Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American visionary. He was an architect but also an interior designer, writer and educator. Wright, who designed more than 1,000 structures in his 7-decade career, created structures and living spaces that were in harmony with the surrounding environment and with the humanity that would inhabit the spaces. He was instrumental in creating whole new movements in architecture and his designs … Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

Saving the Environment One Classroom at a Time

While visiting the St. Louis area, a teacher from Mississippi happened upon the St. Louis Teacher’s Recycle Center and found dozens of newly donated beakers, glass test tubes and other classroom laboratory equipment. The teacher told founding Executive Director Susan Blandford “if it wasn’t for your program we wouldn’t have Science class, because all of the materials have to come out of my pocket.” Many … Continue reading Saving the Environment One Classroom at a Time

Play Your Art Out: You just can’t be wrong in here

A shopping mall is probably the last place you’d expect to find a unique and creative outlet designed to engage kids. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Play Your Art Out, a “hands-on play experience” that benefits children, both physically and mentally. After her work to get the St. Louis Teacher’s Recycle Center up and running, (see the article Saving the Environment One Classroom at … Continue reading Play Your Art Out: You just can’t be wrong in here

Vintage Model Trains Chug Around The Big Bend Railroad Club

Drive through the especially curvy, bendy section of Big Bend Blvd. in Webster Groves just west of Elm and you’ll pass an unassuming railroad terminal. The Webster Groves depot opened for business in 1910. Passenger service to the depot stopped in 1968, although passenger and freight trains still run along the tracks outside the station. What makes the building truly unique is what is inside … Continue reading Vintage Model Trains Chug Around The Big Bend Railroad Club

Scrimshaw: A Whale of an Art Form

Utilizing the art of Scrimshaw, a centuries old technique originally developed by sailors on whaling vessels, artist Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky from Eureka is one of those rare individuals who has been able to achieve a lifelong career working as an artist. Asked how she found herself working with scrimshaw, Mike relayed, ““It’s an American art form, it’s a folk art, and my bachelor’s degree was … Continue reading Scrimshaw: A Whale of an Art Form

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