Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To increase awareness of the art of photography. Teach people of all ages the art of photography. Attract people of all ages to the art event. To do find out what other exhibits people are interested in seeing at the museum. To find out how we can better serve our constituents. Increase attendance to the special events offered at the museum. We will have a host greet the visitors who visit the art exhibit. The host will welcome them to the event, pass out surveys and have them sign the guest registry. We will have a suggestion box for the visitors to deposit their survey in and to make any other suggestions on how we can improve. Additional surveys will be given to Lac qui Parle County Historical Society Board members, churches who participated, students who took the photography class, Kelly Lund and Gene Stukel.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The evaluation forms that were returned were very positive. Everyone enjoyed the exhibit. We plan to continue working with art related projects in the future.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Fred Eckhardt, Barb Tarcza, Ruth Solem, Beth Westby, Bob Glomstad, Nancy Moen, Colleen Olson, David Pederson, John Maatz, Lillian Johnson
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

Inspiration Through the Lens

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
Street Address
250 8th Ave S
Zip Code
(302) 598-7678
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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 teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor Southwest Minnesota State University; 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; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ruth Ascher: Arts administration; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: Arts appreciator; Pam Blake: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Bill Gossman: Visual, music; Dusan Milanovic: Visual, theatre; Andrew Nordin: Visual; Janet Olney: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, Eric Parish: Music, theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed