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JUL-AUG 2017



WINNERS a conversation with Antionette Carroll and Amanda Wells


Letter from the President Greetings, Friends! From the heat waves and humidity to the flurry of outdoor arts events, there’s no doubt that summer is upon us here in St. Louis. Thanks to some vacations and stay-cations, the summer months are a prime opportunity to refresh and refuel after what can only be described as a very busy first half of the year. This issue of Happenings is dedicated to new beginnings. You’ll meet Antionette Carroll and Amanda Wells, the winners of A&E’s stARTup Competition, the first of its kind in the region, launched through a partnership with the PNC Foundation. To say I’m proud of these two women is an understatement. They are doing amazing things in our community through the arts – thanks to your support of A&E. You’ll also learn more about a new cohort of grantees who are bringing the arts to communities throughout the bi-state region in exciting and creative ways. Finally, you’ll find a quick survey about Happenings. Six times a year, we bring you stories about the impact of your support for A&E and the arts through Happenings. If you have a few moments, please let us know how we’re doing. What you won’t find in this issue is the Know & Go calendar of arts events where you can use your ARTS Card. But don’t worry! You can still find all of your ARTS Card deals and discounts online at I am incredibly grateful for friends like you who value the arts in our community as much as we do. It is thanks to the support of hundreds of donors like you - often giving through your workplaces - that we are able to do what we do. Thank you for your support of A&E. Together, we can keep art happening. When the arts thrive, our city thrives! Sincerely,

Cynthia A. Prost President and CEO

ON THE COVER: In June, Antionette Carroll (left) and Amanda Wells (right) won the stARTup competition, a new initiative launched by the Arts and Education Council -­ in partnership with the PNC Foundation. Read more about their ideas for changing St. Louis through the arts on pg. 3.

Accelerate: 3 Meet the stARTup winners



P.S. Thank you for your support for A&E! To see how you’ve made an impact in our community, check out the 2016 Annual Report to the Community, available later this summer at

Impact: 2017 grantees announced


Invest: Donors raise over $1M for A&E


Connect: Young Friends of the Arts



Amanda Wells (left) and Antionette Carroll (right).

Changing St. Louis through the Arts


Wells are looking to change

2014 following the unrest in Ferguson,

two and yet it is so powerful when you

St. Louis through the arts. The

goes door-to-door asking community

intersect both the arts and business.

two women were selected as winners of

members what changes they would like

Wells: We literally are starting with a

the Arts and Education Council’s

to see in their own communities. They

seed so as soon as I saw this I jumped

(A&E) first-ever stARTup Competition.

then take these topics and curate a

on it. This popped up on my Facebook

The initiative – presented in partnership

curriculum to help communities resolve

page and I knew then that the time is

with the PNC Foundation and the first

their issues through design. Flow, a


of its kind in the region – aims to

decade-long dream of Wells, aims to

challenge local individuals and orga-

create a central haven for the region’s

Why do you care about the arts in St.

nizations to come up with innovative

writers and artists where they can con-


ways to use the arts to address

verge and learn from each other, collab-

Carroll: At our organization we talk

challenges in the St. Louis region.

orate and have a place to call home.

a lot around humility building. Many

ntionette Carroll and Amanda

Creative Reaction Lab, founded in

don’t see the correlation between the

times we talk about needing to empa-

Carroll and Wells’ ideas – Creative Reaction Lab and Flow, respectively

What inspired you to apply for the

thize with others but never focus on

- struck a chord with the competition

stARTup Competition?

ourselves and how we improve as hu-

panel of entrepreneurs and community

Carroll: [The competition] is complete-

man beings. We view arts and design as

leaders. They will each receive $10,000

ly unique in its structure and fabric. I

a way for us to build our humility. When

in funding, one year of incubation sup-

have been in a startup space for three

you think about the impact of art and

port and space in A&E’s Centene Center

years now and there are no entities out

design it is the recorder of our history

for the Arts, professional development

there looking at the role of startups in

and the builder of our culture.

