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Minutes - Arts Commission - 07/17/2002 Approved 8/21/02 Boulder Arts Commission July 17, 2002 Boulder Public Library Members Preseut Also Present Don Berlin Donna Gartenrnann Patti Bruck Tina Walker Ann Moss Jennifer Berry Ginger Zukowski Dave Caha Jack Collom Member Absent Abraham LaMazk Erich Hill Karen Ripley Tamar Scoggin Kathy Ayers Stern Xochitl Zamora-Thompson Lucien Wolzien Elsie Wood The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. Minutes of the May 15, 2002 meeting were approved as received. 28`n Street Public Art Project Gartenmann reported that the art selected for the retaining wall on 28`n Street has not met the concerns from engineers working on the project. Issues of safety, maintenance, vandalism, and re-engineering the site could not be resolved. Cultural Master Plan Update Berlin updated Commissioners on the first Steering Committee meeting for the Cultural Master Plan. The group is looking at upcoming forums for boards and the community. Gartenmann requested a $400.00 honorarium for Jack Collom to create a literary piece addressing a day without art for the Cultural Plan. The request was approved unanimously. Economic Sustainability Report The final report on the economics of the arts in Boulder, spearheaded by the Americans for the Arts, is complete. The study will be a key factor in the Cultural Master Plan update. Gartenrnazm will send the entire document to Commissioners. The economic study will be invaluable when Commissioners meet with City Council members to discuss the future of the arts in Boulder. Technical Assistance Grant Update The Guild Theatre received funding from the SCFD to hire an executive director. The letter submitted completes the requirement the Guild needed to receive full funding. Due to the Colorado Council for the Arts returning grants to organizations, the Commission agreed to extend the timeline for Many Mountains Moving to October 15, 2002. Sweet Lunacy Sweet Lunacy, the rockumentary of Boulder music, funded by the BAC, has won the 2002 Aurora awazd for Best of Show. The video is also on the short list for an awazd to be announced in September. MINI-GRANTS Jennifer Berry: Boulder Heals: A Year Retrospective After September 11 is an original work that strives to tell stories the commercial cultural industries and media won't tell. Monologues, physical theater and dance will be included in the performance. Zukowski made a motion to awazd Berry $400.00. Bruck seconded the motion. The request passed unanimously. Ford Hofferberth: 30days Dead requested funds to demonstrate that comic books are a respectable form of art and literature. The works will be displayed at three venues in Boulder. Zukowski moved to awazd Hofferberth $400.00, with Moss seconding. The motion passed unanimously. Boulder Youth Symphony: Kathy Stem requested $400.00 for the Boulder Youth Symphony concert in November. Members will perfonn four symphonic concerts at various venues. Moss moved to award BYS $400.00. Zukowski seconded the motion. The request passed unanimously. Boulder Public Library: Kazen Ripley asked for funds for a commemoration of September 11. The event will include an audience participation discussion on American liberties, a lecture workshop on creating peace, and a concert. Moss made a motion to award the Library $400.00, with Bruck seconding. The motion passed unanimously. Collage Children's Museum: Tamaza Scoggin represented the BRING IT Film Series (Boulder Recognizing Its Next Generation's Interests). Scoggins is working with six teenage girls to run a film series providing social activity and promoting media literacy and cultural awareness. Collage requested the funds for graphic design for the BRING IT film series. Moss moved to award Collage $400.00. Zukowski seconded the motion. The motion passed 3-1 with Bruck voting against the request. Society for Creative Aging: Elsie Woods and Lucien Wolzien requested funds to create "Moving Boulders Dance Groups", a performance ensemble of older adults, and to host an exchange with "The Movers and Shakers" of Vermont, as part ofthe Festival for Elders in Art Sharing Triumph (FEAST). Moss made a motion to award Society for Creative Aging $400.00. Zukowski seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Xochitl Zamora-Thompson: Thompson submitted a proposal for funds to buy and create traditional flamenco costumes and develop a press kit for The Compania La Misteria. Moss moved to fund Zamora-Thompson $400.00. Bruck seconded the motion. The proposal passed unanimously. Abraham LaMark: LaMazk asked for funds to complete a stone sculpture for an exhibit at the Gallery Sovereign in September. The sculpture deals with stone as it relates to time and re-establishing harmony. Bruck moved to award LaMazk $400.00. Zukowski seconded. The motion carried unanimously. Jack Collom: Collom's proposal for Corner Bar - A Book of Collaborative Angels, is an experimental book between Collom and Jennifer Heath. A book signing is being plazmed at Nazopa. Zukowski made a motion to fund the project for $400.00. Bruck seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous. Max Reinhart: Reinhart was not present. The request was tabled. Poetas y Artistas Network: No one from the organization attended. The request was not discussed. Laura Tyler: Bee Women of Boulder County is an experimental documentary video that will explore women's connection to nature by revealing the lives and activities of six local women beekeepers. Zukowski moved to awazd Tyler $400.00 with Bruck seconding. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.