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Public Arts Commission Regular Meeting

Minutes
Friday, August 17, 2018

ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
MINUTES  
August 17, 2018
 
CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Sandra Friend called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
 
Commissioners Present: Staff Present:
Dana Bussell
Sandra Friend
Thomas Fuhrmark
Richard Newman
Allison Renwick
Stanley Smith
Andy Stallman
Fotini Kaufman, Assistant Planner






 
Absent Members: Council Liaison:
  Steve Jensen, absent

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Commissioner Bussell/Renwick m/s to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting July 20, 2018.  Voice Vote: all AYES. Motion passed.
 
PUBLIC FORUM - None
 
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT – None  
 
PROJECT UPDATES
  • Velocity Installation Date and Welcoming Event
​Chair Friend explained the installation of the art piece Velocity was slated for mid-October. 
  • Value of Public Art update
​Commissioner Fuhrmark distributed an outline and narrative of the Value of Public Art presentation.  The Commission viewed the presentation, provided feedback and clarified the intent.
 
PAC WORK PLAN
  • Historic Markers Update
​Commissioner Renwick explained the Historic Commission did not meet in August.  They would ask for volunteers to join the sub-committee at their September meeting.  Commissioners Stallman and Smith would attend the Historic Commission meeting in September with Commissioner Renwick.  Ms. Kaufman would distribute GIS maps of City parklands to the Commission to determine site locations.  The Commission discussed marker possibilities for the Railroad District.  They went on to discuss re-naming the project to express the public art angle. 
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS – None
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
Chair Friend responded to an inquiry regarding the Welcoming Event for Velocity.  She suggested discussing event details at a later date.  She would send the Commission photos of the fabrication process currently underway in Gordon Huether’s studio.
 
Audience member Dan Fellman was interested in joining the Commission when a vacancy became available.  He had background in engineering and public construction.  He thought the public art process could benefit from his experience navigating the technical and liability issues involved in putting structures in public spaces.  He cited Gather, the first proposed art piece for the Gateway Island Project as an example.  The Commission shared background on why the sculpture Gather was not chosen.  They went on to explain the public art selection process, the role of the City’s Engineering Division, and the decision making authority of the City Council.
 
Next meeting:  September 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Meeting adjourned at 10:08 a.m.
 
Submitted by,
Fotini Kaufman
Assistant Planner

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