and mentorship opportunities.

the arts space. For some reason they (Continued on page 4) 3

Meet the stARTup winners (cont.) Wells: I think the most powerful connectivity we can ever engage in is storytelling. We as a city need to tell stories and we need to be in the same space together to learn how to listen as well as tell stories. The arts, I think, really are what bring us back to our humanity. What’s the change you’d like to see in the community? Carroll: We like to say we that we’re trying to transform mindsets. It’s like the beginning stage of design. It is a long-term game. When you look at racial inequities, it has taken us centuries to get us to where we are now. Another change we would like to see is that we want people to recognize that they can be the leaders of their own communities and be the changers in their backyard. Wells: I think for me, storytelling informs our identity; it informs how we see other people and our relation to space. There is a lot of contention or mystery around whose stories are valid and how they are told to be acceptable. This will give us the chance

“If we don’t support the arts, we lose a bit of ourselves, our history and our culture.” - Antionette Carroll, founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab

to start breaking down those barriers about which stories are valid and which stories are acceptable. We can create inclusive places where people are safe to share and receive stories with others. With the awarded funding and year of support, Carroll intends to develop Creative Reaction Lab’s public design showcase, where the results of youthled community research will be presented in a public design, and the Design to Better [Our City] program, an entrepreneurial and civic engagement program for Black and Latinx youth. Wells plans to focus on strategic planning, kick-off networking events for artists and technology to help increase Flow’s visibility online. For more information about the stARTup Competition, visit stARTup-Competition.

Amanda Wells (l) and Antionette Carroll (r).

“The storytelling component of the arts, whether it be painting, dance or writing I think is the strongest thing we share as human beings.” -

Amanda Wells, founder of Flow

A&E marketing intern Quinn Wilson (right) interviews Carroll and Wells.


Creative Reaction Lab and Flow will incubate at A&E’s Centene Center for the Arts.


PNC Project Grants awarded to 31 organizations Courtesy Gateway men’s Chorus.

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Lecture and Workshop Series shares the world of photography with art lovers and photographers of all ages and abilities. Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) INSIGHT is a series of wellness workshops with the MADCO dancers, using movement as a tool to deepen students’ connections to their own well-being. MindsEye Radio Audio description provides blind and low vision theater and museum goers with access to the visual world through audio description at cultural events.


Gateway Men’s Chorus.

NC Project Grants, underwritten

Central Print Summer Print Studio

by the PNC Foundation, provide

includes weekly free arts activities at

merit-based grants for arts and

the North City Farmer’s Market (June 3 –

arts education projects that address

Oct 7) led by local print makers, artists

community needs. In June, 31 organi-

and designers.

zations (in alphabetical order) were awarded a total of $40,000 for the following projects:

Circus Harmony Showcase Project combines arts education and youth development to develop circus arts,

A Call to Conscience Break Down

character and confidence for 700

These Barriers is a two play series which

children ages 5 – 20.

serves as a catalyst for community activism on humanitarian and social issues and to facilitate positive change.

Civic Arts Company RACE is a short production performed at St. Louis area schools. Actors, trained by the Anti-

Alexandra Ballet Company Annual

Defamation League, facilitate discus-

Young People’s Performance is a free

sion of racial issues with audiences.

opportunity for schoolchildren to experience the magic of live ballet.

December Publishing Inc. Spoken Word Poetry Club is a weekly slam

ArtScope Camp Create Mural Program

poetry club at Hawthorn Leadership

is a two week program in which campers

School for Girls.

work with established artists to create public art in the Tower Grove Community.

Fontbonne University Student Matinees Free performances for schoolchildren for

Bach Society of St. Louis St. Louis Bach

The Mustard Seed Theatre’s production

Festival 2018 will include concerts,

of “As It Is In Heaven.”

collaborations and several education and outreach opportunities across the St. Louis area.

