As you probably know, this year marked the 250th anniversary of the founding of our fair city, St. Louis. This is an occasion to be remembered, and the city is getting one heck of a birthday celebration. One amazing event that you won’t want to miss is “The City at 250: A Citywide Celebration in Photography.”
This grand photography exhibit at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries is the culmination of a St. Louis wide photo contest that began back in the fall of 2013. This exhibit is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the city through the eyes of over 100 photographers spanning three galleries.
The contest was juried by Eric Lutz (Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum), John Nagel (Executive Director of the Photographic Art & Science Foundation), Robert Duffy (Campaign Director of St. Louis Public Radio), and Olivia Lahs-Gonzales (Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries). Amateurs, professionals, and children alike were invited to send in photos that fell into one of three categories:
- Places and Architecture
- Neighborhoods and events
In all, the contest generated over 500 entries. 100 of those entries were selected for the exhibit and have been put together in a special book to commemorate the event. In addition, a slideshow of an additional 150 entries will be shown at the galleries during the exhibit.
Don’t miss this chance to see St. Louis like never before. While you’re at it, check out some of the other fun (and educational) events happening to celebrate the city’s 250th anniversary.
When: Now through August 23, 2014
Tuesday – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries at 3648 Washington Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108
For more information on The City at 250: A Citywide Celebration in Photography, please see the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries website: http://www.sheldonconcerthall.org/current-exhibits.php