Sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in fashion design at the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts presented their work at the 85th Annual Fashion and Design Show. Models, who walked the runway wearing the students’ creations, had their hair style by Dominic Bertani and his staff from Dominic Michael Salons. Bertani, who has styled hair at the event for 22 years, sponsors the Silver Scissors Designer of the Year, which was presented to senior Claudia Frolova this year. 

Artist Victor Wang juried this year’s Eco-Art Exhibition, sponsored by St. Louis Community College at Wildwood. More than 50 high school artists from around the area submitted their pieces, which spoke to environmental consciousness. Several students also received cash rewards for their pieces. Pictured: Lindsey St. John, Maddy Murphy and Emma Harford

South Callaway Elementary School student Jessica Binkley and Livi Bonsack of Emge Elementary School received the Maestro Award as part of the St. Louis Symphony’s Picture the Music competition. They will have their works displayed at Powell Hall for one year. The competition, which encourages students to integrate audio and visual art, had students listen to part of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and then create an original work of art based on the piece. Pictured: Ron Klemm, Jessica Binkley, Diana Haskell, Livi Bonsack, Sara Fabick and Susan Pribble

For the fifth consecutive year, The Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation has awarded a grant to Jazz St. Louis in support of its flagship education program, JazzU. This year’s grant was $35,000, increasing the organization’s total donation to $160,000 since 2010. Middle- and high-school students in the free JazzU program are placed in small jazz combos to receive instruction from top musicians and educators in the area.

Woman of Influence Lesley Hoffarth, president and executive director of Forest Park Forever and former project director for I-64 reconstruction, was joined by more than 100 guests at Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business as they celebrated her achievements. Hoffarth shared her leadership journey in her presentation, Rebuilding History: Leadership Lessons from I-64 to Forest Park Forever.

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