2018 Visual Arts Exhibition Season
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, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member 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 SMSU; 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/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Reggie Gorter: music/theatre/SMAC Board; Jeff Iverson: music/theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Paula Nemes: theatre; Janet Olney; visual art/SMAC Board; Kathy Schaefer: visual art/music; Alan Stage: theatre.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
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 regionally in Minnesota. Attract local and regional audiences to HCA and Hutchinson. Further Develop our reputation as a regional hub for the arts. Create and Inspire art patrons. Cultivate stakeholders for the arts and HCA. Play a significant role in making Hutchinson a great place to work, live and visit. We will invite exhibiting artists to complete a survey about their experience - to assess how we can continue to improve the gallery experience from the artists' point of view. Increased attendance at events and increased support for the HCA through donations and memberships. Create an interactive tool/game on site at the Art Center to track audience's frequency of visits, how much they enjoy activity.
100% of respondents (7 of 8 artist completed survey) were satisfied with their exhibition experience and would exhibit with the Hutchinson Center for the Arts again. Regarding if the exhibit increased their professional visibility of their work: 57% said yes, 14% said a little and 28% reported no change in the visibility of their work. 72% rated their experience Excellent and 28% rated their experience Above average. Anecdotal comments include: "Reaching out to the local newspaper helped the exhibit being shared to my local areas of work, where I grew up, and current city. I had people coming up to me and saying 'they are the artist with the work in Hutchinson!'" "Lisa is very detailed in her communications regarding the exhibition which was helpful. She kept in touch throughout the entire process. Her attention to detail while organizing the exhibition and later installing was very much appreciated My experience was excellent all around!" The comments in our guest book are always positive and supportive of the artists' works.
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