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 ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

5:04 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

6:38 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

Davis Allen

 

X (arrived 5:11)

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

 

X

Marilynne Bradley

X

 

Don Drissell

X

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

Judith Mann

 

X (arrived 5:11)

Peter Sargent

X

 

William Sharpe

X

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch, Council Liaison

Katie Nakazono, Staff Liaison

Jennifer Conrad, Deputy City Clerk

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Sharpe, seconded by Ms. Bradley, to approve the minutes of July 11, 2006.

AYES: AHEARN, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, SARGENT, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: ALLEN, BAKKER, MANN

The July 11, 2006 minutes were approved.

 

REMARKS OF VISITORS

Carol McKay, and Joyce Franklin, members of DAR, expressed their concern over moving the WWI Memorial monument.  Ms. Connie Abeln, member of DAR, expressed her concern about the previous works of art by the artist who created the “Back Flip.”  Mayor Welch stated that the visitors were not residents of Webster Groves.

 

REVIEW OF WEB-SITES

Jennifer Conrad, Deputy City Clerk, reviewed proposed Arts Commission web pages, and suggestions were made regarding additional categories and listings.  There was consensus to move forward with publishing the proposed web pages.  In addition, various Art Commission web-sites were reviewed.

 

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS

Commission members made suggestions for possible nominations, and the deadline for applications was extended to August 31, 2006.

 

ART AWARDS UPDATE

Mayor Welch stated that Arthur Osver recently passed away, and that she had visited his wife, Ernestine.  Commission members agreed to move forward with award ceremony this Fall for Mr. Osver, posthumously, and Ms. Betsberg.

 

Commission members discussed putting out an RFP for concepts for the art award, an award that could be consistently reproduced.   Webster University faculty would be invited to participate.  Mr. Drissell would draft invitation seeking design of the award. Suggested names for award, “Citizen of the Arts,” “Achievements in Art,”  “Lifetime Arts Achievement Award” and “The Arthur.”   

 

UPDATES FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS

v     Possible Gallery Locations (Will discuss at a future meeting.)

v     John Dean, Foundry in St. Charles, will be invited to attend September meeting.

v     Logo (Will address at September meeting.)

v     Artist Group in Clayton (Ms. Evans reviewed the set-up of the Clayton Artist Group.)

v     Commission members discussed 63119 Art, and would continue the discussion at the September meeting.

 

NOMINATING GROUP FOR OFFICERS

The Nominating Committee for Chairperson and Co-Chairperson are as follows: Ms. Bakker, Mr. Drissell and Mr. Sargent.

 

SELECT DATE/TIME OF FUTURE MEETINGS

Future meetings would be scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

 

Mayor Welch updated the Commission regarding moving the WWI Memorial monument, and the fact that a new site will accommodate ceremonies for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 6:38 p.m.