Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Karl R. Unnasch
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
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
$7,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,000
Direct expenses
$16,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

My studio practice will break into the realm of large-scale public sculpture. The public will create personal work in a stained glass workshop. The impact and success of the projects will be assessed and recorded by a public questionnaire made available at the front desk of the Rochester Art Center. Curators and Arts Administrators will be asked to weigh in on the finished work’s impact as well. 2: My studio practice will break into the realm of large-scale public sculpture. The public will create personal work in a stained glass workshop. The impact and success of the projects will be assessed and recorded by a public questionnaire made available at the front desk of the Rochester Art Center. Curators and Arts Administrators will be asked to weigh in on the finished work’s impact as well.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In one year's time, thousands will view the sculpture. Hundreds will view the sculpture via digital media and quite possibly print media. Fourteen workshop attendees made work at the Artist's studio.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Unnasch will create an innovative and groundbreaking large-scaled public sculpture comprised of a combination of steel and internally lit stained glass. He will also run a stained glass workshop where participants will create their own work.
Project Manager
First Name
Karl
Last Name
Unnasch
Organization Name
Karl R. Unnasch
State
MN
Phone
(507) 272-0452
Email
karl@karlunnasch.com
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
Marion Angelica: Ceramic artist; former director of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council; Amy Cass: Professional ceramicist.; Anne Dugan: Arts administrator, visual arts, festival coordinator, new media arts; Paige Guggemos: Freelance graphic and Web designer; printmaker; Lindsay Kandler: Freelance graphic, textile and apparel designer.; Katrina Knutson: Working Artist, Freelance Educator, and Community Organizer; Margaret Pezalla-Granlund: Artist and Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions, Carleton College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No