Granville Arts Commission (GAC)
Minutes of July 10, 2017
Members Present: Kyle Morgan, Jurgen Pape, Jodi Melfi, Jackie O’Keefe, Neal Zimmers, Lois Foreman-Wernet, Marilyn Sundin
Members Absent: Mickey Smith, Meg Ginther, Wayne Piper
Guests Present: Laurie MacKenzie-Crane, Steve Pyles (for the second half of the meeting)
Meeting Started: 7:05pm
Approval of Minutes: Minutes of June 12, 2017 were reviewed. Marilyn moved and Neal seconded to approve the minutes as corrected. The motion carried.
Treasurer's Report: Marilyn distributed the treasurer’s report. Kyle moved and Jodi seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. The motion carried.
Arts Collaborative update:
Jodi reported that she met with Meg, Steve Matheny and Angela Katona to give statistics and demographics in support of the grant. Things are moving forward appropriately.
Jurgen reported that the Bryn Du Mansion Commission has officially been named as the fiscal agent for the Collaborative. He will speak with Mollie to arrange for the transfer of GAC money to the Collaborative for the consultant. Neal moved and Marilyn seconded to approve this arrangement. The motion carried.
Laurie MacKenzie-Crane will be appointed to the GAC on July 19. Laurie was welcomed by the group.
Grant #17.13: Columbus Crossing Borders requests $1,000.00 for artists’ fees and supplies for a 2-day event with an art exhibit and documentary film to inspire understanding, compassion and support for refugees. Marilyn moved, and Jurgen seconded to put this request back on the table from last month. Neal moved and Lois seconded to deny the request since the main focus is educational rather than artistic and therefore does not fit with the mission of the GAC.
Grant #17.15: Micaela Vivero requests $750.00 for airfare to France for research for her art show at Denison next year. Lois moved and Kyle seconded to deny the request, since it does not fit with the mission of the GAC. The motion carried unanimously.
Meetings: Next meeting is August 14, 2017 at 7pm in the Village Offices. Upcoming meetings are September 11 and October 9, 2017.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.