Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
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.
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.
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Glacial Lakes Plein Air Festival; to host the inaugural Glacial Lakes Plein Air Festival.
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.
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.