Public Arts Committee, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|

Town of Chestertown
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4:00PM at Town Hall (and Zoom)
Meeting Minutes


  • Dave Hegland (Secretary)
  • Carla Massoni
  • Sam Moore
  • John Schratwieser (ex-officio: Kent Cultural Alliance and Chestertown A&E District)
  • Sam Shoge
  • Ben Tilghman (Chair)
  • Pam White (Vice Chair)
  1. Approval of 8-14-21 Minutes – minutes were approved without changes.
  2. Woicke Sculpture Project Update and Next Steps
    1. Ben met with the Town Manager – Bill Ingersoll and the town is prepared to receive funds that are donated for use by the PAC for installation and maintenance of Public Art.
    2. Ben will begin preparing materials to educate the public on the PAC and opportunities to make donations to support Chestertown Public Art.
    3. Ben has been in contact with artist for “Reading Dog” to plan for the installation at the library.  The artist proposed to update the sculpture with a brighter color given its location at the library.  The committee agreed on a green patina.
    4. Pam White agreed to coordinate with Sumner Hall on installation of “The Dance” sculpture.
    5. Ben has arranged for a Washington College student to organize documentation and records for the sculpture collection.
  3. “Broad Reach” sculpture conservation and maintenance – Carla coordinated with the Town on the sod around the sculpture being replaced once cooler weather arrives.
  4. PAC vacancies
    1. Sam Shoge and Gordon Wallace are moving off the committee.
    2. The committee agreed to work on developing a document describing the functions and responsibilities of the PAC for potential new members.
    3. The committee discussed developing a subcommittee structure to allow more task focused meetings and potentially reduce the general PAC meeting to once every 2 months.  The committee agreed to work toward that objective.
  5. Meeting Adjourned – Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 12, 4:00PM at Town Hall (and Zoom).


Addendum – on Aug 16 the Town Council voted to accept the donation of the The Woicke Sculpture Collection to the Town of Chestertown.

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