Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,345
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
McLeod
Meeker
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,345
Other Funds Leveraged
$628
Direct expenses
$2,973
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We are attempting to increase awareness of the arts center and involvement in the arts, stimulate creativity, encourage people to see art in normal objects and everyday life, provide an enriching experience, stimulate conversations, engage non artists with professional artists; overall raising the quality of life in the community through increased participation in the arts and boost the local economy by bringing visitors into the community.Entry and exit surveys will be used to gauge our success. Attendance records will be kept for visitors to the gallery and fashion show and questionnaires will be available to all attendees. We will ask for feedback online, written and in person to evaluate this project and for directions for future programs and classes. Judging by the numbers of members of the community - businesses and organizations - who vote for the people's choice awards, will give us an indication of interest in the project. A residency question will be included on survey to measure out if town attendance. At each event, board members for Hutchinson Center for the Arts will interact with attendees to gain personal insight and ask how we can better serve the community. A debriefing meeting will be held at the conclusion of the project with committee members, board members and volunteers to evaluate the success and make suggestions for improvements of future projects.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project exposed and encouraged our community members to see art in everyday objects such as clothing, shoes, hats etc. We had a number of people attend the fashion show/exhibit who had not experienced this type of couture fashion, or who had never se

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Corey Stearns, Steve Gasser, Tom Wirt, Lenore Flinn, Luann Drazkowski, Dolf Moon, Matt Schroeder, James Fahey
Project Overview
Wearable Art Classes/Exhibit/Fashion Show
Project Details
Wearable Art Classes/Exhibit/Fashion Show.
Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Wirt
Organization Name
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 667 15 Franklin St SW
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-7278
Email
twirt@hutchtel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Melanie Loy: artist, orchestra teacher Independent School District 518, member of the Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Schroeder: member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission, board member for Crow River Arts.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Jane Link: artist, board member at Milan Village Arts School and the Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: former K-12 art teacher, co owner of First Floral-Hallmark, hand bell choir member; Connie Feig: board member at the Willmar Area Arts Council and Minnesota Gerontological Society; Paula Nemes: Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company, musician, community theater participant, Lyon County arts organizations activist; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Susan Marco: author, English and creative writing teacher at Dassel-Cokato High School, Fine Arts Committee member at Dassel-Cokato Public Schools; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member at the Prairie Music Association and the Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired teacher of language arts, literary arts activist, coach, and event organizer, board member at the Historic Dayton House, liberal arts advisory board member at Minnesota West Community College; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, author, community theater participant, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, art instructor for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, planning committee member for Meander - Upper Minnesota River Valley Art Crawl, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member of Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, planning committee member for Art Rocks in Luverne, owner of Playing in the Mud Studio, arts festival organizer; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Patricia Enger: visual artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University, exhibit curator for Fallen Angel Gallery; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes