Peace in the Prairie Sketchbook: Definitions

Demil Johnson, one of the lead artists on Peace in the Prairie, at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Missouri during Prairie Day.  Photo by Cali Fleming, Stitchers Youth Council

Peace in the Prairie supports the research, creation and public presentation of a completed conceptual work of art by artists exploring the juxtaposition of violence in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes. The project expands the artistic body of work of African American artists in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its native prairie lands.

Leading artists in this project include Jamie KP Dennis, Reggie McNichols aka Ntegrity, Troy Anthony Swanson, Bobby Norfolk, Demil Johnson aka Superhood, and contributing artist Susan Colangelo.

To become part of Peace in the Prairie contact the Collective.                                 

Email or call 314-899-9001.

Story Stitchers at Prairie Day in Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, September 22, 2018


1: land in or predominantly in grass 2: a broad area of level or rolling land in the MississippiRiver valley that in its natural uncultivated state has deep fertile soil, a cover of tall course grasses, and few trees



1: a state of tranquility or quiet

2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3: harmony in personal relations

4: a state or period of mutual concord between governments

5: used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm

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1: the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy

2: injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation

3: a:  intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force b: vehement feeling or expression c: a clashing or jarring quality

4: undue altercation

Definitions from Merriam-Webster dictionary


To become part of Peace in the Prairie contact the Collective.

Email or call 314-899-9001.