CommUNITY Arts Festival


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers is proud to be a sponsoring organization for

CommUNITY Arts Festival

September 8, 2018


CommUNITY Arts Festival, (CAF) a festival created in honor of Rain Stippec after a random act of gun violence in Soulard in early February 2017, continues to work for Saint Louis.

Join Saint Louis’ top artistic companies, including the Saint Louis Story Stitchers,  at 7:30pm in The Grandel Theatre.

Thanks to organizations including The Big Muddy Dance Company, St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, Saint Louis Story Stitchers, and The Dark Room, our community is unified in celebrating Saint Louis culture and speaking out against violence.

Enjoy drinks, food, and live music in The Dark Room before and after the mainstage performance, filling an entire day with Saint Louis art.

There is a whole day of activities planned! For more information on performing companies, partnering organizations, and our young artist’s workshop, please visit the Festival online at https://www.communityartsfestival.com/.

Tickets

 

PEACE IN THE PRAIRIE


MACSaint Louis Story Stitchers is very pleased to announce support of an Annual Discipline Minority Arts grant from Missouri Arts Council for the research and creation of a new conceptual work of art entitled Peace in the Prairie.

The project is also supported by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

Story Stitchers started an exploration of native Missouri prairie lands with photo shoots and overnight trips to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve in 2016 and again in 2017.

When a person lives in an urban area where sirens, screeching tires, and gunshots can be heard nightly, how will their sense of self and world view change when that person experiences and explores native prairies?

Peace in the Prairie supports the research, creation and public presentation of a completed conceptual work of art by artists exploring the juxtaposition of violence in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes. The grant supports artists’ stipends, travel expenses and expenses for a public presentation.

The project expands the artistic body of work of African American artists in the Collective, addresses the community need of understanding violence while seeking peace, supports the exploration of new natural settings by both artists and audiences, and supports the greater understanding of Missouri’s unique natural heritage in its native prairie lands.

Leading artists in this project include Jamie KP Dennis, Reggie McNichols aka Ntegrity, Troy Anthony Swanson, Bobby Norfolk, Demil Johnson, and contributing artist Susan Colangelo.

The public performance followed by a Q&A will take place at the .ZACK Theater, 3224 Locust on Thursday, March 21st, 2019, sponsored in part by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

If you would like to contribute a story to this project’s archives, about violence or peace you have experienced in either the city or the prairie lands of Missouri, please contact Story Stitchers at storystitchers@gmail.com or call 314-899-9001.

We’d like to hear from you.

 

Who’s Ready? Is LIVE


Who’s Ready? was produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective at the Stitchers Storefront Studio and onsite during the 2018 Pick the City UP Tour in St. Louis, Missouri.

Now available on iTunes!

Special thanks to March For Our Lives students from Parkland, Florida and visitors traveling with the bus tour for joining in the video while visiting St. Louis.

Music:

Reggie McNichols aka Ntegrity
Sakofa B. Soleil
Marcus Shumpert

Stitchers Youth Council

Music:
Shawn
Emeara
Michaela
She’Kinah
AnnaLise
Branden

Videography:
Demil Johnson aka Superhood
Troy Anthony Photography
Susan Colangelo, Contributing Artist
Quinsonta Boyd, BoydMedia

Stitchers Youth Council:
Cali
Shawn

Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective, 2018.
All rights reserved.

Who’s Ready? UP on iTunes!


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Who’s Ready? NOW available for pre-sale on iTunes 

Produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

At the Stitchers Storefront Studio

With Artists in Residence Reggie McNichols aka Ntegrity and Britt Baker-Soleil and Stitchers Teen Council featuring Shawn, Emeara, Michaela, She’Kinah, Branden and AnnaLise

Full song PLUS new music video will premiere at the August 31st SHO!!

Pick the City UP Tour Finale!

August 31, 2018, 7:00

at the .ZACK Theatre, 3224 Locust, Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Doors open at 6:30 with vendors Moms Demand Action, Mothers in Charge, K.H.A.O.S., and STOP THE BLEED.

Tickets $10 on Metrotix.

Produced in association with Joel King, JPEK Creative Works Theatre.

The 2018 Pick the City UP Tour is presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission and with support from Missouri Foundation for Health.

The program is presented with additional program support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, Glore Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, Washington University in St. Louis, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, STL Youth Jobs, Rome West Realty, LLC, and in collaboration with the City of St. Louis Department of Health.

Media sponsorship provided by KDHX.

 

Teen Rap Crisis II


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KP Dennis performs in Pick the City UP at Demetrious Johnson Foundation’s Community Day

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is working collaboratively to create an approach to health issues affecting Missouri’s urban youth. Story Stitchers bring the arts and humanities to the forefront through a unique form of “urban storytelling”.

Teen Rap Crisis II is a humanities-based program designed to give voice to concerns and triumphs, uncover facts, and build awareness of public health issues as seen through the eyes of contemporary African American teenage youth.

Story Stitchers artists Bobby Norfolk, KP Dennis and Reggie McNichols aka Ntegrity, and Stitchers Youth Council members Emeara, Tylea, Chris and Antonio will perform this unique work at the Pick the City UP Tour Finale!

