14 Sep 2020

A Look at the Heart Behind “Consider…” By Megan Kenyon “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Full disclosure: When I initially came up with the idea for Consider…, my vision for this show revolved … Continue reading Kenyon: When I Look Into the Face of My Enemy, I See My Brother

08 Sep 2020

In an effort to build sustainable infrastructure and feed artists, The Dark Room and Urban Harvest STL have been collaborating to donate pantry items including fresh produce to local families in need. From radishes and collard greens to oregano and thyme, Sally’s Rooftop Garden — which is located above .ZACK and maintained by Urban Harvest … Continue reading Growing community: The Dark Room, Urban Harvest STL donate fresh produce

28 Aug 2020

Create Safely. Present Safely. Attend Safely. When it comes to the arts, it’s as our trustee Nancy Kranzberg says: “There ain’t nothin’ like the real thing.” Here at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, we have always loved gathering people to experience the best of our thriving arts community. And while we’re amazed at the new and … Continue reading Arts organizations statewide partner to launch Missouri ArtSafe

20 Aug 2020

While some may see wearing masks or standing six feet apart as hindrances to artmaking, one St. Louis theatre company has welcomed the new norms to reignite their production methods. After hosting virtual auditions, rehearsing for hours over Zoom, and then recording scenes in small physically-distanced groups, Ignite Theatre Company will present “A Chorus Line … Continue reading Ignite Theatre Company produces first streamed musical amid pandemic

10 Aug 2020

“Caffeinated Curation” is a routine book and beverage pairing that highlights Blueprint Coffee and relevant reading recommendations from High Low resident artists and community members. Our latest chapter of the series comes from High Low barista Josie. Sometimes a book just calls to you. One day working at High Low, “Leo the Late Bloomer” by … Continue reading Caffeinated Curation: Robert Kraus

29 Jul 2020

by Joe Hanrahan The selection of plays for a theatre group’s season is always an exciting, wildly hopeful, sometimes frustrating process. The scripts must play to a company’s strength, while often exploring new themes and production styles to encourage artistic growth. It has to take into account the appropriateness of available spaces for the plays … Continue reading Hanrahan: Choosing Plays To Present — This Year’s Process And Challenge

22 Jul 2020

Videos and process behind the artmaking for “It Hits Home” By Christine A. Holtz and Jessica Witte In March 2020, this New York Times headline grabbed readers’ attention: ‘I Feel Like I Have Five Jobs’: Moms Navigate the Pandemic. Simultaneously, artists Jessica Witte and Christine A. Holtz were responding to these exact same sentiments through artmaking. … Continue reading Holtz & Witte: Processing the Pandemic as an Artist and Caregiver

07 Jul 2020

For this edition of High Low’s “Caffeinated Curation” series, we’re featuring an Iced Chai Latte from Blueprint Coffee and “All About Love: New Visions” by bell hooks. This pairing was recommended by artist Hayveyah McGowan ahead of her virtual opening reception for the exhibition “Feelings of Home: A need to simplify,” on Friday, July 10, at 7 … Continue reading Caffeinated Curation: bell hooks

06 Jul 2020

Two Kranzberg Arts Foundation resident organizations have found new homes within the Hansen House located at 3617 Grandel Square.  HEAL Center for the Arts and Fly North Theatricals moved into renovated office spaces this summer at the three-story Victorian house, which formerly housed EarthWays Center prior to its move to the Missouri Botanical Garden in … Continue reading Hansen House welcomes 2 resident organizations

29 Jun 2020

Pride Month as we know it spawned from the violent riots at Stonewall Inn, in New York City, in 1969. Black queer folks including Stormé DeLarverie and Marsha P. Johnson were instrumental in this demonstration for LGBTQ rights.  “No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” This quote by artist Michah Bazant … Continue reading What does Pride mean to you this year?