Experiences are a key part of TechArtista’s offerings. We curate new and exciting opportunities with the aim to help expand your network and discover new individuals, businesses, artists, and institutions.
Supper Club Series
Supper Clubs are a monthly invite only dinner party series, in which we curate a group of 20-30 people for a free-dinner party based on a common interest. This is designed to facilitate connections and movement within or around a certain industry or area of focus, like local government, health and wellness, special interests groups. Feel free to contact us if you’d like us to facilitate a supper club for you and your community.
TechArtista host regular informational and learning series, including Legal Support and Office Hours, Business Resources, Hiring, Design, etc.
Club Coffee serves as a multipurpose cafe that introduces a new approach to entrance environments and gives members, and visitors quality access to food, drink and information. The cafe is a the ‘third space’ between living and working, multifaceted to appeal to the dynamic needs of the Techartista community for a light space to refresh.
The baristas function as “community concierges;” they are a resource for the internal and external networks to interact. Alongside drink and snack offerings, the concierge will have a weekly “event menu,” and be a box-office for signature St. Louis events.
CLUB will continue serving artisanal coffees from SILO, Blueprint, Sump, and Kaldi's, along with teas and select snacks prepared by culinary influencers. In addition, we are launching a box office program that will vend tickets and distribute information about St. Louis' best experiences.
Coinciding with the cafe is the revitalization of the Club membership, which provides a range of offering to include a bi-weekly activity newsletter and special deals and tastings at the Club. All existing members may opt-in for this social membership and newsletter.
Giving communities tools to produce small scale, hugely imaginative structures using accessible design, technology and sustainability practices.
Supper Club Mural
Supper Club is a 24 x 10 feet mural completed over the course of two summers (2015 & 2016) at TechArtista. In Supper Club, Rosenblith presents a kind of Bizarro World version of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and Norman Rockwell’s populist Thanksgiving tableau, “Freedom from Want.”
However, instead of creating an image of salvation or American exceptionalism, Rosenblith creates an image filled with grotesque figures that are both totally invented and based on figures from art history, contemporary pop-culture and Rosenblith’s own family and friends.These figures surround a fourteen-foot long table, which is covered in a cornucopia-like feast.
A feast overflowing with food and emblematic objects: a bust of the blind Greek poet Homer, the first great story teller of the Western canon; a large Hookah, a reference to Rosenblith’s Middle Eastern roots; and, centrally, a plate bearing a large fish, a reference to Swiss-German Artist Paul Klee’s famous painting entitled, “Around the Fish.
These various visual elements create a dense horror-vacui like composition that encourages each viewer to create their own meaning from the dense visual miasma present in Supper Club.
At the heart of TechArtista's space is an impressive architectural feature, a 50 foot pyramid that has a conference room at its base. The pyramid functions as a heating/cooling system for the meeting room and also has stunning visual appeal. In the Fall of 2014, TechArtista hired a group of St. Louis' most recognized artists, The Screwed Arts Collective, to complete a mural on the pyramid surface. With varying angles and many hard-to-reach spots, the Screwed Arts produced a multi-faceted presentation that evolves with the viewer's movement through and around the piece.
The Screwed Arts Collective, established in 2010, is a group of thinkers, visual artists, musicians, and storytellers. The group is committed to the evolution of participatory culture through various collaborative projects spanning a variety of traditional and non-traditional mediums including drawing, painting, music, video, print and installation.
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Edo Rosenblith was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and spent much of his childhood living in various parts of America, first in New York, then Arizona, Missouri, and finally Rhode Island, where he earned his BFA in painting in 2011 at the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, Rosenblith is a graduate student at Washington University St Louis.
Rosenblith has exhibited throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including The Contemporary Art Museum, Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri, The Luminary Center for the Arts, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, Beverly Gallery, Des Lee Gallery, Mad Art Gallery, and the Millitzer Gallery.
Rosenblith has exhibited nationally and internationally, at So What Space Gallery in Brooklyn, the International Print Center in New York, Jenifer Nails Gallery in Frankfurt and the Elmhurst Museum, in Chicago, Illinois.
In 2011, Rosenblith began posting one page of his sketch book everyday for two years on his blog (edosdrawingeveryday.tumblr.com) which became the content of PINK, a book published by Fort Gondo Press in 2013.
Rosenblith’s work has been featured in Keep Eyes Magazine and New American Paintings. He is a recipient of the Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation “Power of Art” Grant, and The P. Buckley Moss Foundation Grant for Children's Education, and The Florence-Leif Peers Grant for Painters. Rosenblith currently lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently a finalist for the Great Rivers Biennial.
View more of his work here
View more of his work here
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