Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Louis Ferreri AKA Lou Ferreri
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Boxed collections of twenty archival prints of original mixed-media drawings with twenty narrative essays. Presentations of work statewide. With portable boxed collections of art, I will engage diverse communities that I might not otherwise be able to reach. I will develop skills in printing, marketing, and public presentations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Produced 25 box sets with 25 archival prints and a 56 page perfect bound volume of drawings and essays. Developed skills in producing archival digital pigment prints and a 56 page perfect bound book. Engaging communities through art production and exhibitions. 2: Built relationships with art and education venues. Box sets given to art and education venues open possibilities for future connections with artists and student groups.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Ferreri will create twenty boxed sets of archival prints from original mixed media drawings that illustrate the details of daily life in Minnesota. He will also develop skills in marketing as he promotes the public presentations that are planned for educational institutions and galleries around the state.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Louis Ferreri AKA Lou Ferreri
(612) 709-1191
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

Kenneth Bloom: Director, Tweed Museum; Kyle Fokken: Sculptor, Arts Board grantee; Kimberlee Joy Roth: Ceramic artist; Arts Board grantee; Nicole Selmer: Artist and educator in papermaking, printmaking, and bookmaking; Colleen Sheehy: President and executive director, Public Art Saint Paul; John Sterner: Sculptor, painter, arts educator; Lisa Truax: Associate professor of art and design at Saint Mary's University; Arts Board grantee; Randall Walker: Artist; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed