Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
James A. Brenner AKA Jim Brenner
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will fully realize my artistic vision by creating work that is less defined by the parameters of public commissions. I will evaluate this based on my ability to complete the project without receiving funding from public commissions. 2: I will create prototypes of a project that exists at the intersection of science and art. I will evaluate the research I conduct in the laboratory at the University of Minnesota and the degree to which I incorporate it in the art.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Brenner will design and create prototypes for new sculptural work that exists at the intersection of science and art to serve as a catalyst for discussion about hydrodynamics. The work will be displayed and discussed at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Learning Center in Minneapolis.

Project Manager
First Name
James
Last Name
Brenner
Organization Name
James A. Brenner AKA Jim Brenner
State
MN
Phone
(312) 203-1031
Email
jim@jamesbrenner.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sarah Erickson: Director of the art department and assistant professor, College of St. Scholastica; John Larson: Ceramic artist; Andrew Maus: Director and CEO of Plains Art Museum in Fargo; Ernest Miller: Ceramic artist; Katherine Mommsen: Ceramic artist; Arts Board grantee; Elizabeth Mowry: Arts innovation director, COMPAS, City of Saint Paul parks commissioner; Ryuta Nakajima: Contemporary artist, curator, product designer; associate professort of art, University of Minnesota Duluth; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No