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Submission - City of Des Moines
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Date
Agenda Item Nyigber
December 21,2015
Submission of the 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Greater Des Moines Public Art
Foundation as required by agreement.
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COWNIE
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certify that at a meeting of the City Council of
said City of Des Moines, held on the above date,
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among other proceedings the above was adopted.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and affixed my seal the day and year first
MAHAFFEY
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MISSION
Greater Des Moines Public Art
Foundation engages, inspires,
and enriches the Lives of citizens
and visitors in our community.
Jim Campbell
(American, born 1956, Chicago, Illinois)
Studies for UntiUed Work
LED lights, custom electronics
and steel
Approximately 100 feet high
and 30 feet long
Commissioned by Des Moines
Performing Arts
Projected installation Fall 2015 at
CowLes Commons, adjacent to the Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines.
Acclaimed San Francisco-based artist,
Jim Campbell, explodes moving
images with a flickering grid of tight in
VISION
The Public Art Foundation is
recognized for increasing cultural
awareness by establishing a
world-class destination for public art.
GREATER DES MOINES PUBLIC ART FOUNDATION PROUDLY
the sculpture.
Thousands of computer controlled
LED lights will create the illusion of
figures that disolve and resolve as the
public moves around and beneath the
suspended, cloud-like matrix that
will illuminate the entire area.
In support of its mission, the Public
Art Foundation helped to support this
project which wilt be seen and enjoyed
by hundreds of thousands of residents
and visitors each year.
• Selects, and commissions works of art created byvenerated professional artists
for installation in public spaces;
• Acquires artworks for a public art collection by means of direct commissions,
invitationals, community-initiated projects, and gifts;
• Enhances Greater Des Moines' environment, public buildings, and lands;
• Provides financial support and assistance in commissioning professional artists
for private or municipal urban development projects;
• Integrates professional artists into the planning, design, and construction of city
and privately developed facilities, e.g., buildings, parks, streetscapes, and other
facilities and spaces that would benefit from participation by an artist;
• Celebrates the multi-cultural and diverse character of the community's
neighborhoods and citizens;
• Nurtures a sense of citizen ownership and. pride in a public art collection; and
• Encourages creative partnerships between artists .and residents, neighborhoods,
businesses, and community organizations located in the city.
2014-2015 ANNUAL REPORT 1
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Fiscal year 2014 brought together 23 artists
partnerships with organizations and
who collaborated with 11 organizations
community groups, such as the CVB,The
and hundreds of volunteers to accomplish
Department of Cultural Affairs, Water Works
extraordinary public art projects. Public art
Park Foundation, and the Restoration
initiatives engaged residents and attracted
Ingersolt Board. A stronger marketing
visitors at popular venues, in particular
plan has helped the Public Art Foundation
the Iowa State Fair Grounds and Western
capitalize on innovative activities and
Gateway Park. There were unexpected,
increase its engagement numbers.
public art efforts, such as wrapping designs
The website and mobile app continue
on transit buses and generating a deeper
to contextualize public art in a way that is
appreciation of our water-traits. The
accessible and engaging. We are expanding
public art program with its ProjectSPACES
navigational tools, to allow visitors to share
initiatives, celebrated creativity, enhanced
content and explore public art in a whole
urban identity, and encouraged publicprivate partnerships. Inventive partnerships
and bold approaches placed public arts at
the center of economic growth.
This year saw the power and strength
new way. Our desire is to make our wortd. class public art available to more people,
more often.
The governing body also has undergone
a great deal of growth. The Board of
of Social Media primed to grow and thrive
Directors elected a new president for 2015,
in the immediate and Long-term future.
Katherine M. Murphy, who became the
Annually, nearly 25% of Greater Des Moines
third person to hold that office since the
Convention and Visitors Bureau's (CVBj
organization was founded in 2004. On behalf
visitor survey respondents—750,000 people—
of the Board of Directors and the executive
decided to visit Greater Des Moines for its
officers of the Public Art Foundation. I thank
arts and culture. The survey uncovered
Paul Mankins for his service as president
that one-half of these visitors reported that
and welcome Kathy Murphy in her new role.
public art was hard to find or gave up looking.
Tim R. Hickman was elected Vice President
As a result, the Public Art Foundation
took steps to better understand a target
and Ted M. Stuart was re-elected Secretary
and Treasurer. New board members,
audience s perceptions and needs. Through
Khatid Khan and Susan Fitzsimmons. were
live and online focus groups, a market
welcomed. Their knowledge, contacts, and
research company provided feedback.
experience will further enhance the Public
The process determined the awareness of
Art Foundation. G. David Hurd and Paul
the website and iPhone app among
Mankins, who fulfilled their maximum terms,
young professionals, ages 25-45, in the
were individually conferred Emeritus status
Greater Des Moines area, along with their
on the Board of Directors for their years of
interest in and expectations of public art.
distinguished and active service.
Participants were 87% White or Caucasuan,
8% mixed race, 4% Asian, and 1% Black.
The research brought to light the great
Thanks to a dedicated board, volunteers
and our diverse and driven partners, the
Public Art Foundation is well-known
interest in public art, however nearly
as a force for public art, innovation and
80% of participants wanted to know more
community collaboration. Together, we
information about public art. Key findings
believe that innovative public art projects
underscored the importance of an innovative
nurture and enhance the vibrancy of our
website design, promotion of the mobile app,
lives, our neighborhoods and our city.
and a branding campaign. Our investment
in social media has increased. We expanded
As our population continues to grow, so
will the scale of our challenges. I could not
be more hopeful about the opportunities
that are here, the Public Art Foundation is
Paintallica
fully committed to tackling those challenges
Corn Dogs and Clowns, 2014
head-on. Let's have the resolve and foresight
Light, metal, paint, wood
Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center,
Iowa State Fair. Des Moines, Iowa
Commissioned by Greater Des Moines
Public Art Foundation, 2014
fo seize them.
For more information on this project see page 4.
