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Peace in the Prairie extended by Popular Demand!


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Due to popular demand Peace in the Prairie will remain open for public viewing an additional week through  April 5, 2020.

Thank you for your interest and please do enjoy!

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Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie supports the creation and public presentation of a new conceptual work of art exploring the juxtaposition of violence experienced predominantly by African American residents in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes.

The project delves deeply into the exploration of the physical characteristics of the state of Missouri and possible effects of expanded knowledge of those geographic landscapes on its people. The project explores the concepts of peace and violence through research, artistic creation and presentation.

The program features St. Louis soul singer Roland Johnson, Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk, hip hop artists KP Dennis and Ntegrity, soul vocalist Roland Johnson, and the videography of Troy Anthony, Demil Johnson, Meghan Kirkwood, and Susan Colangelo. Stitchers Youth Council including Emeara, Branden, She’Kinah, and AnnaLise are also featured this year on a new song. Please visit storystitchers.org for a link to the program.

Peace in the Prairie is supported in part by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Additional support is provided by Missouri Foundation For Health and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Experience Peace in the Prairie NOW!


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RELEASED ONLINE

MARCH 19-26, 2020

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie supports the creation and public presentation of a new conceptual work of art exploring the juxtaposition of violence experienced predominantly by African American residents in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes.

The project delves deeply into the exploration of the physical characteristics of the state of Missouri and possible effects of expanded knowledge of those geographic landscapes on its people. The project explores the concepts of peace and violence through research, artistic creation and presentation.

Peace in the Prairie is available as a video for public viewing for one week. 

March 19-26, 2020

Please visit storystitchers.org to watch the program and read more about Peace in the Prairie. 

The program features St. Louis soul singer Roland Johnson, Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk, hip hop artists KP Dennis and Ntegrity, and the videography of Troy Anthony, Demil Johnson, Meghan Kirkwood, and Susan Colangelo.

Parental Warning: PG 13 for references to violence.

Peace in the Prairie is supported in part by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Additional support is provided by Missouri Foundation For Health and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

StitchCast Studio Youth Applications Open


 

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StitchCast Studio is collecting stories from local youth for the greater good of our community. Topics are focused on public safety and youth crime prevention and are chosen by youth. You will learn about podcasting, recording equipment, scripting and create a youth-led podcast recording in 4 weeks!

You must be a resident of the City of St. Louis and between 16-24 years old to participate.

Programs enroll 5 youth per session and run 4 weeks on the same day each week with a podcast recording during the last session. Podcast recordings will be edited by Story Stitchers staff and published online. Participating youth will remain anonymous.

Youth will receive a $100 stipend via a check upon completion of the 4-week program.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers has been selected as an organization for the City of St. Louis’ Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant of 2020.

Thank you for your interest!

Prairie Therapy Released


Prairie Therapy, a new single appearing in Peace in the Prairie featuring Story Stitchers Artist in Residence KP Dennis with Stitchers Youth Council’s Emeara, Branden, She’Kinah, and AnnaLise released! Produced by Story Stitchers Artist in Residence Ntegrity at Saint Louis Story Stitchers. Take a listen!

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Available on iTunesapple music, and spotify and major music platforms

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie supports the creation and public presentation of a new conceptual work of art exploring the juxtaposition of violence experienced predominantly by African American residents in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes.

The project delves deeply into the exploration of the physical characteristics of the state of Missouri and possible effects of expanded knowledge of those geographic landscapes on its people. The project explores the concepts of peace and violence through research, artistic creation and presentation.

Due to safety concerns and the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Saint Louis Story Stitchers has canceled its live performance of Peace in the Prairie on March 26th, 2020 at the .ZACK.

Peace in the Prairie will be released as a video for public viewing March 19-26, 2020.

The program features St. Louis soul singer Roland Johnson, Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk, hip hop artists KP Dennis and Ntegrity and the videography of Troy Anthony, Demil Johnson, Meghan Kirkwood, and Susan Colangelo. Please visit storystitchers.org for a link to the program March 19-26, 2020.

Peace in the Prairie is supported in part by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Additional support is provided by Missouri Foundation For Health and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

StitchCast Studio Seeks City Youth!


 

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers has been selected as an organization for the City of St. Louis’ Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant of 2020.

This grant will facilitate expanded Studio hours, expanded youth contact hours, expanded youth recruitment, build out of community partnerships, and begin to build an archive of available conversations of and by youth on gun violence and public health topics important to them.

Podcasts, a format popular with youth, will be created by 16 to 24-year old youth in the program to draw in larger numbers of peers. Information on access to social services will be intertwined with arts programming in the podcasts. Monthly podcast episodes of 30 minutes in length will be created and published.

Watch for the launch of StitchCast Studio, an amazing trip into the world of podcasts for 16-24 year olds living in St. Louis city neighborhoods! Earn $100 while you learn. We all want to hear from you!

The hours for StitchCast Studio programming will take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings, 5-8:00pm. The program will cycle small groups of youth through a month long experience that ends with a live podcast recording session.

Interested? Youth can reach out to us starting NOW! 

APPLY TODAY!

314-899-9001

podcasts@storystitchers.org

Peace in the Prairie Live Performance Canceled


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie supports the creation and public presentation of a new conceptual work of art exploring the juxtaposition of violence experienced predominantly by African American residents in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes.

