Public Arts Commission Meeting – February 18, 2021
Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission (“PPAC”) will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future PPAC meetings (including public hearings) will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by the NYS Open Meetings Law. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend at the remote locations where the commission members will be situated. The public, however, will be able to fully observe the videoconference meeting with the information posted below. Please register for the City of Poughkeepsie PPAC Meeting on February 18, 2021 6:30 PM EDT.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The meeting will be recorded and subsequently posted for viewing on our website.
- ROLL CALL
- APPROVE MINUTES OF JANUARY 21, 2021 MEETING
- CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
- OLD BUSINESS:
- PUBLIC ART POLICY – discussion on goals and scope of proposed policy.
- WHALE SCULPTURE IN WARYAS PARK – discussion on formation of a focus group.
- PAINTING OF DPW SERVICE VEHICLE – plans for next vehicle to be refreshed.
- SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN – Plein Aire painting event joint with Savannah, Georgia.
- LETTER TO POUGHKEEPSIE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT urging the district to rejoin the Dutchess BOCES Arts in Education Cooperative Service.
- NEW BUSINESS:
- ED WOOD STATUE – discussion about potential revival of this effort.
- HUDSON VALLEY MURALS – video tour by Franc Palaia.
- RE-OPENING PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES – Mid-Hudson Arts Education Alliance effort urging Governor Cuomo to open up music, dance, and theatre in our schools.
- SUGGESTIONS & REQUESTS RECENTLY RECEIVED
- Planning Department: requested assistance with mural on new fence to be constructed at 556 Main Street.
- Public Access Channels: several requests for arts activities on FIOS/Optimum channels used for Common Council, boards, and commission meetings.
- Little Free Library: a project by an art gallery in Seattle, Washington https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/01/18/art-gallery-little-free-library/
- SYLVIA DIAZ – Thrive – Making a Career in the Arts: plans for the 2021program by Arts Mid-Hudson.
- PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Three minutes per person on any topic.
- UPCOMING EVENTS:
- Gallery openings: Queen City 15, Gallery 40, Arts Mid-Hudson
- Dutchess Partners in the Arts – Grant opportunities for artists and arts organizations
- PoughETRY Fest 2021 – virtual event April 23 with Poet Gold
- Next Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30pm