Speaker Series: “I Will Be at Your Side” with Susan Colangelo
This program is a continuation of the Field House Museum’s Speaker Series.
Program: Speaker Series: “I Will Be at Your Side” with Susan Colangelo
Venue: Field House Museum, 634 South Broadway, Saint Louis MO 63102
Dates: Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Cost: Free, Reservations Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/159000455643
Saint Louis, MO – Stitching has long been an important form of social justice art through nonviolent collective action.
The Field House Museum Speaker Series welcomes artist Susan Colangelo for “I Will Be at Your Side.” In this presentation, Susan will share stories of the foundations and philosophy of her work as a social justice artist, the work of Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective, and offer suggestions for those aspiring to change the world through “stitching.” Story Stitchers youth poet Emeara Burns, who also serves the organization as Youth Program Director, will share an original poem.
This program is free with a limited number of seats. Reservations must be made in advance through Eventbrite, by calling the Museum at 314-421-4689, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker
Susan Colangelo is a social justice artist who is best known as Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective, a nationally recognized and award-winning charitable organization known for high-quality art and innovative practices in creative youth development and gun violence prevention. Susan is one of four leaders chosen for the prestigious 2021 Accelerator Award from The Lewis Prize for Music, selected from a nationwide pool to receive $500,000 each to bring about meaningful change in their communities.
About the Field House Museum
The Field House Museum is a dynamic museum and historic site focused on the Field Family. The historic house was once the home of Roswell Field, noted St. Louis attorney, and the birthplace of his son, Eugene Field, the “Children’s Poet.” While living in the home, Roswell Field became the key attorney in the Dred & Harriet Scott Freedom Suit when he formulated the legal strategy that propelled the case to federal court. The house is designated as a National Historic Landmark and has an attached museum featuring the many collections of the Field House Museum along with traveling exhibits.
Admission: Adults $10.00, children 7-16: $5.00, members and children 6 & under: free
Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday noon to 4:00 pm
For general information, call 314-421-4689, email us at email@example.com or visit our website at fieldhousemuseum.org.