Seven people appointed to sit on the city’s public arts commission


MANSFIELD – Seven people have been appointed by Mayor Tim Theaker to serve on the city’s new Public Arts Commission.

Approved by the board on June 1, it is designed to function as an advisory board that recommends whether applications for mural painting permits should be approved. Members of the commission are also responsible for creating a map that identifies places of public art.

Permits for murals on public property or those visible from a public thoroughfare are now required, although owners of existing murals in Mansfield are not required to obtain one.

After:The council is considering the creation of a public arts commission for the city

Candidates, who are subject to board approval, include:

• Susan Gentille, who recently stepped down as Director of Marketing and Development at the Mansfield Art Center.

• Patrick Clinage, Executive Assistant and Sector Coordinator for the Richland Region Chamber and Economic Development.

• Jennifer Pennell, gifted educational consultant at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.

• Braxton Daniels III, owner and founder of Studio 45, specializing in wedding, portrait and event photography.

• Maura Teynor, Advancement Manager at the Richland County Foundation.

• Jennifer Kime, CEO of Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

• Lee Tasseff, President of Destination Mansfield – Richland County.

Each unpaid member of the Mansfield Public Arts Commission, which is inspired by those of Toledo and Sandusky, must have “experience and / or an interest in the placement, creation or design of public art.”

Tasseff, Kime and Teynor were appointed for three-year terms; Daniels and Pennell for two-year terms; and Clinage and Gentile for a year.

A mural, as defined by legislation passed by the council, is an “inscription, work of art, figure, mural, graffiti, marking or design that is marked, engraved, scratched, drawn or painted on a property ”.

The projects should “promote the cultural heritage and artistic development of the city, strengthen the character and identity of the city, contribute to economic and tourist development, add warmth, dignity, beauty and accessibility to public spaces and broaden citizens’ experience and participation in the visual arts. . “

Mural painting permit requests are $ 45.

There is no expiration date on the permits, but the commission must agree to any changes or additions to the murals in advance.

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