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For Immediate Release

Contact: Martha Valenta, (314) 517-2283 or


Grand Opening of I Need That Art: A Modern Art Oasis in Kirkwood, MO

(APRIL 25, 2019)—Kirkwood, MO Martha Valenta and Tim Meehan, husband and wife team of modern artists, are opening a new gallery, I Need That Art in Kirkwood, MO. The gallery specializes in abstract and pop art.

Martha has spent most of her career empathizing with and climbing into the minds of others as a User Experience (UX) designer. As an artist, she gathers inspiration from her life and experiences. Her current work was born from a recent health scare. A self-confessed foodie, she has been unable to indulge in her favorite pastime,  so has poured that energy into a series of highly stylized portraits of her favorite foods.

Tim started off in the film industry, working on feature films before becoming a full-time artist 15 years ago. His experience in the movie industry working with lighting informs his work today. The large-scale pieces reflect the color and light he sees all around. His current work is a series inspired by a recent trip to the ocean.

The grand opening of I Need That Art is on Saturday, May 18 from 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, May 19, from 1 pm to 5 pm. There will be music, spin & shoot painting (weather permitting), a Frida Kahlo & Salvador Dali photo booth, food, drinks, and a painting demonstration. The gallery is located at 228 East Madison Avenue in Kirkwood next to the farmer’s market.

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