Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Summer Arts Camp
Project Details
Summer Arts Camp.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee; Cheri Buzzeo: production manager, Willmar Community Theatre, board member at Willmar Area Arts Council; Luanne Fondell: musician, coordinator for Dawson Boyd Arts Association, former board member at Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council; Mary Jane Mardesen: author, theater director, speech/theater/English instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Verna Patrick: retired music educator, member of the Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra and Pens and Brushes writing club; Ron Porep: coordinator, Milan Village Arts School.
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
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goal is to broaden the arts curriculum offered in the public schools, providing instruction in all mediums of the art from educated, professional artists that students don't have access to during the summer months and that homeschooled students rarely have access to. We hope that students will gain a sense of new knowledge and possibilities through art. We aim to not only develop their artistic skills such as painting and drawing, but to further develop other curriculums in correlation to the arts. For example, a lesson on textiles and or basket weaving has an aim of course, of creating a basket, but also future work in math and learning about ancient cultures. In addition to cultivating artistic skills and hand-eye coordination, we hope to cultivate a sense of art appreciation in youth.Our teachers will implement the use of rubric to see if the child has learned the technique" being offered. The teacher provides the mechanical technique and fosters an environment where the child's individual spirit is free to express and develop itself. Setting up a rubric will help see visible signs of attempting each step. At the end of the program we will also ask parents to complete surveys grading each class, the teachers, the technique taught and implemented and to rate their student's advancement and skill level. We will ask the students themselves to rate the classes, teachers and projects to gain insight on what classes we should be teaching at the center. We will survey the teachers for suggestions on future classes to add to the curriculum. Visitors to the gallery will be asked to tell us their impression of the show at Meet the Artist reception and during the following week when the students work is on display."

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Jackson Pollock day was a truly wonderful aspect of this summer arts camp. The combination of art history and hands on activities and experience helped create an applied education standard. The event was fun and got kids excited about different types

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 Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 667 15 Franklin St SW
Zip Code
(320) 587-7278
Administered By
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