Seriously. Do you even like Art?

Opening Reception Tonight: February 10, 5-8pm @HouskaGallery

The new exhibit at The Houska Gallery in the Central West End will be featuring new art from emerging artist, Christopher Ruess and other star gallery artists! The Duane Reed Gallery, Philip Slein Gallery and Project + Gallery all have new openings tonight as well. Come and support local art!


Christopher Ruess is an entrepreneur with a background in painting, architecture, photography
and marketing. A graduate of the BFA painting program at Washington University, he also studied
painting at the Memphis College of Art, and graduate architecture at Washington University. He
has been an adjunct instructor in the art department at Washington University.

Chris has worked at the international architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, as the
head of his own marketing communications firm, in B2B website development, for an international
wine company, a Missouri based winery and as the marketing director for an architectural firm. He
is currently the owner and operator of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters. Mississippi Mud is a
regional wholesale coffee-roasting group that sells its locally roasted coffee in cities up and down
the Mississippi River.