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Minutes - Arts Commission - 05/17/2000 a / • Approved 7/19/00 Boulder Arts Commission May 17, 2000 Boulder Creek Meeting Room Boulder Public Library Members Present: Also Present: Don Berlin Donna Gartenmann Erich Hill Tina Walker Jude Landsman Joan Bell Emily Wadhams Katy MacDiarmid Nancy Metcalf Alison Moore Cydney Payton Catherine Underhill Member Absent: Alan Rudy • The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. Minutes of the April 26, 2000 meeting were approved as received. Discussion Items: BMoCA Representation: At the March Commission meeting, appointments for additional board representation were discussed. It was decided at that time that the new commissioner would represent the BAC on the BMoCA board. Rudy queried the Commissioners early in May about becoming the BMoCA representative. Rudy had been in charge of BAC advertising, with Berlin helping out. Berlin stated he would not be able to take on advertising in addition to the Cultural Master Plan update and working on the new grant category. Hill did not feel that after being on the Commission for two months, that he was in a position to be the advertising representative. The Commission appointed Hill as the BMoCA representative and Rudy will remain with advertising. Public Art Update: Gartenmann presented the maquette of the public art piece for the Basemar underpass. Kristine Smock was awarded the project. The dedication of the Basemar underpass is slated for Bike to Work Day. Smock intends to have school kids work on the background mural and read poetry as well as other activities to involve the community in the project at the • dedication. Dairy Center for the Arts: City Council unanimously approved the proposal for the City to assume ownership of the Dairy and enter into a 20 year lease. Council continues to be very supportive of the arts in Boulder. Colorado Dance Festival Proposal: Katy MacDiarmid presented a draft of the Community Dance Space Subsidy application. Landsman and Wadhams met with MacDiarmid to discuss issues the BAC wanted resolved. Equipment for the community dance space at the Dairy will be purchased with the funds. Wadhams suggested a few minor changes for the dance application. Berlin made a motion to proceed with the project. Hill seconded. The motion passed unanimously. The project will be re-evaluated in 2001. Cultural Luncheon topics: Landsman asked for suggestions from the Commission for future Cultural Luncheon topics. Audience Development is an issue that is timely. Commission members will bring ideas to the planning meeting in June. The final report for New Horizons Preschool was unanimously approved. Actor's Ensemble requested a change of performance in the major grant received in February. The request was approved. 2001 Arts Budget Gartenmann submitted a draft of the 2001 budget. A request is being submitted to make the arts liaison staff a permanent full time position. The budget was unanimously approved. • Canyon Cultural Corridor Brochure A mock-up of the Cultural Corridor brochure was distributed to Commission members. The unveiling of the brochure and a reception for John Prinz (Boulder Ballet) and Katy MacDirmiad (Colorado Dance Festival) will be held in the Library Exhibit Space May 23. Quarterly Financial Reports Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: Director Cydney Payton reported that BMoCA's most recent fundraiser, Chairity, was a huge success. The event raised $22,000 for the Museum. The Museum will be extending operating hours during the summer months. Free programs will be offered on Thursdays throughout the season. Staff has been tracking visitors and will submit a demographic report at year end. The Museum is collaborating with IBM on a project to put up the world's largest print on the side of the building. The next exhibit will be Front Range Women in Visual Arts. The Museum store is beginning to show a profit. The Guild Theatre: Joan Bell reported that the theater recently acquired lighting, including light boards. The theaters are booked through 2002. Two of the resident groups are taking a hiatus which has opened up space for new theater troupes. The Guild sold 7700 tickets in 1999. Audiences enjoy and appreciate the new spaces at the Dairy. • Collage Children's Museum: Alison Moore introduced Simone Bell, new exhibits coordinator at the Museum. Attendance has been high. Exhibits include Police and Safety, Stitches to A • 0 Britches, Family Dance at Irey Theatre, Summer Asian Festival and involvement in the Boulder Creek Festival and Rhythm of the River. A new program this summer is Camp Collage. Children will attend half day camps. Moore reported on the progress at 9th and Canyon. Architect selection will happen in the next two weeks. Dairy Center for the Arts: Catherine Underhill updated the Commission on the Dairy negotiations with the City. The City Council has agreed to assume ownership of the building and lease it back to the Dairy for 20 years. This will greatly assist the Dairy and allow staff to focus on fundraising to complete renovations. The Dance Space will be part of Phase 1B and work will begin this summer. The space will include 252 seats. Some equipment has been purchased for the space. Underhill has hired two new staff. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. • •