A metal mound taking shape outside of Gallery 210 on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus will become a 50-foot-long outdoor sculpture called “Whelm.”
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The board met Tuesday night at City Hall and also discussed upgrades at The Wilson School, a new roof for a parking structure and more.
A tall sculpture planned for Shaw Park and upgrades at The Wilson School are among the items the Clayton Board of Aldermen discussed Tuesday night. The meeting began at 6:15 p.m. at City Hall with a discussion session, followed by the regular meeting at 7. Download a PDF of Tuesday's agenda from the City of Clayton website. 7:43 P.M.: Lichtenfeld expressed appreciation for living in a city where businesses and residents give back to the community. The meeting has ended. STRATEGIC PLAN RESOLUTION ADOPTED 7:41 P.M.: The aldermen have adopted a resolution to approve a contract with Ohio-based The Novak Consulting Group for a comprehensive strategic plan. The contract totals $92,000. NEW ROOF AT CITY GARAGE, 8300 SHAW PARK DR. 7:39 P.M.: …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The sculpture celebrating Clayton's centennial will be installed in May 2013.
Artist James Surls has been selected to create a sculpture for Shaw Park in honor of Clayton's centennial next year. The sculpture is expected to be installed in May 2013 and will cost an estimated $400,000. The project is funded by Centene Corporation, a health care company based in the city. The announcement comes after an 18-month organizational and selection process that included the City of Clayton, its parks and recreation department, the Clayton Board of Aldermen, the Clayton Century Foundation and Centene. Members of the arts community also participated, including representatives from the Saint Louis Art Museum and Laumier Sculpture Park. Via Partnership, a St. Louis-based consulting group that works with public and private …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
It happened Tuesday morning downtown.
Artist Gerard Tsutakawa got to work Tuesday morning in Clayton as his new sculpture, Uzumaki Curve, made its debut downtown. A crane lifted the artwork out of a wooden box and transported it over to a pedestal next to the condominiums in Carondelet Plaza. An unveiling is planned during an outdoor celebration Wednesday night. To see the sculpture put in place, watch the video attached to this article.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
You think you know Clayton and Richmond Heights? Prove it.
Your chance to prove how well you know Clayton and Richmond Heights continues with this week's photo scavenger hunt! This sculpture, basked in shadow, lies in a park in one of our fair cities. In these rainy days, it reminds us that there is a sun behind all of those hail-bearing clouds. It also brings to mind some of the history of the city in question. What we want to know is this: Which city operates this park, and how much did the city pay for the land on which this sculpture now sits? (Hint: Don't feel Guild-ty for searching the web and posting the answer as a comment on this article.) This week, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch takes you on a photo scavenger hunt across your cities. Race to be the first person with the correct answer …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The St. Louis Artists' Guild in Clayton has premiered the annual Young Artists' Showcase.
The St. Louis Artists' Guild is celebrating its 35th year with a tradition that gives area students the spotlight in the historic building's galleries. The Young Artists' Showcase kicked off at 6 p.m. Friday and used both floors of the venue at 2 Oak Knoll Park in Clayton for the two-hour opening. High school artists and their parents, along with friends and community members, packed into the galleries to view 160 paintings, prints, photos and sculptures selected from a field of 333. "I love it," gallery director Gina Alvarez said. "They're amazing. They're interesting. They can do a lot of things professional artists have forgotten about because they don't know any better ... . A lot of the credit should go to the teachers." The opening…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The nine sculptures will be in place until the week of May 16.
Clayton is hosting nine colorful butterflies through mid-May as part of a fundraiser to benefit children with serious illnesses. Fifty-five butterflies have been placed throughout St. Louis county and city as part of the Wings in the City project to provide help for the BJC Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care program, Clayton communications coordinator Judy Kekich stated in an e-mail. Funds will go toward the expressive therapy program, which "provides clinical, emotional and spiritual support for children who have life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses, even if families cannot pay for the services," Kekich stated. Go to the project's Web site for more information about the project and a map showing the location of each butterfly. …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
You think you know Clayton and Richmond Heights? Prove it.
During rush hour, it's tempting to think life would be easier if you could simply gallop between the cars. This chubby rider seems a bit confused from his perch at a busy intersection somewhere in Clayton or Richmond Heights. Perhaps he's waiting for the lights to turn a different shade of green, or maybe he just thinks life is safer in the median than on the road. For this week's photo scavenger hunt, let us know what intersection our confused rider watches over. Once a week, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch takes you on a photo scavenger hunt across your cities. Race to be the first person with the correct answer in the comments. We'll tell the world—on Monday morning, in the activity stream on our homepage—that you are the champion. And …
Monday, January 24, 2011
The Clayton Century Foundation hopes to celebrate the city's centennial by introducing a public sculpture.
By Clayton's 100th birthday, city officials will be making an artistic addition to Shaw Park. The Clayton Century Foundation, in coordination with the City of Clayton and Via Partnership—an art acquisition consulting firm—plans to commission an original work of art to be placed near the park's Brentwood Boulevard entrance. In place of a new sculpture custom-made to commemorate Clayton's 2013 celebration, Shaw Park displays Venus Victorious by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and has shown Alexander Calder's Five Rudders in the past. "This would be a permanent work," said Beverly Wagner, who heads the Century Foundation's Art section. "Our big goal right now is fundraising for this." The Foundation contacted Meredith McKinley from Via Partnership to …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Clayton Plan Commission heard a presentation Jan. 18 from a representative of one of the companies working on the project before its decision.
The Clayton Plan Commission unanimously recommended Jan. 18 that the city's board of education not move forward with current design plans for the new Wydown Middle School. "It just wasn't ready," Chairman Harold Sanger said in a phone interview the day after the meeting. He said that while it's very unusual for the commission to turn down a project, developers need to do additional work. The issue now rests with the Clayton Board of Education, which may overrule the commission's decision if two-thirds of its members vote to do so. The board will discuss the new school at its Jan. 19 meeting, district communications coordinator Christina Perrino said. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the district's administration building. It'…