Public Art Commission - Minutes
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION
d.b.a. Public Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region
February 21, 2011
Pikes Peak Conference Room, City Hall
Present: Agnes Blachut, Diane Dillon, Gundega Spons, Lara Holman Garritano, Laurel Justice, Liz
Hunter-Ball, Marica Hefti, Pat Orban, Suzanne Casagrande, Tara Thomas
Absent: Lisa Czelatdko, Sallie Clark
Guest: City Council Member Brandy Williams, Connie Perry, Brian Kelly, Bryson Casagrande
Lara called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM.
Call to Order and Welcome
Approval of Minutes
Report: Cascade Smartscape Challenge
City Councilmember Brandy Williams and Landscape architect Connie Perry gave a presentation.
Handouts were provided; Cascade Smartscape Challenge and RFP. Lara will send the Best Practices
to City Councilmember Williams.
2012 Goals/Progress Reports
Promote Art: Public Art Inventory; Lara thanked everyone who participated in the project. Pat,
Laurel and Agnes provided photographs in addition to other assistance. Laurel provided the
writing. The photographs will be compiled and sent to Brett. The link is not live yet so we can
make changes. Tara suggested that we consider placing a disclaimer on the site to allow for
updates. Something along these lines was mentioned, “If you notice something that may have
changed, please contact…” Peak Radar has a tab at the bottom of their screen for live shots.
Lara will present at the Community Ventures board meeting. The launch party is still being
Yarn Bombing Project Update: We received a handout with the Yarn Bomb projects currently
in process. Lara will discuss funding with Juanita.
Downtown Trees Update: This project discussion was tabled until more information is
received. Sean O’Meale was recommended as a good artist, and Lara has contacted Whittle the
Wood Program to find costs of comparable projects. Please think about artists who can carve
trees. Because there is no money involved could a fundraiser be considered?
Cheyenne Village Artwork Update: The next step on this project is a site selection
committee. Suzanne will represent the Public Art Commission of the Pikes Peak Region.
Governance; Recruitment: This is the list of the 12 positions:
1. Pikes Peak Arts Council, Marica Hefti
2. AIA Architect, open
3. City Representative, Lisa Czeltdko
4. El Paso County Representative, Sallie Clark
5. Fine Arts Center, Tara Thomas
6. Visual Arts Representative, Diane Dillon
7. Visual Arts Representative, Pat Orban
8. Higher Education Representative, Gundega Spons
9. Community Representative, Lara Holman Garritano
10. Community Representative, Laurel Justice
11. Community Representative, Suzanne Cassagrande
12. Community Representative, Liz Hunter-Ball
13. Alternate, open
14. Alternate, open
15. City of Colorado Springs Airport Representative (non-voting), Agnes Blachut
It was recommended that we consider gender, geographic location, diversity, military, and
someone new to our community (less than 2 years) for our open positions. The announcements
will be published in the newspapers and Marti Devine Sletta in the City Council’s office will handle
this. Laurel made a motion to accept the criteria for our selection process and Tara seconded.
All were in favor.
Review of Public Art commission Logo
Suzanne shared her beautiful and thoughtful designs in a handout. Discussion followed. Suzanne
was asked to further develop designs A and C. Any decisions were tabled.
Social networking; Gundega presented a handout for discussion on the developed FaceBook.
Please review the information and suggest any changes. The Facebook site will be listed as a
link on our web page under Springsgov.com/Boards and Commissions.
Meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM