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Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Montevideo
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this project is to instill the arts into the community and public life in our region. We hope to increase the number of people who are aware of public art projects in Montevideo, and to grow their appreciation for these types of projects. We hope to create a social media buzz, which will attract attention to public art projects and ideas in Montevideo. We hope that outreach to the schools create a deeper investment by all the students into their community. We will distribute a paper survey and conduct interviews at the project site to get feedback on the project. We will ask questions such as "What do you think about the Lighted Stained Glass Tractor Project?" and "What other public art projects would you like to see?" We will post on Facebook and track number of views and shares. We will use a Survey Monkey survey and link this to our Facebook page. We will document the project with photographs and social media posts as it is being created. We will contact art and history teachers at the schools and invite their participation in the project and get their feedback. It is expected that these activities this will engage the youth in our community and also prevent future vandalism. We will use the data from the survey and interviews, Survey Monkey and Facebook replies at our Montevideo Arts Project committee meetings to help determine the next project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey results: 57 paper copies. Facebook results: 200+ views of photos Video result: 3,500 plays of the video created of this project showing the project. The paper survey was very positive with many giving the project a 10. The excel document of the survey is available upon request. We feel we accomplished the following: Instilled the arts into the community and public life in our region. Increased the number of people who are aware of public art projects in Montevideo to grow their appreciation for these types of projects. Created a social media buzz with our video.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Debra Lee Fader, Marvin Garbe, Nathan Schmidt, Bryce Curtiss, Toddy Hay, Karen Nieuwbeerta, Steve Jones, Emily Sumner, Brook Pederson, Patrick Moore, Glen Herfurth, Ruth Ann Lee, Dan Sanborn, Donna Krueger
Project Overview

Art Project Legacy

Project Details

Tractor Sculpture by Karl Unnasch

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Montevideo
Street Address
PO Box 517
Zip Code
(320) 269-6575
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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; Pam Blake: retired art teacher, visual arts, Tyler Arts Council, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ruth Ascher: Arts administration; Cheryl Avenel-Navara: Arts appreciator; Pam Blake: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Bill Gossman: Visual, music; Dusan Milanovic: Visual, theatre; Andrew Nordin: Visual; Janet Olney: Visual, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board, Eric Parish: Music, theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed