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ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

5:10 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

6:39 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

 

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. Sargent, seconded by Ms. Bradley, to approve the minutes of April 6, 2006.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, SARGENT

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: MANN, SHARPE

The April 6, 2006 minutes were approved.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bradley, seconded by Mr. Sargent, to approve the minutes of May 9, 2006.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, SARGENT

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: MANN, SHARPE

The May 9, 2006 minutes were approved.

 

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Mr. Drissell reviewed the "Awards of Excellence" process, and the Commission discussed possible projects that could be nominated for this award. 

 

 

 

Art & Air Wrap-Up

Mr. Allen reviewed the details of the Art & Air Fair, and Commission members commented on this year's Fair, including location, music, artists, hours of fair, and the possibility of future fairs featuring a preview party, more advertising, pre-sale coupons to use at any booth, and possibly a bigger variety of artists.

 

Back Flip

The Commission members discussed the type of tree(s) to be placed at the "Back Flip" location, the formal dedication, which could include kids performing from a gymnastic center, and the relocation of the apples and other items currently at the site.

 

Artist Recognition

Commission briefly discussed artist recognition, continued the discussion during the Goal Setting session, and will address again at next meeting.

 

Establish Goals  for 2006-2007

·        Public art in City, creating art gatherings

·        Create a creative image of Webster Groves with creative

            activities.  Put art components into all activities.  Add an

            educational component.

·        Community gallery - - Co-op gallery

·        Get more art into the City, catalog some sites for Webster

            University and students, art theme

·        Directory/web-site/arts calendar (Evans/Nakazono to investigate

            web-sites.)

·        More events, street festival

·        Artist's recognitions, title, define, could have reception at city hall

·        City Hall Art

 

Mr. Sargent/Commission addressed the fact that a visiting artist was coming to town.  

 

Possibilities for studio space/gallery was discussed, and they included the following locations: on Big Bend by Three sinks, Reliable Life, Owen Ridge, Rec Center, Stevens property.  Several members agreed to check into these proposed sites and report back to the Commission.

 

Mr. Sargent stated that he felt that the Ordinance governing this Commission was limited to acquiring pieces of art.  Mayor Welch and Ms. Nakazono stated that the Ordinance can be amended, and this is something that can be addressed once the Commission establishes their goals and direction.

 

Commission discussed recognizing artists, and it was proposed that this could be addressed along with the "Awards of Excellence," but Mr. Sargent discouraged adding this to the architecture awards.  

 

Discussion Items for Next Meeting

·        Award for Osver/Betsberg (Bradley and Welch to visit them.)

·        City Hall Art

·        Mayor Welch to develop a draft outline (shell) regarding the

            decisions that need to be made to discuss at next meeting.

 

Commission members discussed submitting theme for 2007 Parade, "Arts in Webster Groves," and agreed to discuss future meeting dates/times at the August 2006 meeting, in order to accommodate Fall schedules.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 6:39 p.m.