Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of September 12, 2016
Approved unanimously on Oct. 11, 2016
Members present: Lois Foreman-Wernet; Meg Ginther; Jackie O’Keefe; Jurgen Pape; Mickey Smith; Marilyn Sundin; Ann Townsend.
Guests: Steve Pyles, new village manager Steve introduced himself to GAC and handed out copies of his response based on a meeting with Jackie and Meg regarding funding and Granville village’s potential involvement.
Meeting started: 7:12 PM
Ann Townsend was welcomed to GAC as DU’s representative, replacing Tom Carroll.
Approval of minutes: Marilyn moved and Mickey seconded to approve the minutes of August 15, 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: Meg reported on the Cultural Planning Group, one of three making up the Granville Art Forum. Meg elaborated on the meeting with Steve and Jackie (see above). Steve requested to be involved in future art meetings and offered his help. The next meeting of the cultural planning group is planned at the end of September. Dan Katona, who is their member, proposed to bring information about OAC funding and planning at that meeting. Dan already sent out a list of potential art consultants. Meg will check with Andy Wildman about visiting art organizations in Ohio. A full Granville Art Forum meeting is expected to convene some time in October.
New Business: No new grant requests were received. Jurgen reported on art-related topics and spaces at the Bryn Du Mansion. The Bryn Du Commission will concentrate on securing funds for making the upper floors of the
mansion useable. Marla Krak will contact Jurgen about Denison’s involvement. Village Council will honor Tom Carroll for his past GAC services on its Sep. 21 meeting.
It was agreed to continue meeting on the second Monday of each month for the duration of this year. Meetings will be @ 7 PM upstairs @ the village hall. The next meetings are set for October 10 and November 14, 2016. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50