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File #: 20-2485    Version: 1 Name: Yountville Elementary School Art Sculpture
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/9/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Consider Adoption of Resolution Number 20-3986 Approving the Design and Acquisition of the Permanent Yountville Art Walk Sculpture in Recognition of Yountville Elementary School, Approving the Location of the Sculpture and Allocating $10,000 in Funding.
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Sculpture Final Design
Yountville Town Council Staff Report


DATE: May 5, 2020

TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Samantha Holland, Parks and Recreation Director

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Consider Adoption of Resolution Number 20-3986 Approving the Design and Acquisition of the Permanent Yountville Art Walk Sculpture in Recognition of Yountville Elementary School, Approving the Location of the Sculpture and Allocating $10,000 in Funding.
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DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
With the upcoming closure of Yountville Elementary School, the school administration and Parent-Teacher Association reached out to Yountville Arts with the idea of placing a permanent piece of art on the Art Walk to memorialize the school. The Council receive a presentation on January 7, 2020 and provided feedback to move forward with the project and create an Ad-Hoc Committee to explore design and a site for the sculpture.

The Ad-Hoc Committee was created and on January 21, 2020 the Council appointed Council Members Dorenbecher and Durham to the Committee. Yountville Arts appointed Ronda Schaer and Kimberly Cook and the school appointed Principal Tara Bianchi, Teacher Debbie Simpkins and past parent and community member Jennifer Carvalho to the Committee.

The Committee had three very productive meetings and brought forward a concept to the Yountville Arts Commission on March 2, 2020. The Commission provided valuable feedback to the draft design and approved with the changes discussed. The concept was updated again and brought back to the design presented before you tonight to the Yountville Arts Commission on April 7, 2020. The Commission voted unanimously to approve the design before you for approval tonight.

Before the Council tonight is a design concept for the sculpture, a site recommendation and a request for funding. The concept is comprised of book sculpture by an artist well known to the Yountville Art Walk, Richard Starks.

The book is representative of the school and academics and the handprints that adorn the wall...

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