Public Art Commission
November 19, 2003
Regular Meeting Minutes
Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way 8:00 a.m.
Commissioners Bayard, Benson, Todd, Jorgensen, Dvora, Wilkerson, Jackson (Council liaison), Seltzer (Staff liaison) were present.
Claudia Rochelle (sp?)
Call to Order
Bayardcalled the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. Todd m/s to approve minutes of October 1. The commission welcomed David Wilkerson, to the group.
1) Policies and Procedures
Bayard reported that it appears that the group is in agreement with Chapter IV, Art in Public Places as he did not receive any changes to the draft.
2) Gateway Island
Dvora reported that the committee has identified four components to the Calle Public Art project:
1) The overlook area at Granite Street level at the top of the proposed stairs.
2) Rotating sculpture garden
3) Wall niche for art
4) Stairway hand rail
There was some discussion from the group on whether or not to incorporate Guanjuato artists in the overall project and/or to invite participation in only one area of the Calle, such as the overlook area. There was much discussion on the need for public input. Wilkerson cautioned that before asking for public input, the commission must be very clear as to what input it is asking of the public.
The commission endorsed the identified four components of the project. Jackson asked for a written proposal from the sub-committee elaborating on the project and proposed timelines. Dvora passed out her notes from the sub-committee meeting.
Bayard reported that the group proposes to request money in the 2004-05 budget from the general fund to finance public art specifically the projects already identified. Jackson explained that a balanced budget must be presented including existing funds (McGee memorial and proposed contributions for the Arnie Krigel Memorial Sculpture Garden).
Jackson and Seltzer met with Finance Director Lee Tuneberg to discuss the budget process. Jackson will introduce the idea to council in December and include it in the council goal discussion in January.
Jackson distributed a draft proposal for funding. There was much discussion about the actual dollar amounts proposed and how they were determined.
6) Memorial Giving
Todd presented a draft chapter on Memorial Giving to be included in the Policies and Procedures guide. There was not time left in the meeting for the group to review the document. It will be revisited in December.
Dvora recommended the rotating sculpture garden in the Calle be dedicated as the Arnie Krigel Sculpture Garden. The group agreed with the idea as did Alan Oppenheimer on behalf of the Krigel family.
December 17, 2003
Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.