ACHF Arts Access
To expand the role of public participation in my art practice through an interactive piece that focuses on a shared resource, the Mississippi River. I will bike the length of the Mississippi in Minnesota, 398 miles from Itasca State Park to Brownsville, collecting water stories from people and sharing them with others through a traveling tea party. 2: To deepen connections between participants and the water resources in Minnesota. I will print water stories on 200+ ceramic cups and will give them to other participants along the Mississippi River in exchange for their written water story in hopes that empathy is built about water resources.
I developed and used skills for engaging with audiences and communities along the Mississippi River with my art. I created the tools with which I facilitated over 25 tea conversations about water and the Mississippi. I had a three month long show at the MWMO. 2: I developed and used skills to engage with audiences and communities through my art practice about the Mississippi River. I printed and distributed over 250 cups with stories from strangers to other strangers along the Mississippi River.
Metcalfe will create Upstream, to connect people living along the Mississippi River through a bicycle powered traveling tea party. Participants will be given a story cup in exchange for a written narrative of their own memories along the river.
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
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