Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Gregory L. Euclide
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I want to bring awareness to the issues surrounding mining in Minnesota by suggesting that we might be able to enjoy the benefits of the modern world and simultaneously be responsible. An exhibition of the works will be accompanied by literature describing new way to think about polarized issues such as mining. 2: I want to learn the process of 3D printing from the topography of the land. I will accurately render at least five miniature mines out of porcelain and materials from the mines.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Awareness was brought to issues surrounding the use and exploitation of natural resources in the state of Minnesota. I was able to have discourse with individuals in the press as well as attendees of the opening. This enabled me to discuss the works with them and talk about the issues surrounding the use of resources. 2: I now have the ability to take an image from a photograph or something generated by the computer and produce an exact cut out. I can layer those cuts to create topography. I was able to learn the technology that allowed me to make topographical maps become a model.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Euclide will purchase a 3-D printer to aid in the creation of a series of functional sculptures based on the mineral mines of Minnesota. The new work will be exhibited at a local gallery where he will give a lecture/demonstration on how information from Google, vector software and the 3-D printer were used to create the forms that lead to the production of limited edition objects.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Gregory L. Euclide
(612) 306-6132
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Moira Bateman: Contemporary visual artist, utilizing mixed media and fiber to create sculptural and site-specific art; Elizabeth Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist, Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Justine Di Fiore: Hospital worker and visual artist; Andrew Maus: Executive Director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona; Daniel Mondloch: Painter, muralist, and art teacher; Asako Nakauchi: Sculptor and installation artist, instructor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Jessica Shaykett: Librarian, American Craft Council; Frederick Somers: Award-winning pastel artist and painter, art instructor; Liza Sylvestre: Visual artist and educator
Conflict of Interest Disclosed