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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Monday, September 20, 2010

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:07 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:35 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Davis Allen

 

X (8:05)

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Marilynne Bradley

X

 

 

Don Drissell

X

 

 

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 16, 2010.

AYES: AHEARN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, FERRIGNO, MANN

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: ALLEN, EVANS, GREAVES

The August 16, 2010 minutes were approved.

 

PUBLIC ART PLAN – PRESENTATION - REVIEW

The Commission discussed the presentation of the public art plan that occurred before the City Council. Mr. Drissell and Mr. Allen gave the presentation. There was discussion over follow-up with Lutheran Senior Services, Webster Univ ersity, potential for a percent for art tax and the dissemination of the brochures.  Additional discussion on where/how many brochures to print will take place at the October meeting.

 

BROTHER MEL DEDICATION

The Commission discussed potential dates for the dedication.  It was decided that the Commission will check on Brother Mel’s availability on October 21, which would coincide with the beer and wine tasting in Old Orchard.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD NOMINATION

The Commission discussed potential nominees and will pursue the possibility of Jonathan Franzen.

 

MISCELLANEOUS UPDATES

Mr. Ahearn discussed the Caston Ballet Academie event – The Art of Ballet.  The preview will be October 15 with the opening on the 16th at the Old Orchard Gallery.

 

Mr. Drissell gave details on upcoming dates for the Awards of Excellence.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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