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Public Art Commission

Friday, March 21, 2008

Meeting Notes

Public Art Commission

March 21, 2008




Commissioners:  Markell, Bussell, Longshore, Seltzer (staff liaison), Hardesty (council liaison)



Pugh, Anderson, Wilkerson, Douglas



Midge Thierolff and Tom Phillips


Chair Markell called meeting to order at 8:20 a.m. 


Citizen Issues

Midge and Tom gave an update to the PAC about the progress of the Carol Wheeldon memorial bench.  Markell will draft a letter of support of the project to staff and send copies to the Bike and Ped Commission and Historic Commission.  The letter will include a statement about how the project meets one of the goals of the PAC.


Gift of Public Art

Seltzer updated the PAC on the council action re: approving the PAC recommendation to accept Lloyd Haines gift of public art.  Staff has put the project “in the queue” and will work with Haines to secure appropriate permits.


Funding of Public Art

Seltzer advised the PAC that public art funding will be on the Council agenda for April 15 and clarified some of the funding language submitted to the council.


Economic and Cultural Grant Application

Bussell and Markell have drafted the application for a request of $5000 for the Bellevue School art project.  The Schools Foundation has committed $2000 toward the project as part of the artist in schools program.  The deadline for the application is today at 4:00.  Bussell will finalize the application.


The funds will be used for artist payment ($4000) and materials ($3000).


In addition, SOU has expressed support for the project.



Seltzer gave a brief update on repairs for Nourishing our Community.  Due to problems with the purchased basalt a new piece needs to be purchased and delivered.  Cost $500. 


Meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.


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