M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/11/2018 

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28962 LOG NAME: 06FORT WORTH COMMMUNITY ART CENTER PUBLIC ART PROJECT
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Execution of an Artwork Commission Contract with Kris Pierce in an Amount Up to $40,500.00 for Fabrication, Delivery, Installation and Contingencies of Sculptural Plinths for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center Located at 1300 Gendy Street (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of an artwork commission contract with Kris Pierce in an amount up to $40,500.00 for fabrication, delivery, installation and contingencies of sculptural plinths for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center located at 1300 Gendy Street, 76107.

 
DISCUSSION:

Fort Worth-based Artist Kris Pierce will create a series of three permanent sculptural concrete plinths for grounds of the Fort Worth Community Art Center (FWCAC), which will facilitate a temporary art initiative recommended in the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update as an excellent "training opportunity for artists new to public art".  This program will provide professional experience and extend public art opportunities to local and regional artists through a partnership with the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Inc., and provide continuity in the Cultural District, complementing existing outdoor permanent sculpture exhibition at each of the five museums.

Inspired by the alphabet designed by FWCAC building architect Herbert Bayer, the design will honor and live in harmony with the spirit of the building's original Bauhaus informed architecture.  The universal ideas of balance and functionality that drove Modernism is echoed in the plinths, which will be visually pleasing sculptures on their own while also serving as functional bases for temporary sculpture.  An engineered attachment method will secure sculptures while on view in the outdoor exhibition space.

The Fort Worth Cultural District's world renowned architecture began with and is anchored by the then-titled Fort Worth Art Center (1954-2002), which was the first museum in the area.  In 2002, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2886, renaming the building the FWCAC, which today is a dynamic arts space with both curated and sponsored exhibitions and performances, attracting nearly 100,000 visitors every year.

On November 28, 2017, Kris Pierce was placed under a Final Design Agreement in the amount of $9,600.00.

Fort Worth Art Commission (FWAC) Action:  On December 10, 2018, the FWAC approved the artist's final design and recommended the artist to be placed under an Artwork Commission Contract.

Funding for the project has been allocated from the 2004 Bond Program, Proposition 1 and the project was included in the Fort Worth Public Art Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Work Plan adopted by the City Council on October 17, 2017, as Mayor and Council Communication (M&C G-19139).





PROJECT BUDGET

BUDGET

CONTRACT

Final Design (complete)        

$9,500.00

CSC# 49290-A2

Commission and Contingency

$40,500.00

This M&C

  TOTAL

$50,000.00

FUNDING SOURCES

AMOUNT

2004 Bond Program, Proposition 1

$50,000.00

  TOTAL

$50,000.00

M/WBE OFFICE - The City's overall M/WBE goal for the Fort Worth Public Art Program is 25 percent of total capital project dollars expended on public art annually.

Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Shingleton concurs with the FWAC's recommendation to commission the fabrication, delivery and installation of three sculptural plinths for the FWCAC.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon the approval of the above recommendations, funds will be available in the current capital budget, as appropriated, of the Street Improvement Fund.  Prior to an expenditure being incurred, the participating department has the responsibility to validate the availability of funds.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Randle Harwood (6101)
Additional Information Contact:
Martha Peters (8172983025)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  KrisPierce_Form 1295 Certificate 100370926_R.pdf
  Pierce_FWCAC Plinth MC_Attachment_5.9.18 (003)mp.pdf