A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Approving and Accepting the Donation of a Life-Size Bronze Bust of Brother Asaiah Bates by an Anonymous Donor and Created by Homer Artist Leo Vait for Permanent Placement in WKFL Park. City Clerk/Public Arts Committee.
CITY OF HOMER
Public Arts Committee
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, APPROVING AND ACCEPTING THE DONATION OF A LIFE-SIZE BRONZE BUST OF BROTHER ASAIAH BATES BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR AND CREATED BY HOMER ARTIST LEO VAIT FOR PERMANENT PLACEMENT IN WKFL PARK.
WHEREAS, The City of Homer Municipal Art Collection has few pieces that commemorate the contributions of prominent citizens; and
WHEREAS, Brother Asaiah was widely known for his calm, quiet manner; equal and respectful treatment of all persons; served as a member of City Council; was a regular contributor to the local newspapers and attended many city and public meetings on numerous issues and concerns; and
WHEREAS, The donor wishes to remember all that Brother Asaiah gave to the community in the form of a life-size bust created out of bronze and commissioned local artist Leo Vait who personally knew Brother Asaiah and having completed the required application for donation; and
WHEREAS, The Public Arts Committee has reviewed the requests for donation to the City of Homer and recommended that the City Council approve and accept the donation and incorporate it into the Municipal Art Collection.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, hereby approves and accepts the life-size bronze bust of Brother Asaiah from an anonymous donor and created by Homer artist Leo Vait and incorporates it into the City’s artwork collection.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Council authorizes permanent placement of the sculpture on top of the large rock in WKFL Park on Pioneer Avenue, Homer, Alaska, for the enjoyment of all resident and visitors.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 27th day of January, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: N/A