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Monday, September 02, 2002


Arts Council Members Present
Rosalie King, Beth Brennen, Susan Landon, Frank Mandarano, Erin Curtiss, Doug Glant, Heidi O’Brien, Phil King, Debbie Hanson, Judy Leithe

Arts Council Members Absent
Amanda Clark

City Council Liaison
Sven Goldmanis, absent

Jen Berner, Diane Mortenson

Approval of Minutes

Secretary's Report

Debbie Hanson
No report.

Treasurer’s Report

Phil King
Recapped the financial report.

Chair Report

Susan Landon
Susan announced the resignation of Amanda Clark. Amanda will follow through to conclusion with most of the current Public Art Projects. The Mercerdale Park dedication of the Skate Area and Play Area including the Public Art will be dedicated on September 21st at 11:00am. The Memorial Policy Committee met and revised the policy. Council will review and bring any changes to the October meeting. The Veteran’s Memorial Artist selection panel will review applications the week of September 23rd. Susan read a letter from K.C. Public Art Coordinator Ann Friedman regarding the piece at Luther Burbank.


Phil King
Phil shared art brochures and phamplets from different organizations around the area.

Performance Arts Report
Beth Brennen/Doug Glant
Beth recapped the Mostly Music in the Park season. Attendance was low due to weather. The program was budgeted well, bringing in $10,000. Doug reported that the K.C. Performance Network applicant “Book-It” will not be producing the Dorothy Parker piece that we chose. Discussion was held regarding choosing another applicant. It was decided not to host a KC Performance in 2003.

Public Art Report

Public Art Report was reported in Chair report.

Marketing Report

Frank Mandanaro
Frank suggested that he needs a marketing budget. He and Susan will meet with the graphic artist this week to finalize a colored logo.

Literary Report

Judy Leithe
Judy met with Susan Wheeler the librian at the Mercer Island Library. It was suggested to try to combine the library and Arts Council Literary events to help make a stronger program. They talked about holding events at Starbucks, the Library and Tully’s. Judy will continue to work with Susan Wheeler to come up with a program.


Heidi O’Brien
Collected and handed out hour sheets.


Rosalie King
Esther Akrish, Pia Messina and Lenore Zissermann are currently showing in the gallery. Two new pieces by Brad Jones will be installed in the Outdoor Gallery.

Community Arts

Erin Curtiss
Handed out a mock Artist Directory and Art Award nomination form. The meeting with the school art teachers fell through for the end of summer. A new date and time will be coordinated. Erin would like topic ideas from the council to discuss at the meeting.


Debbie Hanson
The High School Radio Station has applied for financial assistance from the Arts Council. Debbie reviewed the application with the council. The station is seeking $1500 from the Arts Council to cover the attorney/legal fees in order to appeal the possibility of the station being purchased by an out-of-state organization. The Arts Council has specific requirements for financial support, which is clearly stated in the financial assistance guidelines. The radio station’s application does not meet these guidelines, therefore while understanding the station’s need, the Arts Council is unable to financially support the radio stations request for attorney/legal fees.

Staff Report

Jen Berner
Reviewed the 2003-2004 budget.

City Council Liaison Report

Sven Goldmanis, absent



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