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Arts & Culture Commission - April 19, 2017 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Wednesday: April 19, 2017

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 4:00 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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

Present: Arlette Preston, Dayna Del Val, Tim Lamey, Jessica Jung, Michael Olsen

Absent: Cassandra Miller, David Bertolini, Netha Cloeter, Deb Williams

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

Item 1: Approve Order of Agenda
Mr. Olsen moved the Order of Agenda be approved. Second by Mr. Lamey. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of March 15, 2017
Mr. Olsen moved the minutes of the March 15, 2017 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Ms. Jung. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Request from The Arts Partnership for 2018 Program
Ms. Preston presents the request from the Art Partnership for the 2018 program. She notes that the commission will not vote on the budget at this time. The commission will file and receive the Arts Partnership’s 2018 Program until budget season.

Item 4: Vision for New City Hall Public Art Program
Ms. Murphy presents the findings from the Arts and Culture Commission subcommittee group that was asked by the Mayor earlier this year to look into the City Hall Public Art Program for the new city hall. Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art, offered his support, as the consultant of the Public Art’s Master Plan, to help with the interior and exterior spaces of the new city hall.

Item 5: Public Arts Master Plan Draft Review – Jack Becker Present
Mr. Becker presents the draft of the Public Arts Master Plan to the commission. Discussion by the commissioners to prioritize the goals as outlined in the Master Plan. Mr. Becker invites the commission to make any changes and edits that they see necessary.

Mr. Olson moves to adopt the top ten (10) goals as outlined in the packet. Second by Ms. Del Val. All members present voted aye and the motion was declared.

Item 5: Public Comments
Jan Ulferts Stewart comments that the Public Arts Master plan should include the visitor bureau and economic development.

The time at adjournment was 5:20 p.m.