May 28, 2019

Minutes of the Fine Arts Commission held on May 28, 2019.

Members present:

Susan Ackley

David Baker

Victor Bruce

Miryam Rojas

Michael Stock

Members absent:

Joe Clark

Carol Hoffman

Also present:

Jacqueline Villagran, Community Center/Special Events Coordinator

Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant

The meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m.

The main purpose of this special Fine Arts meeting is to discuss the utility boxes. In a recent email the cost of the wrapping was discussed and the artist, Courtney Einhorn, became aware of the total cost of the wrapped utility boxes, and inquired about renegotiating her cost that had already approved. Mr. Bruce has recently spoken with Ms. Einhorn and she has agreed to continue as the artist for the agreed upon amount of $700. The Commission has agreed to stay with Ms. Einhorn for the utility box project.

Discussion turned to the October library exhibit. It was noted that the Library Board is requesting two options to select from for art exhibits. Ms. Ackley noted that the Commission has never submitted more than one artist to the Library Board previously. Ms. Ackley related that during a Council meeting the Village Attorney said selecting artists for exhibits is in the Commission’s perview. Ms. Rojas suggested that Commission members should attend the Library Board meeting and make a presentation selling the artist, instead of just submitting the works of the selected artist to the Board. Ms. Ackley noted the Commission could move the art exhibit to The Sandbox if necessary. Mr Stock said the Library Board just wants to make sure the work exhibited is appropriate for their patrons. Ms. Ackley noted it is difficult enough to find one artist. Ms. Rojas offered to make the presentation to the Library Board in June.

The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.