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M. JESSICA ROWE
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM COMPLETE
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PUBLIC ART PROGRAM COMPLETE
PAINTALLICAATTHE IOWA STATE FAIR
ARTISTS
Jesse Atbrecht. Dan Attoe, Gordon Barnes,
Jamie Baling, Josh Doster, David Dunlap,
JaySch.midtandJeremyTinder
LOCATION
Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center
Iowa State Fair, East 34th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
DATE
13-23 August 2014
Multimedia in Des Moines and have
Associate Wilson Tarbox. For the
been viewed over 360 times on the
finale, three members of the Flying
Greater Des Moines Public
Eagles Acrobalance Troupe brought
Art Foundation YouTube channel.
the camivalesque and historic themes
The commissioned project, Corn
Dogs and Clowns, was a tribute to
Iowa's fair history. Pantiallica was
to life with a performance in front of
the installation.
inspired by antique circus broadsides
ABOUT PAINTALLICA
(advertisements of circus acts and
PaintaUica is a group of nationally and
performers.) Paintallica researched the
internationally accomplished artists
State Fair was a loud one, at least in
fair's history, gathered vintage images
whose common bond is their intuitive,
the courtyard of the Patty & Jim Cownie
and spoke to locals before finalizing
Cultural Center. The artist collaborative,
their concept. The artwork incorporated
creating assemblage and performance
Paintallica, carved up a spectacle out
a plethora of information, from popular
art. Their work has received critical
of Logs with the aid of chainsaws and
images of the Iowa State Fair (corn dog,
acclaim in Sculpture Magazine, Artforum,
heavy metal.
tractors, and Midway amusements] to
and The New York Times.
The week Leading up to the 2014 Iowa
The Public Art Foundation partnered
colorful interpretations of historic circus
with Paintallica and the Iowa State
and carnival images. Corn Dogs and
Fair, to organize this outdoor art
Clowns was a visually animated
installation. According to fair attendance
and provocative contribution to the
numbers, the Public Art Foundation's
fair's already diverse art scene.
ProjectSPACES initiative connected about
On Saturday, 16 August 2014,
92,000 lowans per day with temporary
Paintallica artists staged a public
public and performance art.
conversation about their creative
A three-part video about the project
was produced by Aaron Ward ofmodLab
process with Iowa Arts Councils
David Schmitz and Public Art Program
stream-of-conscious approach to
They worked for a week before the Iowa State
Fair opened, often through the night and in
the rain, to complete Corn flogs and Clowns for
opening day. The piece provided the perfect
backdrop for an impromtu performance members
of the Flying Eagles Acrobalance Troupe, a
crowd pleaser.
To see videos of the work in progress and
commentary by the artists go to the Greater
Des Moines Public Art Foundation channel on
YouTube.
Photos opposite: PaintaUica
Photos below: M. J. Rowe
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2014-2015 ANNUAL REPORT 5
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM COMPLETE
PUBLIC ART TAKES TO THE STREETS
ON PUBLIC TRANSIT
ARTISTS AND PROJECT DATES
Alex Brown / November 2014 - May 2015
Jay Vigon / June - December 2015
LOCATION
DART transit bus
The Public Art Foundation and
DART, unveiled the first bus design
on Thursday, 20 November 2014 at
the HubSpot Plaza on The Principal
familiar object that at first appears hidden,
only to materialize out of shape and color.
JayVigon is known nationally and
internationally for his distinctively
Riverwalk. Alex Brown's eloquent design
bold graphics in logo design, music
geometricaly transformed recognizable
packaging and fashion advertising. His
Wrapping artists' one-of-a-kind designs
subjects into pixels. Neighborhood and
clients include film director George
over the exterior of a Des Moines Area
civic Leaders joined the celebration.
Lucas, the media company Wamer Bros.
Regional Transit Authority (DART) bus
was a new ProjectSPACES initiative.
Jay Vigon's playful design, titled
Totem, covered the second bus with vivid
Entertainment, Gotcha Sportswearand
the University of California, Irvine. Vigon's
Two of four commission designs were
color It was unveiled on Friday, 26 June
pioneering style led him into television
completed by the end of June 2015. A
2015, at the Des Moines Arts Festival in
commercials for AT&T, Diet Coke, and
large public transit bus displayed each
the Western Gateway Park, Des Moines.
Toyota. He has directed TV commercials
design for about six-months. With a
The public art bus will travel to
scheduled route that changes daily,
nearly every community in Greater Des
Watches, and Kaiser Permanente, as well
communities throughout Polk County
Moines," said Kirstin Baer-Harding,
as documentary of Cesar Chavez.
will have opportunities to see the bus.
DART marketing director. "DART'S
for Mercedes Benz, Estee Lauder, Seiko
presence within these communities is
ABOUT DART
an open call to professional artists and
a perfect opportunity to bring public art
The Des MoinesArea Regional Transit
artist teams, 18 and older, residing in the
to areas where you wouldn't normally
Authority (DART) is the public
United States. This competitive process
find it."
transportation provider that serves
328 images were reviewed. Finalists
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
than 95 buses that travel more than
were commissioned to create concept
American artist Alex Brown earned
9,200 miles daily in greater Des Moines.
proposals. From these proposals, the
a BFA in 1991 at Parsons School of
The initiatve was set in motion with
attracted 45 artists from 21 states. Over
Polk County. DART has a fleet of more
designs created byAlex Brown and
Design in New York. His paintings
Jay Vigon were commissioned.
have been exhibited throughout the
United States and internationally in
Des Moines filmmaker Ken Winber's new
documentary is a behind the scenes look at
the process of a DART bus being wrapped with
Jay Vigon's design. The film chronicles the bus
unveiling the opening day of the Des Moines
Art Festival including interviews with the artist.
Photo: Morgan NahasVigon
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Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich,
Tokyo,and Paris. Based in Des Moines,
Brown's artwork engages the viewer
OPPOSITE Alex Brown (American, born 1966)
Untitled 2014 / Digital image on vinyl
Commissioned by Greater Des Moines Public
Art Foundation / Photo: Mathew Breiner
of abstraction. His process embraces
BELOW Jay Vigon (American, born 1949]
Totem 2015/Digital image on vinyl
Commissioned by Greater Des Moines Public
humor and the joy of discovering a
Art Foundation / Photo: UrbanDSM
with everyday images that emerge out
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PUBLIC ART PROGRAM COMPLETE
YOUTH PUBLIC ART PROJECT
ARTIST
Jordan J. Weber
LOCATION
Oakridge Neighborhood, Des Moines, Iowa
DATE
August 2014
In collaboration with the African American Leadership Forum's Investing in the
Core—Summer in the City 2014, the Public Art Foundation celebrated Oakridge
Neighborhood's multi-cultural and diverse character through an educational
project focusing on temporary public art.
In this urban neighborhood, two groups of youth, ages 5 to 18 years, learned
creative skills and visual art techniques. The artist Jordan J. Weber led tutorials
on wheat pasting, graffiti, and home made marker making. He introduced
temporary public art projects to this group of inner-city youth. Topics on civil
rights, nonvioLent black power leaders, and environmental sustainabititywere
integrated into the program.
