Saturday, June 22, 2013
$10; $5 for CAM members. Registration required, limited seats. Tour starts at CAM, 3750 Washington Blvd. Route to be announced.
Explore new spaces, chat with local artists, and hear fascinating insights from two of the top arts and culture writers in the city on this curated tour of select studios. Led by Jessica Baran, arts writer for the Riverfront Times and Stefene Russell, arts writer for St. Louis Magazine.
Jessica Baran is an adjunct lecturer at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Art and Design and the arts writer for the Riverfront Times. Her art criticism and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Artforum.com, Art in America, Art Papers, the Awl, BOMB Magazine, TAR Magazine, and the Village Voice, among others. Her first book, Remains to be Used, is a collection of ekphrastic poetry published by Apostrophe Books in 2010; her second book, EQUIVALENTS, won the 2012 Besmilr Brigham Women Writers Prize from Lost Roads Press. She has curated solo and group exhibitions at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, White Flag Projects, the Front Room of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, COCA (Center of Creative Arts), and the St. Louis Artist Guild. With poet Jennifer Kronovet, she co-curates the Fort Gondo Poetry Series.
Stefene Russell is St. Louis Magazine‘s culture editor and oversees the arts blog, Look/Listen, at stlmag.com. She is also a member of Poetry Scores, an arts collective dedicated to translating poetry into other media. On July 14, Cinema St. Louis screens Go South for Animal Index, a film by Poetry Scores based on her poem of the same name. She is also the author of Inferna: A Poem-Cycle (Intagliata Imprints, 2013). She lives in Old North St. Louis with her husband, Thom, and their Bengal cat, Violet.