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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Monday, June 6, 2011

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:20 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:45.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 (7:25)

 

Nina Ferrigno

X

 

 

Mary Greaves

 

 

X

Judith Mann

 

 

X

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch, Council Liaison

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Bradley, seconded by Ms. Bakker, to approve the minutes of May 2, 2011.

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: EVANS, GREAVES, MANN

The April 4, 2011 minutes were approved.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS

The Commission discussed giving this year’s award to Esley Hamilton. 

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bakker, seconded by Ms. Bradley to nominate Esley Hamilton for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, FERRIGNO

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: GREAVES, MANN

 

Mayor Welch will address the possibility of having the ceremony during the Arts Weekend with those working on Arts Weekend. 

 

CONTINUED PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION

The Commission is meeting again with SWT on the 9th.

 

The Commission looked again at their map and criteria for public art locations from the ArtWays Plan.  It would be great to have a priority list when we go to donors. 

 

Mayor Welch stated that at Art & Air the previous weekend, she got 19 donors for a Kevin Trobaugh kinetic piece for the Elm/Big Bend area in Crossroads. She was able to get the donors because they could see the piece and knew where it might go.

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bradley, seconded by Mr. Ahearn to move forward with the piece and take it to City Council for approval. 

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, FERRIGNO

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: GREAVES, MANN

 

The Commission discussed the process for the Magel piece. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS UPDATES

 Night at the Opera - Mr. Allen stated that Night at the Opera tickets are available through the 20th, with the performance on the 22nd.

 

Art & Air - Had many volunteers and went well, though it was very warm. 

 

Arts Weekend – October  29. Organization is coming along. 

 

Community Days Float – Ms. Bradley stated that there are two floats.  One for the Arts Commission/Foundation and one for America in Bloom. 

 

Chamber Music Festival – Ms. Ferrigno stated that the Festival is June 23-25. Tickets are available.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.