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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Monday, July 11, 2011

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:10 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:55 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

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. Bakker, seconded by Mr. Allen, to approve the minutes of June 6, 2011.

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

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, EVANS, GREAVES

The June 6, 2011 minutes were approved.

 

CONTINUED PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION

The Commission looked at the plans sent over by SWT.  Discussion included the possibility of working more with the existing trees, the pavers in the grass, the number of sculptures in the plan, the severity of the wall/angles, and focusing on the Magel piece.  Mr. Drissell will take the Commission comments to SWT. 

 

Mayor Welch spoke with Kevin Trobaugh about the Elm and Big Bend piece. He is working on a sketch. When we have a final sketch, we will go to Crossroads with the news.

 

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

The Awards of Excellence were kicked off last month. At this week’s Farmers Market, Mr. Drissell will be giving out information and applications in the Community booth. Applications are due in September.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS

Mayor Welch talked with Janice Seele, who thinks presenting the award on the Friday prior to the Arts Weekend is a great idea. Mr. Drissell will talk with Esley Hamilton about his availability on October 28.

 

ARTS WEEKEND

The next meeting is Wednesday, July 13, at 8 a.m.  The theme for this event is “Paint the Town.” People are needed to work on Development/Sponsorships and Volunteers.

 

NIGHT AT THE OPERA

The event was successful and fun again this year. The Commission discussed the possibility of getting started on this even earlier next year, so we can put information in flyers that parents would receive during the school year.

 

PARADE

The float was successful and won an award.  The Commission discussed the possibility of having the Lifetime Achievement Award winner ride in a car or on the float in the future. 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

This year’s festival was a big success.  Ms. Ferrigno stated that they are already working on next year. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS UPDATES

Mr. Ahearn stated that he read that Maplewood is contracting out to paint their electrical boxes. How could we do something similar?  Mayor Welch stated that it would have to go through City Council.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.