ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Sandra Friend called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
April 20, 2018
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Chair Friend made a correction to page 2 of the minutes of March 16, 2018. On the last sentence of the third paragraph, she replaced “that had” with “there was.” Page 2, paragraph four, she removed the following sentence “Council had already approved the piece.” Also on page 2, Commission Bussell removed “Commissioner Bussell presented pictures of the wall that will be painted,” from the first paragraph. Chair Friend requested the title, Council Liaison Report, change to Council Report until a new Council Liaison was appointed.
Commissioners Garrington/Newman m/s to approve the minutes from March 16, 2018, as amended. Voice Vote: all AYES. Motion passed.
Chair Friend introduced Stanley Smith and Andy Stallman who were interested in serving on the Commission. Mr. Smith shared his background in art.
PUBLIC FORUM - None
The Commission explained the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) funding process and other funding mechanisms the Commission used to fund art with Mr. Smith and Mr. Stallman.
Value of Public Art
Commissioner Fuhrmark provided an update and sought input on the Value of Public Art presentation that included video, narrative, and images. The Commission gave feedback and made suggestions. The next steps involved putting the presentation together and reaching out to more individuals for interviews.
Going Public: Public Art Development Workshop
Chair Friend discussed logistics for the workshop April 21, 2018 with Commissioners Bussell and Garrington. The meet and greet would happen at Liquid Assets 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Update on Autumn Splendor
Ms. Kaufman informed the Commission that the artist would repair the art piece in a couple of weeks.
Chair Friend met with Public Works Superintendent Mike Morrison regarding the plaque for the sculpture. There were three options:
||Fotini Kaufman, Assistant Planner
Staff did not recommend the third option. It was subject to theft. The Commission chose Option 1. The text for the plaque and size was yet to be determined. Information required on the plaque consisted of the title, artist, the date of completion or dedication, and the City of Ashland Public Arts Commission. The plaque would take four weeks to produce. The Commission was interested in having a simple dedication due to the location and traffic noise. Commissioner Garrington volunteered to select a boulder from the Parks and Recreation Department. Chair Friend would work with the artist on dates so she could attend the dedication.
COMMISSION ITEMS NOT ON AGENDA
Chair Friend provided an update on the Theater Corridor piece. A pipe was 49-inches below the location of the footing. The Artist was developing a workaround. Chair Friend went on to describe the art piece. They were currently in the permitting process.
This would be Commissioner Garrington’s last meeting on the Commission after six years. She shared her experiences as a Commissioner and expressed her gratitude.
COUNCIL REPORT - None
DISCUSSION ITEMS - None
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
Next meeting: May 18, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.
Meeting adjourned at 9:36 a.m.
- A bronze plaque embedded in a boulder.
- A plaque embedded in cement.
- A plaque standing upright.