CITY OF SUGAR HILL
ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
COMMUNITY ROOM, 6:00 P.M.
5039 WEST BROAD STREET
SUGAR HILL, GA 30518
Present: Chairman Marc Cohen, Secretary Megan Carnell, Arts Commissioner Terry Mulligan, Arts Commissioner Victoria Gonzalez, Mayor Pro Tem Brandon Hembree, City Staff Member Nicole Klein, City Staff Member Scott Andrews, City Staff Member Kaipo Awana, Guest Kerry Murphy, Guest Chris Walker, Guest John Lane
CALL TO ORDER 6:06pm
APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion to approve by Terry Mulligan, 2nd by Victoria Gonzalez, all in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Arts Commission Meeting February 9, 2016 and March 8, 2016. Motion to approve by Victoria Gonzalez, 2nd by Terry Mulligan, all in favor.
a. Membership – Proposals to fill vacant post, elections
a. John Lane with Artios Academy was recommended
b. No action was taken on expired officer positions.
b. Kiwanis Recap
a. Kiwanis Art Show was successful with 50 more pieces than 2015. Five pieces will be going to the state show.
c. Sugar Rush
a. Suggested method for the 2016 Sugar Rush event was given out. Members and guests have one week to get edits to Megan and out to the public.
d. Follow up on tasks from March 8th meeting
a. Downtown Development Authority presentation
a. Brandon Hembree gave an overview of the DDA’s vision on what public art in downtown is possible for 2016. Nicole Klein gave recap of the RFP put together. A board to review applicants will be put together. Members and guests have one week to review and get back to Nicole if they would like to be on the board.
b. Breakaway Session – Defining the future of the arts
a. Group Discussion – Reaching Out to the Community
i. What does creative practice look like in Sugar Hill in 2016/2017?
Park Fairy Tale Day
Sugar Rush Art Way/ Craft Haven
Website page featuring craft of the week
Local Artist Highlight
ii. How do you get citizens to engage?
Night out art show with wine
Kid events on food truck days – Chalk, monster mural
Doors project was great
Reach out to Buford Artist Colony
Partnering with businesses
Poster in businesses
Gas bill/ newsletter insert
c. Breakaway Session – Spending Funding
a. Group Discussion – Spending Funding
i. How can spending funding in the next year encourage community engagement and help determine the future of the Arts Ordinance? AND… what do you propose funding be spent on?
Cool/ Elegant signage for festivals
d. Staff Reports, Member and Community Comments
a. Megan Carnell asked for approval of spending for meeting, Chairman approved, no vote taken
b. Kerry Murphy- update on murals—quick discussion of Atlanta’s plan, suggested a couple Ted Talks to watch.
c. Chris Walker- Working on a Beltline mural
d. Marc Cohen- update from Explore Gwinnett
ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn by Susan Bacon, 2nd by Megan Carnell 7:18pm
CITY OF SUGAR HILL