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File #: 18-8263    Version: 1 Name: CDB 12.14.18
Type: Minutes Status: Noted and Filed
File created: 12/27/2018 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Cultural Development Board Meeting of December 14, 2018.
Attachments: 1. 12.14.18 MinutesforCC01.08.19, 2. CDB Minutes December 14 2018 DRAFT
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Cultural Development Board Meeting of December 14, 2018.
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PERSONAL APPEARANCE:
a. ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL ANNUAL PRESENTATION - LAURA BRUNEY
Ms. Bruney introduced herself and thanked the Board for the ongoing support of Arts & Business Council programs for Coral Gables Cultural Grantees.

NEW BUSINESS:
There was no new business.

CULTURAL GRANTEE REQUESTS, UPDATES, & REVIEWS:
a. DISCUSSION REGARDING CULTURAL GRANT
The Board discussed the scoring process for this year’s Cultural Grants and commented on the better quality of this year’s grant applications.

b. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Board members noted attending Actors’ Playhouse and the public art dedications and receptions at Giralda Plaza for Sibylle Pasche’s artworks Coral Forest and Secrets of the Sea; Balboa Plaza for Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquadt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and for Hank Willis Thomas’ “The truth is I welcome you” reception and pop-up exhibition on Miracle Mile.

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES UPDATES:
a. PUBLIC SAFETY BULDING - PUBLIC ART PROPOSALS
Ms. Spain updated the Board on the proposal process for public art at the new Coral Gables Public Safety Building. She stated that the artists previously provided to the Board have submitted their proposals and that the proposals have been forwarded to the City Commission prior to release for public comment. Ms. Cathers confirmed the three artists as Jose Bedia, Martin Dawe with Cherrylion Studios, and Ivan Toth-Depena. Staff advised that public comments will be forwarded to the Public Safety Building, Public Art Review Panel consisting of the Arts Advisory Panel, Leslie Pantin from the CDB (previously nominated and confirmed by the Cultural Development Board), Police Chief Hudak, and Fire Chief Barger. The Panel, Ms. Cathers said, will then make a recommendation to the Cultural Development Board, who would then make a recommendation to the City Commission with the Commission having the final decision of the artist and proposal to move fo...

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