Artist in Residency Grant - Round 3

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Talahi Community School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
November 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Sherburne
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
$2,200
Direct expenses
$5,200
Administration costs
$75
Number of full time equivalents funded
1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Upon the completion of this residency each student will have a series of watercolor paintings that reflect a series of days they have had in their lives. On these paintings will be short phrases that are a memoir of these days. In doing this project students will be able to (l) Create paintings with words that reflect special days in their lives, (2) Learn that the idea of illustration can add so much to carefully chosen words and produce a powerful painting and (3) Come to appreciate the artistic creation and writing of classmates who will also create special drawings.The students will be able by the end of this residency to create memoir paintings that combine their written thoughts on special days in their lives. In doing this we are bringing together the power of words and watercolors to reflect on special occasions and events in student lives. This residency also brings together a very special component as the many students who come from 14 different ethnic backgrounds reflect on their lives. This takes on a special meaning for the Somalian students at Talahi who in a number of cases are recent immigrants from Africa and have faced some very difficult experiences in their former war torn country. Another aspect of evaluation will be to see how the 85 children of prisoners at the Saint Cloud State Correctional Facility recall unique days in their lives. The teachers at Talahi view this aspect as one that will be most beneficial for these children who have faced some of the toughest situations in their lives.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This residency took on a new direction when the original artist canceled due to a health emergency in her family. The replacement artist, Malia Burkhart, conducted a residency on creating clay masks. Students were encouraged to be very creative and the outcome showed this to be so true. The majority of the masks were of animals and the facial expressions that the students created were a delight. What was unique is that with the special ethnic makeup of Talahi the students created masks that showed many cultural traits. The true evaluation came when the students took their idea and transformed their ideas into actual masks over the two week time frame of the residency. Malia really challenged the students and they created masks that were special.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Dahlgren, Les Green, Cindy Harner, Bruce Mohs, Jerry Von Korff, Dennis Whipple
Project Overview
Graphic Memoirs
Project Details
Talahi would like to invite Pat Owen who brings the art of graphic memoir to life with children and older people. She will conduct a two week residency with the fifth grade students. What makes this special is that each child will with watercolor and words capture their daily experiences.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Bowden
Organization Name
Talahi Community School
Street Address
1321 University Dr SE
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56304
Phone
(320) 251-7551
Email
jmbowden23@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: Art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council member; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Helene Woods: nonprofits and public administrator, fine artist, Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: Art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council member; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Helene Woods: nonprofits and public administrator, fine artist, Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No