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Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Sarah Abbas and her Marquette High School teammates, Ella Woods and Megha Sanjay, swept the VerbQuake 2019 Youth Poetry Slam finals winning the team and individual championships in March. Known as Beauty & the Beats within the St. Louis Youth Poetry Slam community, much of their fiery content revealed careful consideration of social identity as…

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Youth Poetry Final This Friday

Youth Poetry Final This Friday

After several months, youth poets from Illinois to Jefferson County will converge in Old North St. Louis this Friday at 6 for the VerbQuake Indie Championship. The winner of this competition will be named the Youth Poetry Slam Champion. The top 6 poets will form the UrbArts Youth Poetry Slam team and represent the region…

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Chajuana Trawick Platforming Young Fashion Designers

Chajuana Trawick Platforming Young Fashion Designers

Dr. Chajuana Trawick, board chair of UrbArts, has long been a fixture of STL’s fashion world. Last fall, Dr. Trawick was elevated to endowed chair in fashion and design at Lindenwood University all while selling out three fashion shows featuring high school and college students. Lindewood University recently, announced that graduating seniors will be able…

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Who’s Bouting at Rustbelt 2019 Part 1

Who’s Bouting at Rustbelt 2019 Part 1

Every year, over 50 poets from different cities register to compete at Rustbelt. That trend continues with 14 poets planning to participate as individuals and 9 teams registered. Since Rustbelt is a regional competition for the Midwest, poets from the region get priority placement in the tournament, while neighboring region will be officially registered by…

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Artist Statement: Journeys of the African Spirit

Artist Statement: Journeys of the African Spirit

by MwazaCarol I am a creator of things. I am one who asked to be manifested here to bring things into fruition, make them beautiful and tangible. It has taken me many years to recognize this but, once I did, it placed me firmly on my path and life opened up for me. I became…

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Top 5 all-time Art Sales

Top 5 all-time Art Sales

Since UrbArts started its art gallery program in Summer of 2014, we have tracked artwork sales exhibited on our walls. Visual artist and Urb staffer Billy Bill was first to exhibit his work in our Old North St. Louis gallery and supply the org’s gift shop with prints. Since his show, UrbArts has held over…

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