St. Louis artist showcases at Florence Biennale

    As far back as kindergarten, Erin Belanger knew she loved to draw. Decades later, she’s invited to show her work at the prestigious Florence Biennale in Italy. It’s a dream come true for the new mom who struggled with physical and emotional health issues for a decade. She channels those challenges into her artwork and into the pieces she shows at the Florence exhibition entitled “I AM YOU.” With the encouragement of a mentor, her high school art teacher, she heads to Italy for the chance of a lifetime.