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Hello St. Louis followers,

Come see us and do some Holiday Shopping at the 2nd Annual Artist’s Boutique and Sale.
Location: Webster Groves Christian Church – 1320 W. Lockwood Ave. – St. Louis, MO 63122 –
Date and Time: Sat. Dec. 7, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Free refreshments
Children’s activity table
Many unique and one-of-a-kind art items by a variety of artists.

A portion of proceeds go to benefit


many Faces of Peter

Many Faces of Peter by Jack Keijo Steele

Imag(in)ing the Real”  The Art of Jack Keijo Steele

What is “real” – real life, real feelings, real experience?  Working in the middle of the twentieth century, and often associated with a style known as 20th century or urban “realism”, Jack Keijo Steele created images that reflect daily life, troubled times, and deep feeling, allowing us to see beneath and beyond the images to explore profound questions of human life, culture, joy, and pain.  As one observer from the Cranbrook Art Museum has described it, referring to a war image, “Steele depicts this subject with a painterly vigor that verges on abstraction, relating the emotional impact of war as only the artist can convey it.”

Paintings by Jack keijo Steele will be on display at Webster Groves Christian Church until November 3, 2019. This show of Steele family-owned pieces includes finished works as well as studio sketches, notes, and works-in-progress.
Webster Groves Christian Church is on 1320 Lockwood Ave. ,St.Louis ,MO 63122. Gallery hours: Tuesday- Friday 9a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jack Keijo Steele was born in 1919 in Ironwood, Michigan, and died in 2003 in Garden City, Michigan.

reading Detroit news

reading the Detroit news


Jack Steele opening at the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church.

Jesus taken down from the cross

Jesus taken down from the cross, by Jack Keijo Steele

jack Steele self portrait

self portrait of Jack Keijo Steele

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two paintings hanging in the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church.

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Yesterday,  during the joys and concerns portion of the service at  Webster Groves Christian Church , a member  of the congregation, who is a teacher at a high school in St.Louis City, received a text message that one of his students had been murdered early Sunday morning. This student was 15 years old. Many of the members  are teachers, including myself. Very sad service after that. Below is an online article from the television station  St.Louis Five on your Side, by Dori Olmos.

21 injured or killed in violence this weekend in St. Louis

The victims include three children who have died and three other children who’ve been injured.

Author: Dori Olmos

Published: 1:49 PM CDT August 25, 2019

Updated: 10:35 PM CDT August 25, 2019

ST. LOUIS — At least 21 people have been killed or injured in violence since 8 p.m. Friday night in the City of St. Louis. Six of those victims have died.

The violence has left three children dead and three other children injured.

Below is a breakdown of the shootings and stabbings reported across the city limits.

RELATED: St. Louis officials announce $25K reward for info on local children killed in shootings


8 p.m.: An 8-year-old girl was killed in a shooting near Soldan High School. Two 16-year-old boys and a 64-year-old woman were injured. Police said the shooting happened in the 1100 block of Union after a football jamboree.

READ MORE: 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson’s life cut short by shooting at football jamboree


4:30 a.m.: A 36-year-old woman was shot by a man in the 4100 block of S. Broadway in south city. Police said she wasn’t cooperating when they tried to talk to her but did say she was walking in the area where the shooting happened when an unknown man approached her and shot her. She said he ran away and she went home, where a friend then drove her to a hospital. Her condition isn’t known, but police said she is stable.

12:01 p.m.: A 34-year-old woman was shot in her left leg. It happened in the 2900 block of California in the Benton Park West neighborhood. She was awake and breathing when she was taken to the hospital.

2:30 p.m.: A female was shot in the head near Interstate 70 and West Florissant. She was found dead inside a car on the 5000 block of Wren. Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

2:40 p.m.: A man was shot in his backside near Lillian and Arlington in the Mark Twain neighborhood. The man alerted police by going to the North Patrol Division.

6:25 p.m.: A man was shot in the arm in the area of N. Kingshighway at Margaretta—that’s on the edge of the Penrose neighborhood not far from where Kingshighway hits Interstate 70. He arrived at a hospital via car, not an ambulance, police said.

6:30 p.m.: Three people were found dead inside a unit in the Edge Lofts apartment building in Downtown West.  Police confirmed they were a 10-year-old girl, 46-year-old man and 45-year-old woman. Two of the victims were shot and one victim was stabbed. Police have not specified who was shot or stabbed.

