Paint the town • Curtis Berry walks home earlier today, past a mural at the intersection of North 14th and Warren streets in St. Louis. The fleur-de-lis mural was painted by artist Dexter Silvers with a border by Elysia King. Lucas Rouggly, from LOVEtheLOU, organized the project with the help of the Poor Souls Society Art Gallery. This intersection mural is the first of seven the group has planned, leading from Old North St. Louis to the loft district downtown. The next mural will be painted in March. (Photos by Laurie Skrivan / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fan fare • “My dad grew up in Quincy, Illinois. We just grew up Cardinal fans. We were raised well,” said Madison Meyer, 18, of Ruston, Texas, who mugs for live broadcast before the start of Game 5 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers on Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Her younger brother Morgan,14, is behind her. (Photo by Laurie Skrivan, email@example.com)
Journalists for Joplin • The big headlines have given way to other news, but work continues in Joplin, Mo.
On May 22, a tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town. Within hours, Post-Dispatch photographers were on the scene, giving us the first glimpses into the destruction. Now, four photographers — J.B. Forbes, Robert Cohen, Laurie Skrivan and Huy Mach — will use those their photos, like the one seen here, to help.
Journalists for Joplin, presented by the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and Schiller’s Photo, will sponsor a silent auction on July 29 at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd. See the photos and bid from 6 to 9 p.m.; admission is free, but donations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Pageant, which is across the street from the RAC. The photos will remain on display July 30. All donations and proceeds will go to Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Joplin Recovery Fund.