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Public Art Commission Regular Meeting

Minutes
Friday, May 19, 2017

Minutes
Public Art Commission
8:00 a.m.
May 19, 2017

Attendance
Commissioners: Merchant, Friend, Block-Brown, Bussell, Fuhrmark, Seltzer (staff liaison)
 
Absent
Garrington, Newman, Lemhouse (council liaison)
 
Minutes of the April 19 and April 21 meetings were approved with corrections. 
 
Selection Panel
The group discussed how to get the word out to the community to attend the presentation by Gordon Huether, Theater Corridor artist on July 31.  All agreed materials should be ready to go by July 5.
 
Bussell and Fuhrman will work on and distribute posters announcing the event. Friend will write a guest opinion piece and submit to the Daily Tidings.  Seltzer will post a news release on the City website, send it to the media and email the release with an invitation to city commissions.  Friend will make an announcement at Rotary. Seltzer will ask the Mayor to make an announcement at the July 18 council meeting. PAC will notify their contacts about the presentation.
 
The following was confirmed by the PAC.  A follow up email will be sent to each Selection Panel member in July.
 
  • Monday, July 31 Artist will present his concepts to the community at 6:00 in Council Chambers (Selection Panel will be required to attend this presentation)
  • Tuesday, August 1 Artist will present to the City Council at 7:00 
  • Friday, August 4 Selection Panel will meet to determine the preferred concept at 9:00 
  • September 5 City Council will determine which concept to approve. 
 
The Historic Commission will be notified of the artist presentation and the date of the City Council meeting for concept selection.
 
Watershed Art
Bussell updated the group on the installation of the Karen Rycheck piece which will occur in early June.  The WAG has identified a third location however the PAC felt it was too far up the trail.  After the meeting concluded the commissioners went to the Bandersnatch Trailhead and identified a preferred location for the third installation.  It was felt that their preferred location was more accessible to the general public that the location up the trail.  Bussell will send a letter to the WAG to inform the group of the preferred location and the expectation that the third installation will be the last installation along trails.  The PAC feels their efforts towards the installation of public art should be sited in areas accessible to the most number of people.
Bussell will also notify the Rogue Valley Runners Group since they expressed and interest and a concern of the placement of public art in the watershed. 
 
Goal Setting
Friend led the discussion and review of the goals identified by the PAC last fall.  The group identified timelines and deadlines for each of the goals.  Friend will make the edits for review at the next meeting.
 
Fuhrman will develop an outline for a visual presentation on “why public art” for PAC review. Friend will ask Zoccolla for photos or videos of her work on Threshold and Huether will be asked for the same once the final concept is approved. 
 
Selection Panel
The PAC brainstormed names of people to ask to set on the Selection Panel based on the requirements of AMC 2.29.100 which requires a mix of art professionals and enthusiasts, neighbors of the proposed installation and city staff.  The following names were proposed:
  • Pam Hammond neighbor of the project and served on the Beautification Committee
  • Sandra Slattery neighbor of the project
  • Scott Fleury city staff
  • Carlos Delgado architect
  • Christopher Acebo scenic designer OSF
  • David Humphry Director Center for the Arts SOU
  • Jennifer Longshore art history professor at SOU
 
PAC members will contact the above names to determine if they are willing to participate.
 
Artist Presentation
Monday, July 31 Artist will present his concepts to the community (Selection Panel will be required to attend this presentation)
Tuesday, August 1 Artist will present to the City Council
Friday, August 4 Selection Panel will meet to determine the preferred concept
September 5 City Council will determine which concept to approve. 
 
The Historic Commission will be notified of the artist presentation and the date of the City Council meeting for concept selection.
 
Meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
 
Next meeting date:
June 16

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