April 10, 2018


Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on April 10, 2018.

Members present:                Susan Ackley                       David Baker

Victor Bruce                          Madeleine Haddocks

Michael Stock

Members absent:                 Lorena Bracho-Mijares        Miryam Rojas

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

Mr. Stock made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2018 meeting. Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved.

It was related that there is $1,242 remaining in the Commission's budget.

Commission members noted there was a good turnout at the recent spring concert. It was noted that there was no singing, only music from the band.

In regards to the Council artist reception Ms. Ackley noted that the program did not flow smoothly but said that The Bourne Team and Garden Title were thrilled with the plaques presented to them. Ms. Ackley suggested that this artist reception become an annual event.

In regards to the upcoming short play presentation more electronic postings are needed. It was suggested that the Chamber of Commerce could provide an eblast for the event for an additional $125.   Mr. Baker made a motion to approve $125 for a Chamber eblast. Motion seconded by Mr. Bruce and unanimously approved.   Commission members finalized plans for the event.

Discussion turned to the art in public places location on NE 6th Avenue, with Alberto Cavalieri's sculpture garden. Mr. Bruce offered to coordinate with the artist to determine location and placement for concrete pads needed for each sculpture. Cost estimates of the concrete pads are also needed.

Discussion turned to art in public places site in front of St. Martha's church on Biscayne Boulevard.   Ms. Ackley noted that finance director Holly Hugdahl is friends with renowned sculptor John Henry. Ms. Ackley volunteered to present a proposal to John Henry. Ms. Dorney cautioned that the Commission's budget may be used entirely for the NE 6 Avenue site and with no funds left for the St. Martha location. Mr. Stock made a motion to pursue John Henry for art in public places. Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved. Mr. Bruce said that another survey may be needed for this location.

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Discussion turned to wrapping utility boxes. It was related there are 6-8 utility boxes in Miami Shores. Ms. Ackley said that artist Pedro Rubio could wrap the boxes. A cost estimate from Mr. Rubio is needed.

It was noted that moving the mural located at Village Hall would be risky without breaking it. It was suggested painting a new mural on the existing wall.

Discussion turned to the Miami Shores Community Alliance grant request. A suggestion was made to request funding for the concerts instead of art in public places and to use the Commission's budget for art in public places. Mr. Baker offered to work with Ms. Ackley on the grant request.   Mr. Stock made a motion for the Commission to apply for a MSCA grant for FY 2019 for three spring concerts with Ms. Ackley and Mr. Baker working together for the grant proposal. Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved.

Marketing for FY 2019 Commission events was discussed with a suggestion for uniformity in Egret ad sizes. Six, eight and nine unit ads were considered but was discussion was tabled.

Suggestions for FY 2019 include (3) concerts, (2) artist receptions, (1) Friday night live event, an Art Basel tour and the mural wall at Village Hall.

Mr. Stock noted that Giselle Kovac at Miami Theatre Center is interested in having Commission events at their location. Ms. Ackley would like to continue having concerts on Village property. Ms. Haddocks thought it was a good idea to have dramatic events at Miami Theatre Center.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.