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September 6, 2012

Teton County Library Board Special Meeting, September 6, 2012 Approved 9/20/12
Review of Artist Suggested Changes in Library Public Art Project

President Lisa Delaney called the meeting to order at 3:00PM.  Board members Clark Heindl, Jim Moses, and Nancy Guthrie were present.  Also attending were Director Deb Adams, Facility Manager Dail Barbour, TCL Foundation staff Pauline Towers-Dykeman and Public Art Coordinator Carrie Geraci. A discussion was held by the board about suggested changes from the artists. (Illustration attached).  Clark moved and Nancy seconded that the artists proceed with attention to the lightness and elegance of the original submission and close coordination with the architects.  Lisa, Clark, & Nancy voted for the motion, Jim voted against.

The following synopsis of the meeting was done by Carrie and sent to Brian Brush.  It is included for additional information.

I attended a meeting with the library board last week to review the second proposal for “Filament Mind.“ The general consensus was that the board preferred the elegance and lightness of the original proposal. They are concerned with the disruption to the flow of the space if the black box is sited on the floor and they do not want the installation to have an industrial feel.

While the floor option is not 100% off the table, the board would like the team to spend more time exploring creative solutions to the technical issues we are encountering, especially revisiting the option of placing the black box in the mezzanine, finding a smaller rack system that is much less visible if it is in the lobby, or another solution where the brain is hidden and remotely accessed.

Also it was discussed that the artists focus on the technical issues regarding installing the artwork and not to try to solve additional issues that might come up with the display of supplemental information at this time.

They prefer to have the project installed while GE Johnson is still on the job (January), but will bend on the timing if necessary to get the best possible product.

Essentially, the board is anticipating more collaboration and thorough research in coming up with a solution that respects the aesthetics of the original proposal and stays within the budget. They also expect to see a revised budget and model when the technical issues are resolved.

Please let me know what I can do to help facilitate this process.
Nancy moved to adjourn the meeting at approximately 4:00PM, Clark seconded, all voted in favor.
Dail Barbour, Facility Manager