Mannequins on the Loop Expands to include UCHS Scholarship
Ten years ago, Audrey Jones, a local designer of women’s clothing, and her mother, Dorothy Davis, created “Mannequins on the Loop.” This recycling competition is designed to showcase St. Louis creative talent while raising awareness, particularly in the fashion industry, of the need to “go green.” Money raised has always been donated to a University City art organization, project (Trolley) or school (including Brittany Woods Middle School and University City High School).
Now, with help from a network of community businesses, Jones has expanded the program to include a $1,000 scholarship for a UCHS senior(s) planning to study art or a related field in a college or university. The May 2018 awardee was Brandi Redmond, a UCHS graduating senior. The project hopes to present this type of scholarship annually.
In addition, this year, UCHS student-artists are designing mannequins to enter into the program that kicks off in May; and compete for cash prizes awarded for first and second place, as well as audience favorite.
On April 12, 2018, the University City Board of Education extended their appreciation to Audrey Jones and Dorothy Davis for this creative community program and for the unique artistic experiences and opportunities they bring to our art students.