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Meeting Name: MILWAUKEE ARTS BOARD Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/14/2020 4:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
Call in number: +1 (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 287-034-453
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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     Meeting convened at 4:09 p.m.    Not available
   1. Roll Call    Roll call Not available
     Also present:

Minutes note: Sally Witte, Dept. of City Development
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   2. Review and Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Minutes note: The meeting minutes from June 9, 2020 were approved without objection.
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   3. Public Art Subcommittee Report

Minutes note: Member Morris said that the subcommittee recommended to award $2,400 in regular New Work Fund to the Downtown BID relating to its "Road of Democracy" project for the period of the DNC to December. Member Fraker moved approval, seconded by member Tim Murphy, to award $2,400 in regular New Work Fund to the Downtown BID relating to its "Road of Democracy". There were no objections.
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   4. Project and Sustaining Grants Update

Minutes note: Ms. Witte gave an update. Two-thirds of the final reports have been completed for 2019. One-third of the reports are still pending. There will be 44 organizations applying for the grant, which will assist in an organization's operating and/or administrative costs. The grant is not tied to projects. Member Morris said for there to be included a thank you clause.
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   5. Vote on Annual Friends of the Arts and Mildred L. Harpole Artist of the Year Awards

Minutes note: Members discussed and reviewed the following nominations: Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year: -The Milwaukee Artist, nominated by David Flores, who are all artists and arts organizations collectively. -Ras 'Ammar Nsoroma, nominated by Polly Morris, who is a muralist, portraitist, and mixed media painter. -Klassik (Kellen Abston), nominated by Polly Morris, who is a multi-instrumentalist producer and performer. -Rosy Petri, nominated by Marcela Garcia, who is a multidisciplinary artist from Milwaukee. 2020 Friends of the Arts: -Mike Fischer, nominated by David Flores, who is an advocate for labor and employment issues. -Marie Kohler, nominated by Ald. Michael Murphy and David Flores, who is a founding member of Renaissance Theaterwork and a major contributor to support the arts. -Fatima Laster, nominated by Polly Morris, who operates the 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios (a mixed-use art space with a gallery, shop, studio, and living space). -Tonen (Sara) O'Connor, nominated by Anne Kingsbury, who made a 40-year career in non-profit professional theatre and serving 20 years a managing director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Members voted on their top two persons for each award, and the results are as follows: Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year: -The Milwaukee Artist with 0 votes -Ras 'Ammar Nsorom with 9 votes -Klassik (Kellen Abston) with 6 votes -Rosy Petri with 7 votes 2020 Friends of the Arts: -Mike Fischer with 0 votes -Marie Kohler with 11 votes -Fatima Laster with 9 votes -Tonen (Sara) O'Connor with 2 votes Members moved approval of Ras 'Ammar Nsorom and Rosy Petri, who both received the highest two votes, as the Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year. There were no objections. Members moved approval of Marie Kohler and Fatima Laster, who both received the highest two votes, as the 2020 Friends of the Arts. There were no objections. Members discussed doing a virtual celebration, press release, and a public kiosk display with bios, pictures, and/or works of the recipients in the City Hall rotunda.
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   6. Old Business

Minutes note: There was no old business.
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   7. New Business

Minutes note: There was no new business.
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   8. Announcements

Minutes note: There were no announcements.
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     Meeting adjourned at 4:42 p.m. Chris Lee, Staff Assistant Council Records Section City Clerk's Office    Not available