Saint Louis Story Stitchers Record Label has released a new song called They Think It’s OK! by Stitchers Teen Council members Taron and Toryon, aka T&T. The song speaks to youth about steering clear of guns and is highlighted as the lead song to the new Story Stitchers youth-led discussion on gun violence.
Youth worked with Story Stitchers Artists in Residence K.P. Dennis and Jarmel Reece to write and record the song and music video. Both young men are founding members of Stitchers Teen Council and have served as Co-Chairs — Toryon in 2016/17 and Taron in 2015/16. Taron won the Story Stitchers President’s Award for Teen Leadership in 2016.
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Save the dates – To catch T&T!
Performing live with other youth at Not Another One! A Play 4 Peace on February 25th, 2017 at the new .ZACK theater in Grand Center. Not Another One! A Play 4 Peace is written and directed by Story Stitchers Artist in Residence Lauron Thompson and sponsored by Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, Steward Family Foundation, Freedman Family Fund, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, Susan Block and The Designing Block, and Susie and Gordon Philpott.
In the exhibition Curating Teen Voices – Coming of Age at Bruno David Gallery, opening February 23rd, 2017. A portfolio project led by Story Stitchers Artist in Residence Mariana Parisca. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
New teens are welcome to apply!