Public Art Commission
July 17, 2009
Commissioners: Bussell, Edson, Markell, Wynkoop, Pugh, Wilkerson, Longshore, Voisin (Council Liaison), Seltzer (staff liaison)
Absent: Wilkerson, Longshore, Voisin (Council Liaison)
Chair Bussell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Former city councilor Alice Hardesty informed the PAC she intends to purchase the sculpture “Gift” by Wataru Sugiyama currently on display on the Calle Guanajuato staircase. She offered the piece as a gift of public art to the City of
Gifts of public art to the city are allowed by AMC 2.17.100 pending a recommendation by the Public Art Commission and approval by the City Council.
Hardesty requests the piece be re-located to the Japanese garden in
Hardesty and Bussell will attend the Parks Commission study session on Monday, July
Hardesty also requests a dedication of the piece in mid-October.
Wynkoop/Edson M/S acceptance of the gift of public art. PAC voted to accept the gift.
Next steps: Seltzer will prepare an agenda item for council approval at the August 4 city council meeting based on the recommendation of the
Loan of Public Art
At the June PAC meeting, the commission heard from property owner Jerry Garland and from artist Kevin Cristman about the placement of public art on private property.
They proposed to site Christman’s sculpture Alchemy of Light in front of the property owned by
AMC 2.17.120 allows for the loan and placement of public art on private property with a written legal agreement between the City and property owner. The PAC has determined the site is appropriate and has accepted the loan of the sculpture. The City Attorney has drafted Public Art Easement.
Next step: Seltzer will prepare an agenda item for the council approval for the City Council meeting on August 4.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.
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