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The exhibit will spark meaningful conversations and create new knowledge about mental health and the role art can play in improving lives. Visitors will report a positive impact the art had on their own personal views of mental health, societal stigma, the role of art in encouraging positive expression, and ideas for improving treatment. 2: The exhibit will bring high quality, nationally recognized contemporary artwork to West Central Minnesota, resulting in more visitors to Fergus Falls. At least 25% of audience members will visit from outside of Fergus Falls and at least 90% of participants will report that they would attend a similar event in the future and recommend it to others.
The exhibit sparked meaningful conversations and new knowledge about mental health and the role art can play in improving lives. At each exhibit site, we had a Book of Healing, for individuals to write reflections or draw in. Many comments expressed the above outcome, including comments about judging people less, or talking about their own struggles more with others. 2: The exhibit brought high quality, nationally recognized contemporary artwork to West Central MN, resulting in new visitors to Fergus Falls galleries. A survey of zip codes from attendees indicated that approximately 21 zip codes and seven states were represented at the exhibit. The local response was overwhelmingly positive. Dozens of people said they had never attended an exhibit here before.
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Springboard for the Arts, in collaboration with the Kaddatz Gallery and the McKnight Gallery in Fergus Falls, will present "Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art," a traveling exhibit organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Bradley Bourn: Executive director, Lyndale Neighborhood Association; former managing director, Ten Thousand Things Theater; Leslie Hanlon: Director of fundraising and marketing, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John?s University fine arts series; Tamra Jo Makram: Managing director of Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington; Natalie Nowytski: Vocalist, composer and performer of international folk music; Kathleen Ray: Former executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center; theater artist and playwright; Quillan Roe: Manager and artistic director, Roe Family Singers; Douglas Scholz-Carlson: Artistic director, Great River Shakespeare Festival; Jacinta Zens: Independent arts organizer; member of Moorhead Arts and Cultural Commission
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600