Art Project Legacy
ACHF Arts Access
Develop public art work that is unique to Marshall. Provide a focal point for arts education on the many varied contributions of female pioneers. Specifically honor the history and contributions of Mrs. Mary Alicia Whitney.Increase the understanding and enjoyment of public art by Marshall residents as demonstrated in survey responses. Survey to be taken at the Sounds of Summer community event in 2013. Enhance downtown Marshall with quality art work.
Permanent and very visible statue in prominent site; successful, dramatic artistic work; Survey results show 74% think the statue enhances the public art options available in Marshall; 70% feel the statue is unique and accessible to all; 57% would recommend this site as a stop for Marshall visitors; survey comments included: very nice location; artistically great, very well done; what a wonderful entrance to downtown Marshall.
Other, local or private
Mrs. Whitney Statue
Mrs. Whitney Statue.
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; 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, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Melanie Loy: artist, orchestra teacher ISD 518, member Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Schroeder: member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission, board member Crow River Arts.
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; Kathy Wnorosky: director of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, board member of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (and Theatre) and the Madison Education Foundation (Ohio), journalist; 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.