Arts Enrichment will grow year-round arts education for 1,200+ low-income youth. New Jewish Theatre Gesher Music Festival is a 10 day summer chamber music festival (Aug 10-20) with concerts and community outreach events that build bridges across diverse cultures. New Music Circle 2017-2018 concert season includes eight performances plus outreach activities with music that is out of the ordinary, including experimental jazz, contemporary classical, electronics and experimental visual art. Prison Performing Arts Learning Through the Arts offers year-round performing arts classes to young people, ages 10-24, who are currently in prison or detention facilities. Rise Community Development The Rise Up Festival is a one-day, free street festival (Aug 19) in downtown St. Louis celebrating revitalization in the

Gateway Men’s Chorus 2017-2018 con-

city, featuring music, performances, an

cert season a holiday concert

art show and competition and local

(Dec 2017); a mission-focused concert

artisan vendors.

Building Futures: Design Build

(Mar 2018); and a late spring concert

Workshops Saturday Workshops for

(June 2018).

under-served K-12 students to create

Neighborhood Houses Multicultural

(continued on page 6)

ideas for improving their home, school and community through design and then build their ideas to full scale. 5

PNC Project Grants (cont.) Show-Me Sound Organization ‘Beating’

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

The Luminary Black Arts Residency

Challenges is an after school percus-

Community Performances and

Session July 1 – Dec 31 supports the

sive arts education project at the

Educational Outreach includes perfor-

work of eight emerging St. Louis artists

Normandy Schools Collaborative

mances, master classes, school residen-

of color through exhibition opportuni-

7th-8th Grade Center.

cies and group guitar instruction for

ties, studio space, visits with critics and

schools in under-resourced neighbor-

curators and more.

South Broadway Art Project Teen Apprentice Project – Fashion Design &


The Muny Make a Musical with the

Pottery is a free opportunity for middle

St. Louis Shakespeare 33rd Season

Muny provides up to three underserved

and high schoolers to learn from resident

(Aug 2017 – Apr 2018) includes four

St. Louis-area middle schools with the

and visiting artists about careers in

productions chosen for their literary

training and materials necessary to

fashion design and ceramic arts.

quality, accessibility and pertinence

present a musical theatre production

to the community at large.

in their school.

Edwardsville-East St. Louis Center

St. Louis Storytelling Festival GHOST

Upstream Theater Season 13 includes

Performing Arts Summer Program is a

Youth Storytelling Workshop and

the American premiere of “Infected” by

six-week opportunity for 80 youth ages

Performance Program pairs two

German playwright Albert Ostermaier.

6-17 focused on the rich legacy of East

professional storytellers with teens in

St. Louis artists, art instruction and

researching, creating and performing

cultural education.

their own ghost stories.

St. Louis Artists’ Guild Painting

The Big Muddy Dance Company Elevate

hands-on arts experiences, led by

Student Project is a pre-professional

experienced teaching artists, for

dance program for ages 14-18 that focuses

recent refugees to St. Louis.

Southern Illinois University

Missouri – The Counties in Plein Air presents the work of artist, Billyo O’Donnell, and writer, Karen Glines, who journeyed across their home state of Missouri creating art inspired by the

on choreography, rehearsal and performance in a pre-professional setting.

Webster Arts Art Outreach for Refugees & Immigrants incorporates arts and cultural exchange through

For more information about these projects, visit PNC-recipients.

state’s 114 counties.


Edward Jones associates raise over $675,000


his spring, thousands of Edward Jones associates raised over $675,000 to help support nearly

70 arts and arts education organizations in our community, surpassing its goal of $640,000. The annual campaign to benefit the Arts and Education Council (A&E), steered by campaign partner chair Kit Sundararaman and associate co-chairs Mary Pat Brown, Irasa Downing and Denise Ruebsam, launched May 13 with a Lip Sync battle on the Edward Jones South Campus and performances from A&E grantees The Big Muddy Dance Company and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on North Campus. Edward Jones, in recognition of the generosity of its associates, also made a corporate gift of $330,000 to A&E, bringing the total home office campaign to over $1 million. 6

Edward Jones associates kick off their campaign with a Lip Sync battle, which raised nearly $20,000.



programming in music, theatre and

Monsanto Fund Rural Community Arts

in Northeast Missouri, as well as

Education Program provides access to

educational opportunities to schools in

the arts for people living in rural

the area.

