Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,360
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,360
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$2,360
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To feature Latino artists at Pangea--Cultivate Our Cultures festival who have not performed here before. To share with classes the unique history of Bracero and Mexican-American migrant songs derived from mixing of cultures as far north as Minnesota. To encourage attendance of Latino community members at Pangea and to the exhibit Bittersweet Harvest: Braceros 1942-1964 which will be open through Pangea. To showcase a positive cultural image of Latinos through a unique art form. All youth attending a performance will be asked to fill out a short exit survey. Random attendees to the Pangea festival will fill out exit surveys (left on tables in the food court).

Measurable Outcome(s)

More than 85% of respondents rated the artistic quality as good to excellent (8 to 10 on a 10-point scale). Nearly every respondent specified "something new" they "learned about Mexican/Latino/Mexican-American cultures." From Spanish vocabulary words to bracero history in our region, the songs and stories used the arts to provide new knowledge.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Dale White, Vijay Gaba, Gail Blair, Gene Prim, Gloria Lee, Jade Rosenfeldt, Jen Tjaden, Jenny Mongeau, Jim Saueressig, John Dobmeier, Les Bakke, Mark Altenburg, Monica Milette
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To sponsor an artist residency featuring Dr Jesus Negrete, his wife and performance partner Rita to perform Braceros songs in three school and the Pangea Festival.
Project Manager
First Name
Maureen
Last Name
Jonason
Organization Name
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Street Address
202 1st Ave N PO Box 157
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56561
Phone
(218) 299-5511x 6732
Email
maureen.jonason@ci.moorhead.mn.us
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.