The project was funded by donations from G. David Hurd and Cynthia
O'Brien to the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation.
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TOP Des Moines grafitti artist As Phate encourages
youth to discuss the content, themes and overall
design of their mural projects.
ABOUT JORDONJ. WEBER
ABOVE LEFT Jordan Weber (far right) natures a
and in Europe at the University of Rome, Italy. He is street artist focusing on
sense of pride in Oakridge Neighborhood youth
while leading the art activities.
environmental activism. His artwork is in private collections in Italy, Brazil,
CENTER Weber's mobile art gallery brought
art inspiration to the neighborhood.
documented in public spaces in Paris, France, in Amsterdam, Netherlands
RIGHT A young participant uses newly acquired
skills to create a mural. Workshop activities
and Oakland, California, and throughout Des Moines.
included techniques of applying spray paint, wheat
paste, photography, acrylic and latex paints.
Photos: BaxtyrJohnson
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Jordan J. Weber studied in Iowa at Kirkwood College and Simpson College,
China, and.the United States. Weber's temporary public art projects have been
and in Geneva, Italy, as well as Kansas City, Missouri, Santa Cruz, Davenport
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM COMPLETE
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PUBLIC ART
The agreement to advance a public
art concept for private property in the
central business and financial district
of downtown Des Moines was fulfilled in
March 2015. The Public Art Foundation
provided consultation throughout the
selection process and launched of
an international call for artists. The
project, called "515 DSM Public Art,"
was developed for an estimated fivemillion dollar public art commission.
The selection process was organized
in three phases over a 10-month
period..From a successful open call
for artists," the selection committee
reviewed 136 applications representing
41 states and five countries. After
discussion and careful consideration,
the project was postponed because of
external circumstances. Nevertheless,
the review process reflected the
potential for future participation of the
corporate and private sectors. Four
of the 11 individuals on the selection
committee, Jeff Fleming, Paul Mankins,
Anastasia Polydoran, and Ted Stuart,
were standing or emeritus members
of the Public Art Foundation's Board.
ABOUT OAKRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD
Oakridge Neighborhood is an apartment community to over 1,000 residents
from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Over 51% of Oakridge residents
are youth ages 0-18 whose average family income is $8,526 per year. 98%
of families are headed by a single parent and 95% fall below federal poverty
guidelines. 55% of residents are individuals of refugee status and on the
campus 16 countries are represented and 24 languages spoken.
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PUBLIC ART PROGRAM IN PROCESS
WADING BRIDGE
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Mary Mattingly
LOCATION
Raccoon River
Water Works Park, Des Moines, Iowa
In July 2014, the Public Art Foundation
revisited a grassroots effort to address the
Mary Mattingly described the project as a physical and perceptual experience where the public is
invited to walk with, in, and through the Raccoon River's rapid watercourse, bywayofthe Wading Bridge—
the selected design. Sketch 3 (above) by Mattingly illustrates the modifications to her initial proposal of
Wading Bridges. In May 201 5, because of fast moving and rising waters, the design was reconfigured to
hug one side of the riverbank, rather than spanning to both sides.
state of water in our urban community. At
that time, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan
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Planning Organization (MPO) was
investigating new ways to attract citizens in
ourwater-trails.The MPO saw public art as
a means of creating awareness and provoking critical conversation about
water-quality improvement in the city and state.
Over the next 11 months, through a selection process, fundraising,
partnerships and volunteer work, NewYork-based artist Mary Mattingtywas
selected and commissioned to create a temporary public art installation. A
location was identified and the concept design for Wading Bridge was chosen
L.
Wading Bridges
'Our rivers determine our land. livelihood and Lives—and Des Moines'
rivers are a force," Mattingly said at the project's unveiling on May 30.
'Crossing Wading Bridge and getting our feet wet allows us a momentary
intimacy with this river."
Located off the riverbank, the structure will allow people to walk not only
over the water—but in the water—as the design of the center section of
Wading Bridge will be submerged underwater.
Wading Bridge was funded by the Public Art Foundation, National
Inverted Pools
Endowment for the Arts and Iowa Arts Council, the Iowa Department of
Cultural Affairs. It was organized by the MPO and Public Art Foundation, in
partnership with Water Works Park Foundation. The DNR, Department of
Natural Resources, guided the science, ecology, and historical themes of
community engagement.
Wading Bridges proposed two wading bridges that crossed the Racoon River
through the water. Mounted to each shore so that the crossing sits threeinches underwater—only the bridge's metal railings, alarms length on both
/sland into an Island
sides and the center of the bridge can be seen.
Inverted Pools proposal played with perception and visitor experiences.
People could walk on, or canoe to, the two inverted pools. The idea included
foliage, flush to the water, contained in a lightweight concrete form and drum
infrastructure. These design would rise and fall with the water level.
fcland into an Island proposed lush floating community gardens accessed by
canoes. Each eight-foot garden, forming a procession of small islands, would
be anchored in the river.
Torus Orchard proposal also played with perception and visitor experience of
nature. The form would rise and fall with the water level. It would be anchored
in place.
Photos: Mary Mattingly Studio
Torus Orchard
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PUBLIC ART PROGRAM IN PROCESS
A MONUMENTAL
JOURNEY
MOVES INTO
DESIGN
DEVELOPMENT
ARTIST
Kerry James Marshall
In Late March 2015, the artist Kerry James
Marshall traveled to Des Moines fora firsthand
Look at locations for his upcoming project for
A Monumental Journey. After inspecting and
discussing possible areas with the Public Art
Foundation and architectural consultants,
Marshall selected two Locations for design
development. They are the Northwest grounds
adjacent to the Judicial Branch Building at the
State Capitol Complex and The Hansen Triangle
Park, at 2nd and Grand Avenues in downtown
LEFT TO RIGHT Emeritus board member and architect Paul Mankins and colleague Jessica
Terrill, both of Substance Architecture, measure a possible site for A Monumental Journey
with artist Kerry James Marshall.
BELOW RIGHT Paul Mankins talks with artist about The Hansen Triangle Park site.
Photos: M.J.Rowe
Des Moines. Each proposed location would
impact the scale of the project. As the fiscal year
closed, A Monumental Journey project began its
design development phase to accurately depict
the artwork within the possible sites.
