ACHF Arts Access
To introduce more Minnesotans to at a black and white photography exhibit of past events and iconic personalities in the professional wrestling world. It will be evaluated by the number of people in attendance at the opening and throughout the run of the show. Also by the effectiveness of placement of marketing and PR activities to advertise the show.
Minnesotans who might not see a black and white gallery show were exposed to the format of fine art framed, printed and displayed. Attendance at the opening and throughout the run of the show was a main determining factor, also awareness raised by electronic media, Facebook, and shares with local wrestling podcast shows. Jeff Harrington, the director of the MPLS Photo Center, reported a steady flow of gallery viewers throughout the six weeks and had sales to date of five prints, one framed. HE estimated that on average daily attendance was 8-10 show attendees. 2: More MInnesotans were introduced to a gallery show of black and white prints of a Minnesota artist. Wrestler Jumping Jim Brunzell assisted me on two radio shows, KQRS and WCCO, and also showed up to meet the gallery goers on the opening night. Historian George Schire and MIch Karch were also in attendance on opening night and added to the nostalgia of the evening. Not only did gallery goers see the prints, but also the wrestlers and personalities who were in attendance.