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<br />Clive Public Arts Advisory Commission Meeting Minutes <br />Wednesday, May 18, 2011 <br />Clive City Hall, Conference Room, 1900 NW 114th Street <br /> <br />Call to order: Commission Chairman Tom Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:39 PM. <br />Members Present: Anne Keating, Karen Leibold, Murphy, Kim Peter and Linda Shanks <br />Members Absent: Chuck Kuba, Tracy Levine <br />Staff and Guests Present: Matt McQuillen, Assistant City Manager, Rebecca Ekstrand and Tom <br />Rosborough, Shuler project artists <br /> <br />Approval of Agenda and Minutes – Upon a motion made by Shanks and seconded by Keating, the <br />Agenda was unanimously approved. Upon a motion made by Leibold and seconded by Peter, the <br />minutes were unanimously approved. <br /> <br />Announcement from the Chair- None. <br />Citizen Presentation- None. <br /> <br />Budget Review- <br />McQuillen presented the Commission with an updated budget. One tile has sold since the last meeting <br />and those funds were added to the budget. There was also an adjustment made to indicate the actual <br />cost for concrete work for the Shuler project rather than the previous estimate. <br /> <br />Project Updates- <br />Black Diamond-Shuler Public Art Memorial <br />Ekstrand and Rosborough provided the Commission with an update on the Shuler project. Due to rising <br />aluminum prices, the artists asked the Commission to approve the fabrication of the sculpture out of <br />mild steel or mild steel with corten steel at the base. They are investigating using corten steel at the <br />base if the patina will be dark enough. They are also looking at the use of 316 stainless steel for the <br />narratives. As to conservation, the fabricator has indicated that the use of any of the materials has its <br />challenges if the sculpture in vandalized. Leibold asked whether they had considered other materials. <br />Ekstrand stated they had investigated other materials such as concrete and brick but either the cost was <br />beyond the budget or there was an issue with the color of the materials. The fabricator had opined that <br />the use of mild steel with paint would be the best over-all choice. <br /> <br />Murphy asked the timeline for the fabrication. If the Commission approves the use of the mild steel, the <br />fabricator can start the process. Rosborough has sent McQuillen a plan for the sculpture’s footings for <br />the City’s review. McQuillen stated that the City Council would be considering the bid for the concrete <br />work for the Shuler project shortly. If it is approved, this work could be completed by the end of June. <br />McQuillen asked if the artists had decided on how the sculpture would be lit. Ekstrand had met with a <br />lighting consultant. The cheapest method is to position a flood light on the top of the sculpture from a <br />light pole. This option will be available since street lights will be located near the sculpture on Berkshire. <br />In addition they are considering internally lighting the black diamond. McQuillen said whether he <br />should ask the concrete contractor to place conduit below the sidewalk so that electricity could be run <br />to the sculpture for additional lighting. The artists asked for this to be done. <br /> <br />Ekstrand then presented the updated narrative drawings and an example of how the ribbon at the top <br />of the sculpture might be pierced for a more 3-dimensional effect. Rosborough also is developing a new <br />design for the flame which will also make it more 3-dimensional. Ekstrand asked the Commission to <br />consider two different color schemes for the sculpture. The first color scheme is the original colors of <br /> <br />