STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
CAPITOL BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
|Time:||01:37 PM to 02:59 PM|
|This Meeting was called to order by|
|This Report was prepared by|
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
|Bills Addressed: ||Action Taken:|
|State Symbols and Emblems Brochure|
Mr. Brown's Attic Exhibits
Report from Capitol Quilt Show Subcommittee
Report from Capitol Art Collection Master Plan Subcommittee
Revised Criteria and Procedures
|Approve state pet symbol illustration|
Reconvene subcommittee to review designs
Adopt subcommittee recommendations
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Approve revised criteria and procedures
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01:38 PM -- State Symbols and Emblems Brochure
Mr. Thom Buchanan presented his proposed design for the symbols and emblems brochure. Committee members received a proposed illustration for shelter pets as the state pet (Attachment A), and a packet of design mock-ups for the redesigned brochure (Attachment B). Ms. Julia Jackson, Legislative Council Staff, explained that the brochure will now be published and funded through Legislative Council Staff. Committee members discussed the brochure, and Mr. Buchanan's design for the state pet symbol. Mr. Walter expressed concern with the scale of the three animals in the illustration, noting that the puppy looks large compared to the cat. Ms. Miklosi and Mr. Buchanan discussed the text for each symbol and the proposed design for the back of the brochure.
Attachment A.pdf Attachment B.pdf
01:49 PM -- Mr. Brown's Attic Exhibits
Ms. Marie Shapiro, Reed Art and Imaging, told the committee about the need to redesign the interactive learning exhibit in Mr. Brown's Attic. She explained that the new exhibit needs to be durable, easy to update for future additions, and interactive. She introduced Ms. Lisa McGuire, who will design the exhibit, and representatives from Sunshine Services, who will build the exhibit. Committee members received portfolio documents from Ms. McGuire (Attachment C) and Sunshine Services (Attachment D), as well as concept design materials for the new exhibit (Attachment E). Ms. McGuire described her previous work in museum exhibits and her goals for the new exhibit in Mr. Brown's Attic. She discussed her plans to make the exhibit interactive and still convey information.
Attachment C.pdf Attachment D.pdf Attachment E.pdf
Ms. McGuire explained that she would collaborate with committee members to move from her concepts to a final design. Senator Newell and Mr. Nichols commented on the proposed exhibit, noting the ways it targets the school group audience. Mr. Lee and Ms. Shapiro discussed the climate in Mr. Brown's Attic and the materials that will be used to withstand temperature change. Ms. Bishop and Ms. McGuire discussed the pieces of the exhibit designed to engage children. Mr. Walter and Ms. McGuire discussed the exhibit's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Committee members made additional suggestions regarding the exhibit. Mr. Lee, Mr. Walter, and Ms. Shapiro discussed exhibit lighting.
Senator Newell reminded the committee that the exhibit designers have recommended convening a subcommittee to work with Ms. McGuire on this design. Ms. Anderson suggested that ADA access to Mr. Brown's Attic be addressed in the future.
Mr. Nichols offered that History Colorado could participate in the subcommittee. Ms. Bishop volunteered to help as well.
02:23 PM -- Report from Capitol Quilt Show Subcommittee
Ms. Theresa Holst, Manager of Visitor Services, presented recommendations from the Capitol Quilt Show Subcommittee (Attachment F). She noted that she would work with staff to suggest experts in exhibit installation in historic buildings to work with the Colorado Quilting Council in developing an installation protocol for the Quilt Show.
02:28 PM -- Report from Capitol Art Collection Master Plan Subcommittee
Mr. Damion Pechota, Legislative Council Staff, told the committee about the first meeting of the Capitol Art Collection Master Plan Subcommittee. He described the subcommittee's goals and plans for future meetings. Ms. Anderson and Mr. Pechota discussed the definition of art to be included in the master plan, noting that the subcommittee is currently only addressing art in public areas of the building. Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, and Ms. Eddins discussed art located in the House chambers. Ms. Anderson and Mr. Pechota discussed the definition of spaces in the Capitol Building, pursuant to the Criteria and Procedures for the Gift or Loan of Objects of Art and Memorials Placed on a Permanent or Temporary Basis in the Colorado State Capitol, or on its Surrounding Grounds (criteria and procedures). They also discussed art accessioning and deaccessioning procedures.
02:39 PM -- Revised Criteria and Procedures
Mr. Pechota explained staff updates to the committee's criteria and procedures. Committee members received copies of the criteria and procedures (Attachment G). Ms. Anderson and Ms. Donaldson discussed the CBAC's role in the Capitol dome restoration process. Discussion continued regarding the CBAC's role in various construction projects affecting the Capitol building.
02:49 PM -- Additional Business
Mr. Lance Shepherd, Department of Personnel and Administration, updated the committee on work in the Capitol. He explained that the dome restoration project is nearing completion, which impacts Mr. Brown's Attic and the presidential portrait collection. Mr. Shepherd described plans for additional exhibits in Mr. Brown's Attic, including an exhibit on the dome restoration. He added that the presidential portrait collection could benefit from a descriptive plaque explaining the collection's history. He further explained that restoration work in the House and Senate chambers will begin in May. Ms. Holst suggested that the subcommittee for Mr. Brown's Attic also address proposed exhibit changes to include the dome restoration project. Mr. Nichols asked that History Colorado continue to be consulted regarding exhibit designs.
Senator Newell explained that the Senate and House plan to have a joint resolution regarding the dome restoration, and she noted that a reopening celebration is being planned.
Ms. Eddins told the committee that the House is going forward with the sculpting of a bust of former Speaker of the House Bev Bledsoe, which will be located in the House lobby. Senator Newell and Ms. Eddins clarified that the bust will be dedicated on March 24, 2014.
The committee adjourned.