Minnesota's Legacy

Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ortonville Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
March 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Big Stone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A. Artist is prepared and well trained to bring their expertise, talent and ideas to the residency and our school. B. Students will receive a greater understanding of a wide range of Russian instruments, dance, folk art and history. C. Ortonville High School teachers and staff will buy into this artist residency by preparing their students for this residency, immersing Russian arts and culture into their curriculum for the week and in the future. D. Community will also receive a greater understanding of Russian arts through the community performance and gain a wider world-view of the arts. E. Ortonville High School will continue to strengthen their relationships with community organizations like community education, the public library and Big Stone Arts Council in pursuit of art education in the schools and community.A. Teachers and students will be asked for their feedback on the quality of arts presentation during and after the residency and performance to better understand needs for future successful residencies. B. Teachers will be asked for feedback on the curriculum suggestions and quality of assemblies and workshops. Ortonville High School will also evaluate whether the residency allowed enough flexibility for students and staff to allow unique variables and learning styles. C. Teachers will gauge student understanding of this residency through class discussion. D. The information presented and performed by the students will reflect student's learning. E. Community will be asked for their feedback after the community event and at the meet and greet. F. More artist residencies will result from community partnerships.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Vicki Grimli and Deb discussed and agreed on surveys which were diligently collected from every participant and audience member. Summaries included. Evaluations were handed out to all students in the junior and senior high to complete, the elementary did

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Hamson, Timothy Henrich, Debbie Hoffman, James Nelson, Kathi Thymian, John Plathe
Project Overview
The Russian Kaleidoscope Residency
Project Details
The Russian Kaleidoscope Residency.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ortonville Public Schools
Street Address
200 Trojan Dr
Zip Code
(320) 839-6181
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Roberta Trooien: musician, author, professor of composition and literature, choir director; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Mary Kay Frisvold: actor, musician, member of Prairie Arts Chorale, church choir, and Tracy and Marshall community bands; Jean Replinger: emeritus professor of health and physical education at Southwest Minnesota State University, musician, editor, board member for Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Verna Patrick: retired music educator, member of the Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra and Pens and Brushes writing club; Linda Neugebauer: music educator, member of the Grassroots Theatre; Mary Jane Mardesen: author, theater director, speech/theater/English instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Jane Link: artist, board member at Milan Village Arts School and the Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: former K-12 art teacher, co owner of First Floral-Hallmark, hand bell choir member; Connie Feig: board member at the Willmar Area Arts Council and Minnesota Gerontological Society; Paula Nemes: Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company, musician, community theater participant, Lyon County arts organizations activist; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Susan Marco: author, English and creative writing teacher at Dassel-Cokato High School, Fine Arts Committee member at Dassel-Cokato Public Schools; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member at the Prairie Music Association and the Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired teacher of language arts, literary arts activist, coach, and event organizer, board member at the Historic Dayton House, liberal arts advisory board member at Minnesota West Community College; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, author, community theater participant, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, art instructor for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, planning committee member for Meander - Upper Minnesota River Valley Art Crawl, 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 of Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, planning committee member for Art Rocks in Luverne, owner of Playing in the Mud Studio, arts festival organizer; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Patricia Enger: visual artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University, exhibit curator for Fallen Angel Gallery; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed