Pick the City UP @ The Sheldon

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The Wish Box Project in Dutchtown, © 2017, Saint Louis Story Stitchers.


The Sheldon Art Galleries presents

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective: Pick the City UP

March 2 – April 21, 2018 in the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery.


An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 2 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Pop UP Performance  6:00 PM

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Pick the City UP presents an overview of recent Saint Louis Story Stitchers projects that focus on stopping gun violence, furthering the message through dynamic music videos, colorful documentary photographs, youth poetry from the Curating Teen Voices portfolio, and music and spoken word events.

This audience-interactive exhibit includes a message wall and photos from the Wish Box Project, as well as a game called “TRAP LIFE Where Teen Choices Matter,” which visitors are encouraged to play. Developed by the young members of the collective, it helps to demonstrate the struggles that urban youth face and the tools they can utilize as they navigate teenage years. The exhibit is designed to help foster a deeper understanding of the triumphs and challenges of St. Louis’ African-American teenagers coming of age in the city today.

Special Event in conjunction with the exhibit:

Pick the City UP Glo Sho!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Sheldon Concert Hall.

Pick the City UP Glo Sho! presents Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ unique brand of urban storytelling, featuring original, family-friendly spoken word, hip hop music and B-Boy dance moves on public health issues, including gun violence prevention. St. Louis’s top young performers and their mentors will encourage attendees to become a part of the movement to help make our city a healthier and happier place for all.

Admission Free (Suggested Donation $10), all ages welcome.

Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by Missouri Foundation for Health through a grant to Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

Additional support provided by Alison and John Ferring.

Galleries are open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays in Grand Center. The Sheldon Art Galleries are open Tuesdays, Noon – 8 p.m.; Wednesdays – Fridays, Noon – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and one hour prior to Sheldon performances and during intermission. Admission is free. For more information on exhibitions, visit the galleries’ website at TheSheldon.org.