Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of November 14, 2016
Members Present: Kyle Morgan, Meg Ginther, Jurgen Pape, Lois Foreman-Wernet, Marilyn Sundin, Neal Zimmers, Jodi Melfi, Ann Townsend
Members Absent: Wayne Piper, Mickey Smith, Jackie O’Keefe
Guests Present: None
Meeting Started: 7:05
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of October 10, 2016 were reviewed. Meg moved and Marilyn seconded to approve the minutes. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the budget report. Pending approval of three new grant applications, the amount approved will be $8,333.98 to date. Neal moved and Jodi seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.
Arts Forum discussion: At the meeting on November 12, 2016, it was reported that the new title of the group is the Granville Arts Collaborative. The Planning Committee is working with Denison to encourage student involvement. Jeff Brown is also eager to involve high school students. It was agreed that a paid consultant be interviewed and hired. The group will meet again in January.
Regarding Neal’s idea about awarding a prize for an art student, Jurgen will follow up with Jeff Brown. Neal suggested that we consider this program for Granville Schools only.
Grant #16-13: The Bryn Du Arts Center requests $870.00 to fund artist fees, supplies and materials for the first annual fall session student art exhibition. Meg moved and Neal seconded to award the grant in the amount of $800.00, not to include the cost of food for the event. The motion carried with one abstention.
Grant #16-14: The Granville Historical Society requests $175.00 for art supplies for their Candlelight Walking Tour event at the Old Academy Building in which participants create holiday decorations and crafts to take home. Meg moved and Ann seconded to approve the grant. The motion carried unanimously.
Grant #16-15: The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce requests $450.00 for musician fees for an open house to be held by the creative COOP and Art on Elm during the Granville Candlelight Walking Tour. Marilyn moved and Lois seconded to approve the grant. The motion carried with one abstention.
Jurgen will prepare an annual report and a budget for the coming year.
The GAC will continue to meet on the second Monday of each month.
Meetings: Next meeting is December 12, 2016 at 7pm in the Village Offices.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.