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Art commission

From: domainremoved <Susan>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 16:44:30 -0800


Jim Lewis suggested I contact you about the forthcoming discussion of
re-formulating an art commission for the City Of Menlo Park. I encourage
you to pursue your ambition to revive the commission.

I suggest that the goals and structure of it be shaped by the largest
benefit it can provide to the greatest number of residents. What I mean is
that the funds a percentage for the arts generates be applied to art work
that will benefit the whole community, rather then being spent on work
confined to a private building. If you were to establish a public arcade or
an area where each sculpture or art work that was purchased or commissioned
could be viewed in a continuous display, that would be quite powerful and
perhaps quite novel. I think the community would benefit from such an

Perhaps starting with a compilation and review of existing art commission
policies would provide some structure for revival of the Menlo Park

I encourage you to think as creatively as possible about its structure, as,
if you do, that originality will attract the broadest range of artistic
talent that is available for the creation of public art.

I apologize for not being able to attend your Monday meeting; I recently
broke my ankle so am rather immobile.

Please let me know if you wish to discuss this further. I may be available
to participate in or prepare guidelines for the commission.


Susan Dunlap

Susan Dunlap
Founder & CEO
Aerulean Plant Identification Systems Inc.
Received on Sun Jan 28 2018 - 16:47:45 PST

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