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 ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

5:11 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

6:58 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

Davis Allen

X

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

Marilynne Bradley

 

X

Don Drissell

X

 

Melody Evans-Mess

 

X (arrived-7:15)

Judith Mann

X

 

Peter Sargent

 

X

William Sharpe

X

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch, Council Liaison

Katie Nakazono, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Mr. Ahearn, to approve the minutes of June 13, 2006.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, DRISSELL, MANN, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: EVANS, BRADLEY, SARGENT

The June 13, 2006 minutes were approved.

 

REVIEW OF GOALS

A motion was made by Mr. Sharpe, seconded by Ms. Evans, to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Osver/Betsberg.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, DRISSELL, EVANS, MANN, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, SARGENT

The motion was approved.

 

In addition to moving forward with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the following issues were discussed:

 

 

 

·        Mr. Ahearn reported that Mr. Camenzind stated that it was too early to tell if there would be space available in the Reliable Life building for a             gallery.

·        Another possible location for a gallery was the old Natural Fact Deli location in Old Orchard. 

·        Design of a logo developed via a contest/competition open to students, etc.  Ms. Mann will champion this project.

·        Ms. Bakker contacted John Dean, Foundry in St. Charles.  She will see if he can attend the September 2006 meeting.

·        Ms. Evans was going to contact an artist group in Clayton for comparison.

·        Mr. Ahearn agreed to contact Dan Stevens about the property located by Roger's Produce.

·        Possible links to web-site and proposed calendar of events discussed.  Links would be limited to organizations/institutions, and not include         individual artists.  Members agreed to look at other web-sites to see what is out there.  A laptop would be brought to the next meeting to             review some of the sites.   It was suggested that there could be an "Artist Profile of the Month" on the Art Commission web page.

 

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS

Possible nominations include:

·        Porch at Newport/Glen.

·        Cellar door that Ms. Bakker had viewed.

·        House across the street that had been rebuilt after a fire.

·        Landscape projects are eligible.

 

August 15th is the deadline for Awards of Excellence nominations.

 

Art Awards

The Commission discussed the following:

·        Will present art award to Osver/Betsberg in September '06.

·        Need to design award.

·        Mr. Drissell would explore a glass piece for the award.

·        Commission members agreed to assist with invitations and the

            guest list.

 

With regard to future awards, there was consensus to make this a separate award ceremony annually. The Commission discussed the criteria for eligibility which would include a minimum of one year residence in Webster Groves, and  would include those in the performing arts, visual arts, and humanities.  Commission members provided a few possible candidates for future nominations of the Art award.

 

 

 

City Hall Art

This topic would be addressed at a future meeting.

 

Ms. Bakker indicated that she would not be able to attend the August meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m.