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Events

Learn more about creative events happening near you in St. Louis, Missouri.

A collection of arts related events happening around St. Louis each week.


Iris | POV Community Screening
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Iris | POV Community Screening

Join us at TechArtista for a screening of 'Iris' Directed by Albert Maysles. Free and open to all. BYOB and snacks.

About 'Iris'?
Iris pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

Questions about this event? Email info@techartista.org.

Free screening brought you by POV Nine Network.

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Makers Ball 2019: On Fire!
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Makers Ball 2019: On Fire!

Save the Date! May 3, 2019
Craft Alliance presents Makers Ball - On Fire!
at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.

Craft Alliance transforms lives through craft.
Join us for an evening of fun with live craft demos, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auctions. The Makers Ball provides crucial support for education in craft media for all levels of students, regardless of their background, and innovative exhibitions of contemporary craft.
Classy chic and artsy attire.

Honorary Chair and Emcee: Karen Foss

Location: Four Seasons Hotel at Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel
999 N. 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO. 63102

Tickets Available at:
https://craftalliance.org/makers-ball

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2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2

Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students.

Part 1 of the series opens April 26.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12881

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2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1

6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the first of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students.

Part 2 of the series opens May 3.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12880

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SURGE event at Art Saint Louis
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

SURGE event at Art Saint Louis

S.U.R.G.E.
Special Event to benefit Art Saint Louis

Join us in the Art Saint Louis gallery on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for an evening of art, music, food and drink in support of Art Saint Louis! Now's the time to secure your tickets for SURGE, our one-and-only annual fundraising event, to celebrate and enjoy:

• Live art and live music by St. Louis regional artists.
• Delicious hor d'oeuvres specially paired with a curated selection of premium wines, craft beer, and espresso drink specials by The Vino Gallery, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and Catalyst Coffee Bar.
• Early viewing of "Outliers," all media, all styles exhibition featuring works that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by that which lies outside the norm.
• Art Saint Louis exclusive program previews - 2019/20 promises to be an exciting season for STL regional visual art! Don't miss this opportunity to see what's happening now and what's in store for the future.

Art Saint Louis is moving our region forward in exciting and innovative ways. Don't miss this special opportunity to see what's happening now and what's in store for the future. Here's your chance to soak up and spur on some fantastic cultural energy!

Reserve your tickets today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/s-u-r-g-e-tickets-56648957557

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2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2

April 12, 2019
6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.
Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2.

The BFA Capstone Exhibition: Part 1 opens April 5.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12876

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Performance by Maria Hassabi
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Performance by Maria Hassabi

Internationally recognized artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will premiere "TOGETHER" (2019), a performance commissioned by the Pulitzer and inspired by the exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Further exploring her choreographic practice that concentrates on slowness, stillness, and the space between bodies in motion, Hassabi has created a duet that plays with traditional expectations of dance by decelerating movement until it evokes sculpture and image. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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Performance by Maria Hassabi
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Performance by Maria Hassabi

Internationally recognized artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will premiere "TOGETHER" (2019), a performance commissioned by the Pulitzer and inspired by the exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Further exploring her choreographic practice that concentrates on slowness, stillness, and the space between bodies in motion, Hassabi has created a duet that plays with traditional expectations of dance by decelerating movement until it evokes sculpture and image. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1

6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1.

The BFA Capstone Exhibition: Part 2 opens April 12.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12875

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Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting, Opening Reception
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting, Opening Reception

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

McGirk lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.



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Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting
Apr
5
to May 11

Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

McGirk lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Do Not Resist | POV Community Screening
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Do Not Resist | POV Community Screening

Join us at TechArtista for a screening of 'Do Not Resist' Directed by Craig Atkinson. Free and open to all. BYOB and snacks.

About 'Do Not Resist'?
A vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Do Not Resist puts viewers in the center of the action — from inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Questions about this event? Email info@techartista.org.

Free screening brought you by POV Nine Network

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FoodSpark X: Pizza, Prints, & Politics
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

FoodSpark X: Pizza, Prints, & Politics

FREE to the Public | Potluck

After an awesome kickoff to our series on social and political topics, the FoodSpark team invites you to join us for a fun evening of conversation and printmaking as we gather to continue engaging hot topics.

