Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The College of Saint Scholastica
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Carlton
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,570
Direct expenses
$10,370
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The project's goal is to offer the local community a unique opportunity to hear a world-class pianist performing Bach and other classical works. The outcomes are to: (1) offer Angela Hewitt's piano recital to an audience of 300 people, and (2) bring to local awareness the art of 20th-century piano virtuoso Rosalyn Tureck and her connection to the College through Jan Chiapusso.We will evaluate the project both qualitatively and quantitatively, based on attendance and audience response. Ticket sales will measure our audience size. Qualitatively, artistic success will be based on audience engagement at the pre-concert lecture and the post-concert reception. The post-concert reception is an excellent way to gather informal and reliable feedback, and it allows audience members to interact with the musician. A brief evaluative survey, inserted in the recital program, will monitor audience feedback in a more formal way.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our first short-term goal was to have an audience size of 300 people at Angela Hewitt's recital of Bach's "The Art of the Fugue." The actual audience size was 135 attendees; however, due to the overwhelmingly positive responses we received from audience members, we feel that the project was a success. Although we might have reached a larger audience had we opted for a mixed-works program, our selection of the all-Bach program enabled us to offer a monumental performance of one of Ms. Hewitt's specialties. O

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Alan Apter, Patricia Bower-Jernigan, Ed Crawford, Sister Mary Susan Dewitt, Christopher Dolan, Jessica Durbin, Sister Lois Eckes, Larry Goodwin, Sister Kathleen Hofer, Mary Ives, Mat Johnson, Beth Haenke Just, Olivia Krejcarek, David Kuefler, Jean Maher,
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
The project would be a community performance by Angela Hewitt, renowned pianist and Bach specialist. The concert would take place in October 2015 at The College of Saint Scholastica's Mitchell Auditorium. A pre-concert lecture and archival display will feature commentary on the work and biography of another great Bach pianist, Rosalyn Tureck and her connection to the Dutch pianist, Jan Chiapusso, who was a visiting professor at the College during the early 1930s. Tureck, who would be called the high priestess of Bach by the New York Times, attributed her specialization in Bach to Chiapusso's teaching.
Project Manager
First Name
Larry
Last Name
Goodwin
Organization Name
The College of Saint Scholastica
Street Address
1200 Kenwood Ave
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55811-4199
Phone
(218) 723-6000
Email
efrischmann@css.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952