January 12, 2016

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on January 12, 2016.

Members Present:   Susan Ackley                                   Victor Bruce

Janet Goodman                               Valentina Gutchess                         Neil Kodsi                                                Miryam Rojas                                    Michael Stock

Also Present:            Jerry Estep, Recreation Director

                                    Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Ms. Rojas made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2015 meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Stock and unanimously approved.

Mr. Estep related that there is $6730 remaining in the FY 2016 budget. Additional expenses include $300 for Unity Day and $700 for the Campfire Concert.

The Village Council is considering term limits for all the Village boards. Ms. Ackley has been on the Commission for ten years and probably would be affected by term limits.

It was noted the Fountainhead Tour is scheduled for January 16. The studio is opening their doors to the public on this date. They only open their doors twice a year for the public.

Discussion turned to Gallery Night. Michel Gonzalez recommended a saxophone player for the event. The cost is $200 for two hours and the music is similar to Kenny G. Mr. Stock volunteered to compile background music to play that evening. Ms. Rojas made a motion for Mr. Stock to compile music for Gallery Night and John Challenor will Wi-Fi the music into Village Hall. Motion seconded by Ms. Gutchess and unanimously approved. Mr. Stock made a motion to approve $50 for flowers for Gallery Night. Motion seconded by Mr. Bruce and unanimously approved. Ms. Rojas volunteered to contact Cypress Gardens Florist about sponsoring flower arrangements.

Discussion turned to the Campfire Concert. The proposed flyer was distributed to the Commission for corrections. It was suggested that the Boy Scouts maintain the fire pit. The drummers will perform from the stage. The food trucks will serve from 6 pm – 9 pm. At this time Jefe’s, Sugar Yummy Mama and Pizza

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in Fuga have confirmed. Each food truck will pay $40. The schedule is as follows: Drummers 7 – 7:30 p.m.; Chloe Dolandis 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.; Drummers 8:15 – 8:30 p.m.; Chloe Dolandis 8:30 – 9 p.m. Ms. Ackley suggested distributing flyers to Doctors Charter School, MS Elementary and Horace Mann to promote the concert. Mr. Stock made a motion to approve $200 for posters/flyers for the Campfire Concert to distribute to area schools. Motion seconded by Ms. Goodman and unanimously approved. There is no alternate plan in case of rain.

Discussion turned to the Latino 500 on April 22. The art exhibit will feature three artists. It was noted that Michel Gonzalez is available to perform. A suggestion was made to have a short flamenco presentation with one dancer and guitarist. The cost would be $400 for the duo for one hour. Ms. Rojas suggested instead of a flamenco performance to compile a play list of different music representative of the Latin influence in America. It was decided that flamenco is not reflective of Latino 500. Another suggestion was made to have an area for cigar rolling.

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.