Culinary Theme: Pizza Party!
As we discuss political issues, we will make prints with Central Print director, Marie, and test our skills as Chef Maria lead us in some pizza making.

For this potluck event, bring your favorite pizza toppings, a pasta, or even a whole pizza from your favorite local pizzeria.

Volunteer with FoodSpark
As FoodSpark continues to grow, we are looking for energized food lovers, artists, and community members to join our volunteer-led team. Email Sophie for more info, and express your interest here.

Open Volunteer Roles (see all)

Event support for this gathering and others
Resident Artist/Designer
Photographer/documentarian
Social media storyteller
FoodSpark X coordinator

Bonus: Host your own FoodSpark!
After this gathering, use our FoodSpark X tools to keep the conversation going with your friend circles, workplaces, and communities. Hosting is simple:


Download the Social & Political Topics conversation guide.
Get the FoodSpark Hosting Kit.
Plan the date, time, and location of your FoodSpark gathering.
Connect with our team for support.


FAQs

Is this a safe space for people of color, LGBQ+, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, women/femmes, immigrants, gender-based and sexual assault survivors, and others who have been targeted, marginalized, or victimized by current social issues? Yes! All co-organizers of our team collectively contribute to hold participants in the space accountable to ensuring a safe environment across various targeted demographics. Our team and conversations are also led by women, POC, and queer-identifying individuals. We do not accept or tolerate speech or actions that contribute to hate, identity-related biases and divisiveness, or the harassment or harm of our FoodSpark community and guests.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free street parking along 14th Street and adjacent streets. There is also a free parking lot in the back of the row of buildings.

What can I bring into the event?

As always, we welcome you to bring a dish, a friend, and an open mind.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at team@foodspark.org.

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2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition

2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition
March 29, 2019
6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Junior Exhibition.
The BFA in Art Exhibitions open April 5 (Part 1), April 12 (Part 2), and April 18 (Part 3).

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring.

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Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion

Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion

Artists Christopher Carl, Sage Dawson, Meghan Grubb, and Allana Ross will conduct a conversation about their work at the intersection of art and landscape. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art + Landscape STL at the Granite City Art and Design District.

This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Laumeier Sculpture Park / Kranzberg Education Lab
Thursday, March 28 /
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit:
http://www.gcadd.org/events/artandlandscapestl

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Curatorial Tour
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Curatorial Tour

Join Ed Bleiberg, Senior Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Stephanie Weissberg, Associate Curator at the Pulitzer, for an in-depth tour of "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Learn more about the exhibition at pulitzerarts.org.
IMAGE CREDIT:
Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BCE
Made for a temple in Hermopolis Magna, Egypt
Limestone, pigment, 8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 inches (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm)
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photo: Brooklyn Museum

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Great Rivers Biennial Application Workshop
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Great Rivers Biennial Application Workshop

  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CAM staff, Midwest Artist Project Services co-founder Brigid Flynn, and 2018 Great Rivers Biennial Award recipient Sarah Paulsen for a workshop on how to apply for the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial. This free workshop will offer the opportunity to learn how to submit a competitive application, ask questions, and meet other applicants. Space is limited—please register at the ticket link above.

Location: Second floor, Contemporary Room

Can't make it? A second workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28, 6:00–7:00 pm.

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Opening Reception
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt," the first exhibition to explore the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art. With nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Striking Power will examine widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by political and religious motivations. Focusing on the legacies of pharaohs Hatshepsut (reigned ca. 1478–1458 BCE) and Akhenaten (reigned ca. 1353–1336 BCE), as well as the destruction of objects in late Antiquity, the exhibition will pair damaged works, from fragmented heads to altered inscriptions, with undamaged examples. To learn more about the exhibition, visit pulitzerarts.org.

IMAGE CREDIT:
"Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten," ca. 1352–36 B.C.E.
Limestone, pigment
8 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (22.2 x 3.8 x 21.8 cm)
Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photograph by Brooklyn Museum

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CreativeMornings/St. Louis [WATER]
Mar
22
7:30 AM07:30

CreativeMornings/St. Louis [WATER]

March's Theme is WATER.

