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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:04 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:35 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Davis Allen

X

 

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Marilynne Bradley

X

 

 

Don Drissell

X

 

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

 

Judith Mann

X

 

 

Meg Nash

X

 

 

Peter Sargent

 

 

X

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Nash, seconded by Ms. Bradley, to approve the minutes of September 9, 2008

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, MANN, NASH

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: SARGENT

The September 9, 2008 minutes were approved.

 

REVISITING WEBSTER 20/20: A VISION FOR THE ARTS

The Commission discussed the Arts Directory created by Ms. Bakker, including funding for the project. 

 

The Commission discussed celebrating 2010 as a Year of the Arts, and integrating an arts component into City events throughout the year.

 

It was suggested by Mayor Welch that the Commission come up with a couple of ideas to move forward.  The Commission discussed additional public art and an arts center as key ideas.

 

A subgroup was assembled to identify locations for public art within the City.  A group was also assembled to come up with a list of potential artists or pieces. 

 

The Commission will visit Brother Mel at his gallery on October 28, 2008.  Ms. Bradley is organizing the visit. 

 

OTHER ISSUES

Mr. Drissell stated that they have 12 submissions for the Awards of Excellence.  They have been juried already. Ten awards have been decided on and will be handed out on November 20, at 7 p.m., at the Hawken House History Center Barn. 

 

Mayor Welch and Ms. Mann will contact the nominee for the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award to see when he is available for a reception. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.