Fine Arts Commission Minutes Dec 11, 2012

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on December 11, 2012.


Members present:       Susan Ackley                          Rosemarie Banich

Miryam Rojas                                     Abbie Salt

Michael Stock                         Maria Echevarri Taddeo

David Traupman


Also present:               Jerry Estep, Recreation Director

                                    Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant


The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.


Mr. Stock made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2012, meeting.  Motion seconded by Ms. Banich and unanimously approved.


Mr. Estep reported that the Commission has $1512 in their donation budget; $2950 in the main FY ’13 budget, $2801 in the art in public places budget and $2651 in the spring concert budget.


Ms. Salt related that she has received an offer of $300 to purchase all the remaining art work. Ms. Salt made a motion to gift the remaining art work to an anonymous donor for the sum of $300. Motion seconded by Mr. Traupman and unanimously approved.


Mr. Stock has decided to step down as Co-Chair of the Commission. Nominations were made for Chair/Vice Chair of the Commission. Ms. Salt nominated Ms. Ackley to be Chair. Mr. Stock seconded the nomination and was unanimously approved. Ms. Rojas nominated Ms. Salt for Vice Chair with Ms. Taddeo seconded the nomination. Mr. Stock nominated Mr. Traupman for Vice Chair with Ms. Taddeo seconded the nomination. Ms. Salt respectfully declined the nomination, citing her busy schedule. Mr. Traupman was unanimously elected Vice Chair.


Discussion turned to the January Egret ad. The ad will be a combination of the Wizard of Oz movie and Gallery Night. Mr. Traupman distributed a flyer for the movie and gallery night and will make any content changes. Commission members decided to dress in costume for the movie night. It was suggested having a costume parade before the start of the movie, with prizes for best adult, best child and best group decided by audience applause. Suggestions for prizes were a family 4 pass to the aquatic center, gift certificates from Starbucks, Pizza Fiore or O Cinema theatre pass.


Discussion turned to the January gallery night. Ms. Taddeo and Ms. Rojas will provide refreshments. Samples of the artist invitations were distributed to members for any content changes. The decision was made to change the front photo on Benowitz’s invitation.


The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.