Monday, April 28, 2014

Delmar Divide, The Finale Panel

We have been working with Cowry Collective member, animator and artist - Sarah Paulsen for a couple of months and this week we debut our first very short, very informative film!
See you at the Delmar Divide Finale discussion!

Thursday, May 1, 7:00p 

Join us for the Delmar Divide finale discussion that has spanned over the course of two years. This evening will include reflection from the organizations involved and updates from the organizations you selected, such as the Cowry Collective and the Sweet Potato Project. Feel free to bring information to distribute from your own division addressing projects.
Background: In early March of 2012 Franz Strasser, a reporter for BBC World in Washington was researching background information
 on St. Louis for a news report. He found himself filming a second news report based on what his research uncovered; a city still segregated. The video features St. Louisans, as they share their insights into racial and socioeconomic segregation in the city.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Currency as Art

This work initiates a conversation about individual value and our sense of self-worth.  It explores how seeing ourselves in a positive light can increase our value as helpful members of society.

The work poses several questions:  Can achieving our highest self be our maximum currency?  Can everyday life be thought of as spiritual currency?

"Currency" consists of a series of paintings, 11x14.  Each painting is a portrait with a coin drawn around it with the words of our familiar 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent coins....The words, "Liberty" and "In God We Trust" line the walls along with everyday extraordinary humans--and animals--for the viewers' contemplation.

As an artist and a person wedded to the idea of 'Self-actualization For All' I am so thankful that a friend shared the work of Sylvia Maier with me today!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April showers bring May garden and urban farm exchanges through The Cowry Collective!

Join us at our next meet-up for Timebanking 101 and a potluck.  

Bring your interest, a friend, and a dish to share.  You earn cowries for this! 

If you have recently signed up and want to start making exchanges and meet others in the collective, this is the event for you. We had a lively and packed meet-up in March and we cannot wait to see you.  In the meantime, sign-up at

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Rowan Community Center

1401 Rowan Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63112

2-4 pm