Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lyon County Agricultural Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

A Spanish Band Escuadron Musical

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
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

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

Overcoming barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities. Instilling the arts into the community and public life in our region. Offering a Spanish background and music provides public education and broadens their perspective on traditional music. Supporting events and activities that represent the diverse ethnic and cultural arts traditions including folk and traditional artists and art organizations, represented in this region. We will estimate the numbers of attendees at the fair at the time of the band we can do so by using a car counter at the entrance of the fair. We plan to ask some of the audience what they think of the band and how we might improve next year. We also use our website and social media for the general public to send comments and feedback to. We will ask the band how this performance compares to other venues and locations they have performed at. We will also compare attendance and feedback to that of last year's entertainment and performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Impacted 50-75 people throughout the time they played.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Pat Verly, Kerry Wichmann, Mark Sleiter, Jim Vandebroke, Kelly Hansen, Dan Johnson, Tom McConnell, Grant Moorse, David Rialson, Blake Robbennolt, Cody Sleiter, Nancy Andries, Bob Richards, Carolyn Olson, Lance Boerboom, Brandy Franson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lyon County Agricultural Society
Street Address
PO Box 141
Zip Code
(507) 532-2038
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

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