MOCRA in the Media - 2015

Vast Bhutan exhibition logo
"Show Me St. Louis" showcases MOCRA and Vast Bhutan
"Show Me St. Louis," a local-interest program on KSDK-TV, featured MOCRA in a segment that aired on Friday, February 20, 2015. MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, SJ, talked about the mission and history of MOCRA, as well as the current exhibition, Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World.
     Watch the "Show Me St. Louis" feature on MOCRA and Vast Bhutan.

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Artist Regina DeLuise interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's "Cityscape"
Artist Regina DeLuise and MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, SJ, discussed the exhibition Vast Bhutan with host Steve Potter of the St. Louis Public Radio arts program "Cityscape" in an episode that aired on January 23, 2015. 
     Listen here.
Vast Bhutan featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Culture writer Sarah Bryan Miller wrote about Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World in the Sunday, February 15, 2015 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She notes that Regina DeLuise "has an eye for elevating the mundane and for portraits that explore their subjects minutely."
     Read the article here.
Vast Bhutan artist interviewed in The University News
Samantha Sudduth of Saint Louis University's student newspaper, The University News, interviewed artist Regina DeLuise on the occasion of the opening of Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World at MOCRA. The article appeared in the January 29, 2015 edition.
     Read the article here.
Vast Bhutan opening highlighted in Riverfront Times
The Riverfront Times named the opening reception of Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World at MOCRA as its top "Night + Day" pick for Saturday, January 24, 2015.
     Read the spotlight here.
Vast Bhutan and MOCRA featured on new television program, "The Daily Mix"
STL TV, the television station of the City of St. Louis, launced a new show called The Daily Mix on February 3, 2015, with an episode highlighting MOCRA and the exhibition Vast Bhutan: Images from the Phenomenal World. 
     Watch the episode here. The MOCRA segment begins at the 4:20 mark. 

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"Arts America" visits MOCRA for Painting Prayers
MOCRA's Painting Prayers exhibition was featured in an episode of "Arts America," a weekly half-hour magazine series sharing the best arts segments from 30 PBS stations across the country. Host Patrick Murphy of The Nine Network (KETC-TV) interviewed artist Salma Arastu and MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, SJ, for the segment.
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Painting Prayers a 2015 "Best of the Year" pick in Saint Louis Post-Dispatch
Painting Prayers: The Calligraphic Art of Salma Arastu was among the "Best of 2015" of the St. Louis visual arts scene. The list appeared in the December 27, 2015, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
     Read the article here.
Salma Arastu interviewed on "Cityscape"
Artist Salma Arastu and MOCRA Diretor Terrence Dempsey, SJ, appeared on the St. Louis Public Radio program "Cityscape" in a November 20, 2015, broadcast. Host Steve Potter interviewed them about the "Painting Prayers" exhibition at MOCRA.
     Listen to the "Cityscape" segment here.
Painting Prayers reviewed in Saint Louis Post-Dispatch
Painting Prayers: The Calligraphic Art of Salma Arastu was the focus of an article by critic Sarah Bryan Miller in the November 22, 2015, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
     Read the article here.
Painting Prayers reviewed in All the Art
Painting Prayers: The Calligraphic Art of Salma Arastu was reviewed by Rich Vagen for the Winter 2015 edition of the St. Louis visual arts quarterly All the Art. He writes, "Salma Arastu shows the viewer how humanity should be: a convergence of ideas, and a thirst for knowledge and understanding of worlds outside our own -- or worlds misunderstood as separate from our own."
     Read the article here (page 7 of the linked file). 
Painting Prayers offers "a heady mix of styles, subject matter and influences," according to Where St. Louis
The October 2015 issue of Where St. Louis travel guide features MOCRA's Painting Prayers exhibition in its Museums + Attractions section. 
     Read the article here.
Painting Prayers "impresses," according to The University News
An article penned by Shruthika Pochampally appeared in the October 2, 2015, edition of Saint Louis University's student newspaper, The University News. Pochampally interviewed MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, SJ, about the exhibition.
     Read the article here.
Painting Prayers opening highlighted in Riverfront Times
The Riverfront Times named the opening reception of Painting Prayers: The Calligraphic Art of Salma Arastu at MOCRA as its top "Night + Day" pick for Sunday, September 13, 2015.
     Read the spotlight here.
Painting Prayers featured in Saint Louis Post-Dispatch Fall Arts Preview
Painting Prayers: The Calligraphic Art of Salma Arastu was selected as one of the events highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's annual Fall Arts Preview.
     Read the full list here.

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