Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
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.
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.
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Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
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.
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.
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.