Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Rushmore
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

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 instill the value of the visual language and to enhance the creative process and problem solving in our youth. The measurable outcome will be the artwork created by the students. The intent of the progressive dates of the workshops is to motivate other youth to participate in the subsequent workshops. The intended increase in workshop participants will reveal the success of the program. Participants with the assistance of parents will complete an evaluation form with numerical rankings relating to the success of the program projects. JPG images of the students’ artwork will also be included in the final report. The Exhibition during Rushmore Days in June will demonstrate the measurable success of the area youth’s creative abilities. During the Art Exhibition a community response form will be made available to those visiting the exhibit.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Positive comments in Evaluation Forms; Continued enrollment growth with each workshop presented; Participant and parental comments; Community response

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Greg Harberts, Andrew Noble, Bruce Boltjes, Shirley Vis, Carol Hieronimus
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Rushmore Art Workshops
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Alsgaard Lien
Organization Name
City of Rushmore
Street Address
136 Thompson Ave N
Zip Code
(507) 478-4338
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Cheri Buzzeo: Willmar Community Theatre manager; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Jane Link: arts advocate, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.