Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,040
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Pope County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2014
End Date
August 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,040
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$7,040
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To conduct visual arts classes in our Lake Region community, To promote Central Square as a hub of creative activity of all kinds to all people, To increase visual art opportunities for community members, To provide visual art experiences and appreciation for the general population through display of visual art work in our art gallery, To provide opportunity for Lake Region artists to practice their art and to instruct residents.The project goals will be measured by the administration and review of a survey. Participating artists will be asked to complete an exit survey at the end of the festival. Artists will also be encouraged to leave reviews of the Festival on the Festival website. Visitors to the exhibit will be encouraged to sign a guest book and add comments about the artwork. The comments will be reviewed, summarized and used for planning future festivals.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I sent the following e-mail to 24 participants and 17 of them replied. That is a 70% return. 1. How did you participate in the Glacial Lakes Plein Air Festival? 2. Would you return and bring friends another time? 3. What changes do you suggest? 4. What was the most enjoyable about the festival to you? Of the 7 contest participants and 10 workshop students who replied, all said they would be back with friends. Suggestions ranged from don't change anything about it to three of the artists would take vacation time to devote their full attention to painting. Other suggestions: Have an opportunity to paint from a boat, find inexpensive places to stay, provide clear more clear entry instructions and involve our sister town, Starbuck, more. Most loved the landscape and Glacial Lakes State Park. Several admired our teacher and judge, Raleigh Kinney, and lastly one was happy to receive an award.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Cody Ragahn, Corbin Corson, David Lent, JoAnne Peterson, Kathy Claussen, Mary Smith, Neil Lageson, Suzanne Vold
Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

Glacial Lakes Plein Air Festival; to host the inaugural Glacial Lakes Plein Air Festival.

Project Manager
First Name
Merlin
Last Name
Peterson
Organization Name
Pope County Historical Society
Street Address
809 S Lakeshore Dr
City
Glenwood
State
MN
Zip Code
56334-9406
Phone
(320) 634-3293
Email
popecountymuseum@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Eric Abrahamson: Business owner/painter, stage manager, actor; 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; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Minette Stalheim-Johnson; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Don Clark: Minnesota State University-Moorhead Professor, photography; Mark Ryan: Plains Art Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Nancy Berns: Radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Gary Henrickson: former professor of literature; Amy Ann Mursu: Attorney/Owner Lakeview Trust and Estate Law, musician, volunteer arts board member; Minette Stalheim-Johnson; Timothy Ray: actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager, catering business owner; Kari Adams; Michael Eble: professor, gallery curator at University of Minnesota-Morris; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Amy Schmidt: literary artist, visual artist, bookstore owner.