Raintree Arts Council provides

the Monsanto Fund and the Arts and Education Council, the

visual arts to Pike and Lincoln Counties

communities in the bi-state region. In

Sullivan Area Arts Council brings

2017, the following organizations (in

awareness and appreciation for the arts

alphabetical order) will share a

in Sullivan, Mo. through performances

combined total of $25,000 to bring the

and educational programming..

arts to their communities: Highland Arts Council supports

Arts (aka “The Hett”), located on

appreciation and education for the arts

McKendree University’s campus in

around Highland, Ill. through events like

Lebanon, Ill., hosts performances of

the annual Street Art Festival and the

dance, theatre, classical music and jazz.

Art of Soul workshop series. Looking Glass Playhouse brings

Highland Arts Council’s (Highland, Ill.) 13th annual Art in the Park was partially funded by A&E’s Monsanto Rural Community Arts Fund.

The Hettenhausen Center for the

Warren County Fine Arts Council supports arts education programs in

awareness of the arts to Southern

Warren County schools and funds

Illinois by involving its home

community performances and a summer

community of Lebanon, Ill.

camp for kids.

Courtesy Metro Theater Company.

hrough a partnership between

Courtesy Highland Arts Council.

2017 Monsanto Rural Arts Fund

For more information about A&E’s grant programs, visit grant-programs

The Arts and Education Council launched the Monsanto Creative Impact Fund, generously supported by the

The Tennessee Williams Festival (TWF) received the first grant in May. Carrie Houk, TWF executive artistic

Monsanto Fund, which provides grants

director, says, “As a young and rapidly

year-round to arts organizations need-

growing arts organization, this sort of

ing support for new programs or proj-

faith is critical to our thriving for years

ects exploring creative new directions.

to come.“

Courtesy Tennessee Williams Festival.

A&E offers new funding opportunity

Metro Theater Company performs “Talkin’ Trash” at a local elementary school thanks to Raintree Arts Council, supported by a grant from A&E.

Bertha in Paradise at 2nd annual Tennessee Williams Festival.

Ameren employees raise 20% more than 2016 Through their 2017 workplace giving campaign, Ameren Corporation associates raised nearly $120,000, 20% more than last year, toward the Arts and Education Council’s annual fund. Led by campaign coordinator Roxanne Adams and assisted by Randi Vette, the two-week campaign featured a lunchtime performance by teen phenom and pianist Royce Martin, recipient of A&E’s Art Education Fund scholarship. Shawn Schukar (right), Ameren Transmission Company chairman and president, presents a check to A&E board chair Leonard T. Eschbach (left) and A&E president and CEO Cynthia A. Prost (center). 7

Chuck Berry

Photo by Suzy Gorman.

In Memoriam


onsidered “The Father of Rock and Roll”, St. Louis native Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck”

Berry passed away on March 18 at age 90. Known for such hits as “Maybellene,” “Roll Over, Beethoven,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “My Ding-A-Ling,” Berry broke color barriers and inspired generations of musicians and fans over the course of his 60 year career. The Arts and Education Council (A&E) was humbled that musician

“He shone a light on all of us, so that we may carry it too.”

Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon, generously donated to A&E in Berry’s name, following the Berry family’s request. Courtesy Black Tie Missouri.

Peter Bunce


ormer A&E

Julian Lennon, musician

Chuck Berry (center) receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013 St. Louis Arts Awards.

