Artist Spotlight

The St. Louis Public Library's Artist Spotlight highlights the work of professional local artists who are making an impact on the St. Louis community.

Selected artists and their work will be featured online for two months, by invitation only.

Featured Artist: Neeka Allsup

Born in the back of a toy store in Austin, Texas, to two rogue scientologist hippies, Neeka Allsup was taught from a young age to self-analyze and interpret dream symbolism.

Do you often experience existential dread? Do you interpret your own dreams for meaning?

“After a vivid dream, I will look up what the symbols represent because I am interested in how the subconscious shows us metaphors about our life through symbolism.”

Neeka has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for painting and foundry (metal casting). She has a studio at Intersect Art Center where she uses the woodshop to make stretchers and frames.

Neeka is the shop and marketing specialist at the creative reuse classroom Perennial, teaching sustainable printmaking and painting classes there.

Her hobbies include walking to SLPL's Carpenter Library to check out self-help and psychology books, studying Russian and watching cartoons from different countries and eras.



Previous Artists

November-December 2020: Cbabi Bayoc

January-February 2021: Tiff Sutton

March-April 2021: Samantha Hunerlach

May-June 2021: Janie Stamm

July-August 2021: Stan Chisholm

September-October 2021:  Marina Peng

November-December 2021: Gonzalo Jove

January-February 2022: Sarah Paulsen

March-April 2022: Basil Kincaid

May-June 2022: Metro Academic and Classical High School

July-August 2022: Ilene Berman

September-November 2022: Edo Rosenblith

December 2022-February 2023: Misato Pang

March-April, 2023: Tucker Pierce

May-July, 2023:
Evan & Stacey Smith

August-September 2023
: Metro Academic and Classical High School

October 2023-January 2024:
Bob Thomas



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