ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
CALL TO ORDER:
August 17, 2018
Chair Sandra Friend called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
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.
|Fotini Kaufman, Assistant Planner
||Steve Jensen, absent
COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT
- 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
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.
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.
Meeting adjourned at 10:08 a.m.