Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of October 10, 2016
Approved November 14, 2016
Members Present: Lois Foreman-Wernet; Meg Ginther; Jackie O’Keefe; Jodi Melfi; Jurgen Pape; Wayne Piper; Mickey Smith; Marilyn Sundin; Neal Zimmers
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:10pm
Approval of Minutes: Meg moved and Lois seconded to approve the minutes of September 12, 2016. Motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn handed out the newest report; the approved total so far is $6,338.98. Lois moved and Meg seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.
Old Business: Jurgen mentioned that art in Granville has already generated much interest. He sent around art flyers from Denison University, Bryn Du Art Center and Art on Elm. The DU Artspace is open in Newark.
Meg reported on the Cultural Planning Group, one of three making up the Granville Art Forum. The cultural planning group met on September 27. Their minutes were sent out to GAC members. Some speakers may be invited for the next planning committee meeting tentatively planned for November 1. Before grants are to be requested, the mission statement needs to be resolved which should happen at the November 1 meeting. All members were asked to submit their ideas for that.
So far, apparently nobody has visited or scheduled visits to Ohio art organizations. GAC members were encouraged to meet with the Cultural Alliance of Licking County on October 28.
A full Granville Art Forum meeting is expected to convene some time in November. A brief discussion concluded that Granville should remain the center of the art destination with Neal suggesting that its outreach goes beyond Licking County.
New Business: Grant # 16-12 was originally requesting $400 for the purchase of sheet music for the Granville Vintage Voices. Mickey Smith, the originator of the request, increased the amount to a maximum of $500. Neal moved and Jodi seconded to approve this request; Mickey abstained from the this motion, all others approved grant request # 16-12.
The next meeting is set for November 14, 2016..
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.
Respectfully submitted: Jurgen Pape