Webster University alumna Yvonne Osei will share her life story as part of the Campfire St. Louis series. Her talk, "What happens when art and life meet?" will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, at St. Louis Public Library.
"In my story, I will discuss life in my home country, Ghana and how traveling to pursue an art education in the United States has impacted my professional career and worldview," Osei said.
Osei pursued a BA in International Studies and a BFA in Art from Webster from 2009-2013.
"My story will focus on my experiences as an undergraduate student at Webster University, highlighting how Webster‘s educational climate enabled me to teach in seven different public schools and institutions, carry out community services, and translated my art into works that had a global sensitivity through collaborations with Webster’s diverse student and administrative body."
"Campfire" talks at St. Louis Public Library (1301 Olive St, St. Louis, 63103) involve interactive storytelling from interesting and introspective people with some wisdom to share, as nominated by the community. The storytellers go through a unique process with the Campfire team to first discover a wealth of wisdom inside themselves then be able to share the stories of when that wisdom was born.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open with coffee served at 10 a.m., while Osei's talk begins at 10:30 a.m.
Learn more at the Facebook event page here.