Peace in the Prairie
Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is creating an original work of art exploring the concepts of peace and violence, juxtaposing urban life as experienced by African American people living in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and the state’s unique endangered prairie lands. Can we find peace in the prairie by exploring Missouri?
Artists have been collecting audio stories about violence and peace from Missouri citizens. Artists have traveled to Shaw Nature Reserve, Prairie State Park, and to the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Annual Meeting at Prairie Star Restoration Farm in Bland, Missouri to experience and learn about prairies and capture images of prairie plants and animals.
Artists are now in the editing phase of the project and are creating the soundtrack and video for the new work of art.
Lead project artists are Troy Anthony, Susan Colangelo, KP Dennis, Ntegrity, Bobby Norfolk, and Superhood.
Save the Date for the performance and Q&A.
March 21, 2019 at the .ZACK, 3224 Locust
Peace in the Prairie is presented with support from an Annual Discipline Minority Arts grant from Missouri Arts Council for the research and creation of a new conceptual work of art.
The project is also supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.
The performance is sponsored in part by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the .ZACK.