Public Art Commission
April 21, 2006
Commissioners: Bayard, Longshore, Gay, Wilkerson, Benson
Seltzer (Staff Liaison), A. Amarotico (council liaison), D. Amarotico (parks liaison)
Chair Benson called the meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Minutes of 3/17/06 approved. M/S Bayard/Gay
Tony Coppi is a student at SOU. His capstone project involves creating an art wall at the Skateboard Park. Citizens would be permitted to use the wall as a canvas and skateboarders can use the wall as a skate ramp. Longshore encouraged him to attend the PAC meetings to get a sense of what is involved to implement the concept. Benson stated that there are many considerations including who will maintain the wall, regulate content etc. Coppi is eager to learn about the process and challenges.
The plaque for the Krigel has been ordered. New covers, for mounting the sculptures, are being fabricated for the pedestals. Installation cannot occur until PAC receives notice that the pieces are insured by the city. Insurance costs will be paid with Krigel funds. Seltzer will check with city for insurance update.
Excavation and installation of the piece will occur the week of May 8. The plaque has been ordered and we are waiting for a proof from Hagen Fine Arts. Discussion about the unveiling of the piece and it was agreed that the event does not need to occur the week of installation. Longshore will check with the artists to determine a time when she can return to Ashland for an unveiling at a later date. Longshore and Seltzer will prepare information for media.
Policy and Procedures
Drafts will continue and Bayard, Longshore and Gay will meet sometime this summer to review and compile a final draft.
Downtown Planning Process
Wilkerson encouraged PAC to attend the downtown planning meetings to occur the week of April 24.
It is unlikely that the PAC will receive funding for master planning. Gay suggested that PAC could do the work themselves.
Grant deadline is August 15. PAC to consider funding request and determine at May meeting who will write and spearhead the grant request.
This was the last meeting for Bayard and Benson. Both were active in the Public Art study group which was instrumental in forming the Public Art Commssion and both are original members of the PAC. They were thanked for their service on behalf of Ashland
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.