Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Worthington Public Arts Commission
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
October 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Art Project Legacy
Project Details
Crailsheim Bridge project- Connecting Our Sister Cities
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: visual artist; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Ellen Copperud: literature education, theatre; John Voit: music/theatre/education; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: arts advocate; Jane Nygaard: arts advocate; Ron Porep: arts administration.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The project goal is to complete the placement, construction, and landscaping of the Crailsheim Bridge Sculpture by July 1, 2016, in anticipation of an unveiling and dedication at the time of the Crailsheim Delegation visit during the week of August 7-14, 2016. Attendance at the event is anticipated to be 300 residences and visitors. Youth participation in the Bridge Building activity is projected to be 100. The Commission’s long-range goal is to receive additional community public art project proposals. Four ideas have been suggested, and progress on these or any other initiatives will be reported. The number of participants at the unveiling and dedication event will be counted. Youth participating in the Building Bridges will be counted through on-site registration process. Youth participation will be measured by the number of youth registered and mini-sculptures created. Finished works will be photographed by Worthington High School students and Worthington Daily Globe photographer. Pictures will be included in the final report and posted with participant permission on District 518 and Public Arts Commission websites. Written responses to prepared questions will be requested from the City of Worthington Council members, Crailsheim-Worthington International, Inc., and high school students. The questions will be presented at follow-up meetings with each group. This will also allow for discussion to expand on participants’ experiences. Written responses will be collected and summarized in the final report to be presented to the community partner, City Council, and Commission.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A survey was placed on the Worthington Public Arts Commission website for community input and Facebook site received comments. Completion of Crailsheim Bridge Sculpture located in Chautauqua Park. Dedication Ceremony attended by 300 people including Crailsheim, Germany, citizens. Approval of Worthington Public Art Commission Policy and Procedures. Application of two public art projects to the Commission.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Gail Holinka, Soon Chandaswang, Kathy Craun, Alice Hoffman, Antonio Madrigal, Stacy Nagel, Diane Graber
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Worthington Public Arts Commission
Street Address
303 9th St
Zip Code
(507) 372-8600
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