Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,695
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Adam P. Swanson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2018
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,695
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,305
Direct expenses
$3,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will create 8-10 large paintings directly related to my experiences working alongside scientists and researchers in the Lake Superior Water Basin. These paintings will show at the Zeitgeist Art Center Atrium Space along with free talks, given by the scientists and myself explaining our partnership and some of the research and data the paintings represent. The exhibition of paintings will be up for one month in May and June of 2018. My paintings will all be based on the experiences I have had working alongside researchers and scientists involved with the Twin Ports Art Science Collective. The success of my work can be measured by its relevance to the work these scientists are doing in the Lake Superior Water Basin and the attendance to the free community talks and exhibition. As a member of the Twin Ports Art Science Collaborative for four years, I have had the opportunity to visit and work with local researchers studying a variety of fields. From taking water samples aboard the RV Blue Heron on the north shore of Lake Superior to flying a drone over the St. Louis estuary monitoring erosion, my membership in this collaborative has given me a rare glimpse into the mountains of material researchers are gathering about our environment. With this project I will dive more deeply into these local scientific connections to create paintings featuring instruments, tools and in some cases the raw data collected during our time together.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

Art Science: Work with members of the Twin Ports Art Science Collective to create paintings based off of local science and research.

Project Manager
First Name
Adam
Last Name
Swanson
Organization Name
Adam P. Swanson
State
MN
Phone
(218) 343-4304
Email
adam@adamswanson.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Richard Colburn: photographer, retired professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa; Tim White: photographer, writer; Karen McManus: musician, administrator at Mesabi Symphony Orchestra.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No