PUBLIC MEETING ON PUBLIC ART POLICY TONIGHT AT 7PM

PUBLIC MEETING ON PUBLIC ART POLICY TONIGHT AT 7PM

Consultant Elizabeth Keithline of Wheel Arts Administration will seek community feedback on a draft statement on the future of public art for Gloucester and will discuss possible policy recommendations at a public meeting on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester. The public is encouraged to attend.

Per order of Mayor Theken, following community discussions about public art in Gloucester, the City and the Committee For the Arts hired consultant Keithline to gather information and make recommendations on a public art policy. In order to accurately begin to formulate what this policy should contain, Keithline asked to hear from Gloucester residents about the following questions: Continue reading “PUBLIC MEETING ON PUBLIC ART POLICY TONIGHT AT 7PM”

IMPORTANT PUBLIC ART POLICY MEETING WEDNESDAY 7PM AT CITY HALL

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2015

Mayor Romeo Theken Announces Public Art Policy Meeting

Art consultant Elizabeth Keithline to present options for the presentation of contemporary public art of all types and discuss best practices.

(Gloucester, MA) –The City of Gloucester and the Gloucester Committee for the Arts will present the first of three meetings on public art policy on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue. The meetings will be led by public art consultant Elizabeth Keithline of Wheel Arts Administration. The public is encouraged to attend.In order to formulate how the City of Gloucester’s public art policy can best serve its residents, Keithline and her advisory committee have developed the following questions:

· What is your vision for public art in Gloucester? What would you like to see happen here?
· Do you have any recommendations on how that vision can become a reality?
· Name and/or describe public art in Gloucester that you like or don’t like.
· Do you have any recommendations on how Gloucester can improve its public art processes?
· Do you have any specific recommendations on what a public art policy for Gloucester should contain?

Over the past month, Keithline has interviewed many residents. At the meeting on September 30th, she will report on the results of those interviews, present options for the presentation of contemporary public art of all types and discuss best practices.

On Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm at City Hall, Keithline will present to the Gloucester City Council on regional developments in public art policy and will seek the opinions on various issues such as Percent For Art programs, (for both private developers and municipal initiatives), gifts of art, deaccession, process of selection and decision-making.

Keithline will present her final recommendations at a third public meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

For further information on public art: http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/public-art

Contact: Elizabeth Keithline
Wheel Arts Administration
elizabethkeithline@gmail.com
(401)-578-4313

http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/public-art