20180109 Ridgewood Arts Council Meeting Minutes

RIDGEWOOD ARTS COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES  JANUARY 9, 2018

Present: Audrey Fink, Rosie McCooe, Dana Glazer, Frank Delvecchio, Kathleen Jordan, Michael Walsh, Bernadette Walsh

Absent: Bill Carbone, Sean Flanagan, Sherry Frank, Lynn Kenney

Additional Attendees: none

  • Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.
  • The November and December 2017 minutes were approved

New Business:  

Grants

  • Millennium Strategies (Nealon Issacs) has been hired by the village
  • They called Audrey about interest in “The Big Read” NEA grant
  • His questions pointed toward grant, book and events
  • Millennium has been hired to lookout for grants for all village entities
  • Frank will be liaison with Millennium
  • Dana will contact Nancy Greene from the library to see if they are working on another reading program or if they are interested in working with the RAC
  • Bernie will check on how committees are using consultant
  • Bernie will present NEA Artworks grants to Heather

Fundraising

  • Evening Social: Band event at local restaurant-could charge a cover and the owner could then make donation to RAC/Frank will talk to Steel Wheel about hosting event
  • Art of Motion: they came to use with a plea for art to be displayed during one of their performances in February. Would be short term display, RAC would be responsible for set up, display, and take down, the idea was not well thought out and RAC not sure how to proceed

Upcoming Artist Talk

  • Scott Rosenfelt (movie producer), detail TBD

Old Business:

Performing Arts Center: not much to discuss as RAC has no money, talk of Pease library becoming available

Eric Corriel: ARTIST TALK, January 23, 2018 Ridgewood Library

Dana-video

Sherry-hospitality

Bernie-advertise @ Village Council

Website:  Michael, Bernie, Frank and Audrey to meet with Dylan to begin work to update website

  • Thought of the Month: How to repurpose the iconic tree at Graydon Pool that will be cut down shortly, call for artists to design artwork from tree trunk.
  • Meeting adjourned at 8:58 pm.
  • Hits: 891

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