January 10, 2017

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on January 10, 2017. 

Members present:        Susan Ackley                          Victor Bruce

Madeleine Haddocks              Miryam Rojas

Michael Stock

Members absent:         Lorena Bracho-Mijares           Neil Kodsi

Also present:               Angela Dorney, Interim Recreation Director

                                    Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Stock made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2016 meeting.  Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved. 

It was noted that the permit fee for the Luis Valle wall is $171.70 and the cost of a 6x8 bronze plaque for the wall is $170; a plastic plaque would cost approximately $50.  Ms. Haddocks, Mr. Stock and Ms. Rojas voted for the plastic plaque.  Mr. Bruce suggested that the plaque be part of the mural.  Mr. Stock made a motion to order a 'metal looking' plastic plaque. Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved.  Ms. Haddocks said that saxophonist Leo Casino has been secured for Gallery Night for $200.  Mr. Stock made a motion to approve a $40 budget for flowers for Gallery Night.  Motion seconded by Ms. Rojas and unanimously approved.  There will be up lighting for the mural for the event, but Ms. Rojas would like to look into low voltage lighting for the mural permanently. Ms. Ackley said she had suggested Mr. Bruce be given a monetary honorarium from the Commission's donation account for his time spent working with contractor Lester Jensen but this was not permitted by the Village.  Mr. Stock made a motion to allocate up to $20 on a round table cloth for Gallery Night.  Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved.   Ms. Rojas said that Mr. Valle is to be paid $2200 for his mural wall.  Mr. Stock made a motion to increase Luis Valle's payment from $2000 to $2200. Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved. 

Discussion turned to the fireside concert. A proof of the concert flyer was distributed to Commission members for corrections.  Ms. Rojas is in the process of securing food trucks for the concert; two desserts and two savory.  Ms. Rojas is looking into an Argentine food truck, an Italian truck (FOAR - Food on a roll) and a cupcake/cake pop truck. 

Ms. Ackley related that a grant request has been submitted to Unite Miami Shores; a copy was distributed to Commission members.  

Discussion turned to the April artist exhibit and suggestions for possible artists.  Black & white pen and ink drawings were shown to the members for possible exhibition.  It was noted that if no

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artist is selected by February the Commission will have to cancel the April exhibit.   Mr. Bruce suggested that each Commission member bring a piece of art exhibited in their home and have a communal show.  Mr. Stock suggested asking the art guild to have an exhibit. 

Discussion turned to the music lecture at Brockway Library. This is a three-part series on March 16, 30 and April 20 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Discussion turned to Unity Day and securing a steel band for the event.  Ms. Rojas made a motion for Mr. Bruce to negotiate with a steel drum band to play (3) half hour sessions for up to $300.  Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved. 

The next Commission meeting will be held on February 7th at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.