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St. Louis artist unleashes a stunning visual surprise at Midtown Alley

Spring
Emily Mueller
“Spring”

Midtown Alley, one of St. Louis’s most dynamic creative districts, is showcasing two new vibrant murals, one of which is by local Jewish artist Edo Rosenblith. He recently unveiled “Spring” on the back of the Red Flag Music venue at 3040 Locust St.

“As St. Louis’ first true ‘Creative District,’ we hope to highlight art and creativity in all its forms throughout the district through permanent and temporary installations in the years to come,” said Danni Eickenhorst, a board member of the Midtown Alley Business Alliance. The district, known for its artistic flair, continues to thrive with new murals, art installations and creative businesses like the Fountain on Locust, Hidden Gem, Ash Cigar Bar, artist studios and creative agencies.

Edo Rosenblith

The Jewish Light last caught up with Rosenblith in 2019 so his name may be familiar. He is known worldwide for his intricate, surreal murals.

The 31-year-old artist is easily recognizable by his distinctive white paint-stained smock with “Hi I’m Edo” stitched on the back. His approachable nature extends beyond his attire, as he invites viewers to experience his creative process firsthand, a practice that sets him apart in the art world.

 

“For a lot of artists, the art production is done behind closed doors; they don’t want audiences to see the process,” Rosenblith explained. “I like the idea of collapsing the studio space and the exhibit space to demystify the process.”

Born in Israel, Rosenblith moved to St. Louis with his family, where he was nurtured in an artistic environment by his father, Zohar, a shoe designer. His talent was evident from a young age and was further honed through formal education at Parkway Central High School, followed by a bachelor’s degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s in visual art from Washington University.

His work has been showcased globally, but St. Louis remains his beloved home.

Spring

Rosenblith’s mural “Spring” brings a punch of attitude to the back of the Red Flag Music venue on Locust Street.

The work showcases a lounging and relaxed modern-day Venus, decked out in tattoos that nod to Rosenblith’s passions for music, art history and pop culture. Her look is bold with sharp sunglasses, a checkered top in stark black and white and a skirt blazing with flames, holding a Fitz’s soda in one hand and a bouquet of roses in the other.

Two blocks down the street, artist Simiya Sudduth’s “Queen of Wands” is framed in white and reads like a tarot card. “Queen of Wands” features an Indigenous woman standing in a field of corn.

Queen of Wands

 

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