The public is invited to view the exhibit of local photographs all weekend. The event, help by Manchester Arts, kicks off Friday night with a reception.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Webster House Galleries on Big Bend Boulevard is prepping for its first opening reception and exhibit early in April.
"There's so much happening in the arts in Webster." That was Town and Country resident Maria Gianino's conclusion as managing director of the new Webster House Galleries. After naming a slew of Webster Groves art events and describing how the arts enrich the Webster community, Gianino shared ways she hopes Webster House Galleries can add to that trend. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Which, Gianino said, is where the idea for Webster House Galleries started. The two homes at 7522-7526 Big Bend Boulevard in Webster Groves, zoned for commercial use, are both owned by Gianino. When the homes became vacant at about the same time, Gianino said filling the mid-market niche in the art world of Webster became …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Westminster Christian Academy Jazz Band recently applied for and was accepted to perform in the Missouri History Museum’s “History To Our Ears” recital.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Parkway Central students received nominations for a Cappies Award in numerous categories. The Cappies are the Tony Award for high school theater.
High school theater performers from Nerinx Hall dominated the nominations for the Cappies Awards — the high school equivalent of the Tony Awards on Broadway. The list came out today with nominees from plays and musicals throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas. The awards will be announced at the annual Cappies gala on May 19, at 6 p.m., at the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center on the campus of Missouri Baptist University. Nerinx Hall scored a best musical nomination for its production of The Phantom of the Opera, along with its lead actress, Carolyn Cowling, for best actress in a musical. The awards span 40 categories, ranging from best musical and play to best critic team from a high school, as well as a …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Manchester Board of Aldermen is set to vote on allowing a Penske truck hub to operatin in the city, plus discuss the new Manchester Arts Council. View the full agenda here.
Monday night the Manchester Board of Aldermen is set to make a decision on whether to issue local business, Ridgway Insurance Group LLC, a special use permit to also operate as a Penske agent from his current location at 14575 Manchester Road. This request was not recommended by the city's Planning and Zoning Committee and Manchester's Director of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Franz Kraintz pointed out concerns over traffic and noise at the public hearing for the permit request. The vote was deferred at the last board of alderment meeting, but a decision make come Monday night. (Read Related Story: Permit For Penske May be a Problem in Manchester) Aldermen will also get an update on the newly created Manchester Arts Council. …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A new arts council is forming in the city of Manchester. Resident Bill Vivrett, who came up with the initiative, says there is a chance for Manchester to be an art-driven community.
Manchester Resident Bill Vivrett said he has had a long-time dream of making Manchester a center for the arts. Vivrett, a 75-year-old retired art teacher from Parkway North High School, is getting closer to that dream. Vivrett, with the help of other local artists and Manchester aldermen, has gathered a group of residents to create what will be the city's first art's council. “I noticed Chesterfield is just doing so much in their community with their fine arts, so I thought that Manchester should be doing something as well,” Vivrett told Town and Country-Manchester Patch. "In a city as diverse as Manchester, we ought to be doing something to promote the arts." Vivrett said he does not want to be the leader or president of the group, but he…
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Manchester's Acura dealership filled its showroom with work from St. Louis Community College students who are aspiring artists.
Select pieces from nine St. Louis Community College-Wildwood art students were recently displayed at the St. Louis Acura automotive dealer in Manchester. The partnership came out of a conversation between Brandy Wise, relationship manager at St. Louis Acura, and Patrick Vaughn, vice president of academic affairs at the college during a West County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last fall. “I’m very happy the relationship between St. Louis Acura and STLCC-Wildwood has developed as quickly as it has, and we were excited about the opportunity for our students to present their work in the Acura showroom,” said Vaughn. The art was delivered on Feb. 15 and the showroom immediately began buzzing with comments. “All of our staff were talking about …