2013 Annual Report

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Board Volunteers Support – Provided ongoing volunteer support (217.5 hrs) for Public Art Programs and special events, i.e. Lazy Daze, Spring Daze, dedications and ground breakings.

Citizen Input – The Board served as a conduit for Citizen Input year-round for Public Art projects and initiatives (i.e. Fire Station #8) and requests for private development review of potential public art. Additionally, the Board maintains liaison with Cary Visual Art and Fine Arts League of Cary.

Focus Area 1: Public Art Projects – Continue to advise & recommend public art where appropriate to enhance quality of life.

GOAL: Contribute to the achievement of an aesthetically pleasing and economically successful community by evaluating and judiciously recommending public art.

Ongoing Input - Provided ongoing input and guidance to Council and staff on issues relating to public art in both municipal and private development projects and communicate the Public Art Master Plan’s goals to other Town committees, citizens, and groups where appropriate.

Collaboration - Worked collaboratively, as needed, with other Town appointed Boards and Commissions on those issues related to the vision and recommendations of the Public Art Master Plan.

Accomplishments:

  • Review and rank potential FY14 Capital Public Art Projects
  • Downtown Theater Public Art Project by Artists Matt McConnell and Lynn Basa – Board provided input on project updates and review of designs
  • Carpenter Park Public Art Master Plan and Design Phases – provided input on public art for project updates and review of designs
  • Fire Station #8 -  Board provided input on public art project updates and review of design
  • CVA 2013 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (OSE)  – Board provided review of artworks and sites
  • Spring Daze Public Art project –  Board provided review/recommendations to artist Michael Layne
  • “The Meeting Place” - Board provided recommendations for potential locations
  • New Hope Church Road Park & Trailhead(ATT)  - Board established goals and provided input on public art project updates and review of design proposal
  • Swift Creek Bridge fencing & benches (Symphony Lake) - Board provided input on public art project’s initial concepts
  • Fire Station #2 (downtown) - Board established goals for public art and appointed a Chair and additional PAAB member to serve on the Artist Selection Panel.
  • Downtown Park - Board established goals for public art and appointed a Chair and additional PAAB member to serve on the Artist Selection Panel.
  • Veteran’s Park - Board provided review/recommendations to design team and artist on the public art modification
  • Temporary Environmental Installation Project - Board provided review for artist Bryant Holsenbeck’s recycled water bottle installation at Cary Arts Center
  • Black Creek Greenway Public Art Phase 3 – Board provided review on updates of artist Brad Spencer’s “Arts Alfresco” brick and mosaic tile wing walls at the pedestrian tunnel at Lowe’s driveway.

Gifts and Donations of Artwork - The Board provided review, comments and approval when appropriate of the following:

  • Artwork donations of painting by Don Mertz, 6 photographs by Marshall Clayton, and a photograph by Brooke Meyer – Board provided review of artwork gifts

Private Development Public Art Placements- The Board provided review, comments and approval when appropriate of the following:

  • CVA Temporary placement at J.M. Edwards Jewelers

Focus Area 2: Education – Work with staff on Public Art education programs.
GOAL:
  Build a community where citizens and businesses alike recognize public art projects and the value of public art to our shared community vision.

Accomplishments:

  • Provided ongoing volunteer support at Public Art Programs and special events, i.e. Lazy Daze, Spring Daze, dedications and ground breakings where Board members educate citizens about Cary’s Public Art collection, current public art projects, and program.
  • Board reviewed Public Art text to be incorporation into Site Design Standards to ensure an understanding shared by developers of Cary’s innovative approach to community planning and the incorporation of public art.
  • Collaborate with other organizations to provide public art educational programs in the community (i.e. sponsoring CVA’s artist lecture series)

Focus Area 3: Public Art Master Plan - Work with staff to accomplish the recommendations of the Council-adopted Public Art Master Plan.  
GOAL:
 Continue to work toward achieving the vision and recommendations of the Public Art Master Plan.

Accomplishments:

  • Public Art Master Plan - The Master Plan was adopted by Council at its January 10, 2013 regular meeting.  The Public Art Advisory Board participated in the entire planning process of the Master Plan including attending a series of focus group meetings, public meetings and Council Work Session to review and provide input on the Master Plan.
  • Plan Recommendations -  The Board used the Public Art Master Plan to help guide the discussion and ranking of potential FY14 public art capital projects and when developing project goals.

Approved by the Public Art Advisory Board at their September 18, 2013