Story Stitchers Premiere Two Songs LIVE Tonight!

Guns in the Hands of Artists

Artists’ Panel Discussion and Performance TONIGHT!

Thursday, September 17th, 6:00-8:00p

Free and open to the public

As part of the event, Saint Louis Story Stitchers artists and teens will present two new songs in a live premiere performance. The songs, entitled Not Another 1 and Gun Shots!!, were written and produced at the Stitchers Storefront Studio in the Loop District under the direction of Story Stitchers music director Mr. K.P. Dennis. Stitchers then journeyed to Saw Horse Studios for two professional recording sessions and produced the tracks for Not Another One! and Gunshots!! that will be used tonight.

In addition, as a tribute to the people lost to gun violence in the St. Louis community, Story Stitchers Collective member Mario Miles-Turnage, a violinist and music education major at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, will perform His Eye Is on the Sparrow, written in 1905 by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel.

Steinberg Auditorium (off Forsyth Blvd.)

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University

View the live stream starting at 5:45 here:

This panel discussion will feature gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and artists Brian Borrello, Ron Bechet, and Margaret Evangeline, whose work is featured in the exhibition, and Bob Hansman, associate professor in the Sam Fox School, Gephardt Community Engagement Fellow, and prominent community activist.

Moderator Terrell Carter, an artist, community developer, and former St. Louis City police officer, will lead a conversation focused on how the transformation of these once deadly weapons can create a space for poignant commentary, challenging viewers to think in a totally new way.