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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Monday, August 4, 2014

PLACE:

City Hall – Police Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:40 a.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Erin Benedict

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. Bradley, seconded by Ms. Mann, to approve the minutes of July 1, 2014.

AYES: AHEARN, BAKKER, BENEDICT, BRADLEY, CAHOON, DRISSELL, EVANS, FERRIGNO, MANN

NOES: NONE

The July 1, 2014 minutes were approved.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ms. Bradley stated that Peter Sargent is available on October 10. Mayor Welch has the bio from the Missouri Art Award to use. A subcommittee made up of Mayor Welch, Ms. Bakker, and Ms. Bradley was assembled. They will look at speakers, décor, and the menu.

 

TRAFFIC SIGNAL/UTILITY BOX PAINTING

Mr. Drissell brought in an article regarding the painting of traffic signal boxes in Manchester. The Commission discussed the possibility of doing something similar in Webster Groves. Discussion included the need for Council approval, resident discussion if in yards, procedure, guidelines, how many, and a theme. Ms. Bradley stated that the boxes are currently neutral, if they were painted, they may stand out like a sore thumb. Ms. Mann stated that she would like to see this planned out rather than a haphazard selection. Ms. Evans stated that it may be hard to paint, there may be a lot of upkeep. Other commissioners were unsure if we are ready to take something like this on. Mr. Drissell will do some research into background and ideal spots.

 

UPDATES

Studio Visit – Postponed – No date set.

 

The Commission discussed various artists who have either been discussed or brought items to the Commission that need to be decided on. This will be discussed further at the September meeting.

 

Ms. Evans stated that the Commission should look into visiting the Lewis & Clark Community College sculpture park.

 

Art E. Bank – He is currently at the Library on the way into the Children’s area on the second floor. Ms. Evans brought in the money collected while he was at the Recreation Complex. Friday night, the Library is having an art opening, he may be able to collect more at that time.

 

Parade – The Commission and Foundation’s entry won Outstanding Civic Entry in this year’s Community Days Parade.

 

Awards of Excellence – We are currently accepting applications. Spread the word. This year’s event is going to be the week after Thanksgiving.

 

The next meeting is September 2 at 7:30 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:52 a.m.