Arts Council Members Present
Rosalie King, Phil King, Beth Brennen, Heidi O’Brien, Susan Landon, Frank Mandarano, Linda Lacey, Debbie Hanson
Arts Council Members Absent
Yarden Weidenfeld, Amanda Clark
City Council Liaison
Jennifer Berner, Diane Mortenson
Ken Trimpe, graphic artist
Approval of Minutes
Susan moved that the January 9, 2002 minutes
be approved. Motion Carried.
Updates for calendar.
Phil recapped the financial report.
Performance Arts Report
Mayor Merkle proclaimed February 12th Arts Day on Mercer Island. The Arts Award was reviewed. Susan moved that we accept the art award document. Amendments were added. Motion Carried. Arts Council retreat: April 27th, 9am-1:30pm, at Farmers New World Life. Richard Hart from Developmental Services Group will be speaking on the community development projects and how the Arts Council can interface with the Planning department to facilitate the incorporation of art.
Met with Wooden O Theatre to negotiate the season of Shakespeare. MIAC will be supporting the program in the amount of $4587.50. Captain Smarty Pants, March 2nd, volunteers needed to work taking/selling tickets. Beth Brennen will be the new MMIP chair. KeyBank has confirmed title co-sponsor at $2500.
Public Art Report
Gallagher Hill Call For Artists is being prepared and will be on the March 4th city council agenda. The Veteran’s Memorial Committee will meet on February 22nd. A decision needs to made on Paul Weidman’s metal sculpture.
Frank is proposing two elephant sculptures by an artist from Sun Valley to be shown in the outdoor gallery. Frank and Linda will collect all the necessary information before submitting to the Gallery Committee. Ken Trimpe, graphic artist from the Creative Department presented his work and estimates on the MIAC logo. After review Frank moved that the MIAC use graphic artist Ken Trimpe. Motion Carried. Discussion held on the logos, as well as the estimated cost. Susan moved to award a contract to Ken Trimpe for $1260 for the design of the logo. Motion Carried. Susan moved that pursuant to the receipt of budget worksheets from members we will revisit the issue of business paper design (the other estimate) at the next meeting. It was amended to discuss this at April’s meeting. Motion Carried. Each member chose their top three and discussed with others. The publicity fund has $2000 budgeted, $330 under the total cost. Monies from other Arts Council funds can be allocated after committee budget worksheets are submitted to determine the source of the funds.
Upcoming events: March 16, 10:30am, CCMV, Maggie Bennett; April 5, CCMV, Poetry Café; April 25, Carol Glickfield; April 16, CCMV Aaron Elkins. The children’s librian at the M.I. library has asked the MIAC to sponsor some of the library’s summer literary events. Discussion was held. Phil moved that the MIAC sponsor one at this time, Clay martin’s Puppet Theater. Motion Carried. The King County Library System has a huge storyfest in August involving international storytellers. The MIAC would like to be involved.
We are on target with the five-year plan.
Handed out timesheets and a draft slate of new positions.
Yarden Weidenfeld absent
Staff continues to work on Artist Directory
Hongduan Yang’s bio will be submitted to Reporter for more advertising.
A bid for a new Star Shade Canopy has been solicited from KD Canopy. This bid will be presented to Rich Conrad who has agreed to replace the previous vandalized one.
Jennifer Berner/Diane Mortenson
City Council Liaison Report
-New City Council member Jim Pearman
-Tree Ordinance passed
-School levy passed
-The City will pay for the new MMIP canopy, because it was vandalized.
-The Veteran’s Memorial Project has the lead of the MIAC.
-Sven will be the MIAC liaison for 2002.