over 21 tattoo studios from throughout Missouri are represented in the exhibition, including Alchemy Tattoo Collective, Amor Tattoo and Art Gallery, Arch Nemesis Tattoo, Divine Tattoo Parlor, Electric Unicorn Tattoo Studio, Enigma Tattoo & Body Piercing, Frenchtown Tattoo Company, Good Times Tattoos & Piercings, Hawthorn by Butterbee Tattoo, Heartland Tattoo, Immortal Ink Tattoo Gallery, Iron Tiger Tattoo, Liberation Tattoo, Oasis Studio & Gallery, Old Souls Tattoo Parlour, Pastel Devil Tattoo Studio, Self Inflicted Tattoos, Shirley’s Tattoo, Sign of the Times Tattoo, Steel & Ink Studio, St. Louis Tattoo Company, and Windhorse Tattoo & Gallery.

An opening reception for Missouri Ink will be held on Friday, July 5th, 5-8pm, as part of the Foundry’s First Friday series. Art activities, live music, the Foundry bar, and more will be available throughout the night.

Missouri Ink will be on view in the main galleries through August 24th. Information on programming tied with this exhibition can be found at foundryartcentre.org.

Exhibitions at the Foundry Art Centre are free and open to the public. For more information, please email Jessica Mannisi, director of exhibitions, at jmannisi@foundryartcentre.org.

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