Magnusson will paint eight companion pairings to add to her four-year Interior and Portrait series. Her new focus and subjects will be of and from southern Minnesota. The entire series will be exhibited at Owatonna Art Center.
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. Chair, 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. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Kimble Bromley: Professor of art at North Dakota State University; nationally and internationally exhibited artist; Patricia Canelake: Artist; Arts Board grantee; Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree: Executive director, MN Marine Art Museum; Seho Park: Artist; art professor, Winona State University; Connor Rice: Multimedia artist; Arts Board grantee; Andrew Shea: Glass artist; Arts Board grantee; Julie Sirek: Visual artist; Arts Board grantee
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Magnusson will develop skills in organizing community engagement, plus gain beneficial experience speaking publicly in conjunction with her exhibit. Success will be measured by artist's ability to inform, engage, interview, select local volunteers in proposed ten days. Artist talk will be evaluated by number of attendees and feedback at exhibit.
Magnusson developed organizational skills in engaging eight people for her project. She gained public speaking experience at her workshop and exhibit. Magnusson completed eight home visits in ten non-consecutive days. The Opening was well-attended despite a snowstorm; this was a measure of the success/impact the project had on the communities. Magnusson's mini-talks resulted in engaging comments.