April 19 Regular Meeting
Friday, April 19, 2013
Public Art Commission
April 19, 2013
Commissioners: Davis, Bussell, Friend, Hepford, Rosenthal (council), Seltzer (staff)
Garrington, Pugh, Capovilla
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 8:15 a.m.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes for March were approved
Review and prioritize draft Goals
The group discussed prioritizing the goals and comments were made that some goals could be combined. Friend and Seltzer will work to fine tune and combine goals where appropriate. Comments were made that goals are a guide to current and future workloads. The group focused its discussion on the current projects; specifically securing sculpture for the Calle, timeline, finalizing the RFQ for the Gateway project and preparing the report to the City Council.
Davis, Hepford and Bussell will work as a subcommittee on securing sculpture for the Calle with focus on researching current available sculpture and potential sculptors and then making a recommendation to the full commission on the amount of money that should be allocated, and whether or not to invite a specific sculptor or to issue an RFQ and whether to purchase a piece or commission a piece. The subcommittee will report to the full commission at the May meeting.
Davis volunteered to draft the report to be given to the City Council. Rosenthal encouraged her to focus on informing the Council about the Gateway project. Davis will prepare a draft for full commission review at the May meeting.
Friend will review the current goals as written and then meet with Seltzer to refine and combine goals, objectives and tactics where appropriate.
The commission briefly reviewed the various handouts including the draft Gateway RFQ, the DRAFT Mural Packet and the City of Medford Public Art Acquisition and Selection Policy. There was general agreement that a similar document would be useful.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30.