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Artwork by Julie Wiegand

Artist Statement
Hello my name is Julie Wiegand. I have been a working artist in Missouri for over 35 years. I grew up in the Missouri River Bottoms of Chesterfield, surrounded by huge cottonwood trees and farm  fields for miles. I continue to express my connection  & love of the countryside through my art.  My oil paintings and murals express light & color interactions within  a subject. A large percentage of my oils are painted en plein air & I truly enjoy this challenging  & rewarding work. Many of my plein air  subjects then become larger studio works. I am drawn to simple compositions & strive to convey the feelings of my chosen subjects—solitude, peace, joy,  &  excitement—within landscape, figurative, & still life murals & oil painting. There is true joy for me in capturing a mood with color & light.






Art & Soul Café

Dedicated to creating events and programs that stimulate a deeper experience of community through the power of the arts and inter-spiritual dialogue.

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

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.