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Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Seward Montessori School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will gain visual arts skills in photography. Student photography will be evaluated by the artist and classroom teachers with rubrics aligned to state standards for visual arts. Informal observations and results of student surveys will also be compiled. 2: Students will demonstrate increased ability to express themselves through the lens of identity and culture. Photos and chalk talk personal statements expressive of identity will be evaluated through informal observations and a student survey at the end of the residency.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

Teaching artist Wing Young Huie will engage fourth and fifth grade students in a five-week photography and chalk talk residency. Students will create personal statements to accompany their photos and take part in an art exhibition and community event.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Seward Montessori School
Street Address
2309 28th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 668-4950
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, 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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Bradley Althoff: Managing producer and senior project manager, Classical MPR; Roberta Gray: Director of Saint Francis Music Center, Little Falls; Jane Gudmundson: Former education director, Plains Art Museum in Fargo; Kao Ly Ilean Her: Chief executive officer, Hmong Elders Center; former executive director, State of Minnesota Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans; Paul LaJeunesse: Assistant professor of art, College of St Scholastica; Andrew Nordin: Painter; Arts Board grantee; Molly Sheeley Melton: Educator, school for Environmenta Studies in Apple Valley

Conflict of Interest Disclosed