ACHF Arts Education
Our overarching goal with this project is to present a high quality program with strong artistic and educational content, while at the same time be accessible and enjoyable to all members of our community, regardless of age, ability or level of prior knowledge. We also have a harder to measure, but very important goal, which is to help foster tolerance and respect for people of other cultures. We will ask all the teachers for all participating grades to fill out the teacher evaluation form. We will tell the teachers that they are welcome to have all of their students fill out evaluation forms, but to at least have five students in each class do so. We will also have evaluation forms available to attending seniors and to the public performance audience. These will be gathered and tallied by project director. We will encourage our teachers to have follow-up discussions with their students regarding their impressions of the cultural traditions that were covered by their programs and have then report on those verbally in a post-event staff meeting.
We provided an opportunity for the community to have a multi-cultural event in our own community. We invited all the groups outlined in our application and had a representation from each of the groups in attendance. In providing the educational program to all of our students, we ensured that all of our students received the experience.
Other,local or private
A World of Music.
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, director, teacher; 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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Cheri Buzzeo: theatre, arts admin; Mary Gillespie: visual art, chamber; Dusan Milanovic, theatre; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art; Tom Wirt: visual art, arts/community boards; Brett Lehman: music, SMAC Board; Janet Olney: visual art, arts admin, SMAC Board.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471