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The Delmar Connection :::Full Documentary:::

“If you’ve heard of The Delmar Divide, what is The Delmar Connection?”

This documentary explores that question, the history of Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri, and its impact on the City. The 15-minute production was created by St. Louis ArtWorks Apprentices, led by digital media artist, Mark Clark, and filmmaker Quinsonta Boyd of Continuity.

St. Louis ArtWorks proudly announces Continuity as a Teaching Partner for “The Delmar Connection” documentary project, funded by Missouri Humanities Council. (For more information, please visit their website at


In spring 2016, 51 teen ArtWorks Apprentices presented their works of art for the public to view and purchase. Apprentice teams created garden décor and furniture with repurposed materials, painted original designs on rain barrels to green your garden, created colorful, framed art to beautify your home, and produced a documentary on the history of Delmar Boulevard titled, “The Delmar Connection.”

Each program session, St. Louis ArtWorks youth apprentices are led by professional Teaching Artists, who provide training and share their expertise. Spring 2016 Teaching Artists include: Mark Clark, digital artist, Quinsonta Boyd of Continuity in filmmaking and editing, Byron Rogers, design and painting, and Harry “Hap” Williams and Catharine Magel, 3D design.


This documentary project was created as part of Boomerang Press/Media – one of three ArtWorks Enterprises (AWE).

Boomerang Press/Media offers graphic design and multimedia services to create: Graphic projects (logos, posters, holiday/greeting cards, etc.), plays and operas, Public service announcements (PSAs), Digital photography for documentation or display, and digital video documentaries, like this one.

To inquire about hiring ArtWorks Enterprise Apprentices for YOUR printed or digital project, please contact us at 314-, 899-9734, or email us at


“The Delmar Connection” is the third documentary project created by Boomerang Press/Media apprentices. This is the third documentary film produced by ArtWorks apprentices.

You may view the two other documentaries produced by our apprentices in recent years: The Ville: On Whose Shoulders We Stand (2013) , about the culturally-rich history and people of The Ville neighborhood in St. Louis, and

The Fishwrapper (2014) , which follows the life of Mississippi River Fishermen as they cast their lines and reveal their pasts.


We invite you to visit to make a donation toward ArtWorks’ year-round paid apprenticeship programs for St. Louis teens.

Thank you for your support of art and youth employment at ArtWorks, where we Create Opportunities for St. Louis teens!


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