Description I started this sketch on Saturday with the idea that the people and artists tents would be a colorful subject to paint as demo during the St. Louis Art Fair. But when I saw the stilt walker ambling down the street toward me I knew she would be the star of my sketch. Covering several blocks in downtown Clayton, the St. Louis Art fair is an annual three-day event attended by thousands that highlights three hundred artists, two musical stages and great food by area restaurants. On Sunday when the street performer wandered by me again I called out to her to show her my sketch. She paused long enough to introduce herself as Claire Wedemeyer. She is a Chicago-based professional variety act entertainer currently performing a one-person show at City Museum. When I asked her about walking through the large crowds at the fair she seemed unfazed but said After about seven hours on stilts and juggling, I do start feeling a little light. Yes she was juggling too!
Michael Anderson, St. Louis Member Since August 2011 Artist Statement Michael Anderson works does freely sketched watercolor impressions of familiar St. Louis scenes and details cropped from local architecture.