Minnesota's Legacy

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Fergus Falls Public Arts Commision
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2015
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$32,050
Direct expenses
$42,050
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To inspire a new love of public art in Fergus Falls by installing a new sculpture in an important entrance to the City. We will measure our project goals through the number of positive media impressions about the project throughout the course of its development and beyond (i.e. a year from now if a photo of the sculpture is used frequently for promoting Fergus Falls, etc.). We will also use this project to engage the community in a five year public arts plan, using it as a platform to engage residents in conversations of what types of public art they want to see more or less of. Finally, increased financial support from the city and other local sources due to the enthusiasm for this project for future public art will be a measure of our success with this project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Fergus Falls Daily Journal had three articles with pictures. The Fergus Falls Visitor Guide did not have any this year because the photo submission date was August of 2015 (we think that will be remedied in the 2017 guide). The City of Fergus Falls webpage is newly done and photos are still being added. An ad hoc group has the website "Fergus Falls Public Art Community," which had five commentary, pictoral, or video presentations of sculpture as proposed. The artist, Ann Klefstad, also has pictures of t

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Emily Abrosy, Jon Meirsch, Michael Burgraff, Michele Anderson, Steve Guttormson
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To install "Freedom," a sculpture designed by Duluth Artist Ann Klefstad, as a public art project at a roundabout intersection.
Project Manager
First Name
Michele
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Fergus Falls Public Arts Commision
Street Address
112 Washington Ave W
City
Fergus Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56537
Phone
(218) 332-5400
Email
michele.lee.a@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.