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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Monday, July 10, 2012

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:20 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

9:15 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Davis Allen

 

X (7:45)

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Marilynne Bradley

 

 

X

Kathie Cahoon

X

 

 

Don Drissell

X

 

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

 

Nina Ferrigno

 

 

X

Judith Mann

X

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch, Council Liaison

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Mann, seconded by Ms. Bakker, to approve the minutes of June 4, 2012.

AYES: AHEARN, BAKKER, CAHOON, DRISSELL, EVANS, MANN

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: ALLEN, BRADLEY, FERRIGNO

The June 4, 2012 minutes were approved.

 

PRIORITY PROJECTS

Commissioners discussed artists assigned at the last meeting:

Bob Cassilly – Few pieces that aren't sold or already distributed.

Evan Lewis – Pieces don't seem to be more than $35,000.  Most are on a commission basis.

Robin Murez - $10,000 - $60,000.  Don't necessarily want to look at her mosaic pieces, but explore her sidewalk art.

Carol Fleming – Good for outdoor, specifically her functional pieces (benches and lights).

 

The Commission discussed working with St. Louis ArtWorks on bike racks or another project.  Ms. Evans and Ms. Cahoon will talk to them. 

 

The Commission discussed the possibility of pads for student work(University and/or high school).

TROVA AUCTION

Due to legal questions, Laumeier Sculpture Park has cancelled their planned auction of Trova pieces. The Commission discussed asking for a viewing of the pieces in spite of the cancellation.

 

UPDATES

4th of July – The floats were a success, in spite of the heat!

 

Night at the Opera – 19 people purchase tickets.  There were fewer at the dinner beforehand. Future events at the Rep and Opera will be planned.

 

Chamber Music Festival –Great shows, the event is too short! Good job Nina!

 

Art on the Town – Event is October 13 (Lifetime Achievement is the 12th). Ms. Cahoon is working with volunteers and activities and will have future updates.

 

Farmers Market – The Classical Closing is October 25, and will feature five trombones from the St. Louis Symphony.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.