Minnesota's Legacy

Quick Start Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$603
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mary K. Plaster AKA Mary Plaster
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2016
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Mower
St. Louis
Hennepin
Dakota
Rice
Steele
Freeborn
Dodge
Olmsted
Fillmore
Mower
St. Louis
Hennepin
Dakota
Rice
Steele
Freeborn
Dodge
Olmsted
Fillmore
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$603
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,747
Direct expenses
$5,350
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

My goal for this QuickStart grant is to cover some expenses preparing for and documenting being Featured Artist of the ArtWorks Festival in Austin, Minnesota, August 27th and 28th. I will buy materials for work building some new "giant puppet" paper and fabric sculptures, repairing my existing entities, and rigging everything for display on stands. An astounding exhibit of over 30 large pieces will artfully fill the very large 25' x 40' entrance location of the turbine room in the town's former power plant

Measurable Outcome(s)

The QuickStart grant enabled me to cover some expenses preparing for and documenting being Featured Artist of the ArtWorks Festival in Austin, MN, August 27th and 28th. I purchased materials for work building some new "giant puppet" paper and fabric sculptures, for repairing my existing entities, and especially for rigging everything for display on stands. All of it was professionally photo documented by Max Haynes to promote repeated future use and new creations for processions or gatherings, locally and nationally. The resulting exhibit and pictures of over 30 large pieces artfully filled a very large 25' x 40' entrance location of the turbine room in the town's former power plant for viewing by several thousand people and more on social media. The exposure educated many about my work in this unique art form for the first time. My choice of 13 social justice figures informed many about the individual peace activists. Folks learned about the monarch butterfly and its life cycle

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Quick Start Grants
Project Details
Materials and photo documentation expenses for being Feature Artist at Austin, Minnesota ArtWorks Festival.
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Plaster
Organization Name
Mary K. Plaster
State
MN
Phone
(218) 310-6289
Email
artist@maryplaster.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artists, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Paul LaJeunesse: visual artist, Assistant Professor of Art at the College of Saint Scholastica; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No