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HomeMy Public PortalAbout02 Minutes - ART- 01-14-15City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes January 14, 2015-4:30 p.m. Legion Hall 216 East Park Street, McCall, ID 83638 COMMITTEE MEETING — Began at 4:30 p.m. • CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Committee members Bob Youde, Alison Foudy, Cynthia Dittmer and Barbara Nokes Kwader were present. Also present were City Planner Delta James and Parks and Recreation Director Dennis Coyle. • MINUTES APPROVAL Alison motioned, Bob seconded to approve the November 5, 2014 minutes. Minutes were approved. • GIFT ACCEPTANCE PROPOSAL "Taking Flight" by Alisa Looney: Staff reported that the gift proposal has been provided to property and business owners adjacent to the proposed site at the corner of Pine Street and Railroad Ave. (in front of AmeriTitle on the north side of the street and within the public right of way landscaped bulb out separating street from sidewalk). All property/business owners provided written documentation of support for the proposed artwork and its placement. One commented that a rust or natural color would be preferred to the blue color of the sculpture, but otherwise supported placement of the piece. Committee members then discussed the durability of the piece regarding snow plowing and felt that the materials would likely hold up well and that not too much snow gets pushed into the proposed location. The artist will pay for transportation and installation of the piece, including construction of a concrete footing and proposes to seed a maintenance fund for the work with a $500 donation. Barbara motioned and Alison seconded to recommend to City Council approval of the gift acceptance proposal. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART PROJECTS Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the Call to Artists for this project did not result in any submittals, therefore the project will not proceed and the sidewalk design at this location is being reevaluated to determine if street trees are still preferred. Alpine Playhouse Plaza: The committee directed staff to assemble a public art selection committee for the project at staff's discretion. Claire will serve on the committee as a representative from the Public Art Advisory Committee; Dave Peugh will serve as a representative from the McCaII Redevelopment Agency; Jackie Aymon will serve as City Council representative; Amy Rush -Baker will serve as Alpine Playhouse board representative. The selection committee will meet in mid February to narrow the artist pool to three finalist artists that will each be paid $500 to develop specific project proposals. Those proposals will then be put out to the community for public input; the selection committee will then review the proposals and input to make a recommendation on the final selected artwork. This will likely happen in early May. Art for Rotary Park: Staff presented a draft timeline for the project: Grant award notification: Call to Artists distribution: Grant funds available: Call to Artists deadline: Artist selection: Artwork fabrication: Installation: June, 2015 June, 2015 July, 2015 July, 2015 July - August, 2015 August - September, 2015 October, 2015 Staff was notified in November, 2014 that $3,195 FY14 LOT funds was awarded for the project and that the McCall Improvement Committee has re -confirmed its pledge of $4,000 to the project. Staff would like to submit a grant request to the Idaho Commission on the Arts for $10,000 to support the project and asked the committee to dedicate $2,805 of FY15 City budget public art allocation to the project so the grant would be matched with cash 1:1. Bob motioned and Cynthia seconded to allocate $2, 805 of FY15 public art budget to the Arts for Rotary Park project. The motion passed unanimously. Youth Arts: Cynthia and Alison presented an overview of the Hometown Art public art project that will involve students from McCall Donnelly High School, Barbara Morgan Elementary School and Donnelly Elementary School to create public art and associated writings that will revolve around a theme of "Hometown Art." Actual art works and written work will be created over the course of the school year and completed by spring 2015. Student artwork is planned to be printed on self-adhesive vinyl to be installed at bus shelters as temporary public art works. • PUBLIC ART EDUCTION / ADVOCACY The committee decided to table education/advocacy efforts until more public art projects are completed to demonstrate progress. • OTHER Bob requested information about the public art opportunities on the new Lardo Bridge and location and number of public art pedestals. The committee will meet again in late March or early April. Staff will coordinate schedules for the meeting date. • ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Date: \k?12- • , 2015 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delta James City Planner Page 2