Share the Wealth with Julie Johnson–Creative Serving: Giving Back to St. Louis with Photography and Art
by Mark Chmiel
Julie Johnson is a photographer and public school teacher in North St. Louis County. She owns a card company called STL Heart Cards. She captures off the beaten path spaces, people, and experiences in St. Louis and other cities she has traveled and lived, and she turns them into photo cards. Much of her work embraces the idea of diversity and unity in the midst of the city grit with a deep history of racism and socio-economic disparity.
During our time together, Julie will tell her story about using the gift of photography to “reframe” the narrative of the events in Ferguson and our city while also giving others an opportunity to discuss the theme of creative serving in their own life and work.
Join us Sunday 22 November. Potluck begins at 6:00 pm, and Julie begins sharing at 6:45. We gather at the home of Lacey Burchett and Savannah Sisk, 1817 Thurman, Apartment B, first floor, door on the left, Saint Louis, MO 63110. People may need to park along DeTonty because Sasha’s usually takes all street parking in the evenings.
You can view more of Juile’s work and examples of STL Heart Cards here: