WHAT: The SCC Photography Invitational WHEN: Sept. 24-Nov. 3WHERE: Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in CottlevilleCOST: Free and open to the publicCONTACT INFO: Brian D. Smith, email@example.com or 636-922-8575NEWS STORY FORMATPhotography Invitational to be featured at SCC Sept. 25-Nov. 3St. Charles Community College is pleased to announce the Photography Invitational. The exhibition will be on display Sept. 25-Nov. 3, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, on the SCC campus, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. The Photography Invitational will feature photographs of six uniquely-talented regional artists: Stan Feldman, Mark Appling Fisher, Jeff Hirsch, Caroline Philippone, Joshua Rowan and Kathie Thomas. The majority of these photographs deal in exterior spaces with distinct locales such as Iceland, Cuba, Utah and Missouri. Photographic processes range from digital to film and from color to black and white. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. Parking for patrons is free in the campus Blue and Yellow lots. For more information, contact Brian D. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-922-8575.
The internationally-juried exhibition Quilt National 2017, curated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, joins the Foundry Art Centre once again for its renowned biennial collection of Art Quilts by contemporary fiber artists. The Foundry Art Centre is the only venue that will host the exhibition in its entirety aside from its original run at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Quilt National 2017 opens at the Foundry Art Centre on Friday, October 6, 2017 and runs through Friday, December 1, 2017. Admission to the exhibitions is $5 per person.
In conjunction with the exhibition Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection, Clarion Brass, the Washington University Chamber Choir, and faculty from the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences will perform works from the Italian Renaissance, including antiphonal brass favorites of Giovanni Gabrieli and vocal masterworks of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal harmonies.
An Evening With Ragged UnionDOORS 7PM // SHOW 8PM // $7 ADV // $10 Day Ofhttps://raggedunionbluegrass.com/homeBased in Boulder, Colorado, Ragged Union features 2016 Walnut Valley National Mandolin Champion, Jordan Ramsey, and has been touring nationally and internationally since the winter of 2014. Their sound is built around the singing and songwriting duo of husband-and-wife, Geoff and Christina Union, and comes to life in the electrifying hands of some of Colorado’s (and the country’s) finest bluegrass musicians, including, along with Ramsey, former Spring Creek/Blue Canyon Boys banjo wizard, Chris Elliott, and Rocky Grass Academy veteran Justin Hoffenberg on the fiddle, who along with the Unions form a dynamic and cohesive unit that puts on memorable and exciting shows for dancers, listeners, traditionalists and progressives alike.Like many bands these days, there’s something borrowed and something new about Ragged Union’s approach to bluegrass music. There are recognizable melodic and (country) lyric themes alongside non-traditional ones; breakneck grassy duet numbers, and slower ‘country-funk’ tunes; traditional arrangements alongside composed ideas and the occasional ‘jam’ section. Throughout all of it, the bluegrass quality of the sound shines through with world-class instrumentalists deeply versed in the genre, a powerful rhythmic drive, and close-harmony singing. Ragged Union’s travels have taken them to festivals, concerts and clubs on both sides of the Atlantic, including a three-week tour of England and Scotland in October 2016. Plans are in the works or a return trip to the UK in August of 2017. The group also frequents the Pacific Northwest and West Coast in general.The band released their debut CD, ‘Hard Row to Hoe’, in 2015, and is currently at work on a follow up album, expected to be ready for release by the summer of 2017.
From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes her latest novel, The Rules of Magic, the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic. Hoffman is the best-selling author of more than 30 works of fiction.
Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers are a group out of New York City that focuses on old-time jazz, blues & western swing. They are coming through St. Louis while on tour celebrating their new album release!
Left Bank Books and Vintage Vinyl present Stacks of Wax and Paperbacks: An Evening of Rock and Readings celebrating independent record labels and small press authors!Featuring NY Tyrant author Scott McClanahan, who will read from his novel "The Sarah Book," and Third Man Books poets Erica Lewis and Ciona Rouse, who will read from their collections "mary wants to be a superwoman" and "Vantablack." In addition to the readings, we'll be spinning cuts from the latest Fat Possum and Third Man Records releases, with Vintage Vinyl on site to sell the newest albums by Courtney Marie Andrews, Pokey LaFarge, Bash & Pop, and Margot Price. Refreshments and adult party beverages will be provided. You don't want to miss an evening of heartbreakingly gorgeous fiction, pop punk poetics, and addictive tunes. Come with open hearts and full wallets, leave with stacks of wax and paperbacks!This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of either "The Sarah Book," "mary wants to be a superwoman" or "Vantablack" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Insight Theatre Company closes out its 10th season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This is a brand-new play written by the very popular Ken Ludwig. It is a tour de force with actors playing many different characters in madcap comedy. Directed by Maggie Ryan and starring John O’Hagen, Kent Coffel, Elliot Auch, Ed Reggi, Gwen Wotawa.
Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock, joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.
Write for a Change on October 24! Come to the St. Louis Public Library Carpenter Branch and take a few minutes to write a letter to a legislator, or a note to a friend, or a social media post, or a letter to the editor, or an email, or an op-ed article, or a blog post, or a script for a phone call, or a poem, or a story, or some graffiti — the possibilities are endless! But whatever you write, WRITE TO MAKE A CHANGE. If you want to raise your voice about something but aren't quite sure how to say it, come to Write for a Change and get started.Editor Andrew Doty will be available from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to make suggestions and give writing tips, advice, and feedback. A reference of legislators' mailing addresses and email addresses will be on hand. A limited amount of paper, pens, envelopes, and stamps will be available to use, but please bring your own if you can, or bring some extra to donate if you're able. The library has a small number of Chromebooks available to members.On October 24, WRITE FOR A CHANGE!
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, All Ages
Left Bank Books welcomes Funky Winkerbean cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Tom Batiuk, who will sign and discuss Lisa's Legacy Trilogy, which includes "Prelude: Lisa's Story Begins," "Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe," and "The Last Leaf: Lisa's Story Concludes"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of at least one of the books in Lisa's Legacy Trilogy from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.Timed to the 10th anniversary of "Lisa’s Story," in which Lisa battles and ultimately succumbs to breast cancer, Tom Batiuk expands Lisa’s universe with two new titles: "Prelude" and "The Last Leaf." "Prelude," a prequel to "The Other Shoe," brings together a collection of early Funky Winkerbean comic strips depicting the beginning of Lisa and Les’s relationship.In "The Last Leaf," the sequel to "The Other Shoe," Batiuk depicts the fallout of Lisa’s death as her husband Les and their daughter mourn and try to find a way to move forward.
A Teen Event Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series
#1 New York Times bestselling teen author Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with “All the Crooked Saints,” she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. At the heart of the otherworldly town of Bicho Raro, Colorado you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles for everyone but themselves. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.
Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in more than 100 movies and 200 television shows, including unforgettable roles in Mississippi Burning, Groundhog Day, and Memento. Tobolowsky currently appears in the hit series’ The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time.In his new book My Adventures with God, Tobolowsky explores the idea that most people’s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths. We wander in the wilderness. At some point, we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. We bear the loss of family and friends and finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey.
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