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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:33 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

9:15 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 (7:40)

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

 

Nina Ferrigno

 

 

X

Mary Greaves

X

 

 

Judith Mann

X

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

Gerry Welch, Mayor

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Bradley, seconded by Mr. Ahearn to approve the minutes of August  11, 2009.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, EVANS, GREAVES, MANN

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: DRISSELL, FERRIGNO

The August 11, 2009 minutes were approved.

 

PLAN FOR PUBLIC ART - OUTLINE

Mayor Welch distributed copies of the outline.  The Commission discussed the need for establishing a mission and goals. 

 

Mayor Welch mentioned that one of the outcomes of the Crossroads Business District study is that they are looking for public art in the district. Mr. Allen, Ms. Bradley, Ms. Evans and a Webster University representative will work on putting together a list of artists for public art.

 

YEAR OF THE ARTS

A subcommittee made up of Mr. Ahearn, Ms. Bakker and Ms. Mann will get together to draft a letter to arts groups, draft a press release, and work on the Year of the Arts. They will get together in the next week.

 

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The commission discussed potential dates for the event. Two dates in January will be put before the recipient.

 

The deadline for the Awards of Excellence has been extended by one week.

 

The City and Community Arts Foundation application for the Kresge grant was denied.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.