ACHF Arts Access
The goal of my project is to make photographs and produce an exhibition to be shown at two public venues: the Anoka-Ramsey and Inver Hills Community College Art Galleries. The first outcome will be a success when I have made the photographs, printed and framed them and, ultimately, publicly exhibited them at the Anoka-Ramsey and Inver Hills Community College Art Galleries. 2: The second goal of my project is to use this exhibition opportunity to secure additional exhibitions of this work, which will promote sales of my work and help me gain gallery representation. The second outcome will be a success when exhibitions produce additional opportunities. This show will be ready for travel to additional venues in Minnesota, which would advance my career and promote sales of my work.
The artist was able to develop his artistic abilities by producing an exhibition of photographs that were exhibited at two public art galleries. This Minnesota artist, Luke Erickson, produced an exhibition and showed them publicly at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Art Center of Saint Peter. ARCC featured an opening with artist tours with art students who showed up in droves. Anoka-Ramsey's gallery is located within sight of the Mississippi River so it was an appropriate subject for the college. The Art Center of Saint Peter provided the artist with a great opportunity to exhibit in a smaller community setting that was particularly appropriate given the subject matter as Saint Peter lies on the banks of the Minnesota River. 2: The actual outcome of this project is one that produced the desired result, more Minnesotans were able to engage with the work of Minnesota artists, in this case the work of artist Luke Erickson. 1. The artist's own experience at the two openings at each of the venues he exhibited, which produced robust crowds at each venue. 2. Anecdotal evidence in the form of a verbal report from Laura Migliorino, Anoka-Ramsey art department professor, who said that her students visited the galleries often and discussed the work often and at length. 3. Written evidence from Ann Rosenquist-Fee, Art Center of Saint Peter director, who wrote me that...your show got a great response from some very interested photographers, and from patrons in general. Thanks for letting us show it.