Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
New London Clay Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The project goals are to get 16 adult, 8 post-secondary students and 6 secondary student participants for the weekend. To introduce and expose all participants to a variety of artistic approaches of the Raku process. Participants will meet other artists who are interested in Raku and have the information available to continue to explore Raku and they will revive and retain an interest in making artwork. This project will create positive exposure to the ceramic artist community. All participants will fill out a written evaluation form. We will pre-distribute evaluation forms to all presenters so that they can make note of any changes they would like to see in future events. And then we will ask presenters to complete their assessments of the workshop. We will do follow-up on-line evaluations with all participants about a week or two after the event to see if there are any additional comments they would like to add for further event planning.

Measurable Outcome(s)

All participants reported that they were satisfied, ranked the presentations a 5 out of 5, and indicated that they wanted to see the presenters return in the future. All indicated that they learned a lot about Raku, the art form and a variety of techniques. We just barely had sufficient attendees to meet budget objectives. We were able to control some expenses to meet the income that we had collected. There were in-kind donations by Craig Edwards the host and Dave Glenn the coordinator which reduced expenses to meet budget.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Craig Edwards, Bill Gossman, Kari Weber, Melissa Gohman
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Raku Rendezvous
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
New London Clay Center
Street Address
PO Box C
New London
Zip Code
(320) 894-4916
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, Rhythm of the River; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian; Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts founding member; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council of Arts and Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Olson: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Christa Otteson: nonprofit evaluation consultant, arts advocate; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts board; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate and volunteer, library board member; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471