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File #: 18-8249    Version: 1 Name: AAP 10.24.18
Type: Minutes Status: Noted and Filed
File created: 12/21/2018 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Coral Gables Arts Advisory Panel Meeting of October 24, 2018.
Attachments: 1. 10.24.18 MinutesforCC01.08.19, 2. AAP Meeting October 24 2018 DRAFT
Title
Coral Gables Arts Advisory Panel Meeting of October 24, 2018.
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PERSONAL APPEARANCES
a. BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID)
Venny Torre, Barbara Tria, and Taciana Amador from the Business Improvement District came before the Panel to discuss public art in the downtown district. The Panel and staff provided an update about the Hank Willis Thomas installations taking place along Miracle Mile. Ms. Tria stated that the property owner of McBride Plaza agreed to have one of the benches temporarily installed on site and the Panel agreed that the location is also well suited for the Art Basel VIP reception.

NEW BUSINESS:
a. HANK WILLIS THOMAS, SCULPTURE ACQUISITIONS
Staff updated the Panel on the progress of the Hank Willis Thomas sculptural benches currently being fabricated and were advised of the locations of the benches throughout the City in parks and green spaces. Staff asked the Panel to consider recommending permanent acquisition of the artworks and stated an anticipated estimate of $200,000 for all four benches.

Ms. Tschumy made a motion recommending acquisition of the four sculptural benches by Hank Willis Thomas as presented. Dr. Deupi seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

b. PONCE CIRCLE PARK
The Panel was provided with copies of a draft design layout of “Ponce Circle Park”, located across from The Plaza development. Staff reported on the meeting City staff held with the developers and asked for input from the Panel regarding artist involvement in the project. The Panel discussed briefly and agreed that having an artist as part of the design team would be beneficial for including art in the project early on. With no further discussion, the following motion was made:

Ms. Tschumy made a motion recommending artist involvement in the design process of Ponce Circle Park. Dr. Deupi seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES UPDATES:
a. GIRALDA AVENUE, SIBYLLE PASCHE
The Panel was invited to the dedication of the...

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