Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,680
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Runestone Museum Foundation of Alexandria Minnesota AKA The Runestone Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
May 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,680
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,780
Direct expenses
$12,460
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To demonstrate through the arts that some refugees, former refugees, and immigrants bring quality folk art experience with them to our region, To increase knowledge of the Metis (Michif) music and storytelling traditions passed down from the fur trade era, To increase quality arts experiences available for both newcomers and long-settled community members, To feature performances that serve to preserve and share quality cultural traditions not commonly seen in our region.Referring to the Goals in Section 5, Item 2, above, a. we will measure visitor engagement by i. A two question survey, ii. Observing visitors, including children in the exhibit area, iii. Noting visitor comments, iv. Informally noting the number of visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Tool 1: 220 at Study Sessions, canvas viewings and Unveiling (director count). Very positive comments from community members, business leaders, town council members. Tool 2: Everyone sees the exhibit. I've observed many people fascinated with it. Some walk toward it rather than going into the theater where an older 9 minute video plays. I've observed children and elderly impacted and involved. I observed a two year old girl engaged with the Viking child figures. It is extremely difficult to interest young ones in museum exhibits. Tool 3: Everyone who views the exhibit has a favorable response. We had 2500 views on Facebook of the photo reference Myron used to create the portrait, 5 times that of any other post. Businesspeople bring it up in conversation. Tool 4: The art class visits were successful. Teachers knew what to do, children were engaged, enjoyed the lesson and practiced with color schemes in their grant-provided Color Book. Tool 5: Visits by public will be ongoing.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Carol Meyer David Velde, Deb Herges, Gary Lund, H Dan Ness, Jeanne Stamness, Lee Christopherson, Marvin Martinson, Ralph Gunderson, Truman Hanson
Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To work with Myron Sahlberg, portrait artist, and Kelsey Patton, historical costumer, will produce Viking Age clothing and a full-size family portrait, archiving the creation process to use in the exhibit.

Project Manager
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Bergquist
Organization Name
Runestone Museum Fd of Alexandria Minnesota AKA The Runestone Museum
Street Address
206 Broadway
City
Alexandria
State
MN
Zip Code
56308-1417
Phone
(320) 763-3160
Email
bigole@rea-alp.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, publisher/author; Mark Ryan: Plains Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Carolyn Aarsvold: Retired elementary music educator, violinist; Tim Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Jim Arvidson; Susan Anderson: Art Advocate, Theatre and Art background.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; Mark Ryan: Plain Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, publisher/author; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Carolyn Aarsvold: Retired elementary music educator, violinist; Tim Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator, University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner; Randy Peterson Pope: Chiropractor, Arts Advocate; Jim Arvidson: Retired businessman, fundraiser, art advocate.