Friday, August 17, 2012
Westminster graduate Lisa Bachman Jones holds art exhibit at the school with proceeds from her paintings giving back to the school.
Friday, August 17, 2012
This article was submitted by Westminster Christian Academy. Earlier this year, Lisa Bachman Jones (’02) reached out to Westminster about contributing to the school’s vision in a nontraditional way—through a series of abstract paintings based on Westminster’s mission, vision and core values. On August 23, Westminster will host a reception to launch the exhibit of Lisa’s paintings, which will be displayed on campus this fall. The series consists of ten paintings, one of which Lisa plans to donate as a gift to the school. The remaining nine paintings are available for purchase, with 70% of each sale given back to Westminster. Paintings can be purchased until the conclusion of the exhibit in December. From the time she was a student at …
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, September 4, 2011
139 artists exhibited fine arts and crafts this weekend at the 36th annual Queeny Park Art Fair.
This weekend, the 36th annual Queeny Park Art Fair is hosting 139 booths of artists working in printing, photography, drawing, wood, fiber, clay, glass, paint, and more. Artists from the St. Louis area and beyond showcased and sold fine arts and crafts to patrons from the comfort of the Greensfelder Recreation Center. The event runs until 4 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more information on the art fair. Take a look at just some of what's being displayed in the above slideshow from Saturday.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Artists prefer one Town and Country garden over another in a local painting contest.
A local painting contest recently showed me how two gardens tended to by two different Town and Country garden clubs could be so different. One of those gardens was chosen time and again by local artists looking for that perfect picture to paint. When my wife and I moved back to Missouri after spending 16 years in the Washington DC area, my wife was thinking of joining a garden club near our home in Town and Country. She had been the co-president for several years of a large and very active club in Maryland. She discovered two clubs close by: the Town and Country Garden Club, which looked after things at Drace Park off Clayton Road facing Interstate 270; and the Mason Ridge Garden Club, started by a woman from Creve Coeur, which …