Curating Teen Voices ROCKS!




Story Stitchers opening night, March 2, 2017.

L to R: Charlotte Gordon, volunteer; Susan Colangelo, president; Rachael, Teen Council; K.P. Dennis, artist in residence; Mariana Parisca, artist in residence; Juwuan, Teen Council; Taron, Teen Council; Gail Rock, Board member; Sandra Dennis, teen parent; Yuwei Pan, Wash U student and volunteer.

The exhibition will be on view through March 25th. Check it!

A short spoken word performance will be presented on March 25th, 2017 at 4PM.

7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63105 USA
Phone: 1.314.696-2377
Public Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Also open by private appointment

Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age is a time capsule of teenage voices combined with adult artists living in St. Louis in 2015, all reacting to a critical and unique time in the history of race relations, gun violence, police roles and community relationships in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The project has been led by Mariana Parisca, Story Stitchers Artist in Residence. The project eloquently puts a megaphone to unheard voices, generating new respect for minority youth and brushing implicit biases away. Contributing artists including Heather Bennett, Michael Byron, Carmon Colangelo, Addoley Dzegede, Ann Hamilton, Kahlil Irving, Buzz Spector conducted process-based workshops with youth and donated original art to the project.

The project contains an edition of 10 portfolios, each containing 30 archival digital prints. Each portfolio is housed in a handcrafted archival box created by Saint Louis Story Stitchers artist-in-residence Mariana Parisca. A limited number of sheets of images are available. Proceeds benefit the ongoing work of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

Mariana Parisca, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with a double major in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Parisca joined the Saint Louis Story Stitchers after graduation in 2015 as an artist in residence.

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.