Vision Statement: Adding Joy to People's Lives.
CALL TO ORDER: Chair Gaughan called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
INFORMATIONAL REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONERS, SUBCOMMITTEES, LIAISONS AND STAFF - NONE
B. CONSENT CALENDAR
Motion to approve the consent calendar.
C. SCHEDULED MATTERS:
Discussion regarding the process and policy of the Public Art Wall program ensued. It was suggested that some verbiage be changed to reflect some new ideas.
Brian had suggested using volunteers. He said there are grants out there for City Art Programs or possibly using High School kids who are interested in going into an art program. He just feels the art wall project right now is “flat lined.” Jack Gaughan said the high school does have an art docent program.
1. Is the Art Wall open to review? Yes it is.
2. What is the Art Commissions role concerning the Art Wall?
The procedure came through the Arts Commission review about two years ago. At that time the Art Wall was not set up to be exhibited like you would in a gallery. Unfortunately, the City does not have the man power/money at this time to designate someone as the curator/Arts Manager.
Changes can be made to this policy/procedure of the art wall; however, it needs be something that the Arts Commission can defend and sell to the City Council.
It was suggested by Jack that maybe we can do 6-8 showing of art instead of the 4 we have designated now per year.
3. Can the Arts Commission review the Art Wall and submit proposed changes to City Council? Yes.
Jack suggested a committee could be formed on the outside to discuss and work on this matter.
C.2 ACTION ITEM: Discuss and approve a date for the January – March 2014 Public Art Wall reception. (P. Scherff)
Motion to approve the date of January 10, 2014 for the January – March Public Art Wall reception from 6 – 7:30 pm with an alternate date of January 7, 2014.
C.3 DISCUSSION ITEM: Discuss previously presented public art pieces and the possibility of its future use. (P. Scherff)
Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, discussed with the Commission a question posed by Danny Senn in regards to using a previously presented public art piece.
Nothing legally was found against using what was presented in the past; however, it was said by Jack that it wouldn’t be so bad to see what new ideas would be presented and the artists that were not used from the past could also re-present their projects again that were not selected, should it be fitting for the area in need. Danny agreed with Jack and said when he initially asked the question it was just out of curiosity and a technical thing.
D. OLD BUSINESS: NONE
E. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
G. REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
I. COMMISSION REQUESTED ITEM(S)
II. NEW REQUEST(S)
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