The Gallery at RAC Presents Beyond This Threshold

ST. LOUIS (February 10, 2017) – The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) presents Beyond This Threshold, an immersive experience that explores deconstruction and reconstruction as an examination of the political, social, and environmental crises that afflict our city of St. Louis and the broader American landscape.

Using traditional folk art methods such as quilting and performance, the artists have created an environment where we explore notions of cultural lineage, social tensions, economic degradation and social constructs created by fashion.

EXHIBIT NAME:                Beyond This Threshold

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:     Audrey Simes, Basil Kincaid

PERFORMING ARTISTS:   Damon Davis, Eric “Prospect” White

CURATOR:          St. Louis Reclamation Arts

DATES:                 Opening Reception: Friday, February 17th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

                                Performance: Friday, March 10th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

                                Closing Reception: Saturday March 25th, 3:30 – 5:00pm

All events are free and open to the public.

Beyond This Threshold continues through March 25.

GALLERY HOURS:          Monday – Friday               10am to 5pm;

                                                Saturday & Sunday          12pm to 5pm.

LOCATION:      The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC)

6128 Delmar Blvd. 63112 (across from The Pageant)

Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parking

EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION:

Beyond This Threshold is an immersive experience that explores deconstruction and reconstruction as an examination of the political, social, and environmental crises that afflict our city of St. Louis and the broader American landscape.

Using traditional folk art methods such as quilting and performance, the artists have created an environment where we explore notions of cultural lineage, social tensions, economic degradation and social constructs created by fashion.

Each path, each portal, each person becomes a mirror. Here, trust and vulnerability are stitched in light and fiber to house the memory of our union.

Beyond This Threshold is open to the public for viewing through Saturday, March 25.

About St. Louis Reclamation Arts

St. Louis a Reclamation Arts is a collective that revitalizes disenfranchised and abandoned neighborhoods by transforming forgotten objects and areas into high art, exposing inequity through education, promoting community advocacy efforts, and initiating public discourse.

About the Regional Arts Commission www.racstl.org

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, and since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,900 grants totaling over $97 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and St. Louis County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. Visit www.racstl.org for more information, or follow us on Facebook at Regional Arts Commission or Twitter @RACStLouis.

 

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