Arrowhead Library System Legacy Grant SFY 2016-SFY 2017

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,723
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$184,244
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Arrowhead Library System
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Fund Administration
Grants/Contracts
Preservation
Research
Counties Affected
Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2015 Chapter 2--S.F. No. 1, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 5
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds must be allocated using the formulas in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. These funds must be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2017, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2019.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,723
Other Funds Leveraged
$32,544
Administration costs
$8,378
Number of full time equivalents funded
.5
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of projects: 30Total number of programs and/or events (if different than total number of projects): Total attendance/participation: 8534Total number of partnerships: 30

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2015 Chapter 2--S.F. No. 1, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 5
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds must be allocated using the formulas in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. These funds must be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2017, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2019.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$184,244
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,178
Direct expenses
$206,422
Administration costs
$8,600
Number of full time equivalents funded
.5
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 24 
Total participation/attendance: 5003
Total number of partnerships: 30

Description of Funds
1. Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison and Music of Briand Morrison
This multimedia performance was a visual sequence of George Morrison images accompanied by original jazz guitar compositions by his son, Briand Morrison. Young adults and adults enjoyed this amazing blend of art and music.

Morrison was surrounded by all styles of music as a child. His life changed when he heard Joe Pass, Portraits of Duke Ellington. That was when Morrison realized jazz Could be played on a guitar. Morrison played through college, playing jazz in coffee houses. He now entertains crowds with his new Blues/Rock act that is reminiscent of a Hendrix, Stevie Ray, Allman Bros., early Eric Clapton sound-a refined 60s/70s style with a flavorful chord or two utilizing a looper, drum machine, and some vocal.

Morrison wrote twelve compositions that accompany the 128 images of George Morrison paintings and his drawings. Some of these images have never been shown to the public. The works are from all periods, from the 1940s through his death in 2000.

2. Minnesota Woodcut with artist Sarah Guy-Levar
Patrons created a Minnesota Woodcut with an iconic lake scene. They learned about cold press ground and enjoyed painting their own unique design in watercolor paint.

The woodcut was prepared with a medium called cold press ground to create a perfect surface for watercolor paint. The painting was then finished with a wax medium to protect the surface. The 7" woodcut can be hung on a wall or propped on a small decorative easel. Each participant left with a completed painting.

As part of the workshop Sarah taught basic color theory and color mixing practices to introduce students to the concept of using three primary colors to create a multitude of color combinations. This activity was appropriate for patrons of ages 10 and above.

Levar has experience demonstrating watercolor techniques to Ely High School students. Levar has also taught a class at the Vermilion Country School in Tower. She taught Minnesota Woodcut to the Ely Rotary Club members.

3. Paul Bunyan: Loggin' Legends and Lore!
Fast, fun and fact filled, exciting and outrageous tales from the Paul Bunyan legend. Actor David Ward recreated characters from Paul's era such as "Ole the Big Swede" and "Hot Bisquit Slim" the camp cook. Kids loved seeing giant recreations of some authentic Paul artifacts such as Paul's baby bottle, toothpick and a giant mosquito from Paul's famous tale of "The Giant Mosquitobees!" Kids also learned about the logging/lumber industry that helped to build the communities where they now live.

David Ward, is an actor, director and writer. He created "Paul Bunyan" to introduce audience's young and old to American folklore. David has been acting for over 20 years, in Chicago, Minneapolis, and internationally as an actor director for Paramount Parks Star Trek franchise.
Project Overview

Minnesota’s twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in northeastern Minnesota. ALS has twenty-nine member public libraries located in seven counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, ALS and its member libraries present an array of arts, cultural, literary, and Minnesota history programs in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations. Projects contribute to the cultural vitality of the region and build a lasting legacy.

Project Manager
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Weikum
Organization Name
Arrowhead Library System
Street Address
5528 Emerald Avenue
City
Mt. Iron
State
MN
Zip Code
55768-2069
Phone
(218) 741-3840 Ext. 230
Email
jim@arrowhead.lib.mn.us