Posted by Fort Gondo on October 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Saturday, October 19 at 7 PM
The fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present a reading by:
Elaine Bleakney, Mathias Svalina & Wang Jiaxin
Elaine Bleakney is the author of two books of prose poetry: 20 Paintings by Laura Owens (Poor Claudia, 2013) and For Another Writing Back (Sidebrow Books, 2014). Her writing has appeared in At Length, American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, Verse Daily, The Volta and others. She is an art editor for At Length, a place for long-form writing, and the editor of the tear-apart poetry anthology Poem In Your Pocket (Abrams, 2009). A native of Arizona, Elaine was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and now lives with her husband and son in Asheville, North Carolina. She works at Penland School of Crafts.
Posted by Fort Gondo on October 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment
On Saturday, October 18, 12- 4 PM:
Put Cherokee Street on OpenStreetMap, the most comprehensive world-wide crowd-sourced map!
We will meet at multiple locations along Cherokee Street to teach people how to contribute to OpenStreetMap:
At Nebula Coworking, we will edit OpenStreetMap online using the iD editor. An introduction to OpenStreetMap will take place at 12PM and 2PM.
At fort gondo compound for the arts, explore the neighborhood and mark up maps by hand (to be digitized at Nebula Coworking the same day). An introduction to OpenStreetMap and a presentation on how to edit using Field Papers will take place at 12PM and 2PM.
Next Friday, October 18:
A group exhibition curated by JE Baker & Carrie Debacker
Organized in tandem with the Friends of Dard Hunter Conference
October 18 – November 23, 2013
Opening reception Friday, October 18, 7-10 PM
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Posted by Anne McCullough on October 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Too Hip Comedy Celebrates Its Second Year
with Mary Mack and Tim Harmston
SAINT LOUIS, MO. – St. Louis’ premiere monthly independent stand-up comedy showcase is thrilled to announce that October will mark its second anniversary at at Foam Coffee & Beer in the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District.
The showcase will play host Oct. 24 to comedians Mary Mack (Sirius XM, Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast and Bob & Tom) and Tim Harmston (Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham).
Too many artists are uninsured. Now every artist can obtain health insurance with full benefits at a reasonable cost.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) is working with partners around the region to make sure you are aware of the new insurance options that are available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our goal is to educate every St. Louis artist — working in every discipline — about the basic provisions of the ACA and to encourage every artist to get covered. More info
The 23rd “Haul of Justice” Superhero Bike Ride launches on Oct 5th. Superheroes from around the country (and world) will converge at the Community Arts and Movement Project in St. Louis, and begin training on Saturday, October 5th, at 9am. After a few days of training and service, they will storm into the world in selfless service. They focus on spontaneously responding to every call for help that we receive. The ride lasts for as long as there is energy.
More on the Superheroes:
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment
The CSBA will have a Board Meeting, this Thursday, 5:15pm at Nebula Coworking- 3407 S. Jefferson. Below is information regarding the meeting. The CSBA BOD meetings are open to the public.
Michelle Peterson of the St. Louis Development Corporation will be attending this meeting to discuss how the Board should move forward on deciding CID property assessments and sales/use tax. She will be proposing for the Board to decide what they want for the street, how much money that will take, and then deciding on the percentages for a CID based on what kind of revenue the Board would like to see for the street.
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Ben West, WasabiNet’s co-founder, is off to Berlin for this year’s International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN), being hosted by theOpen Technology Institute of the New America Foundation.
Exciting! Aufregend (in German)! Ben will be presenting a tech showcase about the solar-powered rooftop wireless network Sunflower Mesh, in conjunction with the COMMUNAL-cator Arduino-based sensing platform being presented by Xavier Leonard.Ben has been attending these summits since it came to St. Louis in 2006. Through these conferences, Ben has promoted the the wonders of WasabiNet, the local hackerspace Arch Reactor, the Cherokee Street community, and St. Louis in general, in distant places like Vienna, Barcelona, and now mostly recently Berlin.
Posted by Anne McCullough on September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Steelville Arts Council Artist in Residency Program brought St. Louis based artist and Benton Park Resident Mark Regester to Steelville to spend a month creating a body of work in and around the area. This show, Interstate Heart, is the culmination of Mark’s time spent in Steelville. Mark will be showing several photographs printed on metal with a process that infuses dyes directly into specially coated aluminum panels. He will also be debuting a short film entitled 44 Ghosts which was shot in the area and will feature an original soundtrack by Oregon-based Tridact
Posted by Anne McCullough on September 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
Boheme Atelier recently opened at 2308 Cherokee Street. Bohème is a lovely little furniture boutique, just like the ones you might wander into while on the streets of an old European city. Owner Lala Franklin hand paints antique furniture and accessories to give a distinctly shabby look. All Bohème antique furniture is painted with chalk paint in a variety of lovely European-inspired shades, then waxed all over to ensure durability. Levels of shabbiness can be achieved depending on technique, from crisply painted to slightly distressed to richly antiqued.
