Spotlight: Arts for All, Breaking Barriers & The Focal Point

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture.

    In this week’s episode learn how Ignite Theatre is working to make arts accessible to all; explore the latest exhibits on display at the Contemporary Art Museum; drop into a conversation between Kelly Yang, author of “New From Here” and Jeff Kinney, author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series; get to know the family behind STL popular restaurants Mai Lee and Nudo House; Meet the Artist Sara Patino who will have a booth at the 2022 Laumeier Art Fair Mother’s Day weekend; and step inside the Focal Point, one of the premier roots music venues in the St. Louis area.

    Ignite Theatre: Arts for All
    Ignite Theatre Company’s makes the arts accessible both on the stage and in the audience. We explore their plans for inclusion both on and off the stage.

    Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Spring and Summer Exhibitions
    This season at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis there are three artists on view featuring painting, video, sculpture and more. View until July 24th, 2022.

    New From Here, A Conversation with Kelly Yang and Jeff Kinney
    Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

    Breaking Barriers
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    Meet the Artist: Sara Patino
    Meet Sara Patino, a jewelry artist who’s work is for “women who want to look, good feel good, and do good.” Her comfortable and modern designs are made exclusively with recycled metals and ethically sourced stones. Discover more amazing artists at

    The Focal Point
    The Focal Point is one of the premier roots music venues in the St. Louis area.