Arts Legacy Grant
ACHF Arts Access
As a result of the Gary Pines Chainsaw Art installation, people of all ages will experience art in a natural setting, which will also educated them about nature and serve as a reminder of the Scandinavian heritage of the area, together or as individuals. Evaluation will occur through those experiencing the art project signing in at the Gary Pines, leaving their impressions of the art on the sign in space created for this. We will also track Facebook check in's and interview some of the participants to hear about their experience with the art in the Gary Pines. The grant opening of the project is scheduled for June 16, 2018. This will be a good opportunity to get feedback from a large number of participants.
This project was installed in June. By the time the main event/grand opening was held, it was a huge success. Parents, grandparents, children of all ages have been flooding into the Pines to see the artwork and explore trails ever since. The weekend of the grand opening there were approximately 1500 visitors. There were approximately 400 at the ribbon cutting itself. We are developing our Facebook Check in's and including the children involved in the check-in's we are well over 1000.
Other,local or private
Arts Legacy Grant
Purchase and Install animal statues to place on the Gary Pines trails named for specific animals to honor our Scandinavian heritage. A treasure hunt will be created to encourage exploration and education in the160-acre forest.
MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Elizabeth Rockstad: visual artist; Elwyn Ruud: school residency coordinator; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager; Kristina Gray: professor, fine crafter; Brook Rufsvold: teacher; Aliza Novacek-Olson: professor, textile artist; Janet Johnson: visual artist; Katya Zepeda: administrator, potter.
MaryAnn Laxen: photographer, visual artist; Connie Nelson: visual artist, actress; Briana Ingraham: musician, social policy manager; Kristina Gray: professor, fine crafter; Brook Rufsvold: teacher; Janet Johnson: visual artist.