MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Arts Commission Chair Marc Cohen, Vice Chair Wendy Green, Arts Commissioner Joyce Cutchins, Arts Commissioner Susan Bacon, Arts Commissioner Terrence Mulligan Economic Development Director Scott Andrews, Events and Marketing Coordinator Megan Carnell, Guest Denise Brinson, Guest Chris Walker, and Guest Kerry Murphy
CALL TO ORDER 6:00PM
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved by Susan Bacon, Second by Joyce Cutchins, all in favor
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Arts Commission Meeting January 12, 2015, Approved by Susan Bacon, Second by Joyce Cutchins, all in favor
a. Posts 4, 5, and 7 must be filled. (Post 4 and 5 renewed)
b. Election/Appointment of Roles including: Chair, Co-chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
a. Special Guests from Suwanee and Norcross.
a. Discussion points from Denise Brinson
i. Arts Commission (AC) should create a vision and goal for master plan before constructing a full master plan.
ii. AC and Council should be on the same page when deciding funding and focus
1. Possible 1% tax? Suwanee does; It goes to either art on their property or funds SculpTour
iii. Create a project and complete it quickly
1. Possibly a mural
iv. Think of doing a “Cultural Arts Plan” instead of “Public Arts Master Plan”
v. Suwanee chose to do passive parks, not active parks like Sugar Hill, and sculpture is better for that
1. See strategic plan on website
vi. AC should try to focus on a narrow group than all “cultural arts”
vii. Suwanee uses sponsorships and funding
viii. AC could control the RFP’s and create a donation policy
ix. Make goals and follow up with a report card
b. Glass artist progress update
c. Hwy 20 mural opportunities
a. Look into Living Walls project in Atlanta
Staff Comments: Megan: start thinking about Sugar Rush. We will need to make a call to artists in March to have a better selection for October.
Post 1 – Susan Bacon – Post Expires October 13, 2016
Post 2 – Victoria Kesler – Post Expires October 13, 2016
Post 3 – Wendy Green – Post Expires October 13, 2016
Post 4 – Joyce Cutchins – Post Expires October 13, 2017
Post 5 (At Large) – Terry Mulligan – Post Expires October 13, 2017
Post 6 – Marc Cohen – Post Expires October 13, 2016
Post 7 (At Large) – Vacant