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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, February  9, 2010

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:05 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

9:25 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Davis Allen

X

 

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Marilynne Bradley

 

X (7:10)

 

Don Drissell

 

 

X

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

 

Nina Ferrigno

X

 

 

Mary Greaves

 

 

X

Judith Mann

X

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

Gerry Welch, Mayor

Timothy O’Leary – General Director, Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Casi Slattery – Development Director – Community Arts Foundation

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Evans, seconded by Mr. Ahearn to approve the minutes of January 12, 2010.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, EVANS, FERRIGNO, MANN

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, DRISSELL, GREAVES

The January 12, 2010 minutes were approved.

 

PRESENTATION FROM TIMOTHY O’LEARY – OPERA THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS

Mr. O’Leary gave the Commission a brief overview of the theatre’s operations and the upcoming season.  Mr. O’Leary and the Commission discussed ways to work together. 

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD RECEPTION - REVIEW

The Commission discussed what worked (art exhibit, stage seating, food) and what didn’t (need more assistance from Commission members). Next month, Commission members are to come with suggestions and supporting ideas for 2011. 

 

BROTHER MEL SCULPTURE - UPDATE

The City has purchased two pieces. A subcommittee will look at placement of the pieces.     

 

 

CROSSROADS BUSINESS DISTRICT PUBLIC ART

Several Commission members attended the last Crossroads meeting. Mayor Welch, Ms. Bradley, and Ms. Evans will meet with Gary Passanise of Webster University regarding the possibility of getting one of his pieces for the area.

 

YEAR OF THE ARTS

Ms. Conrad will submit a piece for the next Community Connection in the Webster Kirkwood Times requesting calendar events. Ms. Bakker, Ms. Evans, and Mr. Ahearn will help contact groups regarding events.   

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.