Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of July 20, 2015
Members Present: Lois Foreman-Wernet, Kyle Morgan, Marilyn Sundin, Jodi Melfi, Jurgen Pape, Tom Carroll, Jackie O'Keefe, Neal Zimmers, Mickey Smith, Maggie Sobataka
Members Absent: Meg Ginther
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:05
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of May 13, 2015 were reviewed. Lois moved and Maggie seconded to approve the minutes. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the budget report. Neal moved and Tom seconded to accept the report as presented. The motion carried.
Jurgen will follow up to see how the funds were spent for the Kiwanis Fiddle Contest since there were so few participants.
Council had a question 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 approved, 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 will take this information back to Council.
Grant #15-11: The Granville Garden club requests $850.00 for the 2016 Daffodil show for the artist's honorarium and printing costs for a poster, and for decorative materials used in displays. Mickey moved and Jodi seconded to approve. The motion carried.
Grant #15-12 – Jonathan Hubert, a Denison student, requests $1,000.00 to cover remaining fees for him to attend a 5-week program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Kyle moved and Neal seconded to deny the request. The motion carried.
Grant #15-13 – The Granville Senior Center requests $500.00 to purchase and install a professional picture hanging system at the center, to be used for the hanging of art by members and for rotating art shows. Neal moved and Maggie seconded to table the motion to gather more information such as how many pieces of art will be displayed, how many shows are expected, and how often. It will also be suggested that perhaps a less expensive alternative might be considered. The motion carried.
Grant #15-14 – The Vintage Voices requests $250.00 to purchase music for the 2015 Candlelight Walking Tour performance. Maggie moved and Neal seconded to approve. The motion carried.
Jurgen has requested that GAC meetings be noted on the website along with other commissions, now that they follow a reqular meeting pattern (third Monday of each month.)
Neal reported on the Ohio Arts Council summer meeting and the Council’s awards to local groups. He suggested that GAC consider supporting a local project and apply for funding. He said many other similar arts councils/commissions have been successful doing so.
Lois suggested that the GAC take advantage of the new lampost banners in the downtown area, as a way of raising awareness of the commission.
Meetings: Next meeting is August 17, 2015 at 7pm in the Village Offices. Upcoming meetings are Sept. 21 and Oct. 19
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.
Respectfully submitted: Kyle Morgan