Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Lisa Harper Chang will run the Community Arts Training Institute.
Lisa Harper Chang has been named Education Programs Manager at the Regional Arts Commission, according to a press release from RAC. Harper Chang's new role will include running the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, an "intensive cross-sector training of artists and community activists." She earned her B.A. from Rice University in Computational and Applied Mathematics and her M.S.W. from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Harper Chang is an adjunct lecturer at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work and formerly served as Community Projects Director/Manager of Community Engagement at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. See our previous coverage of the RAC:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
More than 3,000 artists participated in survey.
Based on the results of Artists Count, the first comprehensive survey of regional artists and creatives, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) will begin funding individual artists in 2013. Each year, ten St. Louis artists will each be awarded a $20,000 Fellowship, which is a financial investment in the careers of the selected artists and in the cultural vibrancy of the region. Also, artists will be awarded from $500 to $3,000 to fund special equipment and materials, rental space, arts-related travel, conference fees and other resources. The commitment to support artists is inherent in RAC’s vision to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community through elevating the vitality, value and visibility of …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The portrait series will be on display in the University City Public Library throughout March.
The March exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library is “A Lens Within.” The exhibit features portraits by local artists Joyce Cooks, Gloria Henderson, and Courtney Veszi; with Bulgarian artist Galena Todorova. Each artist brings her unique perspective to portraiture from the traditional to abstract. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in THE GALLERY. The work is on display March 2–29 and may be viewed during normal library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibits in THE GALLERY are made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Webster University Graduate Student Will Focus on Arts Administration
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has awarded the 2013 Katherine Dunham Internship to Aeren Bates, who is working on her Masters of Fine Arts in Arts Management and Leadership at Webster University. The internship, which includes a $2,500 stipend, was created in 2011 by Sara and Jack Burke in order to assist African Americans who are interested in pursuing a career in arts administration. It was named as a tribute to Ms. Burke’s mentor Katherine Dunham, with whom she studied dance in East St. Louis. “We’re thrilled that the internship is gaining awareness and the selection process has become competitive," Burke said. "It was difficult to choose just one person among the 35 excellent applicants. It’s also gratifying that the previous …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A look at events and activities in and around University City.
Looking for something to do this weekend as we kick off Chanukah? Look no further. Thursday, Dec. 6 Saturday, Dec. 8 Sunday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 10 Ongoing Events
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Local poets will read at the Regional Arts Commission.
The winners of the 2013 Poetry in Motion Contest sponsored by Metro Arts in Transit, the Poetry Society of America, and the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) will be honored Thursday, Nov. 29. The Poetry in Motion Reading and Reception will be held at The Studio of the RAC located at 6128 Delmar Boulevard in University City. Doors open at 5 p.m. with acoustical guitar music by Haitian-American Mario Pascal and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The 10 contest winners—who all live within a 50 mile radius of St. Louis—have been invited to read their poems. The winning poets are: Poets will be presented $50 for each winning poem. “Their 11 poems out of 115 submitted were selected by a panel of literary …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Patch rounds up the spookiest Halloween fun for this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend in and around University City? Look no further—Patch has you covered! Friday, Oct. 26 Saturday, Oct. 27 Ongoing Events
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The group, which wants to create a smart city in University City, will discuss its plans.
The International Biotechnology Enhanced by Cloud Computing Workshop was held at the 2012 Midwest Chinese American Science and Technology Association (MCASTA) Annual Symposium Sept. 8. During the Symposium David Sandel, president of Sandel & Associates, and director of The Loop Media Hub Feasibility Study gave a keynote presentation “Smart City - Where Community Evolution and Technical Opportunity Meet.” After the Symposium Sandel, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) and Washington University Skandalaris Institute participated in a meeting with Taipei Taiwan Education and Culture representative Director Wu to discuss a concept for a University City Loop based Smart City Innovation and Entrepreneurial …
Monday, September 3, 2012
The September exhibit in the THE GALLERY features whimsical cartoons.
The September exhibit in THE GALLERY of the University City Public Library titled “Homage to Dad” features whimsical cartoons of the last chapter of his dad’s life by local artist Frank Enger. Enger gives a personal perspective of aging, care-giving, dementia and families. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in THE GALLERY. The work is on display Sept. 5 - 29 and may be viewed during normal library hours: Exhibits in THE GALLERY are made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
This weekend's heavy rains have made the Delmar Loop's asphalt too wet for chalk art.
Saturday's rains, a remnant of Hurricane Isaac, have forced the cancellation of today's Get Your Chalk On! event. The Loop Special Business District issued the following statement Saturday: Unfortunately Mother Nature is not cooperating with our sidewalk art chalk festival this weekend. Due to the large amounts of rain that we received today, the sidewalks in The Loop are saturated with water and we are going to have to cancel the event tomorrow. At this point in time we do not have another date scheduled for this event. We will notify everyone if we are able re-schedule the event. University City Patch will post information as soon as it becomes available. To sign up for thePatch newsletter, click here. See our coverage of the first …