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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, April  14, 2009

PLACE:

City Hall - Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:26 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

9:03 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Davis Allen

X

 

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

 

 

X

Marilynne Bradley

X

 

 

Don Drissell

X

 

 

Melody Evans-Mess

 

 

X

Judith Mann

X

 

 

Meg Nash

 

 

X

 

ALSO PRESENT

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

Gerry Welch, Mayor

 

Prior to opening the meeting, the Commission heard an update on the Art & Air Fair from Jennifer Carlin and Mike Blaes.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Bradley, seconded by Mr. Drissell, to approve the minutes of March 10, 2009.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, MANN

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BAKKER, EVANS, NASH

The March 10, 2009 minutes were approved.

 

ARTWAYS PROGRAM

The Commission discussed the Artways program put together by Mr. Drissell and Mr. Allen. Shawnell Faber, Parks Manager talked with the Commission about potential locations for public art. Ms. Faber and the Commission discussed the pros and cons of various locations within the City.

 

Ms. Bradley stated that the St. Louis Artists' Guild has an exhibition for this summer that is in need of a new location. The Commission will pursue offering the Guild space in Old Webster, at Kirkham and Gore.

 

PUBLIC ART

Ms. Faber will meet with the group on April 17 to choose the location for the Brother Mel piece. Ms. Bradley will talk with Brother Mel regarding painting the tricycle.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD RECEPTION

The Commission reviewed the 2009 Award Ceremony and decided that next year's event should be held in February instead of March. Commissioners discussed several potential nominees and will continue the discussion at the May meeting.

 

OZARK THEATER

Ms. Conrad is investigating the status of discussions with Mr. Stevens regarding plans for the interior of the Ozark Theater.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.