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St. Louis Art Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

Today marked the groundbreaking for the expansion of the St. Louis Art Museum. Among other friends I bumped into Robert Powell (executive director of the Portfolio Gallery and Education Center), and Freida Wheaton (woman of the arts and owner of Salon 53). Every time I meet her Freida has joined another board. In a chock-a-block […]

Martin Luther King Jr.-Obama Brunch Marks Milestones & Memories

Freida Wheaton’s sense of occasion and community brings together a diverse and accomplished group of creative and business people that are always a pleasure to meet. Last year we gathered to celebrate the victory and promise of Barack Obama’s new administration. This year we gathered again to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as it […]

Mavis T. Thompson, President National Bar Association, feted at Salon 53

Tanner, my 5-year-old-upstairs-neighbor, spotted me as I left of Freida Wheaton’s latest Salon 53 soiree. JGR: “I’m going to a party!” and swirled to show off my coral silk dress. Tanner: “What kind of party is it?” JGR: “The kind where you enjoy good hugs, good talk, and good food.” And, wiggling my fingers, off […]

Happy, Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(Photo from http://www.writespirit.net/inspirational_talks/political/martin_luther_king_talks/martin) Yesterday I attended a magnificent brunch celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. and the upcoming historic inauguration of Barack Obama. Freida Wheaton’s home art gallery named “Studio 53” was a fitting backdrop for this salon–a gathering of the most prominent African Americans in St. Louis and its expanded metro area…reaching as far […]

Dance St. Louis’ Dracula

Freida Wheaton of Salon 53 is a strong supporter of Dance St. Louis (click here to learn more) as both donor and board member. Last spring a table filled with Freida’s friends, had the pleasure of enjoying an evening of dining and performance to raise funds for the organization. So, I was only too happy […]

Salon 53 bronze sponsor for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance St. Louis Ballet Ball

Freida Wheaton gets around. She’s a board member of Dance St. Louis and a member of the Ballet Ball Committee. Freida’s fun and saavy. She assembled a group of friends and supporters to join her at table #33. Freida, Salon 53 and friends provided Bronze Sponsorship to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey […]

Fannie Belle Lebby’s Sizzling One Woman Show “Ladies of the Blues” lit up The Space

Woodie Award nominee Miss Fannie Belle Lebby performed her one woman show, “Ladies of the Blues”, including portrayals of blues artist/jazz singer Alberta Hunter and comedienne Moms Mabley at The Space. Fannie Belle Lebby has merged her active performing career with activist work such as Jobs for Justice. Miss Freida Wheaton’s Salon 53 sponsored the […]

John Rozelle’s Sanga Series represented at St. Louis Art Museum and Salon 53

TWO ROZELLE WEBSITES View images of John Rozelle’s work at his website by the same name and also at Sanaa Productions where you’ll find marvelous collages for sale. _________________ QUOTES “Well, its like jazz: you do this and then you improvise.”—Romare Bearden Rozelle has long lived by the slogan “Every symbol tells a story,” and […]