Arts in Education Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This residency and capstone at the Paradise will open barriers the public might have regarding the arts and those who are blind or visually impaired. This is a chance for everyone, including artists, teachers, staff and community members to think outside A guest book at the exhibit will record how many visited the show, where they were from, and comments. There will be video and photo stories that during the creating of the artwork and the opening of the show. Students will display stories of what the project meant to them and how they perceive art.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our students learned about the principles of design with the use of color, texture, scent and shape to represent emotion and experience in a tactile manner as they experienced the physical nature of visual art.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jan Bailey, Joan Breslin-Larson, Gary Lazarz, Christopher Peper, Todd Sesker, Sonny Wasilowski
Project Overview
Arts in Education Residency
Project Details
Ephemeral Castings residency with COMPAS artist Gita Ghei
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Street Address
400 6th Ave SE
Zip Code
(507) 384-6725
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Larry Gorrell: former dean of Saint Mary's University; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: musician; Mary Ruth: Kathy Rush: thespian; Jon Swanson: curator; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Emily Urness: writer; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed