Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of August 17, 2015
Members Present: Lois Foreman-Wernet, Kyle Morgan, Marilyn Sundin, Jodi Melfi, Jackie O'Keefe, Neal Zimmers, Mickey Smith, Meg Ginther
Members Absent: Tom Carroll, Jurgen Pape
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 6:35
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of July 20, 2015 were reviewed. Neal moved and Mickey seconded to approve the minutes as amended. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the budget report. Maggie moved and Neal seconded to accept the report as presented. The motion carried.
Jurgen has made an inquiry about the low participation in the fiddle contest, and found that the event was not publicized as well as it might have been. It will be promoted more broadly next year. This information was sent in an e-mail message, which will be re-circulated.
Jackie spoke with the Council about Grant # 15-09 concerning awarding of funds to Grand Scheme Production which is a for-profit business. This point was discussed when the funds were requested, and because the money was to be used to pay for musician fees, it was approved. This type of award has been made in the past. Jackie stated that the Council is aware of the situation and agrees with the approach that was taken.
Regarding Grant #15-13, Mickey and Jurgen spoke with the Senior Center, and it was agreed to withdraw the application since the space is rented, and there are more affordable ways to display art.
At the next Council meeting, Jackie will ask about noting the GAC meetings on the Village website.
Grant #15-15: The GSVA requests $500.00 for artist labor and supplies, and printed materials for the Summer Exhibition of the Spring '15 Journey show. Kyle moved and Jodi seconded to approve. The motion carried. It was noted that this comes to $1500.00, the total allotment for GSVA.
Grant #15-16 – The Granville Federation for the Advancement of the Blues (GFAB), requests $1,000.00 to offset the costs of staging the the annual Blues Fest. Neal moved and Lois seconded to approve the request. The motion carried.
Announcements: There will be a Food Truck and music festival at Dawes.
Meetings: Next meeting is Sept. 21, 2015 at 7pm in the Village Offices. Upcoming meetings are Oct. 19 and Nov. 16, 2015.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm.
Respectfully submitted: Kyle Morgan