Agenda Information Sheet
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
CM/ ACM: John C. Cabrales, Jr.
AGENDA DATE: September 16, 2014
Consider approval of the Public Art Committee's recommendation to purchase three color lithographs by artist Billy Hassell as public art for the City of Denton. The lithographs, which will a total of $5,700, is pursuant to the City of Denton Public Art policy approved by Ordinance 2006-105, and funded with Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) revenues previously authorized and encumbered for expenditure of such purposes; and declaring an effective date. The Public Art Committee recommends approval (5-0).
On April 18, 2006, City Council established and appointed a Public Art Committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council. The Public Art Committee, established by separate ordinance, makes recommendations on the:
* Commissioning, placing, and installing of public art
* Implementation of funding mechanism(s) for public art
* Effective and efficient management of public art
* Ongoing maintenance of public art
* Accessioning, deaccessioning and resiting of public art
A lithograph is the printing process whereby no etching is required. The artist uses a set of greasy crayons or pencils to draw a mirrored image of the original artwork onto a smooth stone tablet. A sheet of paper is then placed over the entire plate to produce a rendering. The inked stone or metal plate and the paper are placed in a press and light pressure is used to transfer some of the ink to create a lithograph copy.
Artist Billy Hassell has been making nature inspired paintings and lithographs for more than 25 years. His colorful and expressive artwork frequently feature birds and indigenous plants, and animals of Texas, and have been exhibited nationwide, which includes the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, the Fort Worth Modern, the Dallas Museum of Art and numerou...Click here for full text