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Public Arts Commission Regular Meeting

Minutes
Friday, November 16, 2018

ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES 
November 16, 2018
 
CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Friend called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
 
Commissioners Present: Staff Present:
Dana Bussell
Sandra Friend
Richard Newman
Allison Renwick
Stanley Smith
Andy Stallman
Fotini Kaufman, Assistant Planner




 
   
Absent Members: Council Liaison:
Thomas Fuhrmark Stephen Jensen
 
INTRODUCTIONS
Jeff Phillips introduced himself and provided his background as a curator and art administrator in Los Angeles.
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
Commissioners Bussell/Newman m/s to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting October 19, 2018.  Voice Vote: all AYES. Motion passed.
 
PUBLIC FORUM - None
 
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT 
Councilor Jensen provided an update on the elections, the Uber debate, taxi certification and recent changes to overnight shelters in Ashland. Pioneer Hall would no longer provide overnight shelter but would serve meals six days a week.
 
PROJECT UPDATES
  • Allison Historic Markers Project - now Marking Ashland Places (MAP) Project
Commissioner Renwick explained the Joint Committee chose five sites to place plaques in the sidewalk.  They had started the request for proposal (RFP) process.  Commission comment suggested publicizing in the Ashland Gallery Guide and meeting with the Parks Commission regarding the Hub sculpture.  Other comments suggested an option of using COR-TEN steel for the plaques.  The Commission wanted to limit the number of design concepts requested of an artist.
 
PAC WORK PLAN
Commission-Chair Friend reminded everyone of the Strategic Planning Meeting on November 30, 2018.  The meeting could run to 3:00 p.m.  
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
The Commission discussed covering the electric boxes in the Theater Corridor.  Commission Comment did not want to detract from the Velocity sculpture.  The Commission discussed the potential for the Velocity Sculpture to sag from people hanging from the sculpture. The feedback regarding the sculpture had mostly been positive.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Meeting adjourned at 9:01 a.m.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
Next meeting:  December 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.
Strategic Planning Meeting:  November 30, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Submitted by,
Fotini Kaufman
Assistant Planner
 

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