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February 12, 2019

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on February 12, 2019. 

Members present:

Susan Ackley

David Baker

Victor Bruce

Joe Clark

Miryam Rojas

Michael Stock

Members absent:

Carol Guzman

Also present:

Angela Dorney, Recreation Director

Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant 

The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m.

Mr. Baker made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2019 meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Clark and unanimously approved. 

The Commission’s financial report was reviewed. 

Commission members agreed that the music and attendance (around 225) at both the Moonlight and Fireside concerts were great.  The number of food vendors at each concert was disappointing.  Ms. Rojas suggested having ambient music before the concerts as well as during intermission. 

Discussion turned to the utility boxes.  Ms. Rojas has contacted Alex Cushy, whose company Cushy Gigs has wrapped utility boxes and does murals, with samples distributed to members.  The company charges $550 with artwork provided and charges $800 for new artwork per utility box.  Mr. Bruce distributed artwork from artist Courtney Einhorn who expressed an interest in wraps as well as murals.  Mr. Clark introduced two artists, Brothers of Light, whose art is more narrative and graphic.  Ms. Rojas suggested wrapping seven utility boxes, budget permitting.  The following locations were identified: NE 2 Ave & 95 St, NE 2 Ave & 96 St, NE 2 Ave & 98 St, NE 2 Ave & 103 St, NW 2 Ave & 95 St, NW 2 Ave & 103 St and NE 6 Ave & 96 St. 

Mr. Bruce made a motion to approve the seven locations for wrapped utility boxes. Motion seconded by Ms. Rojas and unanimously approved. 

Mr. Stock made a motion to allocate $4200 from the Commission’s FY 2019 budget for the wrapped utility boxes. Motion seconded by Mr. Bruce and unanimously approved. 

Discussion turned to Gallery Night.  Ms. Ackley said due to an oversight that Village Hall lobby artist Leonor Anthony was not approved at the January meeting.  Mr. Stock made a motion to approve Leonor Anthony as the Village Hall lobby artist for Gallery Night.  Motion seconded by Mr. Clark and unanimously approved. 

Discussion turned to Unity Day.  The Commission has offered $100 to DCS for their students to facilitate a tie-dye booth.  Another option from Ms. Rojas is to have a simple needlepoint project for kids to do.  Mr. Stock said that the Commission could simply have a booth displaying a poster with upcoming events as another option.  Mr. Stock made a motion to approve $300 for Unity Day, which includes $100 to DCS, for a tie-dye booth.  Motion seconded by Ms. Rojas and unanimously approved. 

It was suggested having ambient music at Gallery Night at both Village Hall and Brockway Library.  Mr. Baker suggested having a cellist for the evening.  Ms. Rojas said the cellist could perform outside Village Hall and have the same music played at the library.  Mr. Stock made a motion to approve up to $250 for Mr. Baker to secure a cellist or similar solo artist for Gallery Night.  Motion seconded by Ms. Rojas and unanimously approved. 

Ms. Ackley related to Commission members that Brockway Library has asked the Commission to judge artists for the parking meters surrounding the library on March 5.  The Commission previously selected the artists on the current parking meters.  It was suggested moving the date of the March Fine Arts meeting to March 5 to accommodate this request.  Commission members agreed to move the March meeting to March 5.

Details of the March 10 spring concert were discussed.  It was suggested that candidates give a donation of $25 to set up a booth at the concert.  

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.