Archive for the ‘St. Louis’ Category

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and HEC-TV is “lighting up blue.” Here are some stories we have covered dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ranging from new studies suggesting stress during pregnancy may lead to ASD to world-renown Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin speaking of her experiences with Autism. Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of... See More.

HEC-TV president Dennis Riggs speaks at largest gathering of museum professionals in the world

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis May 7 – 10. The 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts leaders and decision makers from a wide range of cultural institutions, including art, history,... See More.

On Transgression

By: Joe Kohlburn Emerging Technologies Librarian at Jefferson College, arts organizer with Critical Mass for the Arts St. Louis Addoley Dzegede’s show “Fare Well” was a Viking funeral for Fort Gondo, beloved local alt-space. On the evening of January 7, Dzegede’s talk began with her residency in Iceland. She described fashioning nets from seaweed,... See More.

WashU Experts: Arts cuts could prove ‘dire … irreversible’

via WUSTL While President Trump’s proposed $970 million budget cuts in the arts and humanities account for less than one-tenth of a percent of savings in the administration’s $1.1 trillion federal budget plan, the effect could gut culture and diminish quality of life across the United States if not the world, say experts at Washington... See More.

Everything You Need to Know About the Women’s Strike on March 8

The Women’s March on Washington—and its international counterparts—was one of the most extensive and powerful demonstrations of social activism in modern history. And if what’s planned for International Women’s Day is any indicator, there are no signs of this type of action slowing down. On March 8 women around the world will remove themselves... See More.

St. Louis Friday Roundup

International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director... See More.

Spotlight On St. Louis: The Eugene Field House

On the corner of Broadway and Cerre St. about a block from the southeast corner of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis sits a house. It’s an old house – from the mid-1800s – that doesn’t draw much attention amongst the bars and Cardinals love doting the area, unless you know what you’re looking for.... See More.

Spotlight On St. Louis: Grand Center

The lights, the music, the crowds of people and battles for a good parking space –most nights it’s clear you’ve found St. Louis’ arts district the minute you get to Grand Center. Over the last few years, numerous renovations and moves have put the district back on the city’s map – from the renovations of... See More.

Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way... See More.

SLAM upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS — Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,”... See More.

St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

St. Louis is no stranger to invention. The ice cream cone, toasted ravioli, provel cheese, gooey butter cake – we’ve heard of the city’s most famous food inventions. But St. Louis, and the state we reside in, can claim many more – iced tea and 7up were both invented in St. Louis – as well... See More.

Bingham’s ‘Verdict of the People’ to take center stage at Trump’s inauguration

By JASON ROSENBAUM, St. Louis Public Radio A legendary 19th century Missouri artist will be the center of attention after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. George Caleb Bingham’s “Verdict of the People” will be showcased at a luncheon following Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The event, which takes place in Statuary Hall at... See More.

Remembering John Glenn

John Glenn, pilot, decorated war veteran, and former senator, and the first American to orbit the Earth, has died. He was 95. On the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, 40-year-old John Glenn stepped inside a Mercury capsule, the spacecraft of America’s first human spaceflight program, for the Friendship 7 mission. Glenn entered orbit just fine, and... See More.

Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or... See More.

Free performances mark the holidays at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Winter Celebrations

Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Dec. 9-11 at Winter Celebrations, a festival of free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. The festival kicks off on Friday evening (Dec. 9) with music performances in the museum and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, which will... See More.

KRANZBERG ARTS FOUNDATION TO RENOVATE AND OPERATE HISTORIC GRANDEL THEATRE IN GRAND CENTER ARTS DISTRICT

The Kranzberg Arts Foundation continues its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations with its latest endeavor, renovating and expanding programming at the historic Grandel Theatre, located at 3610 Grandel Square in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District. Once complete, the Foundation will... See More.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am