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State of the Arts

An Inside Look into Juried Art Exhibitions

Visitors to a juried art exhibition see a polished show. The behind the scenes work to bring the exhibition about shows the dedication of the presenters. It’s all done to allow contemporary artists and opportunity to display their work to the public and gain recognition from their peers.

The new episode of State of the Arts takes you behind the scenes at the National Blues Museum for an exclusive one on one interview with legendary musician Bobby Rush, examines how visual artists celebrate the Blues, gives you an inside look at the art of winemaking and parts the curtain on the choreography of Robert Moses...and more.

An Inside Look into Juried Art Exhibitions

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The Art of Solomon Thurman

Solomon Thurman has been named the Missouri Arts Council Individual Artist of the Year. We'll take a look at his work and see what inspires his creations.

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Story Stitchers, Stitching together a More Cohesive Community

Saint Louis Story Stitchers hopes to end gun violence and promote civic pride, and a more peaceful, caring region through a unique style of performance.

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Hail to the Kings

When you think of drag, you probably picture a drag queen. But there's a whole sub-genre of drag kings. We'll hear from some about what they do and why.

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Piling in for Porchfest in St. Louis

It's a Sunday afternoon and a St. Louis neighborhood is overrun by music fans. The stages are people's front porches. The fast-growing event is Porchfest.

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Dwell In Other Futures Art Festival

What does it mean to "Dwell In Other Futures?" It is a concept as much as an exhibit, where the hope is artists' images of tomorrow can improve cities of today.

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