ACHF Arts Access
This project meets the following goals of the Minnesota arts funding: Goal 1 - Supporting artists and arts organizations in creating, producing and presenting high-quality arts activities. Goal 2 - Overcoming barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities. This project meets these goals by raising the standard of the equipment in our facility so that we are able to better meet the technical rider requirements of more high-quality arts performances. It also allows access of this equipment for use in local performances, such as dance and community theater. Speaking to the use of the new lighting by the local users of the facility, it helps them prepare for future experiences, as they move forward into possible careers in theater and the arts. Students using the lighting during the student performances at Memorial Auditorium. They will be training on equipment that they may use in future theatrical careers. Finally, upgrading the equipment to LED lighting truly brings us into the 21st Century from a lighting perspective and the lifespan of LED lighting is expected at 50,000 hours, meaning that for our facility, it will last for many generations to come. LED lighting is also more energy efficient, allowing for the facility to save money in that way. Keeping the theater facility current. We will be able to measure whether there are less hours in setting lights for shows after the new lights are put in. We will also be able to measure how often we are able to have higher quality shows that we haven't been able to bring in the past, due to being able to offer the lighting they need. The Friends of the Auditorium will be able to evaluate the cost savings for the Friends at their programmed events at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. The results will assist the Friends in making the decisions about increased future performances at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. The less expense involved in performances, the more performances the Friends of the Auditorium will be able to produce at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. Of course, the more performances, the greater the outreach to more audiences. A survey will be given to those using the new lighting, in order to evaluate their opinion about the lighting.
We were able to measure that there have been less hours in setting lights for shows now that the new lights have been installed. We have also be able to look at the fact that we now are able to host higher quality shows that we haven't been able to bring in the past, due to being able to offer the lighting they need. The Friends of the Auditorium have been able to evaluate a substantial cost savings for the Friends at their programmed events at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. The results have assisted the Friends in increasing future performances at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
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LED Lighting Equipment Upgrade Project
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate Director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Lisa Bergh: Visual arts, arts administration; Tammy Grubbs: Visual, theatre; Maureen Keimig: Theatre; Brett Lehman: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Paula Nemes: Theatre, music; Janey Olney: Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board.