Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hills-Beaver Creek School District 671
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
April 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, 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)

Project goals include: 1) Student awareness of Public Art. 2) Student knowledge of Public Art--Defining how and why Public Art is made. 3) Students will gain practical knowledge of the rigors of the physical requirements, artistic abilities and work schedule of the Public Artist. 4) Living in a rural area, our students aren't exposed to many people that make their living in this manner. 5) Lastly, I want my students to become engaged in working collaboratively in an art project. Use of the pre-project/post-project survey on public art will measure how well the students understand public art and its purpose. The actual end product of seeing the mural on the wall will make it possible to measure if the images went together successfully to make a statement. Of course, individual images made by each student can be evaluated using a rubric of selected criteria such as using recommended clay technique, glazing skills, neatness, working cooperatively.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In the written artist statements, the questions asked prompted students to review the steps taken in making the glass and ceramic mosaic. I evaluated their accuracy in naming the steps, and the order of the steps. Also, in the survey given about public art I was able to measure if students had a better understanding of what public art is and how it is funded, what purpose it serves.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Amie Fick, Harley Fransman, Arlyn Gehrke, Jim Kueter, Dan LaRock, Lois Leuthold, Karin Moser
Project Overview
Arts in the Schools
Project Details
Ceramic Mural Residency
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hills-Beaver Creek School District 671
Street Address
PO Box 547
Zip Code
(507) 962-3240
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School District board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mary Kay Frisvold: vocalist, Prairie Arts Chorale; Beth Habicht: musician, Worthington Symphony Orchestra; retired orchestra teacher; Mary Jane Mardesen: literature, theatre, educator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players.