Spotlight: Local Women Artists

    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 we are taking a look at local women artists. (Click the titles below to watch the individual stories).

    Meet the Rep’s New Artistic Director Hana Sharif
    In June 2019, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis welcomed its first new Artistic Director in more than 30 years. Hana Sharif talks with HEC about her plans.  Learn more about the Repertory Theatre.

    Newbery Medal Winner Erin Entrada Kelly Talks About her Latest Book “Lalani of the Distant Sea”
    In Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s magical new novel, “Lalani of the Distant Sea,” an ordinary girl braves impossible odds to save the people she loves.

    Horsehair Pottery
    Potter, Sandy Schulz, demonstrates the ancient art of horsehair pottery. This Navajo technique is still used today as a way of honoring horses through art.  Learn more about Earth and Wheel.

    Inside the colorful world of illustrator Mary Engelbreit
    Nationally renowned artist Mary Engelbreit talks about her cards, calendars and books as well as her social justice artwork and Mary Engeldark collection.

    Colleen’s Cookies
    Get an inside look at one of the most delicious spots in town! Paul Schankman visits Colleen’s in Clayton, where cookies are decorated with flair. Learn more about Colleen’s Cookies.

    Meet St. Louis Singer-songwriter, Bloom
    Meet St. Louis singer-songwriter, Bloom. Born Kalyn Lia McNeil, the now self-named artist has evolved saying, “Bloom is symbolic of me becoming who I am.”

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