Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Introducing the 2011 Riverfront Times MasterMind Award winners 

It has been four years since Riverfront Times inaugurated our MasterMind Awards, and by now the process has attained a degree of familiarity — at our end, anyway.

The call for nominees. The impatience. The slow but steady response. The brainstorming. The deciding. The second thoughts. The deciding again.

And then, ten days before the issue goes to press, the phone calls to the four winners. These too have a certain sameness, from call to call, from year to year. But when it's done, when the profiles have been written and edited, the portraits shot, the Fall Arts supplement laid out — four years in, the process remains an exciting and gratifying one.

The reason, of course, is simple: New year, new MasterMinds. People (or partnerships) doing all they can to engage us, getting by mostly on passion and aspiration — how could one fail to get a jolt out of that?

At RFT we feel lucky to be able to recognize these smart, creative, determined and resilient St. Louisans and show our admiration and appreciation for what they do.

And, oh yeah, give 'em each a thousand bucks, absolutely no strings attached.

Here, then, are your 2011 MasterMind Award winners:

Angela Mitchell, writer

Sam Coffey, Carson Minow, Ryan Frank and Mike Broy (First Punch Film Production)

Peter Pranschke, artist

James and Brea McAnally (the Luminary Center for the Arts)

Please join us in congratulating them — with food, drink, entertainment and, yes, live body painting — at this year's fourth annual Artopia gala, which takes place tonight, Thursday, August 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 2720 Cherokee. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via our website at www.riverfronttimes.com/artopia, where you'll find more info about the party.

In the meantime, please click through to read our profiles of this year's MasterMinds. These are people worth getting to know.

Tom Finkel, editor

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation