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Opening reception: “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape”

  • ArthouseStL 3900 Greer Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63107 United States (map)
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Yeyo Arts Collective presents “Rooted: A Community Response to Nature and Urban Landscape.” September 7-November 7, 2019. "Rooted" connects the work of local artists and activists with neighbors of St. Louis' Greater Ville area. The historically black neighborhood has been the home of many great figures. In this body of work, we honor the lives of past great figures and the current residents of the North Saint Louis area. Youth, elders and community members come together for an interwoven outdoor installation led by artists Dail Chambers and Elizabeth Vega, with ArthouseSTL (3911 Greer Avenue) and the Greer Collective.
“Mti Wraps” is an outdoor public art project focused on trees. “Mti” is tree in Kiswahili. Rhythm, repetition and pattern accentuates the gesture and form of the tree. Through the use of fabric, this place-based project brings color and unity in a neighborhood environment. In the Greater Ville area of Saint Louis, artist Dail Chambers has worked with neighbors, artists and community groups, creating a public conversation with urban ecology. The project accentuates the natural aspects of an urban environment while simultaneously uplifting elements of an African aesthetic throughout a historically black (African/American) space. This project is partially sponsored by Yeyo Arts Collective. Yeyo Arts is dedicated to the creative empowerment of women and families.
Participating artists include Aileen Woods, Antigone Chambers Reed, Daniyah Harper, Derek K. Laney, Luna Imani, Jaya, Micah, Ndea Collins-Whitfield, Youth of Bread & Roses, Mo. Youth Initiative, Students of LaSalle Middle School, Darnell Chambers, Dail Chambers.
The outdoor installation will flow throughout the 3900 block of Greer Avenue. Free reception Thursday, October 3, 5-8 p.m.
Related events include Participatory Workshops at Arthouse, 3911 Greer Ave. on August 1 and August 15, both 5-8 p.m.

Earlier Event: October 3
"7 Fiber Artists"