August 8, 2011
In attendance: Lauren Bakker, Judy Mann, Nina Ferrigno, Marilynne
Bradley, John Ahearn, Don Drissell, Gerry Welch, Tom Cooper
of July 11 approved – Marilynne first, Judy second, all ayes
Art at Library – Tom Cooper presented the library’s findings about their
current collection of 12 valuable works; he shared photos and the appraisals.
Tom updated Commission on the addition to the library building – it will double
in size, feature art throughout, has a possibility for a gallery showing in
atrium hall. Tom is looking for additional pieces to add to their art
collection. Judy Mann agreed to work with Tom on curating pieces and other
Drissell presented the latest concepts following his work with them to make the
site less formal and preserve the trees. Commission members favored concept
site Plan A and asked Don to return to SWT with that and any small changes that
need to be made.
of concept A were presented - $32,000 for landscapint, $184,000 for
hardscaping, $10,000 for irrigation, $20,000 for lighting for $246,000. A
contingency of $36,000 was added also.
Commission agreed to a formal funding raising committee (see charge and
functions attached) and to the creation of a Webster Groves Public Art Fund
that would be kept with the City and managed by the City. This committee
will meet soon.
to City Council. The Commission agreed to go before City Council on September
6 to present the plans for the sculpture area, Magel’s sculpture, and the
Public Art Fund.
– Members approved going forward with Kevin Trobaugh’s sculpture per his
drawing. It was agreed that Drissell and Welch would schedule a meeting with
Verheyen and Faber. A presentation needs to be to the Crossroads Business
of Excellence are moving along.
Hamilton has agreed to the Lifetime Achievement Award.
on Paint the Town was made.
visit with Rudi Torini will be scheduled soon to ask for a sculpture for the
need to begin organizing the Lifetime Achievement presentation. An invitation
list needs to be made; Mike Blaes will be asked about possible speakers; we
will include music.
next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 1.