Strauss Park Gets Facelift
Get ready for some exciting changes to Strauss Park! As part of the Southwest Airlines' Heart of the Community award to Grand Center, Inc. in 2015, we are making some wonderful improvements to the park. This Spring, look for an enhanced green space with a new entry from the corner of Washington & Grand, new furniture and fresh landscaping. The improvements are the result of a study by Project for Public Spaces and stakeholder input. Designs by Arbolope Studio in St. Louis have been chosen for the park improvements, which should be complete by the end of April 2016.
WeBop Has Come to St. Louis!
Your kids are going to be jazzed about WeBop! An early-childhood jazz education program for children three to five years old at Jazz St. Louis, WeBop invites families to stomp, strut, and swing to joyous rhythms as they learn about the core concepts, instruments, and great performers of jazz. Space is limited for the 8-week sessions on Wednesdays or Saturdays between April 6 and May 28. Click here for an application and more information.
First Fridays and Student Digital Art Exhibition
Friday, April 1 at 5pm
Make a night of it and enjoy fine art throughout Grand Center! This month’s event will also feature the first Invitational Student Digital Art Exhibition in the Public Media Commons and will feature the works of students from the University of Missouri, University of Missouri—St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Lindenwood University, and St. Charles Community College. For info about galleries, events and exhibitions, start here.
Grand Center Architecture
Saturday, April 9 at 9am | International Photography Hall of Fame
Grab your digital camera, wide angle lenses and tripod and join Rich Sprengeler & the International Photography Hall of Fame for an architectural photo shoot and post-shooting workshop in Grand Center. Advanced registration required.
Open House & Information Session at Montessori Lab School
Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00am | Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30pm
Do you have questions about Montessori training, upcoming training courses, or the Lab School for children? Attend an Open House and Information Session! There will be an approximately hour-long presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and tour model classrooms. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 833-5330. More info about the event here, or visit the Montessori website.
"Grand Encounter" Kraft Timpani Concerto #2
Monday, April 11 at 5:30pm | Free @ Kranzberg Arts Center
The Kraft Timpani concerto was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony in 2005 and revised in 2006. It is written for 9 tenor timpani which are suspended on a rack encircling the performer with 6 pedal timpani on the floor. The piece explores the range of these instruments, extending nearly 3 octaves, in three movements along with an Epilogue. Starring Shannon Wood, principal timpanist, St. Louis Symphony. More info about this FREE event here!