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Architecture in Focus: Finding Inspiration from Erich Mendelsohn is a juried visual art exhibition featuring works of photography by Emerging or Young Artists, alongside selected professional work, inspired by COCA’s historic mid-century modernist building. Designed by Erich Mendelsohn as the B’nai Amoona Synagogue, the building was the storied architect’s first American building. It has been COCA’s home since 1986.

The strikingly innovative design was the first modernist approach to synagogue architecture in the United States. Mendelsohn’s progressive designs, matched with Millstone Bangert, Inc.’s construction expertise, turned the architect’s vision for the synagogue into reality. The northwest corner of Trinity and Washington Avenues in University City offers an impressive view of the building’s signature parabolic roof.

All photographic explorations and interpretations of architectural themes are invited. 

Open to Emerging or Young Artists 16-24 years of age living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 50-mile radius.

Entry Deadline:
The deadline to submit works for this exhibit: Friday, November 10, 2017 (11:59 CST). There is no fee. Entries for this exhibition are accepted online only at artopencall@cocastl.org 

Exhibition artists will be notified via email by Friday, November 17, 2017.

Exhibition Dates
November 30, 2017 – March 4, 2018
COCA’s Millstone Gallery