PAAC Minutes 05/21/2008
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PAAC Minutes 05/21/2008
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<br />Clive Public Arts Advisory Commission <br />May 21, 2008 <br />th <br />Clive City Hall, 1900 NW 114 Street, Clive, Iowa <br />Call to order by Chairman <br />Dr. John Dilley at 4:40 PM. <br />Present: <br /> Dilley, Yvonne Brune, Bill Dikis, Chaden Halfhill, Karen Leibold, Tracy <br />Levine, and Linda Shanks. <br />Staff and Guests Present <br />: Lisa Schmidt, Clive Assistant City Manager; Kelly Canfield, <br />Clive Parks and Rec Director; Lynette Pohlman, Iowa State University <br />Motion to approve agenda <br /> by Shanks and seconded by Dikis. Motion passed <br />unanimously. <br />Motion to approve minutes <br /> by Dikis, seconded by Shanks. Motion passed unanimously. <br />Announcements from the Chair <br />Chairman asked Shanks to accept the Commission’s condolences on the death of her <br />father. He also thanked Pohlman for her wonderful expertise, guidance and appreciation <br />for the field trip/tour of Iowa State University. <br />The Commission members commented on how current the Iowa State Arts Program <br />appeared. Pohlman informed that the University has a goal of approximately 25 new <br />projects a year, which also includes 4 maintenance programs/year and arts education. <br />Comments regarding methodology of artist selection ensued with pro vs. con of open call <br />as opposed to hiring an arts consultant to narrow the pool to a handful of credentialed <br />artists. It was also noted that the pleasant surprise of works of art costing $40-$80,000 <br />are available with not out-of-reach costs. <br />Strategic Planning led by Pohlman <br />A key point on what is public art became the center of discussion. The Commission must <br />define what it is, along with the philosophy of the Clive Public Art Program, and these <br />definitions must be detailed in the Master Plan. <br />Acquisition Strategies: <br />The acquisitions process was presented, and the Commission members provided <br />commentary regarding the aspect of artist submissions once the <br />criteria/theme/statement/budget have been detailed for each public works of art. In <br />Pohlman’s opinion, again, the consultant narrowing the field to credentialed artists <br />becomes a smarter process for a large group to manage. Comments regarding the artist’s <br />willingness to be included in a prestigious collection such as Iowa State University is <br />different and a new program just starting, such as the Clive Public Art Program, may not <br />draw the same caliber of artists. <br />Care and Maintenance: <br />In addition to that solid groundwork, care/maintenance and repair/conservation should <br />also be included in the plan. Pohlman recommended retaining a fellow of the AIC <br />(American Institute of Conservators) and knew of one in Omaha, NE and another in <br /> <br />
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