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Oak Lawn Arts Commission sets long term goals

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By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 1, 2017

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The village of Oak Lawn Arts Commission met March 15 to set long term goals.

Here is the meeting's agenda, as provided by the commission:

Established to foster and create an artistic environment in our community that involves all aspects of the arts, visual as well as dramatic and musical




Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7PM

Village Hall, 2nd Floor Auditorium

I. Roll call of Arts Commissioners

Jackie Truty (Chair) Steve McElheny

Marylu Dukic (Vice Chair) Tassos Papadopoulos

Linda Atkins (Co-secretary) Stefan Roseen

Nick Gulino (Co-secretary) Bill Vail

Shannon Baker Linda Vorderer

Lynn Gray

II. Approval of the February 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes

III. Chairman Truty’s Report -- Emails with OLHS regarding new performing arts bldg.

IV. Old Business

A. Financial

i. Balance in account -- $13,154.06

B. Second wave of “Acorns on Parade”

i. Updated list/map of sponsors, artists and locations for website -- Google map to

be created by Nick.

C. Calendar of events for 2017

i. Upcoming Event Dates

a. Art Show (Pop up Gallery) – April 22, 23, 24

ii. Plan ahead to notify OLSSC at their quarterly meetings and to schedule approval

of necessary expenses, permits, applications, publicity, etc.

D. Short term goals for the Commission:

i. 2017 fundraiser in lieu of “Spring Into Summer” -- “Pop Up” Art Exhibition

ii. Snowman Contest

iii. Monthly Acorn featured on our website and in Oak Lawn Matters

iv. Monthly highlight of one piece of wall art located in Oak Lawn on our website

v. Other ideas for short term goals from the Commissioners

E. Long term goals for the Commission:

i. Battle of the Bands in Fall 2017

ii. Linda V to locate art in Oak Lawn and create a list with photos for print and/or

online publication

V. New Business

A. Long term goals for the Commission:

i. Painted mural with mosaic pieces to be added by community members, located on

the brick wall in back of Art Clay World, directed at commuter train traffic.

a. Ask for ideas from community with prize for best selected. (Prize to be


b. Rosie from Art Clay has agreed to paint the mural based on winning entry.

c. Have glass pieces available for members of community to glue onto

properly prepared mural. (Research will need to be done.) We could have

small paper bags for $5 or $10 dollars with a couple handfuls of pieces that

they can color match to the mural. We can also hand out a list of other

acceptable media, e.g. ceramic, metal other recyclable materials.

d. (Note from Jackie: I know that the wall is not street facing, but if this project

is a success, we could look for another business to donate a wall. We will

have set a precedent.)

iii. Linda V to locate art in Oak Lawn and create a list with photos for print and/or

online publication

iv. Other ideas for long term goals from Commission members.

B. Business Cards for Commissioners

C. Other New Business

VI. Adjournment

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