Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Little Documentary on Sunflower+ Project


New/Cool Info on Local Food Scene

First up is St. Louis MetroMarket - from their website: It is a non-profit mobile farmer’s market that will serve all St. Louis area food deserts – communities that lack grocery stores – by providing direct access to fresh, healthy, affordable produce and advocating on issues related to food justice, hunger, and health. So check out the website and keep on the lookout.

Next is The Interactive Local Foodshed Map hosted by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. Here is a screenshot of the map - browse around the website for yourself and connect w/ all food things local.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Art & Money: Critical Mass & Critical Conversations in St. Louis

http://criticalmassart.org/ hosted this event at KDHX's Magnolia Cafe. The full video is embedded here.

Per Panelist Roseann Weiss there are 16k artists in St. Louis! It is/was a complicated conversation about the state of things now with some good examples of directions to take in the future. A knowledgable panel and moderator provided an important insights into the state of things - one of the them being an art scene that is almost as segregated as the city.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sunflower+ on St. Louis on the Air Tomorrow

From: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thursday-seen-fields-sunflowers-old-north-and-delmar-organization-behind-them

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon on Thursday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.
If you took a drive this fall in Old North, along Delmar near Union, or in Dutchtown near Virginia and Liberty streets, you’ve probably seen vast fields of sunflowers waving at you as you pass by. Who is behind these projects to brighten up vacant lots across St. Louis?
On Thursday’s “St. Louis on the Air,” Richard Reilly, one of the founders of the Sunflower + Project, will join host Don Marsh to discuss the project. The Sunflower + Project was started in 2013 by Reilly and Don Koster, an architect and senior lecturer at Washington University, after winning the Sustainable Land Lab competition in 2012 in the partnership between Washington University and the city of St. Louis.
While the flowers themselves have withered, the project will live on in Old North during the dreary winter season with the raising of “Sustainability Flags.” They will go up on Saturday, Dec. 12. We’ll learn about this and more on Thursday.
Reilly is also the Energy Programs Manager for the Earth Ways Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. What questions do you have for him about sunflowers, gardening or vacant lots in St. Louis? We’ll ask. Email talk@stlpublicradio.org or tweet us at @STLonAir.
"St. Louis on the Air" discusses issues and concerns facing the St. Louis area. The show is produced by Mary EdwardsAlex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt and hosted by veteran journalist Don Marsh. Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at @STLonAir.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

All the Art - Winter is Here...

The Winter 2015 issue of All the Art is on the streets now. It is available, for free, at local libraries, galleries and neighborhood hubs. It cal also be read on line: www.alltheartstl.org Grab one and keep up to date on the local art scene. FWIW I serves as Principle Photographer.

Founders Sarah Hermes-Griesbach and Amy Reidel do a great job pulling everything together while encouraging a wide range of contributors/writers to document ALL THE ART going on.