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File #: 3200-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2019 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to extend, for a second time, the term of contract with artist, Olga Ziemska (Ord. #2001-2014), for an additional eight months to complete fabrication and installation of the artwork, A Thousand Eyes, on Parsons Avenue; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation requests an extension to the Department of Development’s contract with Olga Ziemska for completion of the Parsons Avenue public art project, A Thousand Eyes. Council approval is sought to extend the contract expiration term a second time (first extension authorized by Ord. 3264-2018). The original contract was initially authorized by Ord. 2001-2014. The second extension is requested through August 31, 2020. The art project had delays and has undergone redesign. The project received final approval by the Columbus Art Commission on July 23, 2019. The proposal is supported by the Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association (OTENA) and the Near East Area Commission (NEAC). The artwork is substantially fabricated with installation expected by early summer 2020. The contract with Ziemska expires on December 31, 2019.

Columbus Public Art Program, in cooperation with the Columbus Department of Public Service (DPS), is integrating public art into a section of Parsons Avenue between Broad and Oak Streets. This portion of Parsons Avenue underwent improvements as part of ODOT’s project to redesign the downtown portions of I-70 and I-71. Following a state-wide call for artists, Olga Ziemska was selected by an artist advisory panel and was approved by the Columbus Art Commission (CAC). On 9/17/14 Council authorized the Director of Development to enter into contract with the Ziemska and an expenditure of $101,000 for the art budget (Ord. #2001-2014).
Emergency action is requested so program activities can be completed without interruption.
FISCAL IMPACT: None

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to extend, for a second time, the term of contract with artist, Olga Ziemska (Ord. #2001-2014), for an additional eight months to complete fabrication and installation of the artwork, A Thousand Eyes, on Parsons Avenue; and to declare an emergency.

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WHEREAS, the Columbus Art Commission gave the art proposal final design a...

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