Spotlight: Two Civil Rights Icons, the Pink Cast Study & Opera Theatre Gets Back to Nature

    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 hear from Civil Rights icons Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals and Frankie Muse Freeman, discover hopeful messages being spread around St. Louis, learn about what a ‘pink cast study’ reveals about the brain, enjoy the art of John Garrett at Duane Reed Gallery, and learn how Opera Theatre plans to get back to nature in 2021.

    Civil Rights Icon: Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals
    Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, shares her story as a “Little Rock Nine” student being the first to attend the all-white Central High School.

    The Billboard Project: hopeful messages spread around St. Louis
    The billboard project is a collaboration by The Luminary x STLMade featuring commissions popping up around the region. See a map of locations here.

    In Her Own Words: Civil Rights Activist Frankie Freeman
    Frankie Muse Freeman spent her life fighting discrimination and helped to establish many civil rights policies.

    A Scientist’s Pink Cast Leads to Discovery of Brain Pulses That Keep Disused Circuits “Alive”
    The ‘Pink Cast Study’ reveals the plasticity of the human brain- the ability to adapt and rewire itself responding to an immobilized arm, wrist and hand.

    The Art of John Garrett at Duane Reed Gallery
    Duane Reed Gallery showcases the work of John Garrett, a studio artist who explores a vast range of media including metal, fabric, glass, and even VHS tape.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: Opera Theatre Gets Back To Nature
    Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is adapting to Covid-19 by moving its new season to an outdoor stage next to the theatre, with fewer seats but high quality shows.

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