Council board chair

the country’s largest shoe retailers at

in Philanthropy Award at the St. Louis

Bunce passed away

its peak in the 1990s. He was also a

Arts Awards, the same award her late

April 13 at age 87.

generous supporter of the St. Louis

husband E. Desmond Lee received in

While the

arts community, contributing to A&E

1997. She is survived by her children,

Pennsylvania native

for more than 40 years and serving on

grandchildren and great-grandchil-

spent his profes-

A&E’s board in the mid 1990s.


sional life in con-

Edison was also an avid collector of

struction and contracting, Bunce

miniature books. His collection was fea-

impacted the St. Louis arts community

tured in the exhibition Small Wonders

through his philanthropy and service

at Washington University in 2008.

on many boards, including A&E (1986 –

He is survived by his wife, Hope.

A&E grantees) and the Grand Center Arts District among others. In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the St. Louis Arts Awards. He is survived by his wife, Gail. Courtesy Mary Butkus.

May 8 at age 87. Edison was the former chairman of Julian Edison.


Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., one of

beloved member of the St. Louis arts community,

arts cham-

Wilson lent his

pion Mary Ann Lee 90. Lee actively supported a variety of arts and cul-

and philan-

Julian Edison died

28 at age 57. A


usinessman thropist


Wilson died May

pist and

Julian Edison




died April 17 at age

Mary Ann Lee.

tural organizations throughout St.

Louis, including A&E as well as many A&E grantees such as Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, Springboard and the St. Louis Symphony. In 2008, she received the Excellence



Mary Ann Lee

Courtesy the Lee family.

1999), Circus Flora, Jazz St. Louis (both

Mark Wilson Courtesy Facebook.

Peter Bunce.

(1989-1991) Peter

Mark Wilson.

creative expertise to a variety of

organizations including Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (all A&E grantees), among others. He received a Kevin Kline Award in set design for The Rep’s 2009 production of “Secret Order.” He is survived by his wife, Kim, and brother, Matt Wilson, jazz drummer and regular performer at Jazz at the Bistro.


A&E welcomes new team members


he change of seasons has

communications, contributes to

time now,” she says. “It’s exciting that I

brought new faces to the Arts

Happenings and coordinates event

can gain experience while working to

and Education Council (A&E).

logistics. Most recently, she served as

advance a cause that I really care about.”

Joining A&E as database manager in

A&E’s marketing intern while earning her

May, Lanisha Thomas oversees online

bachelor’s in business administration

giving, manages the donor database

with a concentration in marketing from

and supports A&E’s development team.

Saint Louis University (SLU).

She has more than 13 years of experi-

ence in the service industry in a variety

summer interns to the team.

of capacities. Most recently, she was

the stewardship manager for the

professional writing at Fontbonne

National Benevolent Association.


Aynsley Hensgen joined A&E in June

A&E is also happy to welcome two Quinn Wilson is a junior studying

“I’m excited to meet people in the

community,” says Wilson, who is also a

nator. Hensgen manages A&E’s digital

musician. “It’ll open a lot of doors.”

Photo by ProPhotoSTL.

Photo by ProPhotoSTL.

as communications and events coordi-

Nish Gorczyca, a senior studying

advertising with minors in marketing and creative and professional writing at SLU was drawn to A&E because she’s seen the positive impact of the arts on her life and the lives of those around her.

Lanisha Thomas.

Aynsley Hensgen.

“Arts education advocacy is something

I’ve been passionate about for a long

Quinn Wilson and Nish Gorczyca.


Yoga + Art show returns for second year


n June 15, the Arts and Education Council’s Young Friends of the Arts partnered

with local nonprofit Yoga Buzz to bring the Yoga + Art show back for a second year to the rooftop of A&E’s Centene Center for the Arts. The event attracted more than 40 young arts supporters from across our community for a night of mindfulness and art.

After yoga, guests re-fueled with

food and drink provided by Pi Pizzeria and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and explored art from A&E grantees Creative Reaction Lab, Prison Performing Arts and Craft Alliance as well as local artists. Event proceeds supported A&E’s annual fund. For more information on Young Friends of the Arts, visit YoungFriends.

