More Monet...The SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM is extending its run of the groundbreaking exhibit, Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet. The exhibition is now running through Bastille Day, the French national holiday on Monday, July 14. Although the museum typically is closed on Mondays, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bastille Day to accomodate visitors.
In Clayton, a stretch of the new SHAW PARK Recreational Trail, designed as an oasis for residents, as well as the city’s corporate citizens, is now known as Moneta Garden. A ceremony held earlier this month officially dedicated the garden, made possible through a gift to the Clayton Century Foundation from MONETA GROUP. The garden features native Missouri plantings and artwork by Clayton-born ERNEST TROVA, a shining sculpture called Geometric Abstract #2.
A prominent, familiar sculpture will soon call LAMBERT-ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT home. China China, by Chinese artist ZHU WEI, was most recently installed in the Central West End. It will be relocating to the airport’s newly renovated Terminal 1 ticketing level lounge by next month, as part of a long-term loan from the GATEWAY FOUNDATION. The Foundation, founded in 1986, supports efforts to acquire, create or improve art and urban design. Its largest project to date is the two-block downtown sculpture park, Citygarden.
Congratulations to DR. JAMES BOBROW and DR. EDWARD GELTMAN, recipients of the Barnes-Jewish Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Bobrow, a professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences, serves as chair of the BJH philanthropy committee. He also has a busy private patient practice. Geltman is a professor of medicine, and serves as the medical director of the BJH cardiac diagnostic laboratory and the WUSM/BJH heart failure program. Both are being honored for their longtime service to the hospital, university and community.
There’s a new look to THE COSTAS CENTER at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The new underwater-themed outpatient oncology day hospital is more playful and interactive, designed to help young cancer patients cope with the fear and anxiety they face as they seek treatment. The renovations were funded through various fundraisers, including the Bob Costas Benefit, which has been supporting the Center for 26 years. Costas, a member of the hospital’s board of governors, joined fellow board members, as well as hospital president SHERLYN HAILSTONE, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.
FOCUS ST. LOUIS has found its new leader: YEMI AKANDE-BARTSCH has been named the new executive director of the nonprofit, a leadership organization which develops and connects diverse leaders across all fields and empowers them to work together to build a thriving community. Akande-Bartsch previously served as VP of the organization’s leadership and alumni programs. She replaces longtime executive director Christine Chadwick, who is retiring.
St. Louisan and 2014 Woman of Achievement honoree TERI GRIEGE is sharing her inspirational story through a new book titled, Powered by Hope. Griege, a wife and mother of two, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Despite the devastating news, she was able to pursue her life’s dream and compete in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, crossing the finish line at age 50. To prevew or order the book, visit terigriege.com