Friday, May 3, 2013
The service, which is the brainchild of a local aquatics director, is available to Chesterfield residents.
Growing up in South Central New Jersey, Stephane’ Rebeck McCormick never dreamed her life’s work would be around water safety. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) But funny how those things work out. McCormick has always been attached to the water. At age 14, she illegally got her water safety certification, (September birthday) and the pool director quietly waited to give that to her at the legal age of 15. A resident of Atlanta, New York and St. Louis, McCormick has been working in and around the pools of the area for years. She’s made pool safety a career for 25 years. Right after there was a Ladue drowning in May of 2009, she launched her own independent service Backyard Lifeguards. This entrepreneurial …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The city council approved the donations to Stages St. Louis, Chesterfield Arts and the St. Louis Civic Orchestra to help fund programs for the community and expand the outreach of the organizations.
The Chesterfield City Council upped its level of financial support to local arts organizations this year with the aim of increasing their involvement in the community. At a meeting Wednesday, the council approved disbursements of $100,000 to Chesterfield Arts (up from $75,000 last year); $75,000 to Stages St. Louis, which is based in Chesterfield; and, for the first time, $25,000 to the St. Louis Civic Orchestra. Mayor Bruce Geiger said the combined total of $200,000 represents the city’s desire to make Chesterfield a hub for arts and culture in the West County area. Although not a negligible amount of money, the investment accounts for less than 1 percent of the budget, according to Geiger, and he said would like to the city do even more…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This preview takes a look at some of the item's the Chesterfield City Council will discuss at its 7 p.m. meeting.
The Chesterfield City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Chesterfield City Hall at 690 W. Chesterfield Parkway. Here's a preview of some the items on the council's agenda, which can be viewed here.
Friday, September 9, 2011
"Colors of Venice" at Chesterfield Arts gallery, located behind the Drury Hotel at Chesterfield Mall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Sun.
Free italian food, appetizers and wine tonight, Friday, 6-9 p.m., at the art opening/reception of a 3-day exhibit of photos about Venice (Italy.) Professional photographer Stewart Halperin shows his work with ten local photographers who took a photo class-workshop in Venice. Chesterfield Arts describes the show as "awe-inspiring." Photos are for sale. Attending the exhibit and Friday's reception is free. It's at the Chesterfield Arts Gallery located at 444 Chesterfield Center (nearly part of the Chesterfield Mall parking lot on The Cheesecake Factory side.)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sculptor Matt Donovan has started an online fundraiser to pay for the creation and placement of his sculpture.
One area artist is on a quest to bring his sculpture to Chesterfield. Wildwood resident Matt Donovan is raising money to fund the placement of his work "Harvest Hunter." The bronze sculpture is about 9 feet tall and depicts a barn owl in flight. "It's a different style than most of my other pieces," Donovan said. This sculpture is more stylized, he said, pointing to the three curves at the bottom that represent vegetation. Donovan is raising money through Kickstarter, an online platform to crowd-source funds for creative projects. He's set a goal of raising $45,000 by Sept. 2. Everyone who contributes to the project receives a reward. For $10, a donor gets a signed postcard of the sculpture once it's been installed. If someone donates $10…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The exhibit started Friday and runs through Sept. 3.
Although he's been an artist for decades, Hal Poth still isn't a recognized name. He sketches, paints, sculpts and builds small mobile machines as a hobby, yet each medium he works in he tries to master. Many, himself included, simply call his work "whimsical." Around 30 of his pieces went on exhibit at Chesterfield Arts Friday and are on display until Sept. 3. "We thought it was something fresh to bring," said Jennifer Petrowsky, marketing and communications manager with Chesterfield Arts. "It's colorful and fun." One of Poth's pieces is a 3-D, salmon-colored flower with teal trim. Another is a canvas cutout of man in a rocker; his eyes are on the sun, Poth said in a video where he talks about some of his work. (See the video at right.) …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Although they missed the shadow, event attendees were able to tour the sculptor's studio.
Rain prevented attendees from seeing the sun's shadow on the sculpture of 10-year-old Maura Donnelly in Chesterfield Central Park. Every year at 10 a.m. on June 26, the shadow of the running girl perfectly aligns with the base of the statue. The sculpture was created by artist Don Wiegand in 1988. It was installed in the park on June 26, 1999. The group was invited to tour Wiegan's studio and museum in Chesterfield Valley after learning more about the sculpture. Correction: This article has been updated to correctly identify Barb Haney in the photographs. This article was last updated at 10:30 a.m. on June 28.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Local photographer Randy Allen created a time-lapse video of the Make Your Mark Mural project.
Perched atop a tall tripod in the back of a pick-up truck, local photographer Randy Allen's camera captured the Make Your Mark mural project in photo after photo. He created this time-lapse video of Saturday's community painting day at the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall. Check it out!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Despite sweltering temperatures, large crowds of volunteer painters participated in decorating a 500-foot section of the Monarch-Chesterfield levee flood wall.
It might seem a daunting task to cover a 500-foot stretch of flood wall with elaborate designs and images, but hundreds of volunteers showed up Saturday morning to make quick work of a colorful new mural on the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee at the intersection of Baxter Road and Edison Avenue. A long line formed at the base of the levee for the first couple hours of the Chesterfield Arts "Make Your Mark" event as only about 200 people were able to paint at a time. Small groups took turns climbing up the steep slope for ten minute stints of filling colors on the design already drawn out on the wall. While it only took about four hours for most of the work to be completed, the decorated levee also stands as a testament to nearly a full year of …
The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall is no longer a bland, concrete space thanks to a dedicated team at Chesterfield Arts and many community members' hard work.
The project was more than a year in the making, but the paint went up in one day. Chesterfield Arts Executive Director Stacey Morse estimated that more than 1,000 people came out to paint the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall at the Make Your Mark community mural event Saturday. The 500-foot mural was designed as a paint-by-numbers project, so even the less artistically inclined were able to take part in the public art project. It was mostly painted by noon, so participants spent the afternoon on touch ups, ensuring the mural was perfect. Planning for the project began in 2010. More than 50 area students came together to design the mural last summer with artist Stuart Morse. The mural depicts scenes from the area's history, from Lewis and …