Public Art Commission
September 21, 2007
Commissioners: Markell, Bussell, Pugh, Douglas,
Hardesty (council liaison)
Carissa Moddison, Mark Mularz, Midge Thierolf
Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m. Minutes of 8/17/07 approved Bussell/Pugh
Markell introduced graphic designer Mark Mularz. Mularz presented and circulated his graphic design concept for the Master Plan. He invited commissioners to send to him public art images that may be appropriate to include in the design. Seltzer to send Mularz final document once approved by the PAC and proofread. Discussion about printing and it was agreed that since the first round of printing will be limited (approximately 30 copies) Wilkerson agreed to print and Mularz will bind.
Seltzer advised the group that they are on the agenda for the City Council Study Session on Monday, November 19 and possibly on the regular meeting agenda on Tuesday, November 20.
Midge Thierolf spoke to the group about the plans to create a memorial, consisting of two benches and a shade tree, for former councilor Carole Wheeldon on the gateway island. She felt is was important and appropriate to keep the PAC involved in the plans as Wheeldon believed in the importance of process and communication. Thierolf will return and present the bench design plans to the PAC for their input and approval.
The group discussed and commented on the DRAFT Public Art Master Plan. It was agreed that commissioners will send corrections to Seltzer. M/S
Much discussion about the Lloyd Haines murals. Members were upset that Haines has been quoted as saying the Public Art Commission ‘backed away from the project” and has implied that the PAC dropped the ball. Wilkerson will draft letter to the editor from the
Council has recently been discussing increasing the TOT tax. By State law, a portion of all TOT money must be spent on tourism. Councilor Hardesty has encouraged the PAC, via email, to submit information to her about how public art enhances tourism as it may be possible to comply with the State requirement by using a portion of the increase to fund public art as it relates to tourism. Members will research and submit comments to Seltzer. Markell will finalize and send to Hardesty.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.