💧 “If we don’t protect our waters, then what will happen to life?”

This month’s #CMwater theme was chosen by CreativeMornings/Perth and illustrated by Sofia Varano (sofiavarano.com). We’re exploring WATER with 196 other CreativeMornings chapters around the world this month.

Our Featured Speaker is Jayson Wells.

Jayson Wells is a retired professional basketball player who has an incredible story to share. Jayson graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Sport Management. He then went on to play professional basketball for 13 seasons. Since retiring from basketball, he’s run his own Skill Development Academy in Atlanta, collaborated with international brands like Nike and Spalding, and has coached and developed some of the top-rated athletes in the world.

Now, he is fulfilling his PURPOSE by taking on the role as an Enhancement Coach to ‘Develop Extraordinary Winners’.

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Young Collectors Contemporary
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Young Collectors Contemporary

  • 1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Memphis's contemporary art fair is back!

Now in its fourth edition, Young Collectors Contemporary is one the most celebrated art events and the perfect destination to discover and buy visual art from emerging artists!

Presented by Young Arts Patrons, the art fair returns to Memphis from 21 – 24 March 2019 and showcases the the genius of a national roster of emerging artists.

The Fair’s ambitious four-day program includes live performances, engaging panel discussions, experimental works, and food and drink from some of Memphis's best restaurateurs and mixologists

Prepare to be immersed in Memphis's most diverse gathering of local and national artists and collectors at the 2019 edition of Young Collectors Contemporary

Purchase tickets here

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Josh Rowan 'Borderlands' Opening Reception
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Josh Rowan 'Borderlands' Opening Reception

Josh Rowan traveled the length of the Mexican-American border from the Gulf to the Pacific Coast, where he stayed as close to the border as possible, taking photos, meeting people, sharing stories and experiencing life in the Borderlands.

BORDERLANDS is a collection of photos taken along Rowan’s two-part ten-week journey through Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico during a tumultuous time between the two sides. These photos are a glimpse into a part of the country hotly fought over, bringing up issues of race, immigration policy, and the ongoing “war on drugs”.

The first leg of the borderland expedition was in May and June of 2017 when Trump came into seat, where the general question was, “What will some of these landscapes look like once the wall cuts through them?” Rowan took his second trip (funded by a RAC grant) to the border November through December of 2018. This leg was more recon-oriented, holding in mind what he had learned from doing the first pass. Rowan documented the cultural differences and the part of the land that is a gradient of these cultural shifts, languages, and landscapes.

While Rowan was on the trip, he would ask people to look at a photograph that he has taken and point out which side was which. Most times people were wrong. There is life on both sides of this line culture does not stop there, it's deeply integrated and part of America’s Southwest history. In this exhibition, you will experience the interconnectedness of the two countries and the culture that is created there.

Josh Rowan is originally from Southern Illinois but has been living in St. Louis, MO for over 25 years. Rowan has been designing and illustrating for most of his adult life, some of his most recognized work can be seen on the cans of 4 Hands beers, 1220 Spirits Origin Gin, Saint Louis Magazine, Sump, Pi, Tower Classic Tattoo, The Lion’s Daughter and Indian Blanket, and more. Rowan has been an avid photographer of over 20 years. Rowan wishes to develop a photography book out of this collection, which would be his first publication of the sort.

Opening Reception
Friday, March 15th | 6-9pm
+ See the opening of BORDERLANDS by Josh Rowan
+ Enjoy tunes by FarFetched
+ Enjoy complimentary 4 Hands Brewing Company beers + wine

Questions? Email info@techartista.org.

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Nxt@4240 with STLMade - Meet the Movement
Mar
14
3:00 PM15:00

Nxt@4240 with STLMade - Meet the Movement

On March 14 (3.14), Venture Cafe and #STLMade come together to celebrate the people and ideas moving St. Louis forward. We'll discuss the St. Louis narrative, unveil theSTL.com, and engage in dialogue on the topics that challenge us and passions that unite us.

