Actual art goes virtual at Creston Restored Depot

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 9:28 a.m. CDT

An interactive, digital kiosk will soon showcase artwork done by Southwestern Community College students at the Creston Restored Depot.

At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Creston City Council meeting, a resolution was offered by Councilwoman Terri Koets and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Shelton to approve a lease agreement between SWCC and the city of Creston for use of the Creston Restored Depot’s Memorial Room to install the art gallery kiosk.

The interactive digital display features a podium that supports a 32-inch liquid-crystal display to showcase student art and 19-inch touch screen mounted in landscape mode for users to interact with the application. The proposed art gallery kiosk is similar, if not identical, to the display that currently stands within the main hallway of the instructional center at SWCC.

SWCC and the city of Creston are geared toward entering into a one-year lease of the Memorial Room effective March 1 and will work together to determine the exact location of the display.

In other city business the council:

• Approved a resolution to hire Tamara Fitzgerald as full-time dispatcher.

• Approved a resolution to set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Feb. 5 for the sale of city-owned property located at 311 North Sycamore, 310 South Walnut and 600 West Montgomery streets and 308 Livingston Avenue.

• Approved a resolution to drawdown No. 11 of $31,956 for the CDHG housing rehabilitation project No. 09-HSG-022.

• Approved a resolution to set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Feb. 5 regarding current activities and status of funds for CDBG housing rehabilitation project No. 09-HSG-022.

• Approved a resolution to approve fuel contract with Agriland FS.

• Approved sponsor certifications for the airport lighting improvements project with Clapsaddle-Barber Associates.

• Approved use of the walking trail from Southern Prairie YMCA to Green Valley State Park for a 5k walk/run 3 p.m. April 20.

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