Kerry James Marshall's concept design for A Monumental Journey
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ART RTE: SIDEWALKS
& INTERSECTIONS
dsmpublicartfoundation.org
LOCATION
6.63 mile route in downtown Des Moines
In September 2014, the Convention and
Visitors Bureau (CVB) launched ART RTE by
partnering with the Public Art Foundation
and the Des Moines Area MPO. The project
connects public artworks with an artful
The current website design and architecture,
which was launched in the early summer
REVITALIZING
EAST-SIDE
NEIGHBORHOODS
path along sidewalks and intersections. It
aims to energize the downtown core while
encouraging healthier living by walking and
exploring outdoor public art.
By December 2014, the ART RTE concept
advanced as one of fourfina lists in the
Community Foundation of Greater
Des Moines' Ignite Community Innovation
Challenge. Though the project was not
awarded the challenge grant, it gained
support from corporate leaders. An ART RTE
advisory committee was formed in May 2015
to move the project forward.
As of June 30, 2015, community
supporters expanded to include the
Des Moines Police, City of Des Moines,
Des Moines Public Schools, BRAVO of
Greater Des Moines, and the Greater Des
Moines Partnership. Funds were received or
pledged from Bankers Trust, Suzie Gtazer
WEBSITE
2011, is being redesigned. The newwebsite
will have a responsive interface and will
facilitate ways to locate and access content
through smartphones and tablet devices. New
data fields are being developed. Look for the
website to be launched the Fall of 2015.
The Community Housing Initiatives,
VIVA East Bank!, and Rebuilding Together
Greater Des Moines represent a coalition
of residents and partners that are working
to revitalize three of Des Moines' east-side
neighborhoods.
In March 2015, information on this
community initiated project was gathered
PUBLIC ART
BUS TOURS
AT THE ARTS
FESTIVAL
and methods to solicit artists were
discussed. Massive concrete grain elevators
Guided tours of public art downtown were
with heights ranging from 82-feetto
featured on Saturday, 27 June ,at the 2015
120-feetwere identified as a highly visible
Des Moines Arts Festival, where an estimated
potential site. The goat will be to create
200,000 people were in attendance. Visitors
an "eastern gateway" similar to the
at the Arts Festival were the first to ride
Des Moines' Western Gateway. The coalition
the DART bus wrapped with JayVigon's
recommended that discussions continue
new Totem design. Public artworks on the
and felt the project could lead
route were highlighted by Jonathan DeLima,
to reinvestment in the neighborhood.
Mathew Greiner. and M. Jessica Rowe.
Burt Foundation, Downtown Neighborhood
Association, Kum & Go Charitable
Foundation, Mid American Energy, and
Principal Financial Group.
12 GREATER DES MOINES PUBLIC ART FOUNDATION
OPPOSITE
Detail of Jay Vigon's bus design with an admirer.
Photo: Morgan NahasVigon
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FY 2014-15
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BOARD
OF
DIRECTORS
Below are the names, qualifications
and terms of office of each person
who has served as a member of the
Board in FY 2014-15.
MICHELLEBOOK
Director of Community & Academic
Relations, DuPont Pioneer
Served through 5/2015
In her role for DuPont Pioneer,
Michelle Book is responsible for the
business' philanthropic endeavors,
efforts to strengthen community
image, assisting employees with
community engagement and
awareness, preKl2 educational
outreach, and management of
university relationships. Book serves
on the following community boards
and councils: BRAVO-Greater
DSM Regional Arts (co-chair),
Des Moines BotanicaL Garden, Greater
Des Moines Community Foundation
Grant Committee, Iowa Governor's
STEM Advisory Council Delegate,
Capital Crossroads Cultural Capital
Committee (executive committee),
Capital Crossroads Human Capital
Committee, and Grand View University
President's Advisory Council. A native
of Iowa, Book holds a Bachelor of
Business Administration degree
with an emphasis in accounting from
Iowa State University, Ames. She is
a Certified Public Accountant and a
Certified Internal Auditor.
LAUREN M.G. BURT
Manager of Corporate
Communication,
Meredith Corporation
Term expires 12/2015
As manager of corporate
communications at Meredith
Corporation , Lauren Burt's primary
responsibilities include employee
communications for Meredith's
more than 3,500 employees located
in over 20 locations across the
U.S. She manages and executes
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
communications for human
LOIS FINGERMAN
ROBERT C.FURSTENAU
resources, health and wellness
Art collector and Independent civic
& social organization professional
Director, Digital Media Services
Third term expires 12/2015
First term expires 12/2016
A Boston native who moved to
Des Moines in 1967, Lois Fingerman
Bob Furstenau holds a BFA in
programs and for Meredith's Local
Media Group, which consists of
more than a dozen local television
stations in 10 markets. Previously,
Burt held the position of Director of
Meredith Corporation
Graphic Design and Photography
from The Kansas City Art Institute.
worked fora number of years as
Counseling Manager of Planned
Parenthood of Greater Iowa,
Program Supervisor of The Family
Violence Center, and Director of
Mentor Iowa. As a community
activist and volunteer she as
served of numerous boards and
Regional Planning. He worked as
an Environmental Graphic Designer
with F. Eugene Smith & Associates
Institute, a member of Forty Under
commissions, including 16 years as
a member of the Child Death Review
in Bath, Ohio. He was recruited to
Des Moines by Meredith Corporation
40" and received the Lt. Governor's
Team of Iowa. Among numerous
Volunteer of the Year Award.
honors, she was recognized
as a Women of Achievement in
as a Graphic Designer for Befter
Homes and Gardens. He has held
Art Director positions for/lpartfnent
Life, Metropolitan Home and Better
Media and Marketing at the Greater
Des Moines Partnership and also
served in Governor Chet Culver's
administration. She was President
of Junior League of Des Moines and
a former State Commissioner for
the Iowa Commission on Volunteer
Service. Burt is a graduate of the
Greater Des Moines Leadership
In 2013, Lauren was named Young
Professional of the Year by The
Des Moines Register and Juice.
PAULA J.FELTNER
Lawyer/Lobbyist,
Feltner & Heller, Attorneys at Law
First term expires 2/2017
2001. Currently, Fingerman is
volunteering as a docent at the
Des Moines Art Center, as well as
a board member of the Art Center
and acting chair of the museum's
Acquisition Committee.