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Circle of Giving April 1 – May 31, 2017 The following donors have made gifts that enable the Arts and Education Council to help preserve St. Louis’s legacy of artistic excellence and enrich its cultural community. A&E appreciates the continued support from these individuals, businesses and organizations. Thank you! $25,000 - $49,999.99 Maritz $10,000 - $24,999.99 Mr. and Mrs. John D. Beuerlein Jim and Merry Mosbacher Mr. and Mrs. Jim D. Weddle $5,000 - $9,999.99 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Alm Mr. Steven Carani Ms. Patricia Carter Mr. and Mrs. Tom P. Curran Mr. Brian Donaldson Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Ferrari Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Hill Mr. Thomas W. Hizar, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Niemann Penny Pennington and Mike Fidler Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Welborn Mr. David Wenzel $2,500 - $4,999.99 Mr. and Mrs. Craig J. Basler Mr. Kevin D. Bastien Mr. and Mrs. Chris T. Blum Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Borkowski Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Buckley Mr. Tim Burke Mr. Matt W. Burkemper Mr. and Mrs. Brett A. Campbell Mr. Kenneth R. Cella, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ciapciak Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ellenhorn Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ellis Ms. Jodi L. Foltz Gay Mrs. Kristin M. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. James A. Krekeler Mr. and Mrs. Christopher N. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Anthony McBride Ms. Rachel I. Meier Mr. Scott Miller Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Ney Mr. Chuck C. Orban Mrs. Lisa Pelikan Mrs. Emily Roberts Pitts Ms. Elizabeth S. Powitzky Mr. Tony J. Pusateri Mr. John F. Rahal Mr. Ray W. Raley, Jr. Ms. Colleen G. Raley Mr. Timothy Rea Mr. and Mrs. James L. Regnier 10

Ms. Terry M. Schmittgens Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Seifert Mr. Michael Sigmond Mr. Larry Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Timm Mr. and Mrs. James A. Tricarico, Jr. Ms. Susan S. Venn Mrs. Amy L. Williams Mr. David L. Young $1,000 - $2,499.99 Ms. Connie Ahrens Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Anders Mr. Kyle C. Andersen Mr. Nasheed Anwar Mrs. Kathie M. Askren Automobile Club of Missouri Mr. Donald H. Aven Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bachmann Mr. Rodney T. Bahr Mr. A. J. Bardol, Jr. Mr. Andy E. Bartek Mr. and Mrs. David Bartholomew Mr. Stephen Bee Mr. Roger Belshe Mr. Christopher J. Boedges Mr. Randy Bradshaw Ms. Sondra L. Brown Ms. Sarah Buffington Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Burnes Mr. John S. Callahan Mr. and Mrs. TR Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Randy Carns Mr. Doug L. Carroll Mrs. Heather K. Chavez Mr. Aaron Cole Mr. Dick B. Cooper Mr. Kendall D. Coyne Mr. Robert F. Cullen, III Mr. Patrick J. Culleton Mr. Jonathan Dahlstrom Ms. Lisa M. Dolan Mrs. Danae L. Domian Mr. Matthew Doran Mr. and Mrs. Greg B. Dosmann Mr. Jonathan Dutton Ms. Brianne Edgington Mr. John Elser Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Embleton Ms. Joan C. Fernandez Mr. and Mrs. William E. Fiala Mr. and Mrs. Tim J. Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ford Ms. Margretta Forrester Mr. Brad L. Frick Mr. Eric Fritsche Mr. Michael J. Fross Ms. Kimberly Gannon Mr. Rick Giardino

