Mission Statement: Enriching lives and building community through the arts.
Our core values define the ideals of our institution and its people.
As an organization....
- We value the creative potential of all children and adults, and the power of the arts to enrich their lives.
- We value our faculty, staff, and volunteers, and a professional environment where their creative talents may thrive.
- We value the cultural richness that results from serving participants of diverse backgrounds, and from providing programs that include diverse disciplines and viewpoints.
- We value not only the product of the arts experience, but also the process itself.
- We value collaboration.
- We value our building’s historic significance and unique aesthetic, and the architect’s original intent to encourage a sense of community.
In a world fascinated and obsessed with height, flight, and constant progress, St. Louis artist Vaughn T. Davis, Jr. responds by calling attention to the idea, mechanics and feeling of ascension. For his first site-specific installation in the…Read More »
Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural Israeli born, St. Louis based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by…Read More »
Carl Richards â€“ Sketching The Future: The Behavior Gap Carl Richards, author and creator of the weekly â€œSketch Guyâ€ column in the New York Times, makes complex financial concepts easy to understand through his elegantly simple sketches. His…Read More »
Designer, writer and educator Heather Corcoran presents her poetic take on data visualization in this body of work that explores the passing of time based on observation, indexes, and time-based numerical data.Date: March 26, 2016 - May 21, 2016…Read More »
Breathe is presented by the Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The Millstone Foundation and Missouri Arts Council. In this collaborative mixed-media exhibition, Maria Ojascastro and Rudy Zapf exhibit…Read More »