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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
5:30–7:30PM

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, pmandelker@cocastl.org 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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