SUSAN FITZSIMMONS
A native of Wyoming, Paula Feltner
Vice President and General Counsel,
practices law and is a lobbyist
specializing in public affairs
(legislative and administrative]
Systems, inc.
law. Feltner graduated from the
University of Wyoming earning a
B.A. and M.A. in political science,
economics and international
relations. Her education continued
at the University of Kentucky in
Lexington, where she pursued a
doctorate in political science and
legislative studies. After completing
Ruan Transportation Management
First term expires 12/2017
Susan Rtzsimmons has served
as Vice President and General
Counsel of Ruan Transportation
Management Systems, Inc. since
2009.Ruan is a Des Moines based
transportation company with
230 locations nationwide and
over 5000 associates. In herroLe
graduate work, Fettner was a
Professor of Political Science at
at Ruan, Fitzsimmons provides
legal oversight to the compliance,
Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
While teaching, she was recruited
risk management, insurance
by the House leadership in the Iowa
Legislature to organize a House
legislative caucus research staff
contracts and real estate functions
of Ruan's transportation-related
where she worked as Director
for seven years. In 1986, Fettner
graduated with Honors from Drake
University Law School and practiced
from 1987-2002 in the Dos Moines
Law firm of Beving, Swanson and
Forrest. She joined colleague
Mike Heller in private practice in
1996 to represent national and
Iowa businesses and associations.
procurement, environmental,
family of companies. She also
provides legal support to the World
Food Prize Foundation. Throughout
her career, Fitzsimmons has
been an active volunteer and has
sen/ed on a number of non-profit
boards. She currently serves on
the Executive Board of the Central
Iowa Chapter of the American Red
Cross and has served on the Red
Cross Board of Directors since
Her impressive service record on
governing bodies for community and
civic organizations includes: PLaning
& Zoning Commission of West Des
Moines; Downtown Neighborhood
Association of Des Moines Board
[officer]; City of Des Moines Park
and Recreation Board: Civic Music
2010. In 2014 Fitzsimmons served
on the United Way of Central Iowa's
Association; Iowa Parks Foundation;
and Downtown Community
Alliance of the Greater Des Moines
earned her Bachelor of Arts from
the University of !owa and her Juris
Doctorate from Drake Law School.
Partnership.
Campaign Cabinet as co-chair of
the Industrial Segment and has
been a volunteer with the United
Way campaign since 2012. She is a
graduate of the Greater Des Moines
Leadership Institute. Fitzsimmons
After he served in the U.S. Army,
he attended graduate school at
the University of Pennsylvania
in Landscape Architecture and
Homes and Gardens magazines.
He has held executive positions
at Meredith including: Director of
Production/Distribution; Director
of Publishing Systems; Director of
the Imaging Centers; Director of
Content Management; Director of
Digital Printing; Director of Business
Equipment Facilities Management;
and Director of Meredith Photo
Studios and Meredith Photography.
Furstenau was appointed to the
National Publishing Executives Halt
of Fame following his leadership in
the Meredith Corporation's business
recovery following The Great Flood
of '93. He received a National
Magazine Award for Design as Art
Director of Metropolitan Home by
the American Society of Magazine
Editors. He has served as a judge
for American Society of Magazine
Editors National Magazine Awards,
on the Apple Customer Advisory
Board, implementation committees
with Adobe and Quark Xpress, on
the Board of Directors of Dahtquist
Clayworks, Inc., and Trees Forever.
Furstenau has been a frequent
speaker in the magazine publishing
industry internationally.
MARTHA "MARTY" GROSS
Community leader
Retired investment advisor
First term expires 12/2015
Marty Gross retired from a career in
the financial service industry, earning
the Certified Investment Management
Advisor designation. She is one of the
early preservationists in the Sherman
Hill Historic District in Des Moines. As
a practitioner of historic preservation
and conservation, she reclaimed and
restored a Victorian home and has the
distinction of rescuing a number of
historical properties from demolition.
Her fascination with the world and
curiosity about indigenous peoples
and their way of life has been a
steadfast passion. She has explored
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tribal and ethnic cultures through
her travels in remote areas of Africa
and Asia. Gross supports numerous
nonprofit organizations, including
the Des Moines Art Center, Drake
University, and !owa Pride Network.
As a volunteer, she serves the Life
Serve Blood Center of Iowa and is
active in the docent program ofthe
Des Moines Art Center.
Council, Neighborhood Finance
Corporation and Pappajohn Higher
Education Foundation. In her
Iowa and the Central States, as well
as National Honor Awards from the
American Institute of Architects. He
professional career, Hensleywas
the Regional Community and
Government Affairs Officer for
continues to serves as a visiting critic
in the Department of Architecture at
Iowa State University. Khan's work
in the Des Moines area includes
Bank of the West, covering eight
midwest states. Hensley was born
and raised in Des Moines, Iowa,
and attended St Joseph's Academy
and Drake University.
RANDALL H. HAMILTON, MD
Neurotogist, Mercy Ruan Neurology
Clinic and Research Center
Second term expires 12/2015
A native of Newton, Iowa, RandalL
Hamilton is a neurologist at Mercy
VICE-PRESIDENT
TIM R. HICKMAN AIA. LEED® AP
Principal, Substance Architecture
First term expires 12/2016
Hickman is a graduate of [owa
area since 1996. Following his studies
in microbiotogyand medicine at
State University (BA 1985] and Yale
University (March 2000]. Prior to
forming substance in 2005, HEckman
worked with Des Moines' firms
the University of Iowa in Iowa City,
he joined the Mercy family to focus
his interest in Parkinson's disease
Shiffler and Associates, Baldwin
White, and Herbert Lewis Kruse
Blunck Architecture where he
and other movement disorders. Dr.
was named an Associate in 2002.
Hickman has significant experience
working with higher education
Clinics. Inc.. Iowa. where he has
practiced in the Greater Des Moines
Hamilton travels from Dos Moines
to Winterset, iowa where he directs
a general neurology outreach
practice. In 2004, he took a leave of
absence from medicine to pursue
a lifelong interest in architecture,
earning his Masters in Architecture
at Iowa State University, Ames in
2007. He is active member of the
Des Moines Art Center Print Club.
as well as effective volunteer who
has served the museum on several
committees. Dr. Hamilton has been
playing piano since age seven and is
an avid supporter of the Des Moines
Symphony Orchestra; he currently
serves on its Board of Trustees.
