Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,767
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Range Center, Inc. AKA SoHo Artists
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
September 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
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
$4,767
Other Funds Leveraged
$17,203
Direct expenses
$21,970
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal of the Project is to educate, expand knowledge, increase the ability of 34 artists with disabilities to fire and work with clay. The first project for the 34 student artists will be to create a 9' assembled piece, incorporating a minimum of 3 new elements/techniques, and choosing between narrative and abstract expressionism of their beliefs and history of "Life in Minnesota". The 2nd project is "Artists choice". Throughout the project, the artists will be actively involved in all processes: constructing, glazing, loading, firing a gas conversion kiln and peer teaching community groups. Critique will be 1:1, peer, and the community providing feedback during various stages of the project. Artists will create a minimum of two projects and have individual measurable artistic goals that will be documented daily. (See attachment). Artists will brainstorm prior to creating their art project, using pictures and key descriptive words, to plan their "Life in Minnesota" and Artist Choice projects. Projects will encompass a minimum of three elements and techniques of assembling, decorative slips, layering clay. Artists will demonstrate the basic techniques of hand-building and/or the use of the potter's wheel; and will teach community members. Critique will be 1;1, peer, small groups,and community during wet clay, leather hard, bisque and glazing.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details

Fire and Clay Project to increase skill, knowledge and confidence level of Range SoHo artists.

Project Manager
First Name
Shelley
Last Name
Robinson
Organization Name
Range Center, Inc. AKA SoHo Artists
Street Address
1001 8th Ave NW
City
Chisholm
State
MN
Zip Code
55719-1148
Phone
(218) 254-3347
Email
srobinson@rangecenter.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

Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Richard Hansen: Executive Director, Duluth Superior Film Festival; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Karissa Isaacs: curator of Tweed Museum at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No