Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mark E. Jensen
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
April 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

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

In the process of making a book, I’ll develop the skills needed to create quality scanned digital files for reproduction along with layout and design. The outcome evaluation will be determined by the successful creation of a publication which contains a thoughtful presentation of high quality photographic reproductions which tells the story of both the building and the demolition of the Metrodome. 2: A second outcome is the public component - exhibitions coincident with accompanying lectures and presentations in libraries around the state. For this outcome evaluation viewers will enter remarks in a blank book available at each venue. I will also ask my library contacts to write a short synopsis comprised of remarks regarding audience interest levels and their general impressions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Three maquettes were created to show publishers. An exhibit was shown in a local public library with an accompanying public presentation. The exhibit will be shown again. 2: The actual outcome of the project is that three books exist in proof form. An exhibit was mounted and on display for six weeks and will be shown again.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Jensen will publish a book of his photographs of the 1980-82 construction and the subsequent 2014 demolition of the Metrodome in Minneapolis and create an exhibit to be shown in local public libraries with accompanying lectures and presentations.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mark E. Jensen
(612) 824-7621
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth; Brett Kallusky: Visiting assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Art Department, photography; Laura Migliorino: Artist, her work is a part of several permanent collections including at the Walker Art Center; Andrea Murrill: Adjunct Professor - Saint Catherine University; Laurie Schneider: Photographer, specializing in fine art portraiture art; Bonnie Wilson, Consulting curator, librarian and archivist, former curator of photography, Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale
Conflict of Interest Disclosed