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Showcasing the power of the arts, COCA presents a selection of the murals painted on the boarded-up storefronts by amateur and professional artists in the days and weeks following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, MO. Guest curated by Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Outside In: Paint for Peace is presented in collaboration with the Sheldon Art Galleries, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Ferguson Youth Initiative, Missouri History Museum, the Vaughn Cultural Center, and Carol Swartout Klein, author of the award-winning children’s book Painting for Peace in Ferguson.

Outside In: Paint for Peace will be on view at the following presenting and program partners:

COCA educational programs will include:

  • In-school, 4-week arts residencies
  • Field trips to see Outside In: Paint for Peace in COCA’s Millstone Gallery
  • Online materials for teachers and families

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Become a Friend and attend the Preview Party!

Thursday, August 25

Donate $50 or more to become a Friend and receive tickets to attend the Preview Party.

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Become a Docent and support the exhibition!

Docent Training
Sunday, August 28 | 1:00–2:30PM

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To become a Friend and help create awareness of all the opportunities surrounding this project, contact Pam Mandelker, Director of Advancement, or 314.561.4869.

Thank you to our Friends who have already supported Outside In: Paint for Peace:

  • Rhonda & Carlton Adams
  • Barbara & Steve Archer
  • Debbie Chervitz
  • Sheila Little-Forrest & Jeff Forrest
  • Susan & Paul Goldberg
  • Jennifer & Tom Hillman
  • Cheryl Holman
  • Laura Horwitz
  • Julie Kaltenrider
  • Carol & Ward Klein
  • Karen & Larry Kotner
  • Nancy & Ken Kranzberg
  • Adelaide Lancaster
  • Theresa Mayberry
  • Colleen & Bob Millstone
  • George & Melissa Paz
  • Kanika Pandey & Shrikant Ramachandran
  • Erica Randall
  • Lisa & Andrew Tuteur
  • Pam Washington-Littleton

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