Posted by Anne McCullough on September 23, 2013 | 2 Comments
St. Louis’ Only Showing of Sign Painters Documentary
October 10, 7:00 pm
St. Louis-based type designer and owner of Typefounding, Ben Kiel, is proud to present a one-night-only showing of the recent documentary Sign Painters. On view at the Tivoli Theatre on October 10 at 7:00 pm, Sign Painters is the first anecdotal history of the craft, featuring stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. As recently as the 1980s, storefronts, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. In recent years however, the sign industry has been transformed by computerdesigned, diecut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon began documenting many of the remaining practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship.
(PARK)ing Day is a long standing tradition for many Cherokee Street Community members and business owners. An annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks, Cherokee Street continues the tradition with over 20 business participating in the event this year.
Posted by Anne McCullough on September 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment
There is a CSBA Meeting this Thursday, 5:30pm at El Torito, 2753 Cherokee. The CSBA Board of Directors will be meeting at 5:00pm to go over the agenda, prior to the meeting.
Please let me know if you have any changes or additions to the agenda before 3pm on Thursday, September 19.
PLEASE CONTACT US if you would like to adopt her. She’s approximately 3 1/2 weeks old, in good health (as verified by the Webster Groves Animal Hospital), and perfectly adorable.
We will cover all costs related to spaying/immunization, if you’re interested in adopting her.
Call: Galen at 314.565.2223 or email@example.com.
Posted by Anne McCullough on September 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment
ACLU AND VLAA TO HOST OPEN MEETING TO DISCUSS ST. LOUIS AREA BUSKING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2013
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) and the American Civil Liberties Union-Eastern Missouri (ACLU) will host an open meeting to discuss street performance in the metropolitan St. Louis area on Monday, Sept. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Regional Arts Commission office, 6128 Delmar Boulevard. Free parking is available behind the Pageant.
The ACLU and VLAA would like to hear from the community about the city’s street performer permit, as well as performance problems in other parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Posted by Fort Gondo on September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
The fort gondo poetry series is thrilled to begin its 3rd season this Saturday, September 7 at 7 PM with a reading by poets:
Stephanie Anderson is the author of In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments (Horse Less Press) and four chapbooks. She edits the micropress Projective Industries and lives in Chicago.
Dot Devota is from a family of ranchers and rodeo stars. She is the author of The Eternal Wall (Cannibal Books; Canadian edition just published by BookThug), MW: A Midwest Field Guide (Editions19\), and And The Girls Worried Terribly (forthcoming from Noemi Press). She currently writes prose about the Midwest and travels full time.
Posted by Anne McCullough on September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
Hi Cherokee People! Below is a link to a brief profile questionnaire for a coffee table book about Cherokee Street. Please feel free to forward this to anyone else you know who may want to contribute. This is open to all experiences, cultures, ethnic groups, socio-economic backgrounds, etc.
Please submit this completed questionnaire by October 1 to:
3159 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, MO 63118
firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: CHEROKEE BOOK)
Posted by Fort Gondo on August 26, 2013 | 2 Comments
Saturday at fort gondo:
Nicole Mauser / Katherine Perryman
August 31 – October 5, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, August 31, 7-10 PM
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Posted by Anne McCullough on August 22, 2013 | 5 Comments
Soiree for Strays – Call for Artist Submissions
Benefiting Gateway Pet Guardians
What is Soiree for Strays?
Soiree for Strays is an all-media art exhibit and fundraising gala to benefit Gateway Pet Guardians. Soiree for Strays art show is a festive vehicle for local artists to express themselves through animal themes, raise awareness about animal issues and spotlight the relationship between people and their pets. It is also a way for the St. Louis community to enjoy an evening of inspiring, animal-related art, the city’s best live music and a delightful array of refreshments while raising money for a local charity.
Posted by Anne McCullough on August 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
Hops for Cops Microbrewery Festival at Casa Loma Ballroom
(St. Louis, MO) St. Louis is booming with new microbreweries, so here’s a chance to sample local brews while helping your men in blue. Members of The Third District (3D) Police Partnership are hosting Hops for Cops, a Microbrewery Fundraiser on September 5 at Casa Loma ballroom. The proceeds help pay for much needed supplies for officers serving in their district. Festival-goers will enjoy food and beer samples and live entertainment from local bands.
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