Mr. David Goeres Mrs. Julie Grant Ms. Kimberly Grbac Mr. Andrew Greenberg Mr. Wesley W. Gregory Mr. Demetrius T. Grooms Mr. Jeffery Guebert Ms. Vanessa Halim Mr. and Mrs. Bryan E. Hargiss Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heger Ms. Sandra D. Heuser Mr. Jesse D. Hill Mr. Donald W. Hopkins Mrs. Tina Hrevus Mr. James Huang Mr. and Mrs. Everett J. Johnson Mrs. Bettie S. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. C. Brendan Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Kidwell Mr. Alan Kindsvater Mr. Joe L. Klocke Mr. and Mrs. Eric B. Koestner Mr. Steven Kuehl Mr. Nicholas Lampi Mr. Francis LaQuinta Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Mr. Julian Lennon Mr. David Levenson Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H. Liesenfeld Mr. Richard D. Link Mr. Bryan Luebbert Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy Mrs. Kimberly R. McBride Ms. Lynette McCloud Mr. and Mrs. Steve C. Melichar Mr. Jeremy L. Michelman Mr. and Mrs. Matt Mickens Mr. Andrew T. Miedler Mr. Matthew J. Mikula Mrs. Joelle M. Myszka Mrs. Carrie Nelson Mrs. Janet W. Newcomb Mr. Jim Olsen Mr. Philip D. Owen Ms. Malissa Paige Ms. Lisa L. Peel Mr. James W. Plaskett, Jr. Mr. David F. Powers Ms. Emily Rauh Pulitzer Mr. Todd J. Purdy Mr. Andy Pusateri Mr. Mark Rawlins Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Regen Mrs. Elaine R. Renner Mr. Thomas R. Rice Mr. Raymond Q. Riddle Ms. Katharine Warne Riggs Mr. Ryan T. Robson Mr. and Mrs. Chuck N. Rogers Mr. Steve Rueschhoff Mr. Art V. Russell Mrs. Marilyn Joy Sandweiss Mr. and Mrs. Shawn E. Schukar Mr. Dalton Schumacher Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Sgroi Mr. Steve Sherwood Mr. and Mrs. Steve P. Smith Mr. Gregory J. Snapp

Mr. Terry R. Stilt Ms. Katherine Sundararaman Mr. Zach Tarter Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod Taylor Mr. Scott A. Thoma Mr. DeWayne Trainer Ms. Sheila K. Trimble Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Trivers Mrs. Mary A. Tsoukas Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Van Genderen Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Vento, Jr. Mr. Jay C. Washington, Sr. Mr. Casey Whalley Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Williams Mr. Paul A. York $500 - $999.99 Mr. Sean P. Abernathy Mr. Dave Adams Ms. Mary Altergott Mr. Joe R. Ammond Mr. Brian D. Ashworth Ms. Becky M. Balzraine Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Barnes Mr. Aitor Barrio Mr. John P. Barud Mr. and Mrs. Warner L. Baxter Mr. Jeff A. Bealmear Mrs. Sharon E. Beckmann Mr. Donald J. Bergan, Jr. Ms. Melanie L. Boehne Mr. Daniel J. Bosch Mr. Glenn L. Bourbon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney O. Bozeman Mr. Steven R. Brophy Mr. Robert Brunton Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Carlson Mr. John Michael Clear and Ms. I. Marie Bone Mr. Matthew D. Collins Mr. Brian Connor Ms. Maria A. Darthard Ms. Sacoyya N. Davis Mr. Roger W. Dettenmeier Ms. Irasa L. Downing Ms. Cheryl L. Draves Ms. Lena Dunham Ms. Ann Earley and Mr. Bob Siemer Ms. Laurie Easton Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Eberlin Mr. Martin J. Eckelkamp Mr. and Mrs. Willie Epps Mr. Jason Espy Mr. Mark L. Felten Mr. John R. Fey Mr. Tim V. Finn Ms. Latasha L. Fox Dr. Mary Francone Mr. Kristian Frazier Mr. Mark J. Fronmuller Ms. Bindu K. Gangadharan Ms. Twilla F. Gerling Mr. John M. Gibbons Mr. Brad F. Gift Mrs. Katie M. Giljum Mr. Tyler D. Glynn Ms. Robin Goodbary Ms. Allyn Goodwin Mr. James Grady

