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Arts & Culture Commission - November 15, 2017 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 5:00 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

The Arts and Culture Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Arlette Preston, Jon Offutt, Michael Olsen, Mark Johnson, Deb Williams

Absent: David Bertolini, Denese Odegaard, Jessica Jung, Tim Lamey

Chair Preston called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Order of Agenda
Mr. Olsen moved to approve the order of agenda. Second by Mr. Offutt. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of October 18, 2017
Mr. Johnson moved the minutes of the October 18, 2017 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Mr. Olsen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: The Arts Partnership Regranting
Dayna Del Val with The Arts Partnership is present and is here to answer questions if needed.

Mr. Johnson makes a motion to approve the regranting dollars to The Arts Partnership in the amount of $112,000. Mr. Offutt seconds. All Members present voted ay and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4: Logo Update
Stephen Dorsey, of Dorsey Design, introduces himself and the logos he has created for the Arts and Culture Commission. The initial design focus was an aperture design which touches on the visual aspect of art. The colors represent culture by representing diversity and working together. The second design is similar but less mechanical and more whimsical. The third design has people icons which lends personality to the design. The people are different sizes and color which represent diversity.

Mr. Olson moves that we approve the second design but that the teal color needs to be changed. Mr. Johnson seconds. All Members present voted ay and the motion was declared carried.

Item 5: Arts Management Report
Brittany Rakowitz, planning intern, introduces the art management report and explains how the artwork came to have water damage. Staff is recommending restoration of all the damaged artworks. Commissioners would like to have an estimate on the restoration before they move forward with a recommendation.

Item 6: Public Art Policy Draft
Ms. Rakowitz introduces the policy draft and asks commissioners for their feedback on the policy. Commissioners discuss changes that need to be made to the draft.

Item 6a: City Hall Exterior Update
Staff will bring the final RFP for exterior panels in December. Chair Preston would like to know who would be involved in the advisory panel committee. Commissioners discuss the RFP in further detail.

Item 7: Public Art Master Plan Update
November 29 from 5 – 6:30pm an open house will be held at the downtown library and will include a presentation on the Public Art Master Plan. There will be a brown bag presentation for the City Commissioners at 12pm on November 30. Due to the comments coming in slower than expected, staff feels the December 4 City Commission meeting is too early to ask for adoption.

Item 7a: 2018 Retreat
The retreat will help commissioners understand the Public Art Master Plan. Staff is looking to set up the retreat for the middle to end of January and will bring in an outside facilitator to help with the process.

Item 8: 2018 Calendar
Kylie Murphy, assistant planner, introduces the 2018 calendar for the Arts and Culture Commission meeting dates. Ms. Murphy notes that the November meeting has been changed due to the holiday.

Item 9: Public Comments
Chair Preston called for public comment. No comment was offered.

Staff notes that included in the commissioners packet is a thank you from Simone of Folkways and a recently published article on the Fargo Project.