The project delves deeply into the exploration of the physical characteristics of the state of Missouri and possible effects of expanded knowledge of those geographic landscapes on its people. The project explores the concepts of peace and violence through research, artistic creation and presentation.

Due to safety concerns and the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Saint Louis Story Stitchers is canceling its live performance of Peace in the Prairie on March 26th, 2020 at the .ZACK.

Peace in the Prairie will be released as a video for public viewing March 19-26, 2020.

The program features St. Louis soul singer Roland Johnson, Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk, hip hop artists KP Dennis and Ntegrity and the videography of Troy Anthony, Demil Johnson, Meghan Kirkwood, and Susan Colangelo. Stitchers Youth Council including Emeara Burns, Branden Lewis and AnnaLise Cason are also featured this year on a new song. Please visit storystitchers.org for a link to the program March 19-26, 2020.

Peace in the Prairie is supported in part by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Additional support is provided by Missouri Foundation For Health and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Come “To The Prairie” Today!


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To The Prairie

Produced by Stitchers Youth Council!

Come catch a smile with us! Dance to the Bug Beat! Take a selfie with a bison!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

High Low

3301 Washington Ave

Doors Open at Noon for Activities, Show Starts at 1:00

Guest naturalist and prairie specialist James Trager!

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All ages. Bring the kids!

Free to students with an ID.

“To The Prairie” helps to connect all people, including communities of color, to the natural world and explores the healing effects of exposure to nature on urban citizens, issues of environmental equity, and topics related to climate change that effects all life on earth.

Presented with support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health and Incarnate Word Foundation. Thank you!!

 

 

To The Prairie


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Story Stitchers intern Anaya from Washington University edits her poem for Stitchers Youth Council’s production, To The Prairie.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

High Low

3301 Washington Ave

Doors Open at Noon for Activities, Show Starts at 1:00

Tickets on MetroTix

All ages. Bring the kids!

 

Excerpt from Anaya’s poem—

They Call Me Chiron

Found myself running round and round

Found myself farther than I’ve ever been

There was a fog over the sky

Couldn’t see the stars that normally guide me home

The stars I love

Love so very much

I never see them over the city lights

The fog between us is thick tonight

The moon is all I have to illuminate my path

Back to the home without you

A night with no stars

No one to hear my truth

The reality of Tonight

But I keep faith I know I will see them again

For I know they will always remain there

Even light years away

The fog couldn’t make you disappear

That meadow that love that freedom that breeze those stars ,you, are forever with me

My worries become thin outstretched over all this land

Miles and miles of the freedom I never get to express

The newness the dew

If I could stay and never go home I would

So I’ll sit under the moonlight until the sun decides to rise

Lay in this pasture

Feel this peace

Let it be known as The truth I found in the prairie

 

 

StitchCast Studio Awarded City Grant!


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers has been selected as an organization for the City of St. Louis’ Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant of 2020. The amount offered to the organization is $50,000.00.

Story Stitchers are honored by the trust placed in us by the City of St. Louis’ Public Safety Committee, President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed and Mayor Krewson. We are ready to expand our work with the youth of the city that we love! Thank you!

We want to express our appreciation to the Public Safety Committee including Chairman and Alderman Joe Vaccaro of Ward 23, Alderman Jeffrey Boyd of Ward 22, who served as Prop S Committee Chairman, Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard of Ward 5, Alderwoman Carol Howard of Ward 14, Alderwoman Shameem Hubbard of Ward 26, Alderman Larry Arnowitz of Ward 12, Alderwoman Pam Boyd of Ward 27, and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad of Ward 21.

We also want to acknowledge the support of two of our partners, Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation and Forest Park Community College Honor Students, who helped us develop our proposal, better understand government processes, and create two trial podcast recordings. We look forward to continuing our work together.

This grant will facilitate expanded Studio hours, expanded youth contact hours, expanded youth recruitment, build out of community partnerships, and begin to build an archive of available conversations of and by youth on gun violence and public health topics important to them.

Watch for the launch of StitchCast Studio, an amazing trip into the world of podcasts for 16-24 year olds living in St. Louis city neighborhoods! Earn while you learn. We all want to hear from you!

The hours for StitchCast Studio programming will take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings, 5-8:00pm. The program will cycle small groups of youth through a month long experience that ends with a live podcast recording session.

Interested? Youth can reach out to us starting NOW!

The grant, which runs through December, 2020, also supports more regular access to Story Stitchers programs and facilities through the addition of regular hours of operation:

Wednesdays and on Saturdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The space, a storefront in the historic Delmar Loop, welcomes 16-24 year old youth with technology, Wi-Fi, a community table, audio and video editing, and space for small audiences up to 20. Some podcast sessions will be recorded in alternative spaces including High Low Listening Room at Kranzberg Arts Foundation in Grand Center, to welcome additional public audiences.

Podcasts, a format popular with youth, will be created by 16 to 24-year old youth in the program to draw in larger numbers of peers. Information on access to social services will be intertwined with arts programming in the podcasts. Monthly podcast episodes of 30 minutes in length will be created and published.

Stay tuned!

STAND DOWN RISE UP on KSDK!


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Catch a preview from the STAND DOWN RISE UP rehearsal with KSDK reporter Ryhan Henson’s profile of the Story Stitchers on Channel 5!!

Monday, February 17th during the 6:00 AM show, repeating during the day.