Regional Arts Commision http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Layers Reveal Truths About Challenges And Beauty In RAC Show http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/layers-reveal-truths-about-challenges-and-beauty-rac-show <p>Rene Dimanche of the Regional Arts Commission has gathered three artists whose combined work makes manifest aspects of the human condition that are difficult to express. Dimanche writes that in their group exhibit, <em>Irrevocable Fragments</em>, artists Byron Darnell Rogers, David Dolak and Clayvon Ambrose Wesley “deal with the disintegration and re-integration of information we digest from places and people we come across in our lives.”</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:27:34 +0000 Sarah Hermes Griesbach 33100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Layers Reveal Truths About Challenges And Beauty In RAC Show Edwardsville Center Showcases African-American Art Through St. Louis’ Portfolio Gallery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/edwardsville-center-showcases-african-american-art-through-st-louis-portfolio-gallery <p><em>St. Louis-area art openings this Friday explore the beauty of nature, teapots and African-American works. “Ebony Creations” is a joint project of Portfolio Gallery and the Edwardsville Arts Center.</em><br /> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:55:10 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32833 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Edwardsville Center Showcases African-American Art Through St. Louis’ Portfolio Gallery Creativity Wins: It Was A Good Year For St. Louis-area Artists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/creativity-wins-it-was-good-year-st-louis-area-artists <p>Whether they were on stage, leaning into the kiln or creatively advocating for justice, it was a banner year for many local artists.<br /><br />The Regional Arts Commission this year began an unprecedented awarding of money<br />to St. Louis-area artists through its <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/29694/rac_artist_count_030513">Artists Count program.</a> Dozens of visual, performing and literary artists were given grants of between $500 and $3,000 for specific projects.<br /> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:29:09 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Creativity Wins: It Was A Good Year For St. Louis-area Artists Ten St. Louis-area Artists Awarded $20,000 RAC Fellowships http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ten-st-louis-area-artists-awarded-20000-rac-fellowships <p><a href="http://www.art-stl.com">The Regional Arts Commission (RAC)</a> today handed local artists Kathryn Bentley, Arny Nadler and eight others $20,000 each to make their dreams a reality.<br /><br />Bentley, a theater artist, and Nadler, a sculptor, are among the first group of 10 visual, performing and literary artists to become RAC Artist Fellows. Their names (see full list below) were announced in a morning news conference at RAC's&nbsp;offices. (Note: An earlier version of the article said the offices were in University City. They are in St. Louis.)</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32150 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ten St. Louis-area Artists Awarded $20,000 RAC Fellowships The Role Of Money In The Arts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/role-money-arts <p>Money talks, and a new book was just written by Travis Brown entitled, <em>Money Walks. </em>Money is the root of all evil, etc., etc. etc.</p><p>I recently attended a few of&nbsp;the second annual St. Louis Humanities Festival offerings. The theme this year was "Money" and the subtitle was, "Need,&nbsp; Greed, and Generosity."</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 01:59:03 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 28000 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Role Of Money In The Arts