Sarah Hermes Griesbach

Sarah Hermes Griesbach is a graduate student in art history at Washington University. She has been a teacher in the area and volunteers as a docent at the Art Museum.

Contest Results
10:15 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Sheldon Photo Contest Winners Show St. Louis With Affection

City Garden Sunset by Michael C. Daft, June 2013 (Amateur)
Courtesy of Sheldon Art Galleries

How do you see St. Louis? That was the question the Sheldon Art Galleries posed as it asked people to send their photographic answer for prizes and a chance to have their work shown.

This Friday, June 6, The City at 250 - A Celebration of St. Louis in Photographs opens to reveal stories of the city, shown with affection.

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10:19 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

St. Louis Museums Offer Innovative Job Training

TMS class of 2012 in Contemporary Art Museum receiving room.
Credit Provided by CAMSTL

If someone were to tally the number of St. Louis area students participating in career training at arts institutions and compare that to the numbers in other local industries, the arts might possibly win. The Contemporary Art Museum, alone, draws hundreds of students into its pre-professional programming each year. And not only are the exciting, pre-professional youth programs at CAM and the St. Louis Art Museum free to participants, some pay a stipend.

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8:50 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Reflection: Free Paarking Exhibit Looks Just Beyond A Person's Reach

Top: The noise attracts and repels. Bottom: Confluence rock
Credit Sarah Hermes Griesbach

Deo Deiparine is the founder, director, curator and whatever else is needed at the Free Paarking Gallery in South St. Louis. The 21-year-old Washington University architecture student exemplifies the multitasking art-worlder archetype. Such entrepreneurial art leadership may be the best and only way to enter and stay in such an underfunded field. His gallery is now hosting its fifth exhibition since opening in August 2012.

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Resources for Human Development
9:39 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

St. Louis Outsider Art Fair Welcomes All

Credit St. Louis Outsider Art Fair

At its core, the St. Louis Outsider Art Fair is less about art insiders and outsiders than it is about belonging. Shana Norton has organized and grown this inclusive art event over the past three years. This year the fair is sponsored solely by the nonprofit organization Resources for Human Development – Missouri (RHD-MO).

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Cinco de Mayo
12:31 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Get Ready Now To Join The Amazing People’s Joy Parade

Detail from the Sam Washburn poster Cherokee Street
Credit Sam Washburn | St. Louis Beacon

Cinco de Mayo is one festival that can be counted on NOT to leave St. Louis, let alone the Cherokee Street neighborhood. Every year, St. Louisans have been adding new dimensions to this festival. In 2008, local artists began what’s become Cinco de Mayo’s official parade, the People’s Joy Parade.

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Start With Ideas
10:34 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Reflection: Art-Activist Alfredo Jaar Asks St. Louis Students To Stop Making Art and Think

Alfredo Jaar, The Geometry of Conscience, 2010. Santiago de Chile, Museo de la Memoria y de los Derechos Humanos. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York, and the artist, New York.
Credit Kemper Art Museum

An exhibit at Washington University’s Kemper Museum — In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations —  introduces painful political conflicts to St. Louis museum goers at oblique angles.

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