As part of the annual SMAC artist retreat at the Danebod Folk Art School, Rural Aesthetic Initiative was invited to create a collaborative, on-site project. Through research and interviews, the team developed short, visual, poetic prompts about the history of Danebod that invited attending artists to create responsive drawings.
The project examined ideas exploring collective memory, historicising place, building community, and the process of translating legacy. The day started with the Museum filled with blank pieces of paper that were an inventory of phrases and titles. Slowly, as images developed from these notes, a picture of Danebod’s past and present formed.
Thanks to Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, The Danebod Folk School and the artists who helped make this collaboration a success.
For more images of the day visit our IMAGE GALLERY
One Day Pop-up Project
Proposal Deadline: May 26, 2014
Stipend: $250 for the selected proposal
Project Date: August 2, 2014 Noon – 4pm
Project Location: In The Traveling Museum, parked at the Willmar Public Library, Willmar, MN
The Traveling Museum, in partnership with the Willmar Public Library (Pioneerland Library System), invites proposals from artists of all disciplines to create a dynamic, temporary, site-specific project in conjunction with the Library’s annual Local Authors’ Round Table Discussion. The proposal should spark dialogue between the public, the Traveling Museum space, and the idea of the written word in some manner. Any medium and strategy that employs a contemporary approach to Public Art will be considered. Projects proposed should be contained and presented within the Traveling Museum, which will be on site at the Willmar Public Library.
Eligibility: All Minnesota residents, at least 18 years of age
1. Project Description 2. 5-10 work samples – email Folder of images with labels and One page image list with description 3. Brief Bio/Resume
email application materials info at thetravelingmuseum dot com
The Traveling Museum on Green Lake in Spicer, MN
On March 2nd (the last day for removal of fish houses for the 2014 ice fishing season) the Traveling Museum presented “Winter Painting” by Andrew Nordin. Below zero temps and bright sunshine welcomed museum visitors which included; a family in a minivan, a handful of lone fishermen, a few dedicated art patrons, and a hero with a bobcat.