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ART ON THE WALLS at Big Bend Yoga Center
BBC features work from artists throughout our community.

Song of the Flower
Gay Goessling, Artist & Creator
The Song of the Flower are water color prints that capture the Sacred Geometric Botanical Signature each flower transmits outwardly to reconnect us with ourselves and nature.


With the guidance from each flower, Gay Goessling, artist, identifies and paints watercolor Flower Mandalas that transmit these geometric signatures. Each flower painting is a “Visual Flower Essence” that has its own energetic healing vibration that transforms the energy of each space.

Plants and flowers have always been a part of Gay’s life. Fourth generation born in Hawaii, Gay moved to St. Louis, Missouri at the age of two. Starting around age five, Gay has painted flowers off and on throughout her life. Because of her love of plants and art, Gay pursued a BA in Botany and Art History from Connecticut College, where she learned and studied flowers and their characteristics. Inspired by her love of the plants and design, she furthered her education at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Landscape Architecture.

In 2012, all three of these experiences collided and the Song of the Flower was born. Her paintings use her love of flowers, botany, art history, landscape architecture, nature and spirituality. Her love of landscape architecture taught her to see and understand the sacred geometry and relationships within all flowers and nature. Her love of botany taught her to see the relationships of the parts of the flower to the flower as a whole. Her love of spirit taught her to see the sacred in all flowers and nature.



Chef Sharon Tutko

As a private chef and health coach, I support organic, local and sustainable resources whenever possible.  Further, I embrace simple, clean and delicious ways to feed people of all ages with varying degrees of stress, dietary needs and palate preferences.
—Chef Sharon Tutko

Green Spiral Tours

Green Spiral Tours is a “Family Adventure School” and social enterprise designed to connect families and nature through free and affordable field trips throughout the St. Louis region.

Helping Hand-Me-Downs

Helping Hand-Me-Downs provides clothing for the first year of a newborn’s life… Swaddling those most in need with the love of donations from the community…
While also supporting mothers seeking greater independence.

Stephanie Williamson, Executive Director

Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program.

OUR MISSION: To increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.

OUR VISION: To create a community where immigrant and refugee women have sufficient English language skills to provide a home that prepares them and their children to meet the everyday challenges of living in a diverse culture and to make a personal, lasting, and valued social, moral, and economic contribution to the community.

Turner Center for the Arts

Turner Center for the Arts is a multi-use art studio space in Maplewood, with program offerings for everyone from kids to adults. Also offered are day and evening programs for adults with disabilities, after school art classes, summer art camps for kids and open studio time for teenagers.

Nate Larson, Executive Director

Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice

Barbara Finch, Program Chair
Our mission is to identify, research and discuss critical issues. To mobilize, energize and inspire ourselves and others to action. To work as individuals and in community for social justice.