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The Art Institute of St. Louis

1520 South Fifth Street, Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63303   |    1.636.688.3010

"I found what makes me happy, what I love, what makes me want to wake up every single day."

-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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The Art Institute of St. Louis is located in a region defined by blues and jazz music—and it's quickly becoming a culinary destination for its unique twists on traditional food.

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CreativEats Restaurant

CreativEats Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of St. Louis, CreativEats Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of Chef Linda Marcinko, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, CreativEats Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact CreativEats Restaurant at 636.688.3055.

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Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes

(June 2014)  The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.


This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new—and unexpected ways. From pesto to rice salads, mint adds a summery tone to dishes that’s unmatched by other herbs, according to Michael Zappone, Academic Department Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Mint is used by chefs to add an additional level of flavor to dishes and drinks, according to Linda Marcinko, Culinary Academic Director at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of St. Louis.


“I think mint is great in summer because it brightens up so many dishes. It’s so good to use in sweet items as well as savory dishes,” she says. Marcinko enjoys utilizing mint in Thai beef and noodle salad and iced tea.


Having mint on hand is easy, too, because it’s a perennial herb that will come up each year in the garden.  According to Marcinko, “it is so easy to grow and so versatile.”


The unique flavor of mint may also be used to replace calorie-heavy ingredients in traditional dishes, according to Claire Menck, Chef Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Wisconsin.


Marcinko lightens up pesto by replacing the traditional basil with mint—and eliminating the cheese. Try her mint pesto, mint syrup, and rice salad to give your summer meals an extra minty kick.


Mint Pesto – Great with pasta or lamb chops

2 large bunches mint, trimmed of stems (just use the leaves)

1 bunch cilantro (can use some of the stems if they are not too thick)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

¾ cup walnuts

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup vegetable broth

Salt and pepper

Crushed red chilies, optional


Procedure:

Combine the mint leaves, cilantro, garlic and walnuts in place in the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse the mixture until it is roughly chopped.

With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil and vegetable stock. Process until smooth.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, and the Chile flakes.


Summer Rice Salad

4 cups cooked basmati rice

1 cup trimmed sugar snap peas, blanched

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 small jalapeño pepper, finely minced

½ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

½ cup chopped mint leaves

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Procedure:


Cut the blanched sugar snap peas in half, lengthwise.

Put the rice, peas, onions, red bell pepper, jalapeño, pine nuts, and mint leaves in a bowl. Toss together well.

Pour on the olive oil and stir to coat all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for about 2 hours before serving. Serves eight.

Mint Simple Syrup – Perfect with lemonade or mojitos

2 cups sugar

6 cups water

1 large bunch mint, roughly chopped


Procedure:

Combine the sugar and water in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir to moisten the sugar. Add in the mint leaves.

Bringto a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the syrup sit until it is cool. Strain the syrup to remove the mint.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


EDITOR’S NOTE:

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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The Art Institutes to Open New School in Greater St. Louis Area The Art Institutes to Open New School in Greater St. Louis Area

The Art Institutes today announced the opening of a new school, The Art Institute of St. Louis, which will hold its first day of classes on July 9, 2012.

The Art Institute of St. Louis, the school system’s first location in Missouri, will occupy approximately 33,800 square feet of remodeled space at 1520 South Fifth Street, Suite 107 in St. Charles, a suburb of St. Louis. The school is enrolling students now.

“The Art Institutes system of schools is attracted to regions which share an enthusiasm for the creative arts, and greater St. Louis is no exception,” says John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes. “We see our expansion into Missouri as a great opportunity to provide an inspiring academic environment to students, while preparing them well for their chosen careers.”

Initially, The Art Institute of St. Louis will offer Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Fashion Marketing, Graphic & Web Design, and Interior Design; and Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Culinary Arts, and Graphic & Web Design.

“We aspire to build our school as a leading provider of higher education in the creative arts,” says David Hofmann, newly appointed Campus Director of The Art Institute of St. Louis. “Our team is looking forward to educating students, enhancing their professional development, and connecting them with the many fine business and professional organizations in the greater St. Louis area.”

For more information about The Art Institute of St. Louis, call (855) 398-9281 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/st-louis.

MEDIA: Click here to download the comprehensive launch press kit for The Art Institute of St. Louis.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1469, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, Phone: (573)751.2361, Toll-free: (800) 473-6757, Fax: (573) 751-6635, info@dhe.mo.gov.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is one of The Art Institutes ( www.artinstitutes.edu ), a system of more than 50 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Students Beautifying Downtown Waterloo Students Beautifying Downtown Waterloo
Students at The Art Institute of St. Louis are helping to beautify downtown Waterloo, IL with a series of painted murals, featuring historic pictures of Waterloo and old-time images. The murals are in-progress and will be found on the sides of buildings, including Bean Tree Café, Bountiful Blossoms and Bill Wirth’s insurance building. The mural found on the Bean Tree Café building is inspired by a photo of Andrew “The Waterloo Coffee Man” Lutz, and his float in the 1908 Farmers’ Institute Parade. Other murals depict vintage soda bottles.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of St. Louis, 1520 South Fifth Street, Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63303. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.
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Deionsha Higgins Named Local Winner in The Art Institute of St. Louis’ Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 Deionsha Higgins Named Local Winner in The Art Institute of St. Louis’ Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Deionsha Higgins was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of St. Louis’ Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Higgins, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of St. Louis.

In addition to her tuition scholarship, Higgins will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where her entry will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of St, Louis

The Art Institute of St. Louis is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of St. Louis, 1520 South Fifth Street, Suite 107, St. Charles, MO 63303. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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