Finding Peace in Community


 

This week has been shocking and very sad, most especially for those connected with Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.

We want to stay close and check in with our neighbors in The Ville at St. Phillips Lutheran Church’s Harvest Festival. This is a time to come together as a cohesive community to support, which is one of the strengths of Story Stitchers—a natural conduit of community for those who are impacted by and care about gun violence.

This Saturday we will explore coping with trauma from gun violence with our long time partner Dr. LJ Punch from The T. The T promotes holistic healing from trauma related to bullet injuries and overdose here in St. Louis.

Youth will lead a Q&A with Dr. Punch and perform some healing songs. Please bring your questions and join our community circle. There will also be dancing, free food, and fun!

Saturday, October 29, 2022

St. Philipps Lutheran Church’s Harvest Festival

10:00-2:00

Saint Louis Story Stitchers 12:00 noon

Sumner High School Pavilion

Corner of Annie Malone and St. Ferdinand (across from 2424 Annie Malone), 63113 in The Ville.

May our hearts be filled with love and may we find peace in community.

Not Another One! at Central Library with Wil Pickney, Jr


Not Another One! at Central Library

Listen HERE

StitchCast Studio Season IV

In this unique episode of StitchCast Studio, members of Stitchers Youth Council interview Wil Pickney, Jr, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the City of St. Louis, to discuss police and the communities they serve including community violence intervention.

NOT ANOTHER ONE! is a multi-year signature project addressing gun violence through music, documentary videos, books, and scripts collected and edited from 2015 to 2021 by over 100 artists. Music, curriculum, and coordinating items are available at http://www.storystitchers.org.   

Included in the recording are live performances from Not Another One! Recorded live at Central Library, St. Louis Public Libraries in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, August 13, 2022. 

Story Stitchers is supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music. 

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2022, Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot, Equity Impact from Creative Reaction Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation, and the Arts & Education Council. Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported by Kranzberg Arts Foundation as a resident organization.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

https://stitchcaststudio.podbean.com/e/notanotheronecentrallibrary/

Sept Dance Battle Highlights Reel!


Saint Louis Story Stitchers 3rd and final Dance Battle of the summer of 2022 was held at St. Louis ArtWorks in the East Loop (thanks for having us!). Special thanks to Regional Arts Commission and St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission. This event was made possible in part by a partnership with the Violence Prevention Commission & City of St. Louis using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Next UP – Join us at Central Stage on December 6!!! We’ll be rockin’ it to raise funds to grow!!! Stay tuned!

StitchCast Studio Marketing Internships


StitchCast Studio

StitchCast Studio brings together youth and professional artists in St. Louis to develop and produce a series of podcast episodes.

$600 each for 4 youth interns

For 16-24 years old living in the St. Louis region.

Work with our design team to develop marketing campaign for Story Stitchers’ youth-led podcast program.

Mondays 4:00-5:00

Meetings October 3, 10, 17 Nov 7, 14, 21

Photo Shoot starring You! Sat Oct 29 11:00-3:00

3617 Grandel Sq, 63108

Develop messages and model in photo shoots for graphics on the sides of buses, in social media, and on flyers!

No experience needed.

Application Deadline Sept 30

Apply here: https://storystitchers.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/stitchcast-studio-internships

StitchCast Studio is sponsored in part by Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot.

Story Stitchers at St. Louis Art Fair


Story Stitchers at St. Louis Art Fair

Highlights Reel https://vimeo.com/750728329

Saint Louis Story Stitchers served the community as a Sponsor of the St. Louis Art Fair, providing 4 live performances and 3 days of a unique exhibition booth.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers participation in St. Louis Art Fair was funded in part by the Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award of 2021. https://www.thelewisprize.org/

Story Stitchers artists created a set of original music and choreography to guide Fair visitors through urban streets and into Missouri’s prairies with the theme of healing through art and nature.

Story Stitchers Campfire Stories Booth shared photography collected over 8 years of the Peace in the Prairie program and included a campfire, camp stools, a bison selfie wall and more.

Thanks to all who helped us attend and be present at the St. Louis Art Fair! We had a great time!

https://www.saintlouisartfair.com/

Dance Battle Saturday Night!!


Dance Battle Saturday Night!!

September 17th

St. Louis ArtWorks

5959 Delmar Blvd

5:00-10:00 PM

5:00 – 6:00

Lucas, Cornell, and Alexis have your Front of House!

Free and Open to the Public

All Ages Must Sign In to Enter

Bring a Photo ID

(Bring ID and if you are under 18 bring a parent too)

16-24 year olds –

Youth Register for a Chicken Out Dinner Ticket

(Dinners available until gone for Registered Youth Only)

and/or to Compete

Under 15 –

Must have an Adult Chaperone to Enter

6:00-10:00

Dance Battle!!

Slim is your battle manager!

 Cozy, and Rich are your judges!

Branden is your MC!

BlueBeatz is your your DJ!

Quin and Toniio are ready to capture your brilliance on video and in photos!

Kwon & JayMJay are in the Spotlight!!

$500 of prizes!

+ a $200 Bonus Prize!

for Judges’ Choice for a 16-18 year old UP and Coming Dancer

It’s Free and It’s all for YOUTH!

More info here:

More info: https://storystitchers.org/2019-tour/

Meet us at the St. Louis Art Fair!



Campfire Stories Booth

at Central and Forsyth

Join Story Stitchers in our booth to explore storytelling around our campfire!

Peace in the Prairie Performances

at the Performing Arts Stage

at Bemiston and Forsyth

Catch a live performance as Story Stitchers present music, poetry, and dance

centered on healing through art and nature.

 

Saturday, September 10th

Campfire Stories Booth

11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Peace in the Prairie Performances

2:30-3:00 pm and 4:45-5:15 pm

 

Sunday, September 11th

Campfire Stories Booth

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Peace in the Prairie Performance

1:00-1:30 pm

https://www.saintlouisartfair.com/

Saint Louis Story Stitchers participation in St. Louis Art Fair is funded in part by the Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award of 2021. https://www.thelewisprize.org/

Story Stitchers at St. Louis Art Fair all weekend!


Story Stitchers at St. Louis Art Fair

Campfire Stories Booth

at Central and Forsyth

Join Story Stitchers in our booth to explore storytelling around our campfire!

Peace in the Prairie Performances

at the Performing Arts Stage at Bemiston and Forsyth

Catch a live performance as Story Stitchers present music, poetry, and dance

centered on healing through art and nature.

Friday, September 9th

Campfire Stories Booth from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Peace in the Prairie Performance 6:15-6:45 pm

 

Saturday, September 10th

Campfire Stories Booth from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Peace in the Prairie Performances 2:30-3:00 pm and 4:45-5:15 pm

 

Sunday, September 11th

Campfire Stories Booth from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Peace in the Prairie Performance 1:00-1:30 pm

https://www.saintlouisartfair.com/

The Center Cabinet Internship Applications OPEN


Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective received grant funding from the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a program of the Obama Foundation. The funding is part of the MBK Alliance’s Freedom Summer 2022 Fund. The Center Cabinet, formed by Story Stitchers to bring youth voices into planning for The Center, will engage a group of 12 young men ages 16-24 to hold planning meetings to select, and purchase furnishings for interior spaces in The Center and related youth programs around media arts, healing, and music.

Learn more: https://storystitchers.org/support/careers/

Deadline to apply: September 15

APPLY TODAY:

https://storystitchers.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/the-center-cabinet