Design of COCA Renovation and Expansion Enormously Collaborative, Wonderfully Challenging

By Jeff Ryan, AIA On June 8, the renovation phase of COCA’s Create Our Future project officially opened to the public, and the expansion phase was symbolically initiated with a spectacular ceremonial groundbreaking event. Through the event’s personal testimonies, the remarks by key project supporters, and the extraordinary student performances, the COCA community’s energy, passion,… Read More

The Saint Louis Visionary Awards celebrates the numerous contributions and achievements of women professionals who work in or support the arts in the greater St. Louis region. This year, Yvonne Osei, our Curator in Residence at COCA was selected as the 2018 Visionary Award recipient for Emerging Artist. Upon receiving her award on April 23… Read More

By Kelly Pollock Typically, when people think of “philanthropy” it conjures ideas of the wealthiest Americans who have the ability to dig into their deep pockets to deploy resources for causes they care about. While notable philanthropists such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Gates and Oprah have had a considerable impact in our country, the reality is… Read More