Artist in Residency Grant - Round 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Foley High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2013
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$439
Direct expenses
$3,439
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The outcomes for this AIR would be: A core group of 25 Students will experience designing, under painting and finishing a painting on a larger scale. 12 art club students will be able to critique their portfolios by appointment with Mr. McCoy. A large mural will be completed in our café over the course of two weeks, in front of 500 students and 70 staff members, immersing them briefly in the creative process. The high school art curriculum will include mural painting as a community service curriculum component, with a goal of creating temporary murals on campus in the future. Robert McCoy will share his design perspective at a faculty meeting for 30 staff members, and go more in depth about his process with a professional learning community comprised of design teachers at Foley High School. The artist, residency, and mural will be featured in Foley High School’s social media campaign and at an opening reception for the community.A plus, check, minus rubric will be used to evaluate each of the components of the residency. A plus would indicate a positive experience, a minus would indicate an ineffective use of time, and a check would indicate a mildly beneficial experience for the participant. The core 25 painting students will complete a form, the 12 art club students receiving critiques will complete a form, and the professional learning community will complete a form. There will be room for additional comments on each assessment. This data, combined with an exit interview with Mr. McCoy will help us design more effective residencies in the future.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students created a mural with the guidance or artist Robert McCoy. Students watched the mural as it developed, and gave input that was incorporated in the design. Teacher Mike Carlson developed a framework for guiding students and patrons through the process of selecting a space for and designing a mural. Mr. McCoy presented selected public designs to the Foley Public School staff and met with staff members individually to guide them on next steps as they consider livening their spaces with art. Several staff members have contacted the high school art department and are in line for receiving student generated murals for their spaces. A reception was held at Foley High School for artist Robert McCoy where the community could see the mural and talk with Mr. McCoy about the design.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Robert McCoy Residency
Project Details
Robert McCoy designer and painter will be featured as an artist in residence at Foley High School for two weeks. The focus of the residency will be designing and executing larger paintings, culminating in a 46 foot mural being painted in our school's cafe.
Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Carlson
Organization Name
Foley High School
Street Address
621 Penn St PO Box 397
City
Foley
State
MN
Zip Code
56329-8801
Phone
(320) 968-7246
Email
mcarlson@foley.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Central Minnesota Arts Board, Leslie LeCuyer (320) 968-4290