July 11, 2018

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on July 11, 2018. 

Members present:                Susan Ackley                        David Baker

Victor Bruce                          Madeleine Haddocks 

Miryam Rojas                        Michael Stock

Also present:                         Angela Dorney, Recreation Director

Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant 

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

Ms. Haddocks made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2018 meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Stock and unanimously approved. 

Discussion turned to the sculpture park. Ms. Ackley said that the Village Council will decide at their next meeting whether to go forward with the sculpture park. Mr. Bruce will make the presentation to Council. The sculpture park, which will be a passive park, will be located just south of Optimist Park on the site where the house was recently demolished. The park would be a temporary installation for two years with an option to extend the installation. The money for the park comes from grant funding.  It was noted the 6th Avenue location is better suited for a single sculpture.  Mr. Bruce said that Arco Construction has quoted a price of $3500 for the concrete pads. The pieces weigh 800-1000 lbs. each. Additional costs include permit fees and rental of a crane.  Ms. Rojas suggested having the grand opening of the park on Green Day. 

Ms. Rojas made a motion to approve $500 from FY 2018 budget for Luis Valle to repaint the mural wall. Motion seconded by Mr. Bruce and unanimously approved. 

Mr. Stock made a motion to use the remaining $1300 from FY 2018 on the sculpture park, pending Council approval of the park. Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved. 

Discussion turned to the October library exhibit with Pamela Gonzalez. 

The Commission discussed the different sizes of Egret ads for the coming year, 6, 8 or 9 unit ads, $395, $495 and $549 respectively.  Ms. Rojas volunteered to continue doing the graphics for the coming year.  Mr. Stock made a motion to approve an 8-unit ad for $495 for the October Egret.  Motion seconded by Ms. Haddocks and unanimously approved.  

Mr. Stock made a motion to approve up to $100 to print 300 invitations for the October art exhibit.  Motion seconded by Ms. Rojas and unanimously approved. 

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Mr. Baker will coordinate the artist with the Library staff. There is currently a hanging system above the fireplace as well as the cubbies by the front windows. 

Discussion turned to the utility boxes.  Ms. Rojas contacted Miami Signs & Wraps who has quoted a price of $650 per box.  Permission has already been granted from FDOT and Miami Shores Village.  County permission is still needed.  The Commission needs to identify four or five utility boxes to wrap.  Mr. Baker suggested focusing the wrapped boxes on the west side. At the August meeting, the Commission will choose two locations to wrap utility boxes.  Mr. Bruce noted that the boxes could be educational boxes, for people who may not frequent art galleries. 

The Miami Shores Community Alliance has awarded a grant of $4500 to the Commission for concerts in FY 2018-2019. 

Discussion next turned to a dance or play performance for the coming year. Ms. Ackley suggested a dance performance with Dance Now! at Miami Theater Center.  The consensus among the Commission members was to have a dance program.  Ms. Ackley will meet with Dance Now! and MTC to discuss potential details.  Ms. Rojas made a motion that a subcommittee comprised of Ms. Ackley and Ms. Haddocks be formed to discuss Dance Now! and MTC.  Motion seconded by Mr. Baker and unanimously approved. 

Discussion turned to the renaming of the Fine Arts Commission. Possible suggestions include Miami Shores Arts Council and Board of Music and Arts. Mr. Stock made a motion to change the name of the Fine Arts Commission to Miami Shores Arts Council, pending Council approval. Motion seconded by Ms. Rojas and unanimously approved.  Ms. Rojas will work on a new logo to present at the August meeting.  

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.