Public Art Commission
February 16, 2007
Commissioners: Markell, Bussell, Rickbone, Longshore, Pugh, Hardesty (council liaison) Seltzer (staff liaison)
Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Minutes of 1/19/07 approved with corrections Rickbone/Pugh
Bussell read the draft letter to SOU regarding cuts in art classes. The PAC agreed to submit the letter on behalf of the commission and made a few minor changes. Bussell will email the letter and hard deliver a hard copy.
General discussion about the Master Planning Community Forums. Estimated attendance over the two events was 25žu30 people. Guests were engaged, complimented the process, and commented on the presentations. Suggestions on follow up with attendees including thank you note and/or letting them know when the master plan document was completed and ready for distribution. Commissioners commented on the diverse suggestions for funding and creative artistic events such as pole banners, a Public Art month, painting electric boxes etc.
The group discussed next steps and who to include in the focus groups. It was decided to wait until the next meeting in order to have time to review the summary being prepared by Adrienne and Carrissa to determine what groups and/or topic might not have been captured in the process. Focus group suggestions include the business community on Hwy 66 and neighborhoods.
Carissa gave an overview of PAC public outreach to date and will continue to ”°record”± questionnaires and prepare a summary.
Hardesty suggested the group consider forming a non-profit and or a ”°Friends of Public Art”±. She explained that people are often more willing to contribute to a non-profit rather than to government. The group agreed this needs to be discussed and will include it as a future agenda item.
Seltzer reminded the group of the Commission Appreciation event scheduled for Monday, March 12 and the group agreed to display the two Public Art posters and have questionnaires available.
Next regular meeting is Friday, March 16.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.