ACHF Arts Access
By adding a projector and screen to the Little Theatre, our anticipation is to show a variety of films, many of which would offer exposure and insight into other cultures, customs and time periods. The proposed LCD projector and larger screen will give us more opportunities to expose quality films and documentaries to a range of audiences, often submerging the viewer in worlds that offer a new cultural or educational perspective. Through the Appleton, MN, PBS royalty-free database and other sources, our goal is to seek out a variety of classic films of an artistic nature, plus more current works that introduce styles of art from various ethnicities. Working around our community theatre production schedule, the plan is to offer these film opportunities two or three times a year, as the schedule allows. There may even be cases where the projector supplements a theatre production. Once the films have been scheduled and viewed, follow-up discussion will take place to determine the tastes and interests that best appeal to our local audiences. These decisions will also be based on audience surveys, which may include a provided paper form and/or an online survey such as Survey Monkey. Depending on results, we may add more viewings to the original schedule and offer a wider range of topics.
The independent film, Neither Wolf Nor Dog was a sellout success (254). WaterDays film was a nice crowd of 50. The Classic Comedy Film Festival was geared to a specific group, although 30 is a smaller attendance number we feel this was a successful result. Our conclusion is that we need to feature independent films that are not available in the mainstream theaters. The projector and screen add something unique to our productions, haunted house, style show and concerts and other events. Feedback has been positive. Our audiences have been pleasantly surprised to experience this added feature.
Other,local or private
LCD Projector and Screen.
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, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member 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; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; 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; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Mark Brodin: theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Brett Lehman: music, SMAC Board; Janet Olney: visual art, arts admin, SMAC Board; Erica Volkir: theatre, dance, arts admin, SMAC Board; Mark Wilmes: theatre, music.