Legacy for Individual Artists
ACHF Arts Access
The measurable goals for this project include: 1. Reach an expanded audience. 2. Produce and Present a new body of work for The Traveling Museum. 3. Share The Traveling Museum experience with multiple communities. 4. Establish relationships and secure exhibits/events beyond the grant cycle. We will be able to measure the number of attendees to publisized community events. Within the framework of the gallery we will offer an opportunity for visitors to leave feedback in a comment book and denote community of residence. Discussions via social media will help us determine projects and programming that may be of interest to specific communities and groups for future programs and projects. The nature of public art means there are a number of passive participants – individuals who will see the Traveling Museum, think about the Traveling Museum, possibly have a conversation with someone about the Traveling Museum but not necessarily actively enter or participate in the programming. It is our opinion, while difficult to asses this type of private recognition, it will most certainly become part of the the communities shared psyche and ultimately play a part in the community’s overall interest in supporting and understanding the value of the arts. The production timeline for the new body of work to be presented in The Traveling Museum’s first season will begin June 15, 2013. While creating artwork we will simultaneously be constructing the Traveling Museum in time for its first exhibit in December of 2013. The Museum will travel to three lakes in the Winter of 2013/14. A recollection exhibit in June of 2014 will summarize and present the successful fulfillment of this exhibition/programming objective. The measure of successful partnership and project development will be evaluated by our ability to secure new locations and activities for the Traveling Museum. Ongoing interest and demand for Traveling Museum projects will be the ultimate measure of success.
Through our Facebook insights we have a clear demographic picture of our fans within that specific social media platform – 61% female, 38% male. The majority of our Facebook fans are within the ages of 35-44. These statistics leads us to predict a larger understanding of our overall demographic portrait of our audience: Men and women who most likely have young families. We predicted The Traveling Museum would have 3 to 4 local activities within the grant period with the hope there would be initial interest for programming from outside sources after the grant cycle. To date we have had five public activities well beyond the local region and four more events scheduled through September. We have successfully partnered with a variety of entities from individuals to organizations. Ongoing interest in and demand for more Traveling Museum projects was to be our ultimate litmus test. We are highly pleased with the outcome on depth of interest created and the success of the first experimental year of the Traveling Museum.
The Traveling Museum
The Traveling Museum
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Bob Dorlac: visual artist, professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, artist in residence in Upernavik, Greenland, and Painted Desert National Park, Arizona, and Isle Royale National Park, Michigan; Agnes Alsgaard-Lien: visual artist, retired art professor, Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Bill Gossman: artist, potter, musician, Mayor of New London; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator at Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member Kaleidoscope Gallery; Jessee White: visual artist, graduate Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Sheila Tabaka: costume designer, theatre artist, theatre faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall.