Minnesota's Legacy

Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
April 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Redwood
Cottonwood
Murray
Pipestone
Redwood
Cottonwood
Murray
Pipestone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$941
Direct expenses
$2,941
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this program is to increase the quantity and types of arts learning opportunities for youth.Our goal dovetails perfectly with the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council program goal to increase the quantity and types of arts learning opportunities for youth. For the past ten years we have successfully offered varying workshops for that very reason. Student involvement in the workshops has been steady at 80-100 per year. That, by itself, is an affirmation that we are meeting a need. In terms of hard numbers, we would look to serving 100 students from at least 10 of the schools in Region 3A. We have been slowly using this as the point of pressing the Minnesota State High School League to provide an expanded forum for display of student art. With the demise of the College of Visual Arts, the exhibit went to the Perpich Center. We continue to advocate for the Mall of America or the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. So far we have not met with success but we do continue to advocate using the participation and success of this event as a rationale for a large venue for great high school art. Art is the heART of a great education!

Measurable Outcome(s)

Numbers of schools: 8, Number of students: 72, Numbers of Presenter: 5, Number of Responses from the Minnesota State High School League: 0, Number of Westbrook-Walnut Grove Students who saw works on display: 140, Number who watched the online video: 36. I have visited with the Perpich Center's Jeff Pridie who thought it would be a good idea to improve the visibility of the Region Festival by relocating to a more public location.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Paul Olson, Timothy Helmer, Bruce Jorgenson, Marvin Kleven, Kerry Knakmuhs, Maydra Mass, Greg Madson,
Project Overview
Region IIIA Visual Arts Workshops
Project Details
Region IIIA Visual Arts Workshops
Project Manager
First Name
Bill
Last Name
Richards
Organization Name
Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School
Street Address
PO Box 129 344 8th St
City
Westbrook
State
MN
Zip Code
56183-0129
Phone
(507) 274-6111
Email
richards@mntm.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator at Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No