An accomplished artist, Hansman is nationally renowned for his work with under-privileged inner-city youth. He is the founder of “City Faces,” a community arts program offering year-round drawing classes in a St. Louis housing project, and is active with other area arts organizations. His work has been displayed in numerous group and solo exhibits and he is listed in the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s National Directory of Community Artists, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Art.
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Bob Hansman, associate professor of architecture; and Will Ross, MD, professor of medicine
Since the shooting of Michael Brown, the eyes of the world have turned to St. Louis. Over the last several weeks, associate professor Bob Hansman — one of the area’s most prominent community activists — has quietly ushered hundreds of students through the neighborhoods of north St. Louis, chronicling the racial, social and urban histories that have shaped conditions on the ground.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s The St. Louis Projection, a poignant and provocative community art project about the shattering effects of violence and the healing power of public discourse, will be broadcast onto the St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive St., from 9 to 11 p.m., April 16, 17 and 18.