Public Art Commission
October 19, 2007
Commissioners: Markell, Bussell,
Pugh, Wilkerson, Anderson
Carissa Moddison, Pete Belcastro, Michael Donovan
Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m. Minutes of 9/21/07 approved Douglas/Bussell
Markell invitied Michael Donovan to speak. Donovan is the incoming chair of the Ashland Rotary Club. The Club commissioned the ¡°Welcome to
Donovan expressed that the collaboration is an opportunity for the various service clubs in
PAC will keep the Ashland Rotary apprised of the process as they move ahead. Donovan asked that a member of Rotary be included in the process. The PAC assured him that at least one member if not more would be included as well as representatives from other service clubs.
Pete Belcastro explained to the PAC that the Elk¡¯s Club building in
Markell pointed out to both Donovan and Belcastro that the PAC did not have funds for these projects. Both replied that they believed Rotary and Elks would assist financially.
Bussell updated the group on reposirs to Nourishing our Community. She explained two options; repair the piece in the manner it was originally constructed ($500 şu $1500) or redo the piece with a single piece of basalt as the other two columns are constructed ($3000). Markell noted that any change would require the permission of the artist and suggested that the artist, Lonnie Feather< be contacted and asked if she would like to redo the piece for $3000. Bussell will follow through and report back.
Brief discussion about Lloyd Haines ¡°gift of art¡±. Longshare was disappointed that he did not attend the meeting. Hardesty commented that while Haines did not follow public process she does recognize the importance of enhancing an area where people want to go rather than avoid.
Brief discussion to change the meeting time; it was agreed to keep it as is.
Brief discussion about the presentation of the Public Art Master Plan to the City Council on Monday November 19. The group will meet on Wednesday, November 7 to discuss the presentation and divide the work. Seltzer will notify PAC when the final draft is printed and available.
Next regular meeting is Friday, November 16.
Meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.