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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2014City of McCall COMMUNTTY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes November 5, 2014-4:30 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, Claire Remsberg, and Alison Foudy 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 August 27, 2014 minutes. Minutes were approved. PUBLIC ART PROJECTS • "Before I Die...": Staff reported that the "Before I Die..." panel has been removed for the winter and that photos and a sample of the writings have been posted on the City of McCall and Before I Die web sites. • Fir Street tree grates: Staff distributed the draft Call to Artists to request submittal of tree grate designs. The deadline for submittal is January 16, 2015. Alison volunteered to serve on the selection committee. • Community Connections (Alpine Playhouse) sidewalk project: Staff distributed the draft Call to Artists, which is a request for qualifications, for the artwork to be incorporated within a gathering place in the public right of way of Fir Street at the north side of the Alpine Playhouse. The Call to Artists is open to artists living in Idaho, Washington and Oregon, with a submittal deadline of January 16, 2015. Claire volunteered to serve on the selection committee. • Rotary Park improvements: Staff reported that FY14 Local Option Tax funds allocated for public art at Rotary Park is approximately $3100. The initial request was for $8000 with $4000 match from the McCall Improvement Committee. Staff intends to submit an Idaho Commission on the Arts Public Art Grant application for this project and will confirm the match commitment with the McCall Improvement Committee. GIFT ACCEPTANCE PROPOSAL • "Taking Flight' by Alisa Looney: Staff presented a gift proposal from artist Alisa Looney that is a sculpture of an abstract human form constructed of powder coated steel in bright blue. The artist has deep connections to McCall (her father was a smoke jumper and her parents met in McCall) and would like to gift the sculpture to the City. The gift would include funds to pay for a concrete pad to be installed as a footing for the sculpture and $500 to seed a public art maintenance fund. The artist would like the piece installed near the lake or river. Staff extensively explored several options with the artist and the artist has proposed two possible locations — one at the corner of Pine and E. Lake Street across from Mountain Monkey Business where the strawberry patch is planted, and the other where Pine Street and Railroad Avenue meet in the landscaped bulb out in front of AmeriTitle. Committee members discussed the two proposed locations and felt the second option near AmeriTitle was best because the other location has yet to be developed and may warrant changes to that corner when it does. The Committee directed staff to gain input from adjacent property owners regarding the proposed gift and location near AmeriTitle. FUNDING • NEA Our Town grant — application January, 2015: This is a nationally -competitive large grant program that could support public art associated with Lardo Bridge or downtown improvements. The challenge is finding adequate matching funds for such a large grant program. Passage of the pending 1% sales tax ordinance may provide matching funds for a downtown project. Staff will determine if this grant will be pursued after the upcoming election. • ICA Public Art grant — application January, 2015: Staff intends to apply for funds for public art at Rotary Park and use the MIC and LOT funds as match. PUBLIC ART EDUCTION / ADVOCACY • Cabin Fever: Claire will work with the McCall Arts and Humanities Council to schedule a film and public art talk in associate with the Cabin Fever series. OTHER • Next meeting date: Staff will arrange a next meeting in early January, 2015. ADJOURNMENT • The meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m. Date: • L'\ , 2015 Attest: •31'CL Claire Remsberg `Dei ames PAAC Chair City Planner Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNRY DEVELOvnAvar Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes August 27, 2014-4:30 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, Barbara Nokes-Kwader and Claire Remsberg were present. Also present were Delta James, City Planner and Dennis Coyle, Parks and Recreation Director. • MINUTES APPROVAL Claire moved and Bob seconded a motion to approve the minutes from June 4, 2014 as presented. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Bob shared publications from Sheridan, Wyoming, that highlighted their public art collection. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES "Before I Die..." public art project: Staff reported that the project has been filled with comments several times. The majority of comments are positive and inspiring. The Parks Dept. crew have been monitoring the project daily and removing any offensive comments or images. The project will remain in Legacy Park until after Labor Day, and then staff will determine if it should be moved or stored for the winter months. Delta reported that she has received inquiries from Twin Falls and Eagle members who saw the 'Before I Die..." project in McCall and want to replicate it in their communities. Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the project will include only 4 tree grates, but that the Call to Artists for custom designs could still go forward and provide designs to be utilized at other locations in the future. The Community Connections project within the Urban Renewal District will not include new tree grates. The Committee discussed that the Call to Artists for the tree grate designs would be open to artists living in Valley, Adams and Idaho counties and requested that a draft of the Call to Artists be ready for review at the next committee meeting. Rotary Park improvements: Staff reported that funding for public art for Rotary Park is on the funding contingency list for FY2014 Local Option Tax funding. Notification if funding availability will likely occur in October. Alpine Playhouse / sidewalk connections (Community Connections) public art project: Staff presented a preferred project location for placement of public art — a "hang out" spot on the north side of the Alpine Playhouse within the Fir Street right of way. The committee agreed that the site has a lot of potential for public art furniture or other elements to create an interesting gathering place for people before and after plays. The committee discussed general themes of social gathering, theatre/arts and environment/recreation in McCall for the artwork. The public art opportunity would be open to artists living in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Other: Dennis mentioned that the playground equipment at Brown Park needs replacement and that might be a public art opportunity. • FUNDING NEA Our Town Grant: Staff reported that the guidelines for this grant opportunity should be released in late September. City will look into applying for this grant for public art on Lardo Bridge. FY2015 City budget allocation: Staff reported that $7000 has been allocated within the City of McCall budget for public art. This is in addition to $10,000 being carried over from the FY2014 budget which is dedicated match for the $10,000 grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, for the public artwork near the Alpine Playhouse. The committee discussed if some or all of the FY15 public art budget should be used to increase the public art budget for the project at the Alpine Playhouse. Bob moved and Claire seconded a motion to allocate $1500 of the FY15 public art budget to the Alpine Playhouse public art project. The motion passed. Other: Dennis outlined the Parks Department sponsorship policy for recognition of private or corporate donations. Dennis will send a copy of the policy to the committee for review. • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY No new updates. • OTHER Next meeting date — staff will email out meeting date options for an early November meeting. • ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Date: Kffilf. 5 , 2014 Claire Remsberg� PAAC Chair Attest: Delta Jame City Planner Page 2 City of McCall coMMUNrr DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes June 4, 2014-4:30 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, and Claire Remsberg were present. Also present was Delta James, City Planner and Dennis Coyle, Parks and Recreation Director. • MINUTES APPROVAL Claire moved and Bob seconded a motion to approve the minutes from April 23, 2014 as presented. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES None were shared. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES "Before I Die..:" public art project: Staff reported that the project was approved by City Council on April 24, 2014 and that the materials have been secured. Parks crew will install the project in Legacy Park before July 4, 2014. Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the scope of the Fir Street improvements may be altered due to the City receiving the sidewalk connections grant and that the tree grate public art project may be best incorporated within the Alpine Playhouse / sidewalks connection grant to maximize available funds and align the artist selection process. Alpine Playhouse / sidewalk connections public art project: Staff reported that project construction and public art incorporation would likely happen in summer, 2015, so the call to artists and public art scope should be defined in fall 2014. MDHS Advanced Art Class — Railroad Ave retaining wall: The mural is almost complete and will be installed by the Parks crew before July 4, 2014. Rotary Park improvements: Staff reported that funding for public art for Rotary Park is on the funding contingency list for FY2014 Local Option Tax funding. Notification if fundingavailability will likely occur in early fall. Possible staging for the Lardo Bridge replacement within Rotary Park may also impact the timing of park improvements and public art installation. Lardo Bridge: Staff reported that the as the design of the Lardo Bridge replacement moves forward, it continues to include accommodation for future public artworks, including 6 artwork pedestals and electrical outlets at each pedestal. • FUNDING Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA) Cultural