Quick Start Opportunity Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$293
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Loretta A. Worthing AKA Lory Worthing
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2014
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Anoka
Ramsey
Carver
Scott
Washington
Dakota
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$293
Other Funds Leveraged
$875
Direct expenses
$1,168
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This collection of paintings reflects my idea that I can make the world better by recording and sharing beautiful and timely moments with my audience. This exhibit will be in a senior center in a busy downtown Minneapolis skyway. My audience will consist of both senior citizens who use the center on a regular basis, and the public who pass through the skyway system. I believe these paintings, mostly of our wild and natural environment of northern Minnesota, will be a welcome contrast to the vibrant glass, steel, and concrete setting of downtown. I hope my audience will be reminded of the value of preserving our natural heritage. If approved, I will use the grant money to frame paintings for this exhibit.Each painting will have a card on the wall that describes the subject and its importance as part of our Minnesota environment. I will keep a guest/comment book at the gallery site. I will give a talk about the artwork at an opening scheduled for October 1, 2014. I will also keep a photo record of the exhibit that I will send to Arrowhead Regional Arts Council at the end of the exhibit. In my final report to Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, I will pass along comments that were recorded by visitors to the gallery.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The exhibition of my paintings took place at the UCare Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis. Most visitors to the center are senior citizens and I noticed that my paintings seemed to encourage their conversations about wildlife and also memories of recreational activities in Northern Minnesota. Approximately 400 people viewed the show through the month of October. I left 50 copies of my handout, "Getting Started with Watercolor," and all of them were taken by people who came to the show. There were

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Quick Start Opportunity Grants
Project Details
I have been invited to be the featured artist for the month of October, 2014, at the UCare Skyway Senior Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The opening of the show will be on October 1, 2014. The center would like me to exhibit about 18 paintings. I have 3 framed that I will use, but need funds for the remaining 15 watercolor and acrylic paintings. I plan to have the paintings framed at Wings N Willows in Grand Rapids. I estimate the cost of framing at about $65 per painting.
Project Manager
First Name
Loretta
Last Name
Worthing
Organization Name
Loretta A. Worthing AKA Lory Worthing
State
MN
Phone
(218) 246-9951
Email
lworthy@paulbunyan.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No