Town of Chestertown
PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE (PAC)
December 8, 2020
4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Fredy Granillo
- Ingrid Hansen
- Dave Hegland (Secretary)
- Kay MacInosh (ex-officio: Manager of the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District)
- Sam Shoge
- Ben Tilghman (Chair)
- Gordon Wallace
- Pam White (Vice Chair)
- Miles Barnard (Guest Participant – Landscape Architect, South Fork Studio)
- Approval of 10-13-20 Minutes – minutes were approved without changes (Ben)
- Sculpture Project (Ben)
- Kay and Ben have submitted an application to the Maryland State Arts Council for moving and installation costs for the first two sculptures.
- Ben presented to the Kent County Commissioners the plan to install the first two sculptures on county property. There were no objections.
- Suitability of the planned Chestertown Heritage Trail (formerly Riverwalk) for sculpture locations (Miles Barnard)
- Still in conceptual phase.
- Location – running along the river from Scott’s Point through Wilmer Park through Washington College waterfront property, past the old Armory and potentially linking to the Chestertown Rail Trail.
- A number of potential locations along the trail were discussed.
- The Committee discussed sponsorships to fund installation and maintenance of the sculptures and agreed to explore further.
- Sam Shoge mentioned the Chestertown Recreation Commission is developing initiatives for the town parks and recommended the PAC coordinate with them on how public art might fit into these plans.
- Kay arranged to have the Sculptures photographed.
- Kay arranged development of a draft gift agreement.
- Ben has a recommendation for a conservator to review and document the collection.
- Wrap Up and Action Items
- The committee was charged with continuing to think of locations for specific pieces of sculpture from the collection to include the Heritage Trail and Wilmer Park.
- Ben will reach out to the Recreation Commission to determine whether we should meet to discuss public art and their future plans for town parks.
- Ben will check with the Racial Equity Advisory Committee concerning the role of the PAC for the Port of Chestertown Slavery Memorial.
- Next meeting would normally be Jan 11, 4:00PM but could be delayed until Feb based on whether there are any new developments.