ACHF Arts Access
1) Support Artists by providing professional and paid opportunities and creating access to a high quality exhibition venue to facilitate creative growth. Goal: Further develop our reputation among Minnesota artists as a venue offering professional an exhibition venue to facilitate growth for artists - from emerging to established artists - locally and throughout Minnesota. 2) Instilling the arts into our community by presenting unique and dynamic exhibitions and related programming Goal - Attract local and regional audiences to Hutchinson Center for the Arts and Hutchinson. Further develop our reputation as a regional hub for the arts. 3) Provide Educational Arts Experiences for our community by creating opportunities to meet and work with visiting artists through exhibits, public art openings and gallery talks. Goal - Create and inspire art patron. Cultivate stakeholder for the arts and Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Play a significant role in making Hutchinson a great place to work, live and visit. 1) Supporting Artists- we invite all exhibition artists to complete an anonymous survey about their experience to assess how we can continue to improve the gallery experience from the artists' point of view. 2) Instilling the arts into the community - Increased attendance at events and increased support for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts through donations and memberships. We will monitor attendance at exhibits and receptions. We will monitor free will donations at events, membership sign ups/renewals. Anecdotal feedback will be assessed through the centers guest/sign-in book which will also prompt visitors to list the community they reside in. 3) In 2018 we began tracking quantitative data on visitors with an interactive bead in the jar activity. In 2019 we will activate "How did the art make you feel" activity allow visitors to place stickers near artworks with pre-selected "moods" such as Happy, Curious, Relaxed, Uplifted. This will give visitors another opportunity to slow down and consider their experience a bit longer.
Other,local or private
2019 Visual Arts Exhibition Season.
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, theater director, theater 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, Southwest Minnesota State University 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.
Mark Bosveld: theater, dance; Cheri Buzzeo: theater; Mary Gillespie: art administration; Maureen Keimig: theater; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art, theater, music; Eric Parrish: music, theater; Lisa Hill: music; Erica Volkir: performing arts.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471