Spotlight: Storytelling Festival, Crossing the Line & Novel COVID-19 Therapy

    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 the story behind the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, hear from the first all-black squad to win the National Interscholastic Polo championship, discover a novel method of gene transfer as a COVID-19 antibody therapy developed in St. Louis, visit the Houska Gallery, meet the Cardboard King and enjoy a song by Marquise Knox recorded at the Sheldon.

    St. Louis Storytelling Festival Honors Missouri’s Bicentennial
    This year is the 42nd anniversary of the St. Louis Storytelling Festival! Julie Tristan introduces us to one of the featured storytellers, Bobby Norfolk. He’s an award winning and well known performer who has travelled the world telling stories. Find out what you can expect this year from Bobby and the other storytellers at this year’s event!

    Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever
    A memoir of defying the odds from Kareem Rosser, captain of the first all-black squad to win the National Interscholastic Polo championship.

    Novel Gene Therapy May Express COVID-19 Antibodies in Lungs of Patients for Rapid Protection
    A novel gene therapy is investigated as a method of gene transfer to directly express COVID-19 antibodies in the lungs of patients for rapid protection.

    Metra Mitchell & Jenna Bauer at Houska Gallery
    Houska Gallery is currently presenting collections by two St. Louis area painters. In Metra Mitchell’s series entitled “Other Disguises” guests will see figurative works exploring concepts of uncertainty and optimism through extremely detailed imagery and symbolism. And in Jenna Bauer’s “KC Trials” and “Tivoli Dreams” grid painting is used as the framework for an enthralling exploration of color theory and then the colors from those pallets are preserved and carried over to generate spectacular landscape paintings.

    The “King” of Cardboard Sculpture
    In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul Schankman introduces us to a St. Louis artist who uses cardboard as his canvas to make giant animal sculptures.

    Marquise Knox
    Enjoy a song by the St. Louis blues artist Marquise Knox. Learn more about live from the Sheldon here.

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