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Lambert St. Louis International Airport Experience Program Commission

The Public Art and Culture Project is an art initiative to create gathering places and visual high points by commissioning permanent artwork installations and rotating exhibitions in the Airport. East St. Louis resident, Edna J. Patterson-Petty multi-media artist is one of 9 artists chosen to create art-glass triptychs for freestanding glass wall partitions in Lambert […]

Artist Edna J. Patterson-Petty inducted in the SIUE hall of fame

Oct. 10, 2009 versatile artist Edna J. Patterson-Petty was one of 13 inductees into the SIUE Hall of Fame. The plaque celebrating her award is housed in the Peck building on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. You can see more of Edna’s photos on Flickr. These are the qualifications for this prestigious award: Southern […]

Riehlife’s St. Louis Black Fine Artist Feature Series Continues

This conversation with Joseph LaMarque is the seventh in my series of profiles on African-American fine artists and leaders of cultural organizations in St. Louis which now include (in alphabetical order): Rene Dimanche Jr., Ron Himes, Joseph La Marque, Edna J. Patterson Petty, Robert Powell, Freida L. Wheaton, and Rochleigh Z. Wholfe. You can go […]

Connecting Art and Good Times at Freida L. Wheaton’s Salon 53—Home for the Holidays in St. Louis—Savoring a Holiday Party—“Home is where the art is”…Freida’s is a place where old friends meet…and everybody knows your name.

In September, my first private party in St. Louis was at Freida L. Wheaton’s Salon 53 opening for her private residential art gallery. Now, in December, my second private party in St. Louis—and my only Holiday Party this season—is at Freida’s Salon 53, whose slogan is “Home is where the art is.” In September I […]