Public Arts Committee, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|

Town of Chestertown
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
4:00PM via Zoom
Meeting Minutes



  • Kay MacIntosh (ex-officio: Manager of the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District)
  • Carla Massoni
  • Sam Shoge
  • John Schratwieser (ex-officio: Director Kent Cultural Alliance)
  • Ben Tilghman (Chair)
  • Gordon Wallace
  • Pam White (Vice Chair)
  1. Approval of 5-11-21 Minutes – minutes were approved without changes.
  2. Ben asked the group to be on the lookout for new members for the PAC and have anyone interested contact him.
  3. Sculpture Project Update
    1. Legal documents concerning the acquisition remain under review.
    2. The committee agreed to propose a new location of the “Head” sculpture adjacent to the stone pavers that form a path between the brick pad surrounding the fountain and the sidewalk on High Street.  The sculpture would be positioned to face the fountain.  As the garden club is a major stakeholder in the park, Ben agreed to reach out to them and solicit their feedback.
    3. The group discussed giving a status report to the Town Council and agreed to begin with a top level informational presentation on the proposed Sculpture Project.  The presentation will be targeted for the June 21 town council meeting.
  4. Sam suggested the PAC resume in person monthly meetings at Town Hall.
  5. Carla suggested more information concerning PAC activities be shown on the town website.
  6. Due to the adjacency to existing and planned public art, the PAC agreed to offer requested advice and assistance to the Recreation Committee regarding the proposed playground in Wilmer Park.
  7. Meeting Adjourned – Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Jul 13, 4:00PM.
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