Emily Hemeyer
Emily Hemeyer is an artist, teacher, and musician who is the force behind an array of community projects including SPORE (Spontaneous Projects Orchestrating a Relevant Exchange) and the Chautauqua Art Lab. She plans to use the Creative Stimulus Award to further expand and engage these projects, possibly creating an archive, developing print materials, recording a CD as Ghosts I Have Been, or purchasing a video camera for documentation. Emily has completed the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training and holds a BFA from University of Missouri – Columbia. Her work can be seen at her website and on SPORE’s blog.

Emily Hemeyer

Sarah Paulsen
Sarah Paulsen is an artist and animator whose work has been shown at UMSL’s Gallery 210, the Kemper Museum of Art, Open Lot, the Des Lee Gallery, St. Charles Community College, Baseline Gallery, and Ragtag Cinema Cafe. She will use the Creative Stimulus Award to involve her mother in a project about the Kirkwood Town Hall shootings. Sarah will create an animated documentary using live action, stop motion animation, puppets, and paper dolls. The video footage will be displayed as part of an installation within a knitted village on the gallery floor. Sarah holds an MFA from Washington University and has shown her work at Morehead State College, the St. Louis Artists Guild, Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Foundry, Gallery 210, and Webster University. Her work can be seen at her website.

Sarah Paulsen

Alex Petrowsky
Alex Petrowsky will collaborate with the musician Black Spade and spend one month living in the New Mexico desert as part of Project: Unknown’s Artist Residencies. They will create work there together and bring back to St. Louis an instrumental album of sounds recorded in the desert and a book of imagery and words, which they will incorporate into a joint performance at the Old Post Office Plaza in downtown St. Louis in July. Alex will create installations, drawings, and an animation project. Alex has completed the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training and is a graduate of Webster University, with degrees in printmaking, sculpture, and studio art. His work can be seen on his website.

Alex Petrowsky

Lyndsey Scott
Lyndsey Scott is teaching artist and painter who creates public art and performances through community engagement. Her studio work has been shown at Third Floor Gallery, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Front Gallery in Oakland, CA, and is in the collection of the Contemporary Art Museum. She will use the Creative Stimulus Award to pause on community projects and devote herself to a series of five 5’x5’ paintings capturing what is sacred to her about St. Louis. The paintings will be accompanied by word and snapshots that track the daily interactions which inform her work. Lyndsey is also the co-creator of Cherokee Street News and a graduate of the Regional Arts Commission’s Community Arts Training program. She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Illinois. Lyndsey’s work can be seen at her website.

Lyndsey Scott

The Jury

Joe Chesla
Associate Professor of Sculpture/Design
at St. Louis Community College- Meramec

Clara Collins Coleman
Curator of Interpretation at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Martin Brief
artist, past Creative Stimulus winner and
Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Saint Louis University

The exhibit, curated by Sarah Colby, was hosted in the Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission.