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 ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:06 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:08 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

 

 

X

Davis Allen

X

 

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Marilynne Bradley

 

X (7:15 P.M.)

 

Don Drissell

X

 

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

 

Judith Mann

X

 

 

Peter Sargent

 

 

X

William Sharpe

X

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Katie Nakazono, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Sharpe, seconded by Ms. Evans, to approve the minutes of August 14, 2007.

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: AHEARN, BRADLEY, SARGENT

The August 14, 2007 minutes were approved.

 

Mr. Allen asked, if a member is late to a meeting will they be considered absent per the new attendance policy?  A new column will be added to the minutes to denote those who arrived late so that being tardy will not be reflected as an absent as it relates to the attendance policy.  Ms. Nakazono stated that excused absences are generally for an illness or a death in the family.

 

OLD WEBSTER JAZZ FESTIVAL BOOTH

Members discussed setting up for the jazz festival.  Items discussed included:  posters prepared by Mr. Ahearn, doors for the art work, press release, supplies – - $100.00 maximum, transportation of doors and storage of doors prior to art forum (possibly in storage unit at City Hall).

 

A copy of the Art Commission logo was distributed, and was ready for use.  

 

Webster 20/20: A Vision for the Arts

Members discussed flyers/invitations, and were comfortable with Mayor Welch facilitating the forum, or securing a facilitator. At the forum, there will need to be areas for the public to break into groups, paper and markers. With regard to  invitations, members should forward to the Staff Liaison suggested names for the invite list. 

 

WEBSTER GROVES ART AWARDS

Vice Chairperson Mann asked members to bring to the next meeting names of candidates for the Art Awards.  Members provided a few possible candidates, and referenced the fact that the criteria for eligibility, previously set, is a minimum of one year residence in Webster Groves.  Mr. Allen stated that Foundation funds are limited for this event.

 

UPDATES

Mr. Drissell stated that the deadline for the Awards of Excellence was Friday, September 14th, and asked members to take an application and forward to any potential applicants.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.