Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective
Peace in the Prairie

Opening Reception Friday, June 7th (6pm – 9pm)

On Display June 7th – July 26th

The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings youth, 16-24 years old, and artists together in documenting our community through art, word, video, and music.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie expands the artistic body of work of African American artists, supports the exploration of natural settings by both artists and audiences and the greater understanding of Missouri’s endangered prairies. The exhibition highlights photographic work collected for the project in Missouri prairie lands.

Tall green grass and starry nights,                                                                                                                             Dilapidated residentials, such a sorry sight.

Endless plains, wild life and wild weeds,                                                                                                                         Emergency vehicles, cops and sirens.

Post-traumatic stress,                                                                                                                                                                Living this inner-city life is so scary,                                                                                                                                     But I finally understand what I really need,                                                                                                                            Peace in the prairie.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s prairies?