Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Arts Council Members Present
Susan Landon, Philip King, Judith Powers Leithe, Beth Brennen, Frank Mandarano, Doug Glant, Erin
Curtiss, Rosalie King
Arts Council Members Absent
Debbie Hanson, Heidi O'Brien
Jennifer Berner, Eileen Trifts
Approval of Minutes
Rosalie King motioned for approval of the minutes as written. Motion was seconded and passed
Phil King presented a current financial report to the council. Note: Trust Fund Accounts are
updated quarterly. Jennifer will check to see if "Flock" is reflected in the most recent report
Performance Arts Report
Susan Landon presented a draft of the MIAC Annual Report for 2002. Additions suggested by the
council included (1) under Highlights of the Year add "Six indoor gallery shows at CCMV", and (2)
information on the sculpture for Homestead in public art.
Phil King motioned that the council permit the chair and staff to make any minor modifications
needed to complete the report. Motion was seconded and passed.
Susan reported she and Jennifer have a meeting scheduled with Richard Hart, Development Services
Group Director for the City on March 12, 2003. The meeting is to discuss and develop processes
and procedures on how the MIAC can be involved in assisting developers in the downtown area
choose art work.
Beth Brennan reported that Key Bank has made a verbal commitment of $2,500 to once again sponsor
Music in the Park. The Committee has two performances firmed up -- Buck and Elizabeth on August
7 and the Harry James Orchestra with Fred Radke on August 14. The Committee will be choosing the
remaining seven performers over the next few weeks.
Public Art Report
Rosalie King thanked members of the council and staff for their presence at the "Flock"
dedication. There has been a great deal of very positive feed back on this piece of public art.
Additionally, she thanked everyone for coming to the Luther Burbank Park transfer and dedication
With regard to the Gallery at Mercer View, Rosalie reported that the Committee continues to
receive applications to show in the gallery. They are now booked through 2004. Gallery sales
for the current show are $783.36 to date.
Rosalie asked about the status of the donated sculpture for Homestead Park. Jennifer reported
that we have the sculpture in storage and will check with park maintenance on when it will be
Doug reported that he and Judy and Jennifer had their initial meeting about the Bookmark. Erin
will take charge of this project with Doug and Judy's assistance. Erin reported that she would
have something for the next Council meeting.
Erin reported that the Art Awards Nomination Form is complete. She asked for direction on
distribution of the form. Phil suggested copies be placed at the Community Center, in the MI
Reporter, at the Chamber of Commerce, at the Library and that copies be sent to the City Council.
It was also suggested that a downloadable copy be placed on the Parks and Recreation web site.
Doug Glant reported that the Veteran's Recognition Project Selection Committee has met. They
will meet again in March to look at submissions and choose something to bring back to the Arts
Council at their April Meeting.
Frank Mandarano reported that they are making progress on choosing the colors for the Arts
Council logo. He presented samples of the colors they are considering. He and Susan will
continue to work on this.
Judy Leithe gave an update for the Literary Committee. We continue to get information out about
the All Island Book Club. Another ad appeared in the MI Reporter on February 5, posters have
been distributed and hung up around town, and a letter along with a copy of the poster have been
sent to the book club members.
Phil King asked if posters could be included with mailings of the utility bills. Jennifer will
check on this. Judy wrote and submitted an article for the MI Reporter. Several Shakespearean
presentations are planned in May by the book club. This is meant to dovetail with the upcoming
Wooden O Productions for Shakespeare in the Park this summer.
Susan suggested a sign be put up at the Community Center to advertise the All Island Book Club
meetings. She also would like to see the Arts Council logo included on future publications.
Susan commended Judy on her work as the Literary Chair and with the All Island Book Club. The
Council agreed that they are very pleased with the direction the literary program is taking.
No Report. Reminder to send your hours to Heidi O'Brien. She will produce a report.
Jennifer asked Council members to fill in a Committee Project Report form as projects are
completed. Staff will use them to keep a running record of Council projects for the annual
Jennifer distributed forms for Council members to indicate their Chair Preferences for the coming
year. She asked that they be returned to her prior to the March meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10p.m. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. at CCMV
[Important Note: The complete agenda and official minutes of this
meeting are filed in the Parks & Rec Department.]