Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Blue Earth Community Foundation
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Faribault
Freeborn
Martin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,800
Direct expenses
$10,800
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who are able to participate in the arts increases. The main goal of the Downton Mural Project is to make a work of fine public art available to the entire community and, in turn, to generate interest and excitement in the upcoming Main Street revitalization project. The mural will not only beautify the wall on which it is painted, but it will also demonstrate how enhancing the appearance of downtown can be both aesthetically and economically advantageous. They will rely on what people tell them about the mural, the artist, and ultimately the work of the Blue Earth Community Foundation. Those with access to personal devices will be able to use the QR symbol to take a short survey about the mural project. The survey will also be put up on the website for people to access. Facebook hits will be monitored.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The number of Minnesotans who were able to participate in the arts increased. The main goal of the Downton Mural Project was to make a work of fine public art available to the entire community and, in turn, to generate interest and excitement in the upcoming Main Street revitalization project. The mural beautified the wall on which it is painted and demonstrated how enhancing the appearance of downtown can be both aesthetically and economically advantageous.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Huisman, Rob Hammond, Tom Juba, David Frundt, Neil Eckles, Chuck Frundt, Jack Heinitz, Debra McDonald, Lori Nauman, Lill Robinson, Martha Sawyer, Skip Schimek
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will commission artist Steve DeLaitsch to create a downtown mural on North Main Street in Blue Earth.
Project Manager
First Name
Lill
Last Name
Robinson
Organization Name
Blue Earth Community Foundation
Street Address
PO Box 390
City
Blue Earth
State
MN
Zip Code
56013
Phone
(507) 526-7336
Email
lillrobinson026@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Waseca Community Education Advisory Council member; Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: singer with Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists Sioux Trails Chapter; Joe McCabe: Saint James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer for Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Barens: Waseca Community Education Advisory Council member; Denice Evers: retired teacher, volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Diane Harms: singer with Saint Peter Choral Society and Minnesota Valley Chorale; Charles Luedtke: retired college Professor of Music, member of the American Guild of Organists Sioux Trails Chapter; Joe McCabe: Saint James City Manager, volunteer with Saint James Community Theater; Randy Mediger: retired principal and teacher, charter member of LeSueur Community Theater; Lauren Shoemaker: music instructor at Saint Peter Public Schools; Dana Sikkila: visual artist, Executive Director of 410 Project Gallery, Mankato; Carol Soma: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with Kee Civic Theatre; Bonnie Taplin: member of Red Rock Center for the Arts; Dennis Van Moorlehem: retired teacher, volunteer for Sibley County Fair Board and community festivals; Gina Wenger: Professor of Art at Minnesota State University-Mankato; Greg Wilkins: visual artist, Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No