THE HONORABLE
CHRISTINE L. HENSLEY
Des Moines City Council
Appointed by Des Moines
City Council, 2004
Council member Christine Hensley
was elected to the Des Moines City
Council in January 1994 and serves
Ward III of Des Moines. She was
reetected to a fifth four-year term in
November 2009. She is committed
to public service and community
enrichment, and is a member of
numerous boards, including Iowa
Student Loan Liquidity Corporation,
BRAVO, Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Des Moines Area
Regional Transit (DART), Rebuilding
Together, Des Moines Art Center,
Des MoinesArts Festival, Iowa
Bankers Association Board. Des
Moines Symphony, Potk County
Housing Trust Fund, Metro Advisory
clients including leading roles
in multiple projects for the Iowa
Board of Regents. Included are the
Multimodal Transportation Center
at the University of Northern Iowa
and a number of award-winnmg
projects at the University of Iowa
including the Blank Honors Center,
the Melrose Avenue Parking Facility,
and the Newton Road Parking
Facility, winner of a National 2002
Honor Award for Architecture from
the American Institute of Architects.
In addition, Hickman led the design of
the John and Mary Pappajohn Higher
Education Center in Des Moines. He
is a frequent Lecturer at the Iowa
State University's Department of
Architecture, where he has taught
a range of.architectural design
studios. His architectural work is
complimented by service to the
community, with volunteer work for
many cultural and non-profit groups
including the Des Moines Art Center,
the Playhouse, and the AIDS Project
of Central Iowa.
KHALID A. KHAN ASSOCIATE AIA
Principal, Neumann Monson Architects
First term expires 12/2017
350 East Locust mixed use project,
Meredith Corporate Headquarters,
Wells Fargo Financial Headquarters,
and Helmick Commons at Drake
University. His extensive higher
education work includes multiple
projects with the University of Iowa,
including Melrose Avenue Parking
Ramp Extension, Newton Road
Parking Facility, the Visitor Center
and Hall of Fame building, as well
as projects at Cornetl College. He
has also completed university work
in Kansas and Arkansas, residential
projects in South Dakota, and the
recently completed Park at 201
mixed use project in Iowa City. He
is a member of the Des Moines Art
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Third term expires 12/2017
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Anastasia Potydoran, is a devoted
art advocate and collector of
contemporary art. She has been
an active member of numerous
nonprofit boards and committees
throughout Greater Des Moines for
many years. With her late husband,
she established the Paul and
She is past president of the Des
Moines Playhouse.
Third term expires 12/2017
Katherine Murphy has served
Wells Fargo Bank in Des Moines
for more than 16 years. As Vice
President of Community Support,
her responsibilities include planning
PATSCHNEIDER
Community Leader Associate,
Ferguson Commercial Real Estate
Third term expires 12/2017
Pat Schneider has been a commercial
and coordinating community
sponsorships, charitable giving,
votunteerism, and the annual
Community Support, United Way
Campaign. She studied at Connecticut
College on the southern New England
real estate agent for more than 15
years. Previously, she was with West
Real Estate focusing in the sales
and marketing arena. It was during
this time that she became directly
involved with a number of community
coast and earned her undergraduate
degree in English at the University
organizations and developed a passion
for volunteering. Schneider serves
on the boards of the Des Moines
of Iowa. Before joining Wells Fargo
in 1998, she managed PercivatArt
Galleries in Des Moines for two years,
and was a senior manager for the
Younkers' chain of retail stores. She
also served as Vice President of The
HoytSherman Place Foundation
in Des Moines and headed its
development committee.
CYNTHIA A. O'BRIEN
ASSOCIATE AIA,LEEDeAP
Director of Design 515
graduate of Iowa State University,
and has received numerous awards in
ANASTASIA POLYDORAN
Art collector
KATHERINE M. MURPHY
PRESIDENT
Second term expires 12/2015
parking structures, to corporate
and institutional projects. Khan is a
Foundation.
Vice President of Community Support,
Wells Fargo Bank
board of Iowa Architect magazine.
Khatid Khan joined Neumann
projects of varied scales, ranging
from small residential projects and
Minor and an emphasis in Art History.
She is active in the community,
serving on boards such as the Des
Moines Public Library Foundation,
The National Society of The Colonial
Dames of America in the State of
Iowa, as well as The O'Brien Family
Anastasia Polydoran CoUection at the
Des MoinesArt Center, and regularly
gifts contemporary works of art to the
museum. She joined the Des Moines
Art Center Board of Directors and has
been a long standing member of
the museum's Acquisition Committee.
Center and the Print Club. the Prairie
Club of Iowa. and is on the Editorial
Monson Architects in 2011 and has
been a Principal since 2012. Prior
to Neumann Monson he was a lead
designer with Herbert Lewis Kruse
Btunck Architecture. He has more
than 20 years of experience as a
creative architectural generalist on
.University in Architectural Interior
Design with a Business Marketing
Cynthia O'Brien is an Associate
with the American Institute of
Architects and is a LEED Accredited
Professional. Her focus is to raise
the awareness of green building and
sustainable design in the residential
market. O'Brien holds a Master of
Architecture degree from Iowa State
University, and a B.F.A. from Drake
Art Center, Des Moines Playhouse,
Planned Parenthood Foundation,
Eyerty Ball Mental Health Center,
Drake University Bulldog Board, Title
Guaranty, and Blank Park Zoo Capital
Campaign. She is a past president of
the Junior League of Des Moines and
Polk County Medical Auxiliary. In 2006,
she was named a Woman of Influence
by the Des Moines Business Record.
SECRETARY and TREASURER
TED M. STUART
President
Architectural Arts, Inc.
First term expires 12/2015
Ted Stuart is the President of
Architectural Arts. one of the
Midwest's preeminent commercial
millwork companies, which he helped
found in 1998. The company does
high-end architectural mittwork for
major construction projects across
the country, such as the Children's
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES
Hospital Colorado, in Denver, Disney's
Grand California Hotel in Anaheim,
and Stanford Law School. Stanford
University in Palo Alto. A native of
Des Moines, Stuart is a graduate
of the University of Iowa. He has
worked for the 3M Company and
The Des Moines Register, and was
president of the Des Moines Heritage
cable television system prior to its
urban revitalization and
development as well as the creation
and design of four restaurants.
As the founding president of the
Greater Des Moines Public Art
Foundation, she has led the charge
in shaping the aesthetics of
Des Moines residents' surroundings,
bringing art by world renowned
artists to the city.
sale in 1990. He is a graduate of the
Des Moines Leadership Institute
JEFF FLEMING
and has been active on numerous
Director, Des Moines Art Center
civic organization boards, including
The Des Moines Development
Commission, the BBB, the Metro
Opera, the Des Moin&s Community
Playhouse, Orchard Place, and the
Science Center of Iowa. He is also a
Board of Directors
11/20/2004-12/13/2013
Executive Committee
2005-06
Emeritus status 1/2014.
-National Society of Fundraising
Executives; and the Lilywhite
Award-EmpLoyee Benefit Research
Institute, to name only a few.