Don’t miss the show:

Pick the City UP Tour Finale!

August 31, 2018, 7:00

at the .ZACK Theatre, 3224 Locust, Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Doors open at 6:30 with vendors Moms Demand Action, Mothers in Charge, K.H.A.O.S., and STOP THE BLEED.

Tickets $10 on Metrotix.

Produced in association with Joel King, JPEK Creative Works Theatre.

The 2018 Pick the City UP Tour is presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission and with support from Missouri Foundation for Health.

The program is presented with additional program support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, Glore Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, Washington University in St. Louis, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, STL Youth Jobs, Rome West Realty, LLC, and in collaboration with the City of St. Louis Department of Health.

Media sponsorship provided by KDHX.

 

Teen Rap Crisus II was created in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, and Missouri Foundation for Health and in collaboration with the City of St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center and the City of St. Louis Department of Health.

Powerful and unforgettable


What happens when you spend an evening with the Saint Louis Story Stitchers?

You hear stories from brave African American youth about America.

What are the problems faced by the young and what are solutions?

Stitchers Youth Council, supported by their mentors  Kp Dennis, Bobby Norfolk, Ntegrity, and guest artists Caph Guei and Bryce Green, will tell it like it is, without pause, and then give you the hope in their hearts.

Powerful and unforgettable.

Tickets $10 on Metrotix.

bryce (1 of 1)-7Special Guest Artist Bryce Green.

Bryce has the vision to make a global impact with his music. He also wants to teach through his music by sending out positive messages and good energy! Bryce wrote a new song to show that he is one of those who cares about the youth and their future. 

Join us in healing STL. #KEEPTHEPEACE

Produced in association with Joel King, JPEK Creative Works Theatre.

Don’t miss the show:

August 31, 2018, 7:00

at the .ZACK Theatre, 3224 Locust, Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

Doors open at 6:30 with vendors Moms Demand Action, Mothers in Charge, K.H.A.O.S., and STOP THE BLEED.

Tickets $10 on Metrotix.

Who’s Ready? 7 days away!


Pick the City UP 2018 Tour Finale tickets r HOT!!!

Get your tickets TODAY! 

B PART OF AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Doors open at 6:30! Come check out the friendly vendors including Stop the Bleed, Moms Demand Action, Mothers in Charge, Progressive Emporium and Education Center, and K.H.A.O.S.

Performance 7:00 PM

.ZACK Theater, 3224 Locust, St. Louis, Missouri

Featuring

Stitchers Youth Council

K.P. Dennis

Ntegrity

Bobby Norfolk

Caph Guei

and Guest Artist Bryce Green!

Tickets $10 at Metrotix

Produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

in association with Joel King of JPEK Creative Works Theatre

Finale Tickets R HOT!!!


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Pick the City UP 2018 Tour Finale tickets r HOT!!!

Get your tickets TODAY! 

B PART OF AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT!

Friday, August 31, 2018

7:00 PM

.ZACK Theater

3224 Locust, St. Louis, Missouri

Featuring

Stitchers Youth Council

KP Dennis, Ntegrity, Mac 

with

Bobby Norfolk, Caph Guei

and Guest Artist Bryce Green

Tickets $10 at Metrotix

Produced by Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

in association with Joel King of JPEK Creative Works Theatre

Tour Finale Tickets On Sale Now!


After a whirl-wind summer of performances, community engagement, and Teen Open Mic’s, Saint Louis Story Stitchers is pleased to be working with producer Joel King of JPEK CreativeWorks Theatre for the Pick the City UP Tour Finale!!

Don’t miss this jam-packed one-of-a-kind performance!

Friday, August 31, 2018
Tour Finale at the .ZACK in the Grand Center Arts District!
3224 Locust
Performance: 7:00 pm
Family-friendly

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Pick the City UP Tour! presents Saint Louis Story Stitchers unique brand of urban storytelling, featuring live hip hop, spoken word and story magic on public health issues St. Louis cares about including gun violence prevention. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference. Now in its 2nd year, the Tour has stopped at community centers, neighborhoods, parks, and cultural venues across St. Louis, using the arts as a catalyst for neighborhood community building.

The 2018 Pick the City UP Tour is presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission and with support from Missouri Foundation for Health.

The program is presented with additional program support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, Glore Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, Washington University in St. Louis, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, STL Youth Jobs, Rome West Realty, LLC, and in collaboration with the City of St. Louis Department of Health.

Media sponsorship provided by KDHX.

 

 

 

 

Teen Open Mic 2Nite!


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Story Stitchers Youth Council is starting a teen open mic series.  Locations have included Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation’s lot at the corner of  Hodiamont and MLK and the Demetrious Johnson Foundation.

Participants can range from ages 13-21. Free, food, fun, prizes!

Teen Open Mic’s are supported in part by a grant to Stitchers Youth Council from the St. Louis Mental Health Board.

Final Date:

Tuesday, August 7,  5:00-8:00 

 

Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade Street, St. Louis MO 63118

Host Organization: Southside Youth Council

We will be dry and happy, keepin’ this party inside!!

Come out and join us!