Humans Of St. Louis Opening Reception

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Humans of St. Louis says
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents Humans of St. Louis (HOSTL), an art initiative that brings the stories of people in the St. Louis region to life through street documentary portraits and interviews. The project uses visual-virtual storytelling as the platform for discussion and civic engagement around local issues, including economic development, public health, social justice, and human rights.

ARTISTS: Lindy Drew, Caroline Fish, Dessa Somerside
CURATOR: Lindy Drew

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Dec 9th 6:00 – 8:00 pm

GALLERY HOURS:
Mon - Fri 10 am - 5pm;
Sat & Sun 12 pm - 5pm

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The idea behind the exhibition is to amplify the voices of the people of St. Louis, one photo and story at a time. HOSTL storytelling aspires to promote, encourage and foster the arts, support and preserve cultural diversity, and spark community conversations and engagement that ultimately creates opportunities and understanding throughout the region. Showing the work in a physical location gives life to a select group of moving photostories beyond the 24-hours that they're usually featured on the page.

GALLERY TALK: Friday, Jan. 20th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, Feb. 4th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

All events are free and open to the public.

About HOSTL...
HOSTL has shared stories of racial conflict and healing in partnership with the Ferguson Commission, exhibited stories on maternal and child health at the Brown School of Social Work, conducted youth photography workshops through a partnership with the Contemporary Art Museum, featured refugee and immigrant stories from Bilingual International Assistant Services, and much more.

Humans of St. Louis (HOSTL) is part of a global “Humans” movement inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York (HONY). Since its founding in May 2014, Humans of St. Louis has shared over 1200 stories, inspired over 82,000 followers, sparked dialogue, facilitated civic engagement and connected viewers to local needs, causes, and volunteer opportunities. HOSTL’s viewership is second in the US to HONY’s in the “Humans” movement.
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By: Humans of St. Louis

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