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ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:03 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:37 p.m.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

Davis Allen

X

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

Marilynne Bradley

 

X (arrived 7:05)

Don Drissell

 

X

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

Judith Mann

X

 

Peter Sargent

X

 

William Sharpe

X

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch, Council Liaison

Jennifer Conrad, Deputy City Clerk

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Sargent noted that Connie Abeln, objected to the artist, not the movement of the WWI monument. 

 

It was moved by Mr. Sharpe, seconded by Mr. Sargent, to accept the minutes as corrected.   

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, EVANS, MANN, SARGENT, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSENT:  DRISSELL

The motion was approved.

 

The Commission congratulated Judith Mann on an article about her in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Ms. Mann gave an update on new exhibits opening at the St. Louis Art Museum.

 

Ms. Bakker stated that Joyce Rosen of the Foundry in St. Charles would speak to the Commission at their October meeting.

 

The Commission discussed possible community gallery / art center locations.  A subcommittee was formed to speak with Robin Lynch of the Old Orchard Business District to discuss possibilities in the Old Orchard area. 

 

UPDATES

REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION DIRECTORY

Ms. Conrad informed the Commission that an entry for the Commission was placed on the Regional Arts Commission’s online Directory.  She also stated that the Arts Commission’s web page was active.

 

ART AWARDS

Mr. Sargent stated that he would get the RFP on the award design to members of the Webster University faculty.

 

LOGO

Ms. Mann passed around examples of logos from other arts commissions, and the Commission discussed asking a graphics design class at the University or high school level to create designs.  It was decided that Ms. Mann would submit a range of logos for the Commission to evaluate at the next meeting.

 

63119 ART

Ms. Evans discussed the number of applications received for the 63119 Art Gallery tour. 

 

OTHER ISSUES

·                    Mr. Allen discussed the Community Foundation.

 

·                    The Commission decided to nominate the City for a Missouri Arts Council Creative Community Award. 

 

·                    Mayor Welch updated the Commission on the placing of “Back Flip.”  She stated that it would probably be around February.  She stated that they would like to have the monument moved in time for Veteran’s Day. 

 

·                    The Commission discussed the possibility of placing an article or hosting a public forum as part of the celebration of the art installation. 

 

·                    The nominating committee is to report at the next meeting.

 

·                    The Commission discussed how and when to best recognize Ernestine Betsberg and Arthur Osver.   

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.