Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,730
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Meghan L. Kirkwood
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2017
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Clay
Otter Tail
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,730
Other Funds Leveraged
$240
Direct expenses
$6,970
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To create an interpretive images series of ten sites within the Buffalo and Red River watershed districts using portable strobe lighting. To develop my skills as an artist and landscape photographer through the use of portable lighting equipment. To donate fifteen framed 16 x 20 inch photographs to town offices, libraries, care centers, and other public offices in the four-county area. To present two demonstrations on the use of the lighting equipment and techniques learned through my project at two libraries. To present one demonstration on the use of lighting equipment and my project at the Eventide Care facility. Share images from my project in an online gallery, promoted with the help of postcards (with web link and QR code) and local watershed organization. I will measure my Individual Arts and Cultural Heritage goals in the following ways: 1. Maintain a pre- and post-portfolio of my photographic work (analog images of the river systems compared to images made using portable lighting equipment). 2. A pre- and post-workshop survey given to attendees will measure the effectiveness of my lighting activity to provide new knowledge to participants. 3. A comment section will be made available on the online gallery page that displays images from this project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In between each watershed shoot I edited my files and tried to assess how I could improve at the next site (and how I was improving from the pre-project portfolio). Prior to this project I had never used portable lighting for my work and getting comfortab

Project Overview

Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details

To create a new work, "Traces of Blue," photographing the Buffalo Red River Watershed District using portable strobe lighting, present two photograph workshops, and donate the mounted images to institutions in the region.

Project Manager
First Name
Meghan
Last Name
Kirkwood
Organization Name
Meghan L. Kirkwood
State
MN
Phone
(603) 289-1386
Email
meghan.kirkwood@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Greg DeGier: Trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; Andrew Sletten: Drummer, actor, organizer of community arts and performance space; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Lake Region Arts Council, Maxine Adams (218) 739-5780