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Area artists awarded $30,185 in SW MN Arts Council grants

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The SW MN Arts Council has awarded $30,185 in grants to area artists under the following Individual Artist programs:

 

Kristine Leuze 2

Kristine Leuze, “Grand Marais”, 2016

DEVELOPING ARTIST GRANTS provide  up to $1,500 to aid emerging artists at an early stage of their career development.

Stephanie Chappell, Hutchinson, $1,108 for writing classes at The Loft Literary Center.

Haley Jacobsen, Hutchinson, $1,450 to write, direct, and produce an original play, The Fourth Street Circuit, with Josh Johnson.

Rachel Kuphal, Pipestone, $1,141 to purchase a sound system, microphone, and other equipment for her performances.

Kristine Leuze, Hutchinson, $1,500 for a landscape photography series focusing on the effects of pollution.

 

John Larson, Untitled, Anagama fired native clay, 5" x 7" x 20", 2016

John Larson, Untitled, Anagama fired native clay, 5″ x 7″ x 20″, 2016

ESTABLISHED CAREER ARTIST GRANTS provide up to $5,000 to aid established

career artists in the advanced stage of their career development with projects that will advance their career.

Anna DeGraff, Marshall, $4,986 for two commissioned vocal pieces and  two collaborative recitals.

Adrianne Watson Fritz, New London, $5,000 to produce a new body of work (30-40 paintings).

John Larson, Milan, $5,000 to sample and test native clays of southwest Minnesota and to create glazes using wood ash and local rocks.

Saara Raappana, Marshall, $5,000 for her “Stories of America” poetry project, expanding her current chapbook into a full-length collection.

Tina Anderson Richards, Walnut Grove, $5,000 to study at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and to create an edition of leather-bound books representing her most recent large scale show, “Many Paths”.

Adrianne Watson Fritz, “We found a spot on the shaggy carpet and played games all night”, ink transfer, watercolor, colored pencil on paper, 17” x 14”

Adrianne Watson Fritz, “We found a spot on the shaggy carpet and played games all night”, ink transfer, watercolor, colored pencil on paper, 17” x 14”

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