Peace in the Prairie Highlighted

Peace in the Prairie is highlighted again this weekend!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original body of work 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 endangered prairie lands. Songs and poetry reflecting experiences in the prairie are presented at venues throughout the region.

Catch stories from our latest journey to the prairie on the air waves in a story by a young reporter named Ulaa Kuziez in St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis On the Air:

A trip to the prairie connects young Black artists to nature

Tonight, Saturday, September 30, at Wash U’s School of Medicine, Story Stitchers artists will share work created during Covid-19 through video and performance, which includes excerpts from Peace in the Prairie. Free with a registration.  REGISTRATION LINK

AND on Sunday, October 1 in the Garage Lab at Saint Louis Art Museum…

Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Performances at 2:00 and 3:00 PM

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s native prairies?

Story Stitchers artists including Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk will perform stories and spoken word from Peace in the Prairie in two thirty-minute sets in the Gary Simmon’s Garage Lab, located in th Sculpture Courtyard of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Free and open to the public.