Minnesota's Legacy

Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Montevideo
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
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 expect additional outcomes to include strengthening of ties and fostering deeper understanding between the citizens of Montevideo, Minnesota and Montevideo, Uruguay, and to reclaim the center of Main street Montevideo and the Artigas Statue as a significant tourist attraction for the community with proper signage. We will distribute a survey at the mural site with a campaign during Fiesta Days to get feedback on the mural. We will ask questions such as What do you think about the mural?" and "What other public art projects would you like to see?" We will also use Survey Monkey and online methods to get feedback."

Measurable Outcome(s)

44 responses. Most liked the mural with only 3 negative responses on the artwork. There were many other ideas for murals and positive feedback. We also received names of people who wanted to be involved in the planning process.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Debra Lee Fader, Marvin Garbe, Nathan Schmidt, Bryce Curtiss, Todd Hay, Karen Nieuwbeerta
Project Overview
Art Project Legacy
Project Details
Jose Artigas Mural Project 2015
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; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Cheri Buzzeo: Willmar Community Theatre manager; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Jane Link: arts advocate, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471