Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of June 20, 2016
Members Present: Kyle Morgan, Marilyn Sundin, Jodi Melfi, Meg Ginther, Wayne Piper, Neal Zimmers, Jurgen Pape
Members Absent: Lois Foreman-Wernet, Tom Carroll, Jackie O’Keefe
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:05
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of April 18, 2016 were reviewed. Meg moved and Marilyn seconded to approve the minutes as corrected. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the budget report. Jodi moved and Wayne seconded to accept the report. The motion carried.
Old Business: Arts Forum Follow-up Discussion: 25 people attended. Each of the three sponsors gave a brief intro, then participants joined the group of their choice from among the already established topics for committees: Communication, Organization, and Community Cultural Plan. A spokesperson from each committee summarized their discussion. Committees will meet over the summer, and the next forum will take place in the fall.
Neal suggested that a company that specializes in the arts be employed to conduct a feasibility study. The Ohio Arts Council has funds for this purpose.
New Business: Grant # 16-08: The Kiwanis Club ofGranville requests $700.00 for the 4th of July Photography Contest Exhibition. It was decided not to fund $50.00 of the request that was slated for supplies and refreshments for an awards reception. Wayne moved and Meg seconded to approve the request for $650.00. The motion carried unanimously.
Neal suggesed that the group consider working with the schools to establish a prize to be given to a student who would be designated “Artist of the Year,” nominated by art teachers. A cash prizewould be awarded. This would help to promote the arts in the schools, and give the GAC some visibility. The idea was received favorably, and will be discussed further in a future meeting.
Announcement: Jurgen announced that he will give a presentation at a luncheon at the Senior Center about his series of photographs titled “Reflexions,” to be given on July 7th, 2016.
Meetings: Meetings will continue to be held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Next meeting is July 18, 2016 at 7pm in the Village Offices. Upcoming meetings are August 15 and Sept. 19, 2016.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.