Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
New London Clay Center
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 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, 6 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, both in decoration and glazing of artwork, the firing process in different kilns and the different methods of post-reduction. Participants will meet other artists who are interested in Raku, they will 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 in the New London Clay Center and provide an audience base to build upon for continued and future events. All participants will be provided a written evaluation form at the workshop and highly encouraged to complete it prior to leaving. 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. Then we will ask presenters to complete their assessments of the workshop within three weeks so that we can gather fresh measured responses from the artist presenters. 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. Evaluation questions will be constructed to measure the goals identified by the project and will be measured by the different systems so that we can gather a good base of information for future planning. We will keep information on both actual attendance and comments received throughout the process to document numbers, listing notifications and opens of e-blasts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A written evaluation was distributed electronically to all participants after the workshop had taken place. We received 11 responses from the 15 participants with high rankings in all areas.

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, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; 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, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: visual artist; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Ellen Copperud: literature education, theatre; John Voit: music/theatre/education; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate; Jane Nygaard: arts advocate; Ron Porep: arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed