Public Art Commission
April 21, 2004
Regular Meeting Minutes
Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way 8:15 a.m.
Commissioners Bayard, Todd, Jorgensen, Benson, Wilkerson, Jackson, Young (Council liaison), Seltzer (Staff liaison)
Approval of minutes
Minutes of March 17 were approved. Bayard motion, Wilkerson second.
Call to Order
Todd called the meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Funding: Todd (chair), Benson, Bayard, Jackson
Calle: Bayard (chair), Young, Wilkerson
Policy/Procedures: Bayard (chair), Todd
McGee memorial: Jorgensen (chair), Bayard, Young
Gateway: Wilkerson (chair), Longshore, Jackson
Neighborhood/Community Benson (chair), Longshore, Young
Todd explained that the new subcommittee, Neighborhood/Community would focus on placing public art in Ashland neighborhoods, identify possible locations and generate interest and involvement from the neighborhood residents.
Benson gave an update on the Calle project. There was some discussion as to how to proceed with fund raising: whether to focus on raising funds for a specific project such as the Calle overlook or for a general fund for all public art.
Young clarified that the Lithia Artisans Guild has contributed $13,000 towards the restoration of the Calle and has earmarked $3,000 for public art in the Calle.
The commission discussed the importance of establishing a timeline to include, construction, fundraising efforts, call for artists and more. This will be covered by the Calle subcommittee. Bayard expressed interest in involving the public art study group in the fund raising efforts.
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