Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Historic Hutchinson
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
McLeod
Meeker
Project Overview
"Smoke on the Mountain"
Project Details
Musical "Smoke on the Mountain."
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
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
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$13,067
Direct expenses
$18,067
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will see how the theatre can be used to showcase local history and tell a story. (We will verify the effectiveness of this from the results of the survey). With more citizens appreciating the value the arts bring to the community, the arts will be more viable, therefore creating a more healthy community.It is our plan to survey the audience, performers and partnership organizations about their experience with this project. We will hold an exit meeting with all the partner organizations to evaluate the joint process as a reference and resource for future collaboration.

Measurable Outcome(s)

It was unique and a special connection with the community as they welcome the building back as a new arts venue while they experience a quality theatrical performance. Very well received. The community now sees the building in a whole new way. Many inquir

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Joan Arndt, Shirley Wurdell, Mary Christensen, Robin Kashuba, Kay Voight, Jim Fahey
Project Manager
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Fahey
Organization Name
Historic Hutchinson
Street Address
446 Main St S
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 583-8559
Email
jimfahey@faheysales.com
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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Location

114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

Phone
800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
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