First Friday Screening!

screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-5-54-19-amY∞n Hong, Still from INTOLUVAN , Perception Isn’t Always Reality 2017

The Perception Isn’t Always Reality, Community Video Sketchbook series began in 2014 when Stitchers Teen Council members complained that they felt people looked at them sometimes with fear, especially if they were in a group with multiple African American male teens. They wanted to do something to change the implicit bias that they felt creeping into their lives and realities. The 2015 Sketchbook was very heavily influenced by the events that surrounded Ferguson. For the 2016 Sketchbook, K.P. Dennis wrote the theme song, Perception Isn’t Always Reality, which the Collective recorded and released on iTunes. Find it in the Story Stitchers STORE. The song is featured in tonights Sketchbook.

The Sketchbooks give a glimpse of lives in St. Louis. Work is curated by the Collective. After the screening, Video Sketchbooks are added to Story Stitchers Vimeo page. This year’s Sketchbook features a few highlights from 2015 as well as works by Jun Bae, K.P. Dennis, Taylor Yocom,Y∞n Hong, Carmon Colangelo, Jarmel Reece, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, DeAndrea Nichols, Mike Pagano, William Morris, Christian Korta, Jacopo Mazzoni, Cecily Fergeson, Neena Wang, Christian Korta, Emma Riley, Susan Colangelo, and from Stitchers Teen Council Donniesha, T&T, Taron, Toryon, Tonia, Aniya, Juwuan, Antigone, and more. Story Stitchers express sincere thanks to these artists for sharing your outstanding work with this project.

Join the Collective for the screening this Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 at Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N Grand Blvd., Big Brothers’, Big Sisters’ Building. You will enjoy works from a diverse group of St. Louis artists projected on the big screen in the Studio Theater. Artists carry the theme of implicit bias into unexpected avenues expressing beauty, fear, anger, political realities, and love.

Sponsored by Kranzberg Arts Center, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Steward Family Foundation.

PUBLIC SCREENING: Grand Center First Friday, February 3, 2017; 7:00 PM. Free. Cash bar.

WHERE: Kranzberg Arts Center’s Studio Theater, 501 N Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103

2015 Community Video Sketchbook HERE

2016 Community Video Sketchbook HERE