Spotlight: Making a Difference with Art

    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 take a look at individuals making a difference with art. (Click the titles below to watch the individual stories)

    Opening Minds Through Art
    This art class at Artist First is extra special. It’s for people with memory loss and focuses on imagination instead of memory.  Learn more about OMA.

    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.

    St. Louis Filmmaker Raises Awareness of Mental Health Through Filmmaking
    STL Filmmaker Jon Alexander makes films about subjects that many find difficult to talk about, mental & emotional heath. More about Jon Alexander. 

    One-on-One with St. Louis Literary Award Winner Edwidge Danticat
    Best-selling, Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat is experiencing another extraordinary year. She now adds the St. Louis Literary Award to her distinction.

    High Low, What’s in a Name?
    High Low, Grand Center’s newest venue is dedicated to the freedom of expression through the spoken and written word.

    A Conversation with Andrew Jorgensen of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
    Andrew Jorgensen, the newest general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis discusses his plans for the organization’s future after a $45 million bequest.

    Beyond the Walls
    Better Family Life in St. Louis with artists Chris Green and Cornell McKay brighten up Page Blvd in north St. Louis with the “Beyond the Walls” mural project. Learn more about Beyond the Walls.

    HEC is excited to put our high-quality, award-winning work on display every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11. Tune in, set your DVRs, and stream all of our content free any time on