Aurora Public Art Commission met June 7
Aurora Public Art Commission met June 7.
Here is the minutes as provided by the commission:
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 4:04.
Review of Mural Application by Kim Granholm:
Kim presented visuals of the mural designed by Cheryl Holz. The mural will be on the back side
of Kim’s building and it will be two stories high and 25 yards wide. The mural will combine black
PVC panels, metals for the dragonfly, paints, and incorporation of an existing stairwell to
represent the river. Each of the elements is historic and representative of Aurora. Images of
linden leaves, prairie grasses, and turtles are combined with a blues guitar, and some of the first
musical notes and lyrics from Good Morning Little Schoolgirl. The paint splotches represent the
art studio in the building and the constellations will hopefully glow at night. The piece will be
three dimensional with the word Aurora on the top.
The installation timeline is set for the end of summer. The mural will take at least 5 days to
Comments from the audience included praise for “a unique piece of art that is a symbol of the
Fox Valley and a benchmark for the art to follow.”
Review of Mural Ordinance – Modifications to Section 8
Rena Church distributed the Ordinance to the APAC Board. The Board reviewed the
requirements and received some clarification from Kim Granholm regarding ongoing
maintenance and installation.
A vote was taken and all seven board members approved the mural.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:32.
Thursday, July 20 4:30
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