KRISTI LUND LOZIER
Artist
Initial governing board
6/16/2004 through 11/19/2004
Board of Directors
11/20/2004-12/30/2013
Former media director and VP of
marketing, Lazier is a community
leader and artist. She studied at
Director of the Des MoJnes
Art Center, Jeff Fleming also
EX-OFFICIO LEGAL ADVISOR
CAROL J.MOSER
has served as its acting director,
deputy director, senior curator,
Assistant City Attorney
City of Des Moines
and curator. He was chief curator
the University of Nevada where
she earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree in art and journalism. She
has been a regular participant in
the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen
Institute in Colorado, which brings
of exhibitions at the Southeastern
together leaders from the U.S. and
Center for Contemporary Art in
Winston-Satem, North Carolina.
Fleming studied at East Carolina
University in Greenville, North
abroad. Lazier was co-founderand
In November 2013, the Board of
Directors expanded the organization
to include emeritus members.
Individuals awarded emeritus status
Carolina and holds a master of fine
arts degree from Pratt Institute in
served a maximum term on the
board of directors. They are selected
based on their distinguished service
including active participation and
the first one-person museum shows
engagement when serving on the
board; consistent philanthropic
support; and demonstrated interest
in the organization.
PAMELA BASS-BOOKEY
Owner, Temple for Performing Arts
Initial governing board
6/16/2004-11/19/2004
Board of Directors
11/20/2004-12/30/2013
President, Board of Directors
2004-09
Emeritus status 1/2014.
A Chicago native, Pamela
Bass-Bookeyis interested in the
arts and the impact they can have
on society. Through her work as a
philanthropist, former co-chair of
the Des Moines Arts Festival, and
countless other initiatives, she is a
recognized leader in the broader
Des Moines community.
In 2001 she and her husband,
Harry Bookey, purchased a
98 year-old Masonic Temple,
restored the historic building,
and turned it into the Temple for
Performing Arts—a catalyst for
widespread downtown revitalization
and development. The Temple is
now home to several local
businesses, as well as a theater.
She is involved with Des Moines'
Brooklyn, New York. His exhibition
projects have focused on presenting
for younger, international artists.
These artists include the American
artists Tom Sachs, John Currin,
Ellen Gallagher, Maya Un, and Tom
Friedman, as well as the British
artist Cecily Brown, the German
artists Christian Jankowski and
Anselm Reyle, and the Chinese
artist Yan Pei Ming. In 2011, Art and
Living magazine named him one
of eleven innovative directors of
American museums.
G. DAVID HURD
Chairman Emeritus,
Principal Financial Group,
and community leader
Board of Directors
12/2005 - 12/2015
Emeritus status 1/2015
A native of Chicago, David Hurd is
Emeritus Chairman of the Principal
Financial Group, the leading global
financial provider and U.S, leader
in 40l(kl plans. He currently serves
on the boards or volunteers for
several nonprofit organizations,
mostly in the Des Moines area.
His distinguished career includes
numerous awards: Honorary Doctor
of Public Service-Drake University;
Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame;
Des Moines Register's Iowa
Business Leader of the Year;
Greater Des Moines Committee
Iowa Business Hall of Fame;
Community Commitment'AwardGreater Des Moines Partnership,
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
is a frequent speaker and design
awards juror.
Secretary and Treasurer
2009-13
Emeritus status 1/2014.
very amateur artist.
EMERITUS STATUS
Central States Region, Iowa, and San
Francisco Chapters of the American
Institute of Architects. Since 1998, he
has served as an Adjunct Instructor
teaching architectural design in the
Department of Architecture at Iowa
State University, Ames. His work
has been published widely and he
president of Greenwood Historic
Neighborhood Association, and
a sponsor of the"Lost Boys from
Sudan." She has been active in
ACQUISITION
COMMITTEE
Formed by the
Board of Directors
4/2015
Lauren M. G. Burt
Lois Fingerman
Randall H. Hamilton
Tim Hickman
numerous organizations, including
Ballet Iowa. Best Buddies. Central
Khatid A. Khan
Presbyterian Church, Des Moines
Metro Opera, Des Moines Public
Anastasia Potydoran
Schools, Des Moines Symphony
Alliance. Orchard Place, and
Junior League of Des Moines.
She was appointed to the Greater
Des Moines Publjc Art Commission
in 2001, and has served on the
Foundation Board since 2004.
PAUL MANKINS FAIA LEED8 AP
Pat Schneider
ProjectSPACES
COMMITTEE
2014-15
Principal, Substance Architecture
Board of Directors
12/2005-12/2015
President, Board of Directors
2010-14
Emeritus status 1/2015
Jake Brus, as of 2/2015
Teva Dawson
Sarah Ekstrand
Mark Goodrich
Paul Mankins began his career
in the office of Charles Herbert &
Mathew Greiner
Associates—Iowa's most celebrated
Michell-e Koch
design practice. Following graduate
studies at Yale University and
professional stints with Smith
Miller + Hawkinson in New York City
and Kaplan McLaughtin Diazin
San Francisco, he returned to
Iowa to work with Herbert Lewis
Kruse Blunck Architecture, where
he was named a principal in
1999. In 2004, he and his partners
formed substance—a nationally
recognized collaborative design
Molly Kotval
David Noel Schmitz,
through 5/2015
Siobhan Spain
R. Wilson Tarbox IV, 6-9/2014
Jessica TerriU.
Susan Watts
practice engaged in architecture,
interior architecture, and design.
Also in 2004, he was elected to the
College of Fellows of the American
Institute of Architects. Mankins
has directed the design of projects
recognized with over 35 Honor and
Merit Awards for design from the
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PUBLIC ART PROGRAM SUPPORT
SUPPORT
1 JULY 2014-30 JUNE 2015
$150,000
Robert Craig
Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Teva Dawson
Company
Des MoinesArea MPO
Sarah Ekstrand
Transit Authority
Des MoinesArea Metropolitan
Planning Organization [MPOl
$100,000
Mathew B. Greiner
Des MoinesArts Festival
City of Des Moines
Mary Gesiriech
Des MoinesArt Center, Print Club
Mark Goodrich
Des Moines Community Playhouse
$15,000-$99,999
Jun Kaneko Studio
Des Moines Performing Arts
BRAVO of Greater Des Moines
Michelle Koch
Des Moines PoLice Department
Susan J. Gtazer Foundation
Molly Kotval
Des Moines Water Works
Kum & Go Charitable Foundation
Michael LaVatte
Park Foundation
Barri Lester
Ben Easter Photography
$10,000-$14,999
Meredith Corporation
Everything-Spanish
Anonymous
Neumann Monson Architects
Fluxx Gallery
Des Moines Metropolitan Planning
Tim Monson. P.E.
