Spotlight: Extraordinary Black Missourians, Gateway Pet Guardians & Terra Cotta Sculptures

    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 about some extraordinary black Missourians throughout history, visit the Gateway Pet Guardians new home, take a look inside The African Cookbook, explore the terra cotta sculptures at Craft Alliance, hear from late civil rights icon Sister Mary Antona Ebo, and enjoy an impromptu performance by blues legend Bobby Rush.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: Extraordinary Black Missourians
    In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul interviews the authors of “Extraordinary Black Missourians,” published in St. Louis by Reedy Press.

    Gateway Pet Guardians rescue turn grade school into animal shelter
    The Gateway Pet Guardians turned the former Miles Davis Elementary School into an animal rescue & Julie Tristan takes us inside this 54,000 sq. ft. building.

    “The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women”
    Writer and curator Catherine McKinley presents an unprecedented visual history of African women told in striking and subversive historical photographs.

    Terra Cotta sculptures and digital drawings on view at Craft Alliance
    Every Thing and More is the new solo exhibit in the Staenberg Gallery at Craft Alliance showcasing the works of Ceramic Artist Pattie Chalmers. Learn more about the exhibit here.

    History in the First Person-Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
    Join Live! host Tim Gore and schools from across the nation, as he interviews local civil rights champion Sister Mary Antona Ebo.

    Bobby Rush King of the Chitlin’ Circuit
    King of the Chitlin’ Circuit, Bobby Rush talks about the tough times touring the circuit during the 1950’s and how so much has changed for him today.

    Things to do in St. Louis

    • 1. Buzz Spector: Alterations. Read More
    • 2. Mummies of the World The Exhibition. Read More
    • 3. Collective Impact – Artwork for Equity. Read More
    • 4. Stories of Resistance at CAM. Read More
    • 5. 26th Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. Read More
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