Regional arts commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louisan Michael Drummond Combines Art And Fashion In New Exhibit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louisan-michael-drummond-combines-art-and-fashion-new-exhibit <p>St. Louis native Michael Drummond is a fashion designer.&nbsp; You may recognize him from his appearance a few years ago on the Lifetime television series <em>Project Runway</em>.</p><p>Drummond is the curator of a new exhibition at <a href="http://www.art-stl.com/gallery/gallery.cfm">The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission</a>.&nbsp; The exhibition, <em>Dressed</em>, features the work of four local residents, Bob Trump, Laura Kathleen, Marie McInerney and Deborah Pontious.&nbsp; It’s meant to highlight the combination of fashion and art as well as the growth of St. Louis fashion.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 21:07:29 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 26075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louisan Michael Drummond Combines Art And Fashion In New Exhibit Regional Arts Commission Announces $20,000 Artist Fellowships, Releases Results Of Artists Survey http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/regional-arts-commission-announces-20000-artist-fellowships-releases-results-artists-survey <p>More than 3,000 St. Louis area artists filled out a survey called Artists Count, which helped inform the <a href="http://www.art-stl.com/">Regional Arts Commission’s</a> (RAC) strategic plan.</p><p>The RAC has not previously funded individual artists, rather opting to fund nonprofit organizations and consortiums since 1985, when the organization was created.</p><p>Jill McGuire, Executive Director of the Regional Arts Commission, said “After reading this survey we made a commitment that the results of the study will affect our policies.”</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:23:54 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Regional Arts Commission Announces $20,000 Artist Fellowships, Releases Results Of Artists Survey St. Louis arts economy doing well, according to study http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-arts-economy-doing-well-according-study <p>St. Louis art institutions continue to grow despite the down economy.&nbsp;</p><p>That&rsquo;s according to a report issued by Wells Fargo which found that economic activity tied to St. Louis arts and culture increased by 4 percent since the last study five years ago.</p><p>Donna Wilkinson is the Chairwoman of the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, which contracted the study.</p><p>&ldquo;The big takeaway is really that the arts do mean business here in St. Louis,&rdquo; Wilkinson said. &ldquo;That on an annual basis, close to $600 million is generated in economic impact.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:38:48 +0000 Adam Allington 4002 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis arts economy doing well, according to study