Arthur J. Galtagher & Company
Kevin Owens
Greater Des Moines
Organization
David NoetSchmitz
$5,000-$9,999
Trudy and G. David Hurd
IG. David Hurd Revocable Trust)
BotanicaL Garden
PatSchneider
Hamilton Juffer + Associates, LLP
Kevin Schnelt
Robert Hobbs.Ph.D.
Siobhan Spain
Iowa Arts Council
Substance Architecture
Iowa Department of Administrative
$1,000-$4,999
R. Wilson Tarbox IV
Paula J. Feltnerand
Tiffany Tauscheck
Services
ISU Community Design Lab
Jessica Terrill AIALEEDAP
Iowa State Fair
Lois Louis Fingerman
Susan Watts
Jun Kaneko Studio
Robert C. Furstenau
Cten-ien Wilcox
Kerry James Marshall
Marty Gross
Connie Wilson Design
Mary MattingLy Studio
RandaltH. Hamilton, MD
Ken Winber
Dr. Michael Eberie
modLab Multimedia
Tim Munson
and Bruce L. Hughes, MD
Tim R. Hickmanand Frank Vaia
PARTNERSHIPS
Midwest Art Conservation Center
Cynthia A. O'Brien
2015 Des MoinesArts Festival
Nationwide Mutual Insurance
Dr. Paul and Anastasia
6th Avenue Corridor
PoLydoran Trust
Brian AbeUng
Company
NZK Productions, ABC's The
Bachelor & The Bachelorette
Lynn and Paul Mankins
Adelman PR
Katharine M. Murphy
Alice Aycock Studio
Oakridge Neighborhood
Pat and Lou Schneider
Alex Brown Studio
PaintaLlica
Stuart and Lauren Steenhoek
Americans for the Arts
Prairie Meadows
Ted M. and Kathy Stuart
Anti-Defamation League,
The Principal Charity Classic
$250—$999
Batl-Nogues Studio
Lauren M. G. Burt
Belin McCormick Attorneys at Law
River Bend Neighborhood
Carrie and Jeff Fleming
Jason Bruges Studio
Science Center of Iowa
Khalid A, Khan
Capital East Neighborhood
Shuck-BritsonInc.
Kristi Lund Lazier
Community Foundation of
Plains States Region
Principal Charity Classic,
Birdies for Charity
IN-KIND GIFTS
James Rosati (American, 1911-88)
Unt;t(ed1974
Artists Rights Society
Painted steel
Gift of Florence Cowtes
Jake Brus
Kruidenier in memory of her
husband David S. Kruidenier
Breann Bye
LOCATION North plaza of
Drake University's Harmon Fine
DART, Des Moines Regional
Larry Bradshaw
Lauren M.G. Burt
Greater Des Moines
The Principal Financial Group
R & R Studios
Substance Architecture
The Temple for Performing Arts
Community Housing Initiatives
JayVigon Studio
City of Clive
VIVA East Bank!
City of Des Moines, Des Moines
Western States Arts Federation
Parks and Recreation
City of Des Moines, Engineering
(WESTAF)
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Department
City of Des Moines, Office of
Economic Development
City of Des Moines, Office of
Mayor and Council
Arts Center. Des Moines
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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
STATE OF OPERATIONS FOR
AS OF 30 JUNE 2015
1 JULY 2014 THROUGH 30 JUNE 2015
ASSETS
Money Market
Accounts Receivable
TOTAL ASSETS
SUPPORT AND OTHER INCOME
$944,660.47
$8,839.50
$953,499.97
LIABILITIES
Accounts Payable
TOTAL LIABILITIES
$1,159.53
$1,159.53
GIFTS AND GRANTS
Individual
$33,138.42
Corporate/Foundation
$212,023.27
City of Des Moines
$100,000.00
TOTAL SUPPORT AND OT
$355,161.69
NET ASSETS
Unrestricted Net Assets
$256,388.61
EXPENSES
Board Restricted Net Assets
$695,951.83
ADMINISTRATIVE
TOTAL NET ASSETS
$953,499.97
Accounting
$12,859.71
Consulting Services
$65,000.04
Legal, Tax and Investment
Total Administrative
$1,363.75
$79,223.50
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
Development
Community Engagement
Marketing/Advertising
Total Development
$2,475.00
$1,509.42
$3,984.42
Projects
515 DSM Public Art
$30,913.89
ProjectSPACES
$16,333.23
Mary MattingLy Wading Bridge
$18,000.00
Insurance
$2,810.31
Kaneko Art Project
$1,876.06
Production
$2,625.00
Printing
$2,296.87
Total Projects
$74,855.36
Claes Otdenburg (American, born Sweden, 1929]
Coosjevan Bruggen (American, born Netherlands 1942-2009)
Crusoe Umbrella
Cor-Ten Steel, painted with polyurethane enamel.1979
37 X 37 X 58 feet
Conservation/Preservation
Temple Chess & Poetry Garden
$680.00
Total Conservation/Preservation
$680.00
The work of art was commissioned in 1978 by the Civic Center
Education
of Greater Des Moines, with a matching grant from the National
Endowment for the Arts and donations from local sources.
The space where the sculpture was to stand was much like an
Oakridge Neighborhood Workshop
$1,500.00
Professional Services
$2,400.00
island in the city surroundings with a large pool of water along one
side. The project was inspired by the fictional character Robinson
Crusoe's hand-made umbrella, the first object made by the castaway
and one of the few he took away with him when he was rescued.
Consistent with the artists' desire to originate the umbrella
in plant forms, one of their first models was made of sawed-off
branches from their Christmas tree. The concept developed into
flat segments with organic contours overlapping one another.
Today we see the sketetat shape of a huge, opened umbrella,
reclining mysteriously on the concrete plaza, painted the deep
Research Study
Website
$3,310.00
$4,280.00
Total Education
$11,490.00
TOTAL PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
$91,009.78
TOTAL EXPENSES
$170,233.28
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
$184,928.41
NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR
$767,412.03
NET ASSETS, YEAR TO DATE
$952,340.44
blue-green color of the sea.
OPPOSITE The Crusoe Umbrellawas restored in May 2015 during
the final stages of construction of the new Cowles Commons with
funds raised by Des Moines Performing Arts.
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