Public Art Commission
September 18, 2009
Commissioners: Bussell, Edson, Markell, Wynkoop, Wilkerson, Voisin (council liaison), Seltzer (staff liaison)
Chair Bussell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m.
Approval of the August and September minutes were approved with corrections.
Sweatfree Art Exhibit
Wes Brain requested the Public Art Commission endorse an art exhibit of nine paintings of garment workers from around the work by artist Janet Essley. The exhibit would reflect the recently resolution adopted by the Council which restricts the City from doing business with contractors or subcontracts who engage in sweatshop labor practices.
The commission agreed to endorse the exhibit for November 6 if appropriate space could be founds. Brain will provide to the City of
PAC will work with Brain to identify a location with space for the exhibit.
M/S Wilkerson/Markell move to approve endorsing sweatfree art exhibit subject to identifying a location with appropriate space.
PAC sub committee will meet on Tuesday, September 22 at the
Utility Box Painting Project
The commission discussed how to implement phase 2 of the project including discussion about funding, timing, involvement of SOU and ASD neighborhoods.
Markell and Edson will meet to identify three possible options to move forward and bring the options of the October meeting for full discussion.
The commission reviewed the goals identified in the Master Plan and the progress of the goals. Bussell is working with the Park Commission to develop policy about public art (and how to define public art) on parkland. She gave an example of tile work at Daniel Meyer pool or decorative fencing separating playgrounds for other areas of a park.
Wilkerson suggested restating goal #2 by providing a letter or memo to be included in planning pre-application packages offering PAC guidelines to developers who might want to incorporate public art into their projects. Wilkerson will draft the memo.
Bussell suggested someone contact the gallery association requiring an article in the October issue about the recent public art activities. Markell will make the contact.
Edson recently returned from Guanajuato
The PAC reviewed the work they agree to take on during this meeting:
Commissioners will meet separately and develop proposals and timelines for review in October.
Meeting adjourned at 9:50
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, November 20