Nancy Fowler http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nine STL Artists Picked For New Program That Could Make You A Collector http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-stl-artists-picked-new-program-could-make-you-collector <p>An organization called <a href="http://www.csastl.org/">Community Supported Art Saint Louis</a> has named nine local artists to launch its new program.</p><p>The concept is as simple as a paint-by-the-numbers project: Fifty CSA “shares” are up for grabs at $300 apiece. Each share-buyer receives nine original works — one from each artist — at three “pick-up” events this September, October and November. Every artist walks away with $1,000 and wider exposure.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:45:45 +0000 Nancy Fowler 38290 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nine STL Artists Picked For New Program That Could Make You A Collector What's A 'BAP?' St. Louisans Duke It Out On Reality TV Spotlighting Black Middle Class http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whats-bap-st-louisans-duke-it-out-reality-tv-spotlighting-black-middle-class <p></p><p>Stay tuned for rock-star style drama tonight as six St. Louisans argue and scream their way through a new Lifetime TV reality show called “BAPs,” which stands for Black American Princess. Or Prince, in the case of local coffee shop owner Jason Wilson.</p><p></p><p>Wilson is the founder of Chronicle Coffee and gathering space in north St. Louis, and owns two Northwest Coffee shops. He’s also among the “BAPs” cast pulled together by a Los Angeles production company.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:49:24 +0000 Nancy Fowler 38261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What's A 'BAP?' St. Louisans Duke It Out On Reality TV Spotlighting Black Middle Class NEA Grant To Add Art And Walkability To Grand Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nea-grant-add-art-and-walkability-grand-center <p>A new $50,000 grant will help make St. Louis’ Grand Center more pedestrian-friendly.</p><p>The midtown arts and cultural district <a href="http://arts.gov/national/our-town/grantee/2014/grand-center-inc-2">received the money Wednesday from the National Endowment for the Arts’ “Our Town” grants program.</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:30:42 +0000 Nancy Fowler 38119 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NEA Grant To Add Art And Walkability To Grand Center Artist To Explain How 300,000 LEGOs Became Climatron Surprises http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artist-explain-how-300000-legos-became-climatron-surprises <p>Everybody thinks their own kids are geniuses when they make cars, castles and the occasional bridge out of LEGOs. But a New York artist has truly transformed what must’ve been the world’s largest LEGO set into 25 nature-themed sculptures.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:21:24 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Artist To Explain How 300,000 LEGOs Became Climatron Surprises No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-charge-visit-contemporary-art-museum-through-next-summer-or-longer <p>The <a href="http://camstl.org">Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center</a> has joined the ranks of St. Louis’ free cultural institutions, at least through next summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p>CAM has charged no admission fee since early May, thanks to a donation by the local <a href="http://www.gateway-foundation.org/">Gateway Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting art and urban design. </a>Now Gateway has increased its funding to cover the five-dollar cost through August 2015.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:01:18 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No Charge To Visit Contemporary Art Museum Through Next Summer — Or Longer St. Louis Family Hands Down Legacy Of Muny Enjoyment — And Employment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-family-hands-down-legacy-muny-enjoyment-and-employment <p>Coming away with a new favorite song is part of the Muny tradition for thousands of St. Louis families. But some families are taking home more than a catchy tune — they’re also leaving with paychecks.</p><p>Five members of the Heet family have worked at the Muny as ushers. Two are still on the job. Alex Heet, 21, is a college student in her fifth summer at the Muny. Her sister, Sarah, 18, is ushering for a third year.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:51:06 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Family Hands Down Legacy Of Muny Enjoyment — And Employment STL Art Game-Changers: Sarah Paulsen Animates A Response To Kirkwood Tragedy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-art-game-changers-sarah-paulsen-animates-response-kirkwood-tragedy <p>The 2008 <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-dead-two-wounded-shooting-kirkwood-council-meeting">Kirkwood shooting that left six dead, including council member Connie Karr</a>, stunned and forever changed the community. Now, <a href="http://www.sarahpaulsen.com">artist Sarah Paulsen </a>is finding deeper meaning in the tragedy.</p><p></p><p>Paulsen, 36, grew up in Kirkwood. &nbsp;“Connie was a really good friend of my mother’s,” she said.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:04:12 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37504 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Art Game-Changers: Sarah Paulsen Animates A Response To Kirkwood Tragedy Band-Aids, Babies And Marriage Proposals: 11 Fun Facts About The STL Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/band-aids-babies-and-marriage-proposals-11-fun-facts-about-stl-zoo <p>You may have stayed away from the Zoo over the Fourth of July weekend, because of the festivities in&nbsp; Forest Park. But you have plenty of time to get there this summer. As you make your plans, here are a few things about our Zoo that might surprise you.</p><p>For example, did you know the Zoo <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-saint-louis-zoo-tackling-camel-diseases-kenya">studied camels in Kenya this year</a> to evaluate their milk as a human beverage? Or that it documented the number of endangered Humboldt penguins in Punta San Juan, Peru?</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:56:39 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Band-Aids, Babies And Marriage Proposals: 11 Fun Facts About The STL Zoo Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-stl-s-contemporary-art-museum-wants-your-cat-videos <p>Felines are fickle subjects when it comes to video (and almost everything else).</p><p>The reclusive stars that rule my home scoff at commands to do something cute for the camera. Plus, their 23-hour-a-day sleep schedule leaves only a small window for any possible action shots of bathing, eating or chasing the elusive red dot. What would Frank Capra do?</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:00:46 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos ZMD Board Member Wants Discounts For City, County Residents At Zoo, Other Institutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-board-member-wants-discounts-city-county-residents-zoo-other-institutions <p>If you live in St. Louis or St. Louis County, you may eventually be able to get discounts at local cultural institutions. That idea was floated Thursday by Zoo-Museum District board member Gloria Wessels.</p><p></p><p>City and county residents pay taxes that fund <a href="http://www.mzdstl.org/">the five institutions of the district: the St. Louis Art Museum, Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden</a>. Wessels told St. Louis Public Radio that it’s only fair that taxpayers get something for their money that visitors from other counties don’t.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37568 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ZMD Board Member Wants Discounts For City, County Residents At Zoo, Other Institutions