December 8, 2015

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on December 8, 2015.

Members Present:   Susan Ackley                                   Janet Goodman

                                    Valentina Gutchess                         Neil Kodsi

Miryam Rojas                                    Michael Stock

Members Absent:     Victor Bruce


Also Present:            Jerry Estep, Recreation Director

                                    Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant


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

Mr. Stock made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2015 meeting. Motion seconded by Ms. Goodman and unanimously approved.

Mr. Estep reported that the Commission has a balance of $7606 in the FY 2016 budget.

Samples of the Gallery Night brochures/invitations were distributed to Commission members for corrections/revisions. Revisions were also made for the Egret ad. Mr. Stock made a motion to approve $25 to secure a Barry University photographer for Gallery Night. Motion seconded by Mr. Kodsi and unanimously approved.

Discussion turned to the campfire concert. Mr. Estep said that the location for the concert will be on the north side of the athletic fields near the pump house. Suggestions for food trucks include Pizza Fuega, The Lone Wolfe, Jefe’s, Ms. Cheezious and Anam.

It was noted that those attending the Art Basel tour were thrilled. Ms. Ackley did not feel the art guides were professional, having a sales pitch at the end of the tour. Ms. Rojas suggested that in the future a shuttle could drop people off at various areas/galleries; this could be an alternate service to provide for Art Basel.

The meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.