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Public Art Commission regular meeting

Minutes
Friday, August 15, 2008

Minutes

Public Art Commission

August 15, 2008

Regular Meeting

Attendance:

Commissioners:  Markell, Bussell, Longshore, Wilkerson

 

Absent:

Pugh, Seltzer, Hardesty

 

Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m. 

 

Citizen Issues:

  • The PAC will “so-sponsor” the event titled SOOS with the Ashland Artisan Gallery and Art Center
  • The PAC will endorse Glen Hill’s “Silk Road Project” and will lend support to Mr. Hill as he seeks further approvals through the City.
  • Seltzer and Markell will draft a letter of support and have it state that the PAC offers to attend meetings with Mr. Hill during the approval process if he so desires. (PAC availability subject to dates and times of meetings.)

 

Minutes approved for May 16 and June 20 meetings M/S Longshore Wilkerson

 

Calle Guanajuato Update

  • Can Public Works move the pedestal?
  • Call to artists available to artists in Jackson County, Josephine county and the state of Jefferson
  • There will not be a theme
  • It will be necessary to include the appropriate size and scale of requested sculpture.  Size of pedestal should be included in the RFP

Timeline (2009)

  • Advertising teasers sent out in November and December of 2008.  Publication ides:
  • City Source, Deadlines
  • RFP advertised in January
  • Application deadline in March
  • Selection process to take place in April
  • Artist notified at the end of April
  • Installation of sculpture May and June of 2009

 

Utility Box Update

Action: Based on the discussion today, the PAC will move forward on a grant application due in September to the JCCC to fund a project titled “Reflections of Ashland: Utility Box Beautification Project: Phase 1  M/S Wilkerson/Bussell

 

Approximately 5 or 6 boxes have been identified by the electrical department as: appropriate: for the Phase 1 project.  A few more boxes will be identified.  It is the hope of the PAC to give artist involved in this project a small stipend.  It was suggested that some of the grant money be used to pay a professional painter to prep and prime the boxes.

 

Downtown Task Force

Action: The PAC would like for Ann Seltzer to follow-up with Bill Molnar to ensure that there is language included in the final report made by the Downtown Task Force that exempts public art from the sign code.  M/S Wilkerson/Longshore

Bussell is a member of the Downtown Task Force and requested that public art be exempt from the sign code.

 

Next meeting, September 19 8:15 a.m.

 

Meeting adjourned: 9:30

 

 

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