ACHF Arts Access
I will develop a website, purchase a printer, take a framing class, an Adobe Lightroom class, and organize my body of work. Successful completion of the framing class, making my own prints, learning Adobe Lightroom, and developing a website to showcase my work will enhance my ability to present my work more professionally to a wider audience. 2: I plan to present my work at public libraries in Marshall, Roseau, and Grand Rapids and mount a one-person show at Bell Museum. I’ll count the library audiences and ask them to leave written comments after the presentations. For the one-person show, I’ll include a guest book to record the names, addresses and comments of those who attend.
My photographic skills advanced significantly. I’m now able to organize, store and develop photos, produce professional prints, and build quality frames. By project's end, I hoped to gain more autonomy over my artistic process. In the past, National Camera printed my photos, I purchased ready-made frames, my photos weren’t organized for easy retrieval, and I couldn’t develop digital negatives so I had them printed as is. I can now organize, develop my work in Lightroom and build my own frames and my website will be up soon; my two-day Square Space workshop taught me the skills I need to produce and design my own website. 2: 400 Minnesotans engaged with my work during seven community events; most reported gaining new appreciation for the beauty and integrity of Minnesota bogs. I counted the audience at my shows, artist talks and the panel discussion. I provided guest books for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council and Edge Center for the Arts shows. I gauged audience engagement by the questions asked. The Roseau audience stayed for an hour after the talk. Ditto with the 70 who attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design panel; the janitor finally came to shut off the lights. At Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, people stayed long past gallery closing time. Audiences were intrigued with the show and with our state’s most unique natural legacy, its bogs.