Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of November 16, 2015
Members Present: Tom Carroll, Lois Foreman-Wernet, Meg Ginther , Jodi Melfi, Jackie O'Keefe, Jurgen Pape, Marilyn Sundin, Neal Zimmers,
Members Absent: Kyle Morgan, Mickey Smith
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:05pm
Approval of Minutes: Neal moved and Tom seconded to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2015. Motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn handed out the latest report. $9,421.00 have been approved for 2015; invoices for $7,269.35 have been submitted. Marilyn will contact the three approved grant recipients who have not submitted their invoices to do so before the middle of December so they can be paid. Meg move and Tom seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
Maggie Sobataka has regretfully resigned from the Granville Arts Commission as a community-at-large member because of her planned move. Jurgen contacted Mollie Prasher to post a replacement for her. Laurie MacKenzie-Crane has indicated an interest in that position.
Due to the fact that the Granville Studio of Visual Arts (GSVA) has decided to close as of December 1, 2015, several parties are interested in continuing or resurrecting it. Discussions were conducted at the Bryn Du Commission (the GSVA has been leasing one of the buildings on the mansion site) and with various members of the Granville Village staff. The Bryn Du Commission decided not to take over the GSVA because of their present confusing financial status. The Bryn Du Commission, the Granville Village and the Granville Arts Commission are all interested to replace the GSVA in some form. Jurgen has contacted the Granville school board to find out their interest in GSVA as well as applying for GAC grants. We discussed several options; one was whether the Granville Recreation District could possibly oversee the operation. Jackie will contact Steve Stilwell and Mike King regarding this idea. We discussed various potential art venues and centers.
Neal moved and Meg seconded to not the Granville Arts Commission’s interest to continue the GSVA in some form or other and possible expand to other art programs. The motion carried.
Meetings: Next meeting is December 14, 2015 at 7pm in the Village Offices.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.
Respectfully submitted: Jurgen Pape