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Minutes - Arts Commission - 04/16/2003 Approved 5/21/03 Boulder Arts Commission April 16, 2003 Boulder Public Library Members Present: Also Present: Patti Bruck Donna Gartenmann Erich Hill Michael Christie Ann Moss Cathy Gaugh Michael Smith Kirsten Lansing Sarah Leversee Pat Magette Member Absent: Sally Mier Ginger Zukowski Trevor Traynor The meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m. Commissioners Moss and Smith were sworn in to office. Minutes of the March 31, 2003 meeting were approved as received. The 2002 Arts in Education final report for Imagination Makers was unanimously approved. Election of Officers: Erich Hill was elected Boulder Arts Commission Chair. Patti Bruck was elected Vice-chair. Michael Smith will represent the Arts Commission on the BMoCA board. Budget Reductions: All City departments have been asked to submit a 25% budget reduction. The Commission approved 20% cuts at the March meeting. The additional 5% will be taken from the Mini-Grants, deleting mini-grants from the General fund and an additional $5,000 from the BMoCA line item. Mini-Grants Friends of the Colorado Music FestivaL• Pat Magette presented the grant for the Young People's Concert. The project is in its 16`~' year. Each year, about 2000 youth participate. Partnerships include Boulder Suzuki strings, Horizon Daiiy and the Longmont Symphony. The group focuses on keeping the ticket prices down and makes 200 free tickets available. The 2003 focus is on kids between 4 and 9 years of age. Bilingual flyers are sent to the schools. Moss moved to award the Friends of the Music Festival $600.00 with Bruck seconding. The motion passed unanimously. Smith excused himself from the vote. Catherine Gauch: Gauch is requesting funds for an aerial dance piece for the Frequent Flyers dance festival. The performance will include two new emerging dancers. Gauch will create movements on different apparatus and improvise until the final performance. Boulder is becoming known as aerial dance community. International artists are invited to perform and teach this year. Generally each instructor presents a new piece at the Festival. Smith moved to fund the project. Moss seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Yuki Ojika: Sara Leversee presented the proposal. Hill pointed out that there was not a required letter of intent from the venue included with the grant. The proposal failed for lack of a motion. Sally Mier: Mier is the curator for a collaborative exhibit entitled "Art of the Divine Feminine". A guest artist from Brazil will be part of the exhibit as well as six local artists. The exhibit will celebrate the creation of the history of the goddess. The artwork will give the public a new way of looking at the spirit of the Divine Feminine. This is not a feminist show, but rather the feminine aspect of the divine. Auxiliary activities will take place the weekend following the exhibit. The activities will include artist lectures and demonstrations, storytelling and singing. Open Door Dance Theater will perform Ancient Rivers. Smith made a motion to award Mier $600.00 with Moss seconding. The motion passed unanimously. Trevor Trayner: The Blender Series is a project composed of 12 color photos from major international hubs. The subject is a photograph of an individual taken in a major intersection or hub of a particular city. The idea is to freeze time in anon-conventional style and place the focus on one individual within that environment. Each print will be 16 x 24 and the installation will form a cube. The October showing will be at Everything Possible on the Hill. Moss made a motion to support the Blender series. Bruck seconded. Traynor unanimously received $600.00. Kirsten Lansing: Lansing requested $565.72 to fund supplies for Element-ary Transportation. The exhibit will consist of six b light boxes, each 20" x 20", made of wood frames with paper wrapping. The paper will have an image, which will be lit from behind by a fluorescent bulb. Each box will have a representation design using lithography and drawing in graphite. The box images will contain an element -fire, water, air, etc. and a means of transportation. Bruck moved to award Lansing $565.72. Moss seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Channel 8 request for Arts in Education grant "Teen Art CafB": Channel 8 is proposing three thirty minute television programs featuring artistically talented middle and high school students in Boulder County. The purpose of the programs is to honor the youth and to inspire other students to create. Commission concerns: Is there an audience for this type of program and will it make a difference to middle school students? The proposal seemed less about education and more about general operating costs. The art focus wasn't apparent and the educational component was unclear. The proposal failed for lack of a motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10. p.m.