CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Friend called the meeting to order at 8:01 a.m. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way.
ASHLAND PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION
February 15, 2019
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.
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.
||Fotini Kaufman, Associate Planner
||Stephen Jensen, left at 9:27 a.m.
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.
- Priscilla Franco – Art on Fire
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.
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.
- Johnna Pope – Executive Director, Ashland Art Center
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.
- Allison – MAP Project update
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
- Velocity Update (added agenda item)
Commissioner Phillips had begun work on Strategy 3. Commissioners Newman, Phillips and Chair Friend would start working the strategies involving the RFQ.
DISCUSSION - None
Meeting adjourned at 9:39 a.m.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:
Next meeting: March 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m.
- Identify Lead Commissioners to develop Goal 2/Objective 1/Strategies 1,2,3