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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?

26 Jun 2020

As we enter the 5th month of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Kranzberg Arts Foundation is continuing to survey our guests to understand how the pandemic is impacting engagement with the arts. Our audience is a useful composite of the larger St. Louis arts ecosystem, and we’re sharing the results to help better inform other arts organizations … Continue reading June Coronavirus Survey Results

19 Jun 2020

This year, Juneteeth comes amid a global pandemic and an invigorated movement against police brutality and racism. While the day commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved people in the Confederacy, specifically in Texas, the ancestors of those who were enslaved are still fighting for liberation as systematic oppression has not disappeared, but merely transformed … Continue reading “What does Juneteenth mean to you this year?”

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