Arts & Culture Commission - February 21, 2018 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, February 21, 2018.
The Arts and Culture Commissioners present or absent were as follows:
Present: Arlette Preston, Jon Offutt, Deb Williams
Absent: David Bertolini, Denese Odegaard, Tim Lamey, Michael Olsen, Mark Johnson, Jessica Jung
Chair Preston called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting. A quorum was not present at this meeting
Item 1: Order of Agenda
Due to the lack of quorum the order of agenda could not be approved.
Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of December 20, 2017
Due to the lack of quorum the minutes from the December 20, 2017 meeting could not be approved.
Item 3: 2018 Budget
Ms. Preston presented on the 2018 budget and would like to discuss how to allocate the $85,000 at the next Arts and Culture meeting. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 3a: Electrical Box Art Proposal (Chris Schlepp BID)
Chris Schlepp presents on the utility box proposal. He explains to the commission that The Arts Partnership (TAP) would put out the call for artists. The commission wants to make sure that all artists are aware of the call and that TAP members would not be the only ones receiving the call. Members also discuss if this could be a phased project throughout the city. Could the city possibly create an ordinance to have aesthetically pleasing utility boxes for when roads are built/reconstructed. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 3b: RedBall Project (Brad Bachmeier)
Andy Moss, Plains Art Museum, and Brad Bachmeier, MSUM Teacher and local artist, present the RedBall Project to the commissioners and show a video of the project during its time in Memphis, TN. The RedBall Project would activate space with art and show what public art can be throughout the FM Area. The artist would like to have the project begin the first week of October. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 4: New City Hall Report – RFP for Exterior Panels
Ms. Rakowitz presents on the exterior panels of City Hall. The commission would like to see the RFP distributed to all artists in the community. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 5: Monthly Management Report – Hayes
Ms. Rakowitz presents the monthy management report. She states that there are multiple solutions to pay for the restoration: 1) go through insurance 2) pay the full amount for restoration or 3) de accession of the art. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 6: Managing Controversy
Ms. Rakowitz presents the managing controversy policy and why it is important that the city have this policy. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 7: Public Art Status Report
Ms. Rakowitz presents the Public Art Status Report to show how staff and the commission can track projects moving forward.
Item 8: Native American Commission Liaison
Ms. Preston presents the addition of a Native American Commission Liaison. The Native American Commission would pick a member from their board to sit as a nonvoting member of the Arts and Culture Commission.
Item 9: Arts and Culture Commission Seat Vacancy
Ms. Preston lets the commission know that there is currently a vacant seat on the commission. Mr. Lamey will no longer be able to serve on the commission.
Item 10: 2018 Work Plan
Ms. Preston presents on the 2018 work plan and the allocation of staff’s time. This will need to be brought back to the commission when a quorum is present.
Item 11: Other Business or Public Comments
Chair Preston called for public comment. No comment was offered.