Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Christopher P. Larson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
Washington
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Developing sculptural objects and media based works in response to the literary concerns of the novel Wise Blood. A successful installation and performance at the Soap Factory, a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization. 2: A successful installation and performance at The Soap Factory, a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization. A successful installation and performance at the Soap Factory, a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Chris Larson's research and development of the Wise Blood project is in the last few weeks of production. Larson's exhibition is scheduled to open to the public May 9, 2015 at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. 2: Chris Larson's successful installation and performance at the Soap Factory, a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization will open to the public on May 9th, 2015.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Larson will research and develop a multi-media art installation based on the novel Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor. The work will be exhibited at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Larson
Organization Name
Christopher P. Larson
State
MN
Phone
(651) 262-3289
Email
larso272@umn.edu
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
Mitchell Bercier: Placebo Comix; Owner/editor-in-chief; Nicole Havekost: Adjunct Professor, Drawing; Jeffrey Hnilicka: Executive Director, Kulture Klub Collaborative; Multi-disciplinary; Sarah Johnson: Director, Groveland Gallery; Alonso Sierralta: Sculptor and educator; Joseph Sinness: Visual Artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No