SAINT LOUIS STORY STITCHERS USES MONSANTO CREATIVE IMPACT FUND GRANT TO INSPIRE CONVERSATION AMONG CITY YOUTH
by Aynsley Hensgen
The St. Louis Story Stitchers Artist Collective spreads positivity during their performances of Pick the City UP at Strauss Park. Kicking off the festival, the collective of teens, youth and their mentors presented an inspirational “glow” to light the community. The troupe sings and dances to a wide variety of music, including gospel, hip-hop, and original compositions, that is connected through threads of hope, faith, perseverance, intelligence, and education. Each performance is captivating for unique reasons, but all are polished and deeply personal. The troupe thoroughly entertains while shining a positive light on our city’s youth and reaffirming the need to confront the violence and lack of opportunity that threatens our future.
Don’t miss the Pick the City UP 2017 Tour Finale! It’s a spectacular GLO SHO!
FR September 29, 2017
6:00 PM Health Care Resources in the .ZACK Lobby
7:00 PM Live Performance at the .ZACK, 3224 Locust, 63103
Special featured Guest Artists include Raven Fox of Radiant Studio Works, Caph Guei of Afryky Lolo Dance Company, SupaNova and PurpleReign, Story Stitchers Artists in Residence KP Dennis and Jarmel Reece and the Stitchers Youth Council with Guest Producer Joel P. E. King of JPEK CreativeWorks Theatre.
Public health care resources including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Progressive Emporium and Education Center will be available in the .ZACK lobby prior to the performance and during intermission.
$10 General Admission supports the ongoing work of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers
Presented with support from the Arts and Education Council Monsanto Creative Impact Grant, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, Rome West Realty, LLC, Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, and generous individuals in collaboration with the City of St. Louis Department of Health.