Facilities and Public Art Grant: Staff reported that the City has been awared $10,000 from the grant program to support public art as part of the sidewalk connections project near Alpine Playhouse. FY2014 City budget allocation: Staff reported that the $10,000 allocated for public art in the City's FY2014 budget has been dedicated to match for the ICA grant (see above). NEA Our Town Grant: Staff reported that the City will look into applying for this grant for public art on Lardo Bridge in 2015. This is a very competitive national large grant program, so the project will need to have wide community involvement to be successful. Staff has had preliminary discussions with the McCall Arts and Humanities Council to generate ideas for this project. ICA QuickFunds: Staff reminded the committee that the City is eligible to apply for up to $1500 to ICA for public art project or training. The grant must be matched 1:1. The committee discussed utilizing this grant to provide artistic elements in the Legacy Park boat ramp replacement project. Staff will look into the timing and feasibility of this idea. Alison reported that she and Cythia have been notified that a grant from the McCall - Donnelly Education Foundation has been awarded for a project with 2nd and 4th grade students to provide curriculum on public art and produce a final public art project. Possibly to be located within the City's bus shelters. • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY No new updates. • OTHER Next meeting date — staff will email out meeting date options for an late August meeting. • ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Date: August 27, 2014 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair ttest: rv` i Delta ames City Planner Page 2 City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes April 23, 2014-4:30 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, Cynthia Dittmer, Alison Foudy, Barbara Nokes- Kwader and Claire Remsberg were present. Also present were Delta James, City Planner and Dennis Coyle, Parks and Recreation Director. MINUTES APPROVAL Alison moved and Claire seconded a motion to approve the minutes from January 29, 2014 as presented. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Cynthia shared an example of "relational art" similar to the "Before I Die..." project. Relational art is a term used for artworks that an artist creates a framework within which community members participated to contribute to the artwork. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES "Before I Die..." public art project: Staff reported that the project will be presented to City Council for approval on April 24, 2014. A private donor has been secured to pay the $150 to purchase the kit from the Before I Die project and register McCall's project on their web site as one of more than 450 participating sites around the world. Parks crew will construct a portable frame for the chalkboard and the project will be installed for short periods at several parks and other public spaces this summer. Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that the scope of the Fir Street improvements may be altered due to the City receiving the sidewalk connections grant and that the tree grate public art project may be best incorporated within the Alpine Playhouse / sidewalks connection grant to maximize available funds and align the artist selection process. Alpine Playhouse / sidewalk connections public art project: Staff reported that project construction and public art incorporation would likely happen in summer, 2015, so the call to artists and public art scope should be defined in fall 2014. MDHS Advanced Art Class — Railroad Ave retaining wall: Cynthia shared a photo of the mural nearing completion. Anticipated installation is late May or early June. Cynthia will coordinate with Dennis for installation logistics. Rotary Park improvements: Staff reported that funding for public art for Rotary Park is on the funding contingency list for FY2014 Local Option Tax funding. Notification if funding availability will likely occur in early fall. Possible staging for the Lardo Bridge replacement within Rotary Park may also impact the timing of park improvements and public art installation. Lardo Bridge: Staff reported that the as the design of the Lardo Bridge replacement moves forward, it continues to include accommodation for future public artworks, including 6 artwork pedestals and electrical outlets at each pedestal. • PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES Alison and Cythia shared a proposal for youth arts education that they have submitted to the McCall -Donnelly Education Foundation for funding. If funded, temporary public artworks by youth may result. The committee discussed opportunities for temporary works within the City bus shelters or as vinyl wrap on commercial dumpsters. • FUNDING Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA) Cultural Facilities and Public Art Grant: Staff reported that the City has applied for $10,000 from the grant program to support public art as part of the sidewalk connections project near Alpine Playhouse. FY2014 City budget allocation: Staff reported that the $10,000 