Art Sparks Panel
Discussion on Community, 12/6/17
Please join us on Wed., December 6, 7-9 pm, as Webster Arts joins with Recon: Framing a New Public Discourse to host a panel and public discussion about community. Who are we as a community? How can we heal the divides?
Recon is a project of the Incarnate Word Foundation.
Panelists include Ellie Wharton of Radio63119, and the Rev. Wendy Bruner, Pastor of Peace UCC Church in Webster Groves. Facilitator is Sister Helena Monahan of the Incarnate Word Foundation. The discussion is free to attend and will be held in the Webster Arts Center, amid the On the Street Where I Live national juried art exhibit. The Center is located on the lower level of Schultz Hall on the Eden Campus, Bompart & Lockwood in Webster Groves. Follow the signs!
'On the Street Where I Live,' a national juried exhibition, in new Webster Arts Center through 12/23
On the Street Where I Live will show 45 original artworks from 39 artists from St. Louis and 17 other states. The show was juried by nationally-recognized print maker Amanda Verbeck. The show will be on exhibit through Dec. 23 in the Webster Arts Center, lower level, Schultz Hall, Eden campus, corner of Bompart & Lockwood in Webster Groves, MO. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Shown above, from left are four works from the show: Hollywood, an offset litho artist book by Amanda D'Amico (Philadelphia PA); Building a Future, acrylic on canvas, Mollie Chounard (St. Louis, MO) ; Restricted Zone, mixed media, by Jean Tock (Carmel, NY); and Polaroids in Trapper Keepers, wood & mixed media, by Ruby Troup (La Mesilla, NM).
This powerful and beautiful show about community, neighborhoods, and shelter is not to be missed!
Small Works VIII exhibited in Nov.
Work from 17 local artists are exhibited in Webster Arts' last Small Work exhibit of 2017 at the Webster Groves Library Gallery, Nov. 1-30. A free artists' reception is set for November 3, 6-7:30.
Outreach and Art Education with Immigrants & Refugees
In collaboration with the International Institute, Webster Arts has launched an art program for refugees and immigrants in the St. Louis area. Webster Arts believes that art can elevate the human spirit, reduce stress, and bridge communication gaps. More than 50 people from Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, and Vietnam participated in the first six-week session that ended in April.
Fall Sessions will continue on Thursdays, noon-1, at the International Institute, though early December. Interested in volunteering? Call 314.918.2671.
Participants had the chance to work with clay, mono printing on fiber and paper, drawing, and watercolors painting. Funding was made possible through a grant from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.