On Air with Nancy Kranzberg at KDHX


Susan Colangelo, President and Executive Director of Saint Louis Story Stitchers, stopped by to speak with Nancy about the work they do.

Founded in 2013, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, is an artist collective where professional artists work alongside disadvantaged youth (ages 16 to 24) to make art about St. Louis.

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Thanks for having the Story Stitchers on KDHX Nancy Kranzberg!!

The WHY of MY City Ferguson


StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City

Ferguson

Season II Episode XLI

Saint Louis Story Stitchers StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City, is a series with conversations exploring St. Louis neighborhoods and Black culture.

Mayor Ella Jones, the Urban League’s Jamie KP Dennis, YC Bey, and Stitchers Youth Council members Emeara Burns, Llord Brown, and Shawn Taylor discuss the past and future of Ferguson. Recorded in Zoom in Saint Louis, Missouri, January 22, 2021.

Pick the City UP Art Interlude                                                                                  Worthless by Branden Lewis, Stitchers Youth Council Co-Chair                          Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018

This program is a Special Edition of StitchCast Studio, called The WHY of MY City and is funded by Missouri Humanities Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more visit: https://storystitchers.org/stitchcast-studio-special-edition-the-why-of-my-city/

The WHY of MY City: University City and The Delmar Loop


StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City

University City and The Delmar Loop

Season II Episode XL

Saint Louis Story Stitchers StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City, is a series with conversations exploring St. Louis neighborhoods and Black culture.

Author and historian John A Wright, Sr. joins St. Louis County Parks historian and author Esley Hamilton, Pastor Brent Roam from One Family Church and Stitchers Youth Council member Cali Fleming to uncover interesting facts about the history and importance of University City and the Delmar Loop. Recorded in Zoom in Saint Louis, Missouri, September 1, 2020.

This episode is also available as a video featuring historic photographs on Youtube and Vimeo.

This program is a Special Edition of StitchCast Studio, called The WHY of MY City and is funded by Missouri Humanities Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To learn more visit: https://storystitchers.org/stitchcast-studio-special-edition-the-why-of-my-city/

Music & Me


Music & Me

Season II Episode 38

 

Story Stitchers Youth Council leaders discuss the powerful role of music in their lives. Recorded live at Hansen House, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, January 21, 2021.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Wade Reprise from The WHY of MY City album

Published by Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2021

 

StitchCast Studio Season II in 2021 is sponsored by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund’s three year grant 2020-22, Arts and Education Council PNC Grant, and Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot.

 

For more information visit: 

StitchCast Studio

The WHY of MY City: Music in the Lou


 

StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City

Music in the Lou

Season II Episode 37

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City, is a series with conversations exploring St. Louis neighborhoods and Black culture.

In this episode, local music professionals Timothy McGimpsey and Lamar Williams talk with Story Stitchers staff artists Ntegrity and Emeara Burns about the richness of music in St. Louis. Recorded live at the .ZACK in Saint Louis, Missouri,August 25, 2020.

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

What’s Your Why by Ntegrity and KP Dennis

Published by Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2020

 

This program is a Special Edition of StitchCast Studio, called The WHY of MY City and is funded by Missouri Humanities Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Special thanks to Kranzberg Arts Foundation for providing the .ZACK Rooftop and Ballroom for our recording sessions.

 

For more information visit:

https://storystitchers.org/stitchcast-studio-special-edition-the-why-of-my-city

Download

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fzz25u/Music_In_STLba8ll.mp3

Episode

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

 

Wade at Bruno David Gallery through March 13th


WADE in the Media Room

Bruno David Gallery

Through Saturday March 13, 2021

 

7513 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

January 30, 2:00-8:00 PM

Exhibition open through March 13, 2021

Link to share the HEC video by Kerry Marks

Artsy.net

Bruno David Gallery Press Release

brunodavidgallery.com/…/exhibition_pr_152.pdf

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective at Bruno David Now Open

‘Our City is Legendary’


As Emeara Burns sat on the roof of a Grand Center building one sunny day last summer, she received a history lesson that had her hanging on every word.

She and five others gathered atop the .ZACK performing arts venue to record a podcast about St. Louis neighborhood the Ville. They sat in a socially distanced circle, speaking into microphones through their masks.

Emmy-winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk and longtime political activist Percy Green II traded tales about having shrimp at the Sarah Lou Cafe amid the vibrant nightlife of a Friday evening in the 1960s.

“Sitting there just soaking in all that information was so life changing for me,” Burns said. “It made me go back home and think: What do we have to do to get back to that?”

The podcast is part of “The Why Of My City,” a project that artist collective St. Louis Story Stitchers has been working on since 2019. It includes the group’s first album and a series of podcasts highlighting life across the city, especially in largely Black neighborhoods.

Listen to the full story by Jeremy Goodwin on St. Louis Public Radio here…

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/arts/2021-03-04/our-city-is-legendary-story-stitchers-project-celebrates-st-louis-neighborhoods

The Divided City II: Trauma as Culture in Black Families


StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Divided City II

Trauma as Culture in Black Families

 

StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The Divided City is a series of four unique conversations in the series will bring historical context around recurring topics chosen by youth in the StitchCast Studio published podcasts, including: the culture of trauma caused by poverty and repeated exposure to violence amongst families of color in St. Louis, stories of disorientation and dislocation of black families, and the power of story as healer in black cultures through time. 

This episode features a conversation with Story Stitchers’ youth led by Stitchers Youth Council co-chairs Branden Lewis and Emeara Burns with author and educator John A. Wright, Sr. and Sowande’ Mustakeem, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Washington University. Recorded live in Zoom February 9, 2021.

This project is funded by The Divided City initiative. The Divided City is a joint project of the Center for the Humanities and the Sam Fox School, College of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. The Divided City is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

StitchCast Studio Season II in 2021 is sponsored by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund’s three year grant 2020-22, Arts and Education Council PNC Grant, and Lush Corporation’s The Charity Pot.

The WHY of MY City: The Ville


StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City

 

Saint Louis Story Stitchers StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City, is a series with conversations exploring St. Louis neighborhoods and Black culture.

In this episode, local residents Paul Norfolk, Bobby Norfolk, Percy Green II, Emeara Burns, and Timoni Sherrod discuss the past, present and future of The Ville. Recorded live at the .ZACK in Saint Louis, Missouri, September 3, 2020.

 

This program is a Special Edition of StitchCast Studio, called The WHY of MY City and is funded by Missouri Humanities Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Special thanks to Kranzberg Arts Foundation for providing the .ZACK Rooftop and Ballroom for our recording sessions.

For more information visit: 

StitchCast Studio Special Edition: The WHY of MY City