Archive of month: November 2023

Make Paint with Monica Foltz

When she was three years old, nurses noticed Monica Foltz’s aptitude for painting while she spent time in the hospital. They suggested to her parents that they put her in art lessons, and as the youngest of art teacher Brenda Seyer’s students, Foltz began her lifelong journey with and love for creating. Foltz says even […]

Solo Travel: Get out and explore

I was 22 and in Venice, Italy, for four days by myself, walking through winding streets while the city was waking up, women hanging laundry on lines between windows, setting out pastries they’d already baked by breads on shelves, men pushing wheelbarrows over cobblestones to pick up trash. I napped in the park as teenage […]

Oct. 14, 2023, 1 to 8 p.m. CT

We asked seven local photographers to take a photo of where they were or something happening in the moment on Oct. 14, 2023, between 1 to 8 p.m. Then, we asked them to share their photo with us, so we could see their unique views of this place and time. We love the diversity of […]

from the editor, Winter 2023: present

These past few months, I’ve been working towards a goal I felt incapable of achieving. The end product I wanted to get to felt far away, overwhelming; my progress and my own ability, discouraging. So, I mapped out deadlines and timeframes for myself; if I could mercilessly work toward the goal by adhering to a […]

Presence in Sound: Zoe Willott shines light on women in audio industry

By Jasmine Jones Look at the statistics, and it’s clear: Women are extremely underrepresented in the music and audio industry. According to the “Women in the Mix Study,” women account for only 21.6% of musical artists, 12.6% of songwriters and 2.6% of producers in the industry, based on 2019 data. In the same study, 77% […]

Artist Spotlight: Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, originally from Caruthersville, Mo., now lives the retired life in Cape Girardeau making quilts and watching Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on television. If it was possible, she would quilt around the clock, designing patterns, piecing patches and hand stitching it all together with her lap frame. With four children, 13 grandchildren and 21 […]

Making an Art Journaling Page with Ann Flowers Gosser

Ann Flowers Gosser started making art as a child and decided in high school “there was no question” it’s what she wanted to continue to do in college. As an art major at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., she studied printmaking and then went to graduate school at Northern Illinois University to study printmaking. […]

Focus in the Moment: Self-defense with black belt Veronique Bayer

By Karey Schaitel When Veronique Bayer was 8 years old, she begged her parents to take her to the martial arts studio near their house. Her dad agreed to take her to taekwondo classes if she agreed not to quit until she received her black belt. “Eight-year-old me did not really understand what I was […]

Sew with Rachel Bohnert

When Rachel Bohnert looked at a damaged quilt her great-grandmother Emma Steffens had made, she saw how it could be repurposed into a jacket to give it new life. After convincing her mother to let her cut it up, she sewed a jacket for herself from it, as well as a vest. “It’s amazing that […]

A time of reflection

Curated by: Kayla Thompson, Adult Services, Cape Girardeau Public Library November is always a time of reflection for me. Whether that be about myself, the past, or our nation’s history – I find toward the end of the year I begin to look back (I’m sure I am not the only one). Here are a […]
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