Laumeier is pleased to announce our 2018 In-Residence Poet: Stefene Russell, Culture Editor for St. Louis Magazine and a member of Poetry Scores, an arts collective dedicated to translating poetry into other media, including visual art, music, food and film. Russell is the author of the chapbook Inferna (Intagliata Press, 2013) and The Possum Codex (Otis Nebula, 2015). She is currently working on a collection, Grammar of the Lawn, to be published in December 2018 (Spartan Press). Russell participated in Poetry in Place: The Platforms, a two-day sculpture and poetry event held at Laumeier in 2011.

Russell will participate in several Laumeier programs throughout the year, including several Walking Tours and Conversation Series events. In addition, she will host a new summer series at Laumeier, Picnic + Poetry in the Park.

Picnic + Poetry in the Park
Bring your lunch and a notebook to join Laumeier’s In-Residence: Poet for an hour in the Park. Activate the outdoor space through performance, poetry and sculpture and use big questions as poetry prompts.

Third Fridays, June–September / 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. / 
Public Plaza, Aronson Fine Arts Center / FREE

June 15 / July 20 / August 17 / September 21

Laumeier started the In-Residence Program in 2012 in an effort to bring other forms of social and intellectual artistic practice into the public spaces of the Park. In-Residence artists are chosen with the intent to deepen our exploration into topics and subjects relevant to Laumeier’s cultural landscape and to complement our thematic exhibitions.

2016 In-Residence: Musicians Barbara Harbach + Jim Henry
2015 In-Residence: Nutritionist Marjorie Sawicki
2014 In-Residence: Archaeologists Joe Harl + Robin Machiran
2013 In-Residence: Environmental Historian Jenny Price
2012 In-Residence: Composer Eric Hall