StitchCast Studio: Healing through Art with Cheeraz Gormon Part I

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StitchCast Studio Season IV

Healing through Art Part I with Cheeraz Gormon

Youth leaders come together with poet and activist Cheeraz Gormon to talk about healing from trauma from exposure to violence. Artists also discuss gun violence prevention, activism and the role of artists as activists, mental health, sharing resources, moving from response to recovery after the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School mass shooting tragedy, and coping with compounding loss from gun violence. Part II of a three part series.

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Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2017

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.

Richmond Heights Library and Rec Center Welcomes Story Stitchers


Richmond Heights Library and Recreation Center’s Youth Services Librarian Betsy Simmons welcomed Saint Louis Story Stitchers today. Betsy helped the artists set up displays of current work in the foyers of both the Richmond Heights Library and the Recreation Center, which welcome residents of all ages from the Brentwood, Maplewood, and Richmond Heights neighborhoods.  In the library, the public can enjoy Story Stitchers writing, artwork, books, videos, podcasts, Make a Wish at a Perception Isn’t Always Reality “Wish Box” or play the Trap Life board game, all developed by artists in the Collective. Featured in the cabinet displays are StitchCast Studio, Trap Life board game, Curating Teen Voices: Coming of Age portfolio, and still from Good For Your Health.

Richmond Heights Library and the Recreation Center

8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Dates: February 1 through 28, 2022


If you are interested in hosting a Story Stitchers display, exhibition, or performance, please reach out to storystitchers@gmail.com.

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