Donna Burch's photographs will hang in the Ethical Society Gallery from March 15 -April 21, with a reception on Sunday, March 17, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Ethical Society of St. Louis is located at 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117. Hours are 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, during the weekdays and Sunday mornings.

Donna says of her work: "This show is designed to create conversations about what it means to be an American and how others view you as an American(or not). It is not about the political party to which you belong. It is about how we view ourselves and others in a relationship with our country."

Portraits of the subjects are shown with an overlay of the flag and a poem each has written about their feelings about being an American citizen. Conversations with the subjects lead Donna to overlay the flag in various ways. "If the conversation was hopeful, the flag was placed in the upright position...if not hopeful...the flag is flown upside-down as a distress signal. What we all agree on is there is a brokenness in our land."

This thought provoking show is meant to begin thoughtful discussions about the meanings of American citizenship.

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  • Starting Friday, March 15th, 2019, repeated every day until Sunday, April 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


Ethical Society of St. Louis

9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, 63117


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