Approval of Purchase and Design for the Dancing with Dolphins Public Art Project - Advisory Board Chair LoMonaco
Dancing with Dolphins Public Art Project
Bringing art and cultural events to South Cape is an initiative on the CRA work plan.
At the October 20, 2015, CRA meeting, while discussing the Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan, Commissioner Nesta mentioned the Dancing with Dolphins Public Art Project.
Commissioner Burch stated he had met with Suzanne Sims, of the Cape Coral Art League and had discussed the Dancing with Dolphins Public Art Project.
At the June 17, 2016, Advisory Board meeting Suzanne Sims, President of the Cape Coral Art League gave the Board a presentation of the Dancing with Dolphins Public Art Project. After discussion was held, a motion was made to recommend approval of the Dancing with Dolphins Public Art Project for South Cape in the amount of $4,000. 5-0 Motion carried.
On March 14, 2017, Chair Lomonaco and staff met with the artist Tamara Rodriguez, to determine what events they would like to see on the Dolphin statue. There were approximately 12 events that were considered, but the artist recommended if the art was too busy, the artistic emphasis would be lost. After careful consideration, it was determined to use the largest and most established South Cape events on the artwork.
At the April 4, 2017, Advisory Board meeting, the preliminary artwork was reviewed. The Board discussed moving forward with the design which would show case the special events held within the CRA district.
It was recommended the Dancing with Dolphins statue would be displayed at the Chester Street Resource Center. If it was determined that a more suitable location was found, the Dolphin could be relocated.
Discussion was held to make the artist aware of the few recommendations and to bring back a final draft of the conceptual artwork to the next Advisory Board meeting.
At the June 6, 2017, Advisory Board meeting, the Board reviewed the final conceptual artwork for the Dancing with Dolphins statue. A motion was made to recommend the purchase of the Dancing with Dolphins statue in the amount of $4,000.00 and to approve the conceptual design as presented. 5-0 Motion carried.
The $4,000 for the purchase of the dolphin is allocated in this year's budget
Motion to approve the design as presented, and purchase of the Dancing with Dolphins statue in the amount of $4,000.