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More Minnesotans, especially those in the Southwest Minnesota Region, will be able to participate in the arts.These are the steps we will take to measure to see if we have met our goals: 1. Keep track of the number of adults and children who attend each event. 2. Count the number of stories that are collected. 3. Keep track of all the places that display the artwork. 4. Have questionnaires for those who attend to fill out. The responses to the questions are open-ended, but they should tell us whether people respond to the Map and what they get out of it. These questions will tell us if they are making a personal connection with the River and the Map. How they are able to interpret the map (even in their own way) will show a willingness to enter into a connection with the Map and to get an understanding of how the river has affected people’s lives. We want people to connect personally to the Map, and to make meaning out of it. River Stories Map the Lac qui Parle River: 1) What do you notice on the Map? 2) Can you make a sketch of the Lac qui Parle River? What did you notice about it? 3) What stories do you notice? 4) Is your story on the Map? How does that make you feel? 5) Would you tell your friends to see the Map? Why or why not? 6) How do you respond to the colors? Do they remind you of anything in the landscape? 7) Why do you think the River is painted in silver? 8) What are all the words in the painting for? 9) Are there parts of the Map that relate to your own experiences here? Which parts seem most related to you? 10) Does this painting give you ideas about other ways you might relate to the River or to this area?
Because of the evaluation means that we used we were able to keep track of the number of adults and children who participated in all the events. We have collected almost 100 stories that have been incorporated into the map. We have not yet lent the map to any other places for display purposes; it is still on display at the museum. In the near future we will offer it for display in surrounding locations.
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