ENGAGE:
· STLMade Photo Booth
· STL Airbrush Tattoos
· Game Dev Demonstrations
· theSTL.com Tours & Meet the Editor
· STL Stories Recording studio:
We’d love to hear how St. Louis has inspired or supported you to do something meaningful. Share your St. Louis story in our STLMade recording booth at the March 14 Venture Café NXT event and you could be featured on theSTL.com or on our STLMade social channels. Anyone who shares their story at the event will take home #STLMade swag items. STLMade story recordings will take place every 15 minutes starting at 5pm. We’ll be accepting walk-ins, but you can also schedule your recording time here: https://calendly.com/stlmade/share-your-stl-made-story

LEARN:
In the Havana Room:
· 5pm “St. Louis Startups: Let’s stay together”
· 6pm “Innovation in Action: Seeing and solving our challenges through new voices"
· 7pm “Living Forward: The consequences of art and complexities of community"
· Over 15 sessions on various cultural, innovation, and business topics (see full lineup at vencafstl.org/calendar)

INDULGE:
· Beer, Wine & Wakava on the 2nd floor
· Food & Beverage Tastings by Local Businesses on the 1st floor

Food by The River Lillie, Sameem Afghan Restaurant, Lona's Lil Eats, Ma Yim Bakery, and @Pieces Vegan Baker. Libations by Narwhal's Crafted, Brick River Cider, 4 Hands Brewing Company, Saint Louis Hop Shop, 100 Percent Wine and Wakava.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering begins at 3pm & the NXT@4240 with #STLMade begins at 5pm. Event concludes at 8pm.

Check out our calendar for more info: http://www.vencafstl.org/calendar/

Let us know you're coming on Facebook! And if you've never been to a Venture Cafe Gathering before pre-register in advance for easier check in here: venturecafekiosk.org/registration/st-louis/

#VentureCafeSTL #STLMade

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Monthly Music Series: Tonina
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Music Series: Tonina

Tonina is a singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist, and poet from Saint Louis, Missouri who performs her original music along with her arrangements in Spanish, Italian and English. She began her musical journey when she was nine years old and was trained classically for 11 years, studying with bassists from the St. Louis Symphony and attending various master classes with Grammy Award-winning bassist, John Clayton. She eventually lead the bass sections of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and The Missouri All State Orchestra.

At the age of 17, she was admitted to Berklee College of Music and went on to study bass and Africana Studies. In October 2016, Tonina travelled to Spain to perform at the National Auditorium of Madrid and shortly graduated from Berklee earning two degrees. In 2018, she performed at the Catania Jazz Festival in Sicily touring Italy and Spain. She now performs solo and with her quartet at local venues in Saint Louis. Tonina’s first album, titled King’s Queen, features her Hip Hop material. She has collaborated with producer and friend Dylan Brady, as well as many other St. Louis artists, since 2010. Throughout her career, Tonina has crossed musical boundaries by combining different genres into her own style.

Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets, visit worldchesshof.org or call (314) 367-9243.

$10 for WCHOF members, seniors, and military. $20 general admission. 

Admission includes one free drink and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

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Vincent Stemmler: Armature
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Vincent Stemmler: Armature

Flood Plain is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition “Vincent Stemmler: Armature”, which runs February 23-March 23, 2019, with a public reception on Saturday, February 23 at 6-9pm.

Featuring the work of Vincent Stemmler, a St. Louis City native and MFA student at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, “Armature” is the artist’s first solo show in the city. The exhibition features ceramics, sculpture, and multimedia work that explore the personal and cultural legacies of industrialization, mechanization, and mass production. Combining mass-produced objects and trash with natural materials such as clay, dirt and grass, Stemmler recasts these industrial (by)products as main characters in an alternative, fragmentary history of late capitalism. Playing off this multi-perspectival facet of the artist's work, the show’s title harnesses the several, seemingly contradictory, meanings of the term “armature,” which simultaneously connotes both underlying frameworks or structures and also armor or physical or spiritual defenses. Rather than working to conceal or resolve this tension, Stemmler’s sculptures make themselves at home in this point of disjuncture, inviting the viewer to do the same.

“Vincent Stemmler: Armature” opens with a public reception on Saturday, February 23, 6-9pm. The exhibition will remain on display until Saturday, March 23. Open gallery hours are held Saturdays, 12-5pm, or by appointment.

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