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In-residence with St. Louis Public Library system spring/summer 2019. The residency included story-exploration and art-making workshop series across regional branches with school partnerships, training local artist-facilitators and 6 week exhibit at SLPL's Central Branch in downtown St. Louis.


Megan Flød Johnson

Alicia Rice

Facilitating Artists:

Tielere Cheatem, Aarya Locker, Eleanor Inez, Shane Signorino, Madeline Black

Materials Used:

aluminum pipes, plexiglass, construction tape, cotton twill tape, LED rope, birch cards, canvas, paper note cards, maps, repurposed window and bike tire, found shelves, industrial grates, zip ties, and postcards and letters written to and from the mysterious creature.

Workshop Documentation

The NEST facilitator team led a series of workshops for STL-area schools at regional branches around the city. Youth ranged in ages from 2 to 14 years.

Young people investigated the premise of a giant, illusive Creature visiting their city using movement, storytelling and art stations. They answered questions like "who is the Creature?" and "why did it come to St. Louis?"

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