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File #: 22-0048   
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action:
Title: AIPP - MANATEE GATEWAY PELICAN SCULPTURES
Attachments: 1. Get to know the artist.pdf, 2. Pelican presentation final.pdf
PLACEMENT: Consent
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AIPP - MANATEE GATEWAY PELICAN SCULPTURES
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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In 2020, the Art in Public Places Public Art Advisory Committee (AIPP) (PAAC) and the Port Salerno Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) approved funding for four (4) metal pelican sculptures to be placed at the Manatee Gateway. Unfortunately, the artist that was awarded this project is unable to manufacture and install the pelicans. A new artist, with new pelican renderings, has come forward.
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DEPARTMENT: Administration
PREPARED BY: Name: Susan Kores
Title: Manager, Office of Community Development
REQUESTED BY: Susan Kores, Manager, Office of Community Development

PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

The Manatee Gateway was an AIPP/CRA project that included the design and construction of a streetscape along AIA as well as the creation of the "Manatee Pocket Walk" designed to link the north and south sides of Port Salerno along A1A. The PAAC collaborated with the Port Salerno CRA on the creation of the public art and chose the bridge near AIA and Salerno Road as the artwork site. The artist Sue Lampert was chosen and her "Oceans Alive" metal artwork reflects aquatic life on the metal gateway on the bridge, with additional art pieces mounted on the concrete walls of the bridge creating a flow of metal art. The installation was complete in 2012 and included curved, teak benches and 4 concrete and wooden cubes to hold sails.

In the past several years, the PAAC has worked hard to repair, refresh and refurbish the County's public art inventory. The Manatee Gateway has been on the list for refurbishment of the benches and the concrete and wooden cubes. The benches were recently completed.

The PAAC and the Port Salerno CRA can provide funding for new artwork for the Gateway. To further that aim, Mr. Ken Timblin, a local metal artist, has offered some conceptual designs of pieces that could be install...

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