Art board seeks members |

Art board seeks members

Jay Hamburger The Park Record

Park City is seeking people to serve on City Hall’s Public Art Advisory Board, a panel that helps decide what art pieces the municipal government purchases.

The terms of four members are expiring in July. Two of them cannot reapply based on term limits. City Hall by midweek had received three applications, including one submitted by a sitting board member. The terms run from this July until June 2014.

Board members do not receive compensation. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on June 15. The City Council will interview the people seeking a spot. Appointments, which are made by the City Council, are expected in July. Someone must live within the Park City limits to be eligible for appointment.

The Public Art Advisory Board is a seven-member panel that recommends what pieces of art City Hall should purchase. The City Council has the authority to accept or reject the recommendations. The panel also has been involved in discussions about spending a small amount of a budget 1 percent on art to be displayed publicly in municipal facilities that are either built or significantly refurbished. The Public Art Advisory Board, meanwhile, helps maintain an inventory of the municipal art collection.

It was a key player as officials selected a sculptor to create a piece to stand outside the Marsac Building. It is assisting in the same process to choose someone to create an artwork for the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center.

Applications are available on the City Hall website, Select the ‘Public Art Advisory Board’ link under the News section of the front page. The application includes broad questions inquiring about someone’s interest in serving and the issues they see as being important to the Public Art Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Sharon Bauman, the City Hall staffer who works with the panel, at 615-5184 or .