ACHF Arts Access
Our target population will gain deeper insight into the lives of our forebears through the words and images of these subjects. Future Farmers of America members are an ideal audience, naturally inclined to be receptive to the material, typically good students, and could carry on this type of work on their own.We will measure our goals by distributing surveys at the capstone event and any other subsequent presentations. We will solicit feedback from other sources, inclulding writers, scholars, farmers.
We wanted to reach a cross-section and to bridge the gap between rural and urban. My estimate is about a third of the audience were farmers. My primary goal is to bring attention and respect to this part of our community that we often pay lip service to.
Other, local or private
Farming the Ridge.
Marta Biitner: visual artist; Alan Calavano: musician, historian; Daniel Freeman: actor; Carolyn Hiller: arts administrator; William Hoy: literary artist; Katie Leo: playwright; Jane Olive: dancer; Kathy Rush: theatre; Tom Willis: potter.
Hal Cropp: Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Northland Words; Drue Fergison: musicologist; Ryan Heinritz: Paradise Center; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: City of Rochester Music Department; Deborah Wasmund: mosaic artist.