RELATED: 10-year-old girl among 3 people found dead in Downtown West apartment


1 a.m.: Two men were shot in the 5600 block of Hiller in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. A man in his 30s was shot in the arm, and a man in his 20s was shot in the leg. Both victims were alert and breathing when they were taken to the hospital.

5:56 a.m.: A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head in the 7300 block of Vermont, which is on the edge of the Carondelet and Patch neighborhoods in south city. St. Louis police said they don’t have a suspect.

3:07 p.m.: Police said a man was shot in the hand near the intersection of Enright and Clarendon Avenues. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

8:15 p.m.: A man was shot in the abdomen on the 8200 block of Michigan Avenue. Police said he was awake and alert when he was taken to the hospital. No other information was provided.

8:52 p.m.: A 39-year-old man was sound shot in the chest on the 3400 block of Tennessee Avenue. He was alert and breathing when he was taken to the hospital.


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pencil drawing 1of model Bryce

Meetup Groups
Have you heard of that? It’s everywhere on line. It is where people of common interests connect on line and then physically “meetup.” I am part of the Meetup St. Louis
Drawing and Painting Group.

Meetup carries on the centuries old tradition of artists gathering to work from live models. It is the digital age version of an activity that still brings great value to the
artist, the art community and the wider population as a whole. The model is essential.

What are human beings that you think about them?

What are human beings…that you pay attention to them?
—Psalms 8:4
I created these drawings of Bryce in September 2016 during a drawing session that used to meet at Webster Groves Christian Church located in Glendale Missouri.
Bryce drawing 2 backside of drawing 1


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photograph of model Bryce

photo of Bryce posing as a mime

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art of Martin Luther King that I created for a gallery show on Civil Rights at Webster Groves Christian Church

today I saw a documentary about the Selma to Montgomery march for voters rights during Christian education at Webster Groves Christian Church.

The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama, a Southern state with deeply entrenched racist policies. In March of that year, in an effort to register black voters in the South, protesters marching the 54-mile route from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery were confronted with deadly violence from local authorities and white vigilante groups. As the world watched, the protesters—under the protection of federalized National Guard troops—finally achieved their goal, walking around the clock for three days to reach Montgomery. The historic march, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s participation in it, raised awareness of the difficulties faced by black voters, and the need for a national Voting Rights Act.

today I saw my friend Denise welcome a young woman visiting our church who was from the country of Columbia, by speaking to her in Spanish.Today I saw an eight year old girl from our church welcome this woman’s daughter and sat with her during the church service.

today I  saw this on the back of our worship bulletin,
“Webster Groves Christian Church is diverse in age, race, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, biblical interpretation, and political persuasion. We celebrate and honor the diversity of God’s creation and pray to be the body of Christ by striving to love as God loves.”

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Paul Breuer’s statement about his portraits – My time teaching in Turkey was the first time I had been exposed to a foreign culture and it’s people. The portrait studies were my effort to get to know them and connect with them as fellow human beings. It worked, I can honestly say that we share the same trials and challenges of daily life along with the joys. It opened my mind to the idea of being a citizen of the world and not of just one country. To quote Mark Twain “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”




My Mixed media drawing of a Brown Pelican

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My mixed media drawing of a Great Horned Owl with a full moon.

Prints of my bird paintings and prints of many of my fish, flower, and still-life food paintings, can be purchased at an art sale at Webster Groves Christian Church on December 1, from 1 – 5 pm . 20% of proceeds  will go to Art 4 Epilepsy. A variety of local St.Louis artists will be participating. Carolyn Dyess will be selling her fabric pieces and wall hangings. Webster Groves Church is located at 1320 W Lockwood Ave,St.Louis MO. 63122.

Smallmouth Bass

My drawing of a Smallmouth Bass was rendered in black ink and colored with liquid acrylic paint on paper.

Leaping TROUT

My drawing of a leaping Trout was rendered in black ink and colored with liquid acrylic paint on paper.

Prints of my fish paintings and prints of many of my bird, flower, and still-life food paintings, can be purchased at an art sale at Webster Groves Christian Church on December 1, from 1 – 5 pm . 20% of proceeds  will go to Art 4 Epilepsy. A variety of local St.Louis artists will be participating. Carolyn Dyess will be selling her fabric pieces and wall hangings. Webster Groves Church is located at 1320 W Lockwood Ave,St.Louis MO. 63122.