20180911 Ridgewood Arts Council Meeting Minutes

RAC MINUTES SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:35.

 

Present:  Dana Glazer, Rosie McCooe, Mike Walsh, Sherry Frank, Max Viola, Susan Knudsen. Ramon Hache (invited to come at 8:00)

Absent: Audrey Fink, Frank Delvecchio, Sean Flanagan

 

New Business:

How to recruit new members to RAC:

  • Susan will contact Chris McCullough at RHS and ask if we can get two student reps on the council

  • What is the number of member we are looking for?

  • Frank Delvecchio has conflict with teaching schedule, will he stay on council?

  • Do we have all appointed members of the council, or a combination of appointees and then a core list of volunteers to help on an as needed basis?

 

How will the RAC move forward:

Much of the meeting was spent discussing how the RAC can move forward and how can we have a bigger presence in the village. Here were some suggestions:

  • Empty storefronts-Susan said the VC could potentially pass an ordinance that would require landlords to display art work in their empty storefronts to make them more appealing. Susan suggested that perhaps the RAC wants to approach these landlords and offer to beautify their empty storefronts rather than forcing their hand through an ordinance

  • Artist displays in window-we need to approach artists

  • Mural outside garage or other locations

  • Mural outside new rooftop garden bar

 

Ramon discussed the potential of a Performing Arts Center in Ridgewood:

  • Verizon building-too costly to get up and running

  • YMCA-the Y is going to do a big expansion and Ramon is in discussion with the CEO to see how the RAC can have a role in a PAC in Ridgewood-how would we help facilitate a theatre and could we partner with the Y to help raise funds? Dana suggested that we do research on other towns that have professional theatres to see how they operate/function

 

Old Business

Artist Talk:

  • Eric Corriel on hold for now

  • Unplugged-how can we collaborate with Jeff Sofka?

  • No artist talk is currently scheduled

Dana suggested we have “sub/smaller” meetings before our next meeting on October 9.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Rosie McCooe

9-14-18

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