In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Sheldon Concert Hall, The Sheldon commissioned Ray Marklin, Odell Mitchell, Jr., Kathleen Sanker and Jennifer Silverberg to each create a body of work in and around the historic building during the 2011-2012 season. The year was packed with over 422 events, including concerts, art exhibits, openings and lectures, educational concerts, art workshops, weddings, recording sessions, community events and fundraisers, dance performances, and much more. In the resulting exhibition of 100 "moments" from the year's events, the four photographers show their keen storytelling abilities, and render a wonderful snapshot of what The Sheldon is, does and means today.
Accompanying the exhibition is a companion book with portfolios by the four commissioned photographers, and essays by Carol S. Porter, Dr. John A. Wright, Sr. and Robert W. Duffy, that pay tribute to The Sheldon's layered history, and underscore The Sheldon's position as a dynamic thriving contemporary space at the center of the St. Louis community. The Sheldon: 100 Moments - A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary, will be available in The Sheldon's gift shop, 180 pages, softbound, $29.95.