ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
CALL TO ORDER:
November 16, 2018
Chair Friend called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
|Fotini Kaufman, Assistant Planner
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Meeting adjourned at 9:01 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
December 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.
Strategic Planning Meeting:
November 30, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.