Mr. John H. Gula Mrs. Helen A. Gust Mr. Stephen Hall Ms. Karen Hampton Najd Hanna Mrs. Patricia G. Hecker Mr. Jeff J. Hedgpeth Mr. David B. Hennen Ms. Susan Herber Mr. Gerald G. Herman Mr. Alan Herzog Ms. Trish Hull Mr. and Mrs. Tom W. Jack Mr. Jim D. Jansen Mr. and Mrs. John E. Johnson Ms. Robyn E. Johnson Mr. Jon-Pierre Jones Ms. Kathleen Judge Ms. Melissa Kaelin Mr. Randy Keener Ms. Julie Kehn Mr. Mike Kelch Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Kersting Ms. Amy D. Khuhro Mr. Bill L. Koch Ms. Julie A. Lich Mr. Mark Lindgren Ms. Alice L. Loftus Mr. Mike Madalon Ms. Denise M. Marquardt Mr. Eric D. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Masek Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Mathus Ms. Katherine Mauzy Miss Linda M. McCartney Ms. Tracie McClain Mrs. Melissa Mercille Ms. Kaye D. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Keith P. Mikitin Mrs. Beth Mikitin Ms. Gwen Mizell Ms. Carol Morgan Ms. Samantha Muncy Ms. Sharon L. Munden Mr. Aaron J. Mussulman Ms. Tracy A. Nelson Ms. Sharon A. Norman Mr. Christopher Penrod Mr. Mark J. Peters Mr. Lowell Pigg Mr. Steven J. Poplawski and Ms. Caroline Costantin Mr. Colin T. Postlewaite Mr. Mike J. Powers Mr. Doug M. Prewitt Ms. Susan Prichard Mr. Tom R. Procter, Sr.

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2017 Board of Directors CHAIR Leonard T. Eschbach VICE CHAIR C. Brendan Johnson SECRETARY Peter Sargent TREASURER Ruth Saphian MEMBERS Nora Akerberg Susan Block Sheila Burkett Chris Cedergreen Chris Dornfeld Diane R. Drollinger Terrance J. Good Barbara B. Goodman

Kristin J. Guehlstorf Jason Hall Marcela Manjarrez Hawn Nicole Hudson Eric Koestner Kenneth Kranzberg Linda Lee Janet Newcomb Shawn Schukar Donald M. Senti Mary Ann Srenco Susan A. Stith Andrew Trivers Carol J. Voss Caren Vredenburgh EX-OFFICIO Cynthia A. Prost Noah Vasquez

2017 Young Friends of the Arts Board of Directors PRESIDENT Noah Vasquez MEMBERS Kate Maxson

Danielle Smith Adam Stanley Vanessa Vasquez Jay Willibrand

Staff PRESIDENT & CEO Cynthia A. Prost




In memory of Mr. Chuck Berry Mr. Julian Lennon



In memory of Bernard Francis Brady, Jr. Ms. Jane B. Sanders



In memory of Peter Bunce Mrs. Patricia E. Rich


In Tribute April 1 – May 31, 2017

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*Boards and Staff as of June 15, 2017

Tenants of the Centene Center for the Arts Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis African Heritage Association of St. Louis, Inc. African Musical Arts American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Association of American Voices Bach Society of St. Louis

Cinema St. Louis Circus Flora Creative Reaction Lab Equally Represented Arts (ERA) Gateway Men’s Chorus Make Music St. Louis, Inc. Open Studio Network Prison Performing Arts

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble SPP Productions Belladona Magazine St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association Upstream Theater YoungLiars

Peter H. Bunce* • Ann M. Corrigan Joseph E. Corrigan • Karen J. Isbell James A. Krekeler • Glenn Sheffield Judith Cozad Smith • Jane Stamper Trust* Michael W. Weisbrod • David P. Weiss

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