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Public Arts Commission Regular Meeting

Minutes
Friday, February 15, 2019

  
ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
MINUTES
February 15, 2019
 
CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Friend called the meeting to order at 8:01 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
 
Commissioners Present:   Staff Present:
Sandra Friend
Thomas Fuhrmark
Richard Newman
Jeff Phillips
Allison Renwick
Stanley Smith
Andy Stallman
 
  Fotini Kaufman, Associate Planner






 
Absent Members:   Council Liaison:
    Stephen Jensen, left at 9:27 a.m.
     
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.  Public Arts Commission regular meeting of January 18, 2019.
 
Commissioners Renwick/Stallman m/s to approve the minutes of January 18, 2019. Voice Vote:  ALL AYES. Motion passed.
 
PUBLIC FORUM   
 
Mike Gardiner/Chair of the Parks Commission/Explained the Parks and Recreation Department was researching
installing a large scale Japanese Lantern in Lithia Park.
 
Joel Heller/Parks Commissioner/Would serve as a Commission Liaison between the Public Arts Commission and the Parks Commission.
 
INTRODUCTIONS
  • Priscilla Franco – Art on Fire
Spoke to an art exhibit she had seen in Fairbanks, Alaska on Wildfire.  She thought Ashland could host a similar exhibit
with the help of the Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service.  The Exhibit could focus on fuel management practices, wildfire prevention and recovery.
 
  • Johnna Pope – Executive Director, Ashland Art Center
Senior Planner Brandon Goldman who served as a board member of Ashland Art Center introduced Johnna Pope.  The Ashland Art Center was a non-profit, cooperative studio space for artists that provided education, outreach and art programming.  Ms. Pope’s goal was further connecting the Art Center with local schools and providing scholarships and access to art classes for local students.
 
COUNCIL LIAISON  
Councilor Jensen provided a Council report on the City possibly retrofitting City Hall for seismic activity and budget constraints due to PERS.  He spoke to the Ashland Canal Project and improving conditions for local homeless individuals.  City Council would most likely override the Mayor’s veto on ride share services.  He commented on the mean-spiritedness of social media regarding the issue.
 
PROJECT UPDATES
  • Allison – MAP Project update
The Request for Qualification (RFQ) was almost complete and ready for the Commission to review.  The Parks Commission was hesitant to give blanket approval to the Hub sculpture without seeing the final design.  Commissioner Renwick would tour some of the Andrews-Lefevre projects in New York City during her visit in April.
The PAC would coordinate with the Parks Commission and the Historic Commission on the MAP Project and Hub Sculpture location.   
  • Velocity Update (added agenda item)
Chair Friend explained the Gordon Huether Studio would send a schedule regarding repairs to Velocity soon.  They planned to reinforce the footings and shorten the arm that was compromised at the top of the stairs.
 
PAC WORK PLAN
  • Identify Lead Commissioners to develop Goal 2/Objective 1/Strategies 1,2,3
Commissioner Phillips had begun work on Strategy 3. Commissioners Newman, Phillips and Chair Friend would start working the strategies involving the RFQ.
 
DISCUSSION - None
 
ADJOURNMENT
Meeting adjourned at 9:39 a.m.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
Next meeting:  March 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m.
 
Submitted by,
Fotini Kaufman
Associate Planner
 

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