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File #: 19-9012    Version: 1 Name: AAP minutes 06.26.19
Type: Minutes Status: Noted and Filed
File created: 8/5/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 8/27/2019 Final action: 8/27/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Arts Advisory Panel Meeting of June 26, 2019.
Attachments: 1. 06.26.19 MinutesforCC08.27.19, 2. AAP Meeting June 26 2019 DRAFT
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Arts Advisory Panel Meeting of June 26, 2019.
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NEW BUSINESS:
a. TEMPORARY EXHIBITION - THE SILENCE PROJECT
The Panel was provided with a press release from the Business Improvement District and a flyer announcing “The Silence Project” temporary exhibition. Ms. Perez greeted the Panel and discussed the project’s activation of empty storefronts along Miracle Mile and within the McBride Plaza consisting of large-scale photographs by artist Flor Mayoral featuring Coral Gables personalities, each holding a finger over their lips in the universal gesture of silence. She expressed the intent of the project to bring the community together through this collective symbol. The project, it was mentioned, is being presented in partnership with the City, the Business Improvement District, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and Conde Contemporary.

b. PRE-QUALIFIED ARTIST REQUEST - JACOBO & MARIA ANGELES
The Panel received pre-qualification materials for the artist team of Jacobo and Maria Angeles. Ms. Russo addressed the Panel as a representative of the developer and described the project where potential artwork would be placed. The development, she said, is a high-end, contemporary designed Mexican restaurant located on the north side of Miracle Mile at Le Jeune Road. Ms. Russo expressed the desire of the developer to incorporate Mexican art throughout the project, including interiors.

c. PRE-QUALIFIED ARTIST REQUEST - TONY CRAGG
The Panel received pre-qualification materials for artist Tony Cragg. Ms. Cathers stated that the artist pre-qualification requests for Tony Cragg, Jean-Michel Othoniel, and Jorge Salas are for artists being considered for artworks associated with The Plaza development project. The Panel discussed the merits of the artist’s work. With no further discussion, the following motion was made:

A motion was made by Mr. Brito to approve artist Tony Cragg as a pre-qualified artist. Ms. MacDonald-Korth seconded the motion, which passed unani...

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