Pick Grand Center UP at CAM!


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Story Stitchers prepare for the performance at the Contemporary Art Museum with a tour of the exhibition, Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967-2017.

Pick the City UP!

THURSDAY JULY 27, 2017

Contemporary Art Museum

3750 Washington Blvd.

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is pleased to announce that Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk, will be joining the Collective for the Pick the City UP Tour at the Contemporary Art Museum! Mr. Norfolk, an internationally known story performer and teaching artist, three-time Emmy Award winner, multiple Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Award winner and Storytelling Oracle Award recipient, is one of the most popular and dynamic story-educators in America today!

Story Stitchers will bring the African American urban experience to life in conjunction with the Contemporary Art Museum’s current exhibition: Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967-2017. This is a one of a kind performance with a cameo appearances by violinist Mario Miles Turnage and Sherry Gates aka Buddy and performances by Story Stitchers artists in residence Aigner Crawley aka NewNu and Jarmel Reece, and a viewing of the Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age portfolio with Mariana Parisca, plus Stitchers Teen Council will promote #dropthegun and #keepthepeace with performances that showcase their desire for a healthier, safer city for all.

It’s a can’t miss show!!

Live hip hop and spoken word!! All original, all St. Louis. 

Family-friendly and FREE!

Pay tribute, join the fun and make a difference!

Special thanks to the Pick the City UP Tour Sponsors —

Arts and Education Council Monsanto Creative Impact Grant, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Department of Health of the City of St. Louis, Rome West Realty, LLC, Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis, Steward Family Foundation, St. Louis Fringe Fest, Steward Family Foundation, Civic Engagement Fund grant from the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, Ken and Nancy Kranzberg, and generous individuals.

Mr. Norfolk’s performance is sponsored in part by the St. Louis Storytelling Festival and the Community Arts Program of the University of Missouri Extension through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to the Contemporary Art Museum for their support of this performance and of the Pick the City UP Tour with the CAM Art Bus, and for welcoming the Collective into the Museum for a tour of the exhibition.

Next show is Saturday, July 29, 6:00 PM in Dutchtown at Thomas Dunn Learning Center.

For more on the Pick the City UP Tour visit: LIVE SHO’S