allocated for public art in the City's FY2014 budget has been dedicated to match for the ICA grant (see above). NEA Our Town Grant: Staff reported that the City will look into applying for this grant for public art on Lardo Bridge in 2015. This is a very competitive national large grant program, so the project will need to have wide community involvement to be successful. Staff has had preliminary discussions with the McCall Arts and Humanities Council to generate ideas for this project. ICA QuickFunds: Staff reminded the committee that the City is eligible to apply for up to $1500 to ICA for public art project or training. The grant must be matched 1:1. The committee discussed utilizing this grant to provide artistic elements in the Legacy Park boat ramp replacement project. Staff will look into the timing and feasibility of this idea. Idaho Power: Idaho Power has provided $300 of support for the Railroad Ave. Mural project. The Committee discussed ways of recognizing this contribution. Local Option Tax (LOT): The committee discussed the FY15 LOT application due April 30, 2014 and chose not to request funds for public art this round. Staff reported that Idaho Power has agreed to provide $300 for the Railroad Avenue retaining wall mural project. • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY Existing artwork information / brochure: Staff has created a brochure and public art locations map and has distributed them to the Chamber and Gallery 55. Presentation talking points: Barbara presented the draft talking points for committee . consideration. Committee members will review the draft and provide additional information or statistics to Barbara if needed. Claire will begin to create a PowerPoint for committee members to use for presentations to community groups. Youth curriculum: Alison reported that development of youth curriculum around McCall's public art will be part of the proposed youth arts project that she and Page 2 Cynthia have requested funding from the McCall -Donnelly Education Foundation to implement. Alison also reported that she would like to create a "scavenger hunt" activity for youth utilizing McCall's public art collection. Film/lecture series: Claire has compiled a list of art -related films that could be shown for a community film night. The committee discussed adding a presenter/lecturer to the night and including the night as part of the McCall Arts and Humanities Council's Cabin Fever series next winter. • OTHER Next meeting date — staff will email out meeting date options for an early June meeting. Annual report to Council — the committee's first annual report to City Council will occur on May 22, 2014. The committee Chair (Claire) will prepare and present the report. Staff will assist as needed. Committee members are encouraged to attend. • ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. Date: (ijLf 2014 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delta James City Planner Page 3 City of McCall COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Public Art Advisory Committee Minutes January 29, 2014— 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, Cynthia Dittmer and Claire Remsberg were present. Also present was Delta James, City Planner. • MINUTES APPROVAL Bob moved and Claire seconded a motion to approve the minutes from December 4, 2013. The motion passed unanimously. • PUBLIC ART EXAMPLES Staff shared an image of Jack Mackie's dancing steps inlayed into a sidewalk in Seattle. • PUBLIC ART PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES Urban Renewal District — Fir Street tree grates: Staff reported that staff is working with Danny's Welding to confirm costs and design specifications. The Call to Artists is anticipated to be released in March. MDHS Advanced Art Class — Railroad Ave retaining wall: Public input on the final mural design has concluded with more than 50% of respondents preferring the river, fish and mountains design. The project selection committee has recommended that design to City Council for approval. City Council will consider the recommended design at their February 13 meeting. Idaho Power has agreed to provide $300 in sponsorship for the project. • PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES Alpine Playhouse — Staff reported that the City has applied for a $10,000 grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts to support a public art project near the Alpine Playhouse in conjunction with the recently -funding ITD Community Choices for Idaho sidewalk project. The grant will be matched with the $10,000 City allocation for public art. Notification of grant award should happen in late May or early June, 2014. • FUNDING Staff reported that Idaho Power has agreed to provide $300 for the Railroad Avenue retaining wall mural project. • PUBLIC ART EDUCATION / ADVOCACY Existing artwork information / brochure - Staff has created a brochure and public art locations map and will distribute them to the Chamber and Gallery 55. • OTHER Next meeting date — staff will email out meeting date options. " ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. Date: April 23, 2014 Claire Remsberg PAAC Chair Attest: Delta James City Planner Page 2