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ART-BAE.com serves as a platform that promotes artistic connectivity and collaboration.  Through the use of promotional and curatorial work, Gloria “Glow” Harding exhibits a strong creative voice.  This is done by crafting stories told through the collaborative efforts of artists. It is her goal to curate thoughtful, thematic works that contributes to the ongoing narratives of her generation.

SLIKK DARKO

SLIKK DARKO

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There is nothing more St. Louis than high amplitude tracks, Cardinals jerseys, and "Chinamen" (Hold your political correctness: "Chinamen" is a term of endearment for the rare delicacy that is St. Louis-based Chinese food).  The flavor of St. Louis is that bit of Sriracha that makes any meal satisfyingly tangy.  A city of realists who hold innovation in our palms, St. Louis is truly a gem. 

  Photographed by Slikk Darko

Photographed by Slikk Darko

Natives have a love-hate relationship with the city. We honor the communities we have become apart of while disowning its segregated nature.  We represent #314 as if we are all members of an elite secret society; and yet, many of us move to new cities for more opportunities. St. Louis is a reflection of its placement in the states.  Found smack dab in the middle of the US, St. Louisians carry remnants of the south in our voices.  Our exteriors are as tough as East coast winters. And yet we carry sunshine in our dance moves, bounce in our music, and an exuberance that is as alluring as California beaches.  St. Louis is all-encompassing with room for future development. 

Artists from the city use a multitude of mediums in order to share their perspective.  Rapper Slikk Darko creates music for "the crib", highlighting his escapades throughout the city. Laced in charisma, Slikk exemplifies what it means to put on for the city.  Working with producer chrisfrmkroSlikk uses his visuals and music to display his relaxed demeanor and inspire a good time. It is this philosophy of maintaining youthful joy that connects his art to the self-care movement: a smile or a laugh makes life's circumstances that more palatable.  

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Peep a recap of his performance at THE GRAND ARTS EVENT presented by VIBES STL and interview below.  New to his music?  Check out the playlist below for an introduction to what’s next. #314


Videography by Milli


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SISTAN VARVARA

SISTAN VARVARA