Carolyn Simon, a graduate of Washington U., takes over. Simon has worked with the south St. Louis nonprofit since early last year, teaching and serving as operations director.
As Webster faculty member Gary Passanise told Ivy Cooper when Cooper wrote about Bauer for RFT in 2004: ""She took a BFA, a degree that is pretty useless except as a way to go to grad school, and she invented this thing to do. She's an incredible force."
Now, after five years spent creating and running an art workshop/studio/camp for the kids of St. Louis, Bauer says she's ready to move on.
"My original plan was to create something for the community and then at the right time step back," she says. "One person can't be the sole focus of an organization forever."
"Regardless of what happens, we're committed to having SCOSAG continue to exist, continue to serve underserved populations," Bauer adds, likening the program to water -- an element that fills in whatever gaps it encounters.
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