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 ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:05 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:12 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

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

Gerry Welch, Mayor

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Drissell, seconded by Ms. Bakker, to approve the minutes of October 9, 2007.

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, MANN, SHARPE

The October 9, 2007 minutes were approved.

 

REVIEW OF WEBSTER 20/20: A VISION FOR THE ARTS

Members discussed the session, and stated that they received a lot of ideas from attendees to use as a springboard for further action. 

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bakker, seconded by Mr. Drissell to establish a task force to establish an Arts Center in Webster Groves. 

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, MANN, SHARPE

The establishment of the task force was approved. 

 

The Commission suggested for following task force members: Marilynne Bradley – Chair, Don Drissell, Dan Stevens, Rod Johnson and Steve Trampe. 

 

A motion was made by Ms. Evans, seconded by Mr. Ahearn to establish a task force on funding potential for the Commission. 

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, MANN, SHARPE

The establishment of the task force was approved. 

 

The task force will be made up of Gerry Welch, Davis Allen, Melody Evans and Peter Sargent. 

 

Progress reports from each task force will be presented at the next meeting. 

 

Mr. Allen presented information on a consulting program through Washington University that works with organizations and cities to tackle community projects.  The Commission thought that this was a good idea, but wanted to wait until they have a “prize project” before approaching the program. 

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD

A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Mr. Ahearn to accept Clif and Nance St. James as the nominees to be the next recipients of the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. 

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, MANN, SHARPE

Clif and Nance St. James will be the 2008 recipients of the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. 

 

Mr. Sargent stated that he would speak with them to check on dates for the event.  The Commission would like to aim for late February. 

 

FRAMING FOR CITY HALL ART

Ms. Evans and Ms. Mann will meet to discuss framing options. 

 

FUTURE MEETING DATES

The December 11, 2007 meeting is canceled, as it is the same evening as the Board and Commission Holiday Party.  The Commission discussed the absence policy, and whether work counts as an excused absence. Ms. Conrad will email reminder notices to the Commissioners prior to each meeting. 

 

UPDATES
Ms. Evans stated that the Recreation Complex would like to get some art in their hallways.  Mayor Welch suggested that the Arts Commission work on that space. 

 

Mr. Drissell reminded everyone that the presentation for the Awards of Excellence is Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hawken House Barn.

 

Ms. Bakker stated that the Webster Holiday House Tour is Sunday, December 20, 2007. 

 

Ms. Evans stated that traffic was down this year for the 63119 Studio Tour and Sale. 

 

Mr. Allen stated that there is a new mural at Edgar Road School funded by the Community Arts Foundation and that the Foundation is looking for people for the Art & Air Steering Committee. 

 

Mr. Sargent thanked Mayor Welch for showing up to the many arts related events in the community and showing strong support for the arts. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.