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2003 Grant Recipient List

Artist Assistance

Career Opportunity Grants

Elizabeth A. Carlson, Minneapolis
Photography; $1,500 for lodging, transportation, and supplies to work with Jay Dusard at "The West in Black & White" workshop

Howard Christopherson, New Brighton
Photography; $1,100 for travel expenses to participate in a portfolio review at the Buhl Foundation in New York

Mickey Cunningham, Saint Cloud
Visual arts; $800 for expenses associated with mounting her first major painting exhibition at the Paramount Gallery in Saint Cloud

Liza A. Davitch, Minnetonka
Media arts, video; $1,500 for travel and promotional expenses to attend the 2003 Festival and Market of International Audiovisual Programmes in Biarritz, France, the event will feature Davitch’s work.

Kathleen G. Freeborn, Minneapolis
Literature/non-fiction; $1,100 for travel expenses to attend the Association Writing Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, to moderate a panel presentation, “Beyond Cultural Voyeurism”

Stephen J. Hilyard, Duluth
Visual arts/sculpture; $700 to transport work for a one-man exhibition at Cherry de le Reyes Gallery in Los Angeles

Susan L. Johnston, Minneapolis
Theater/playwriting; $1,500 for expenses associated with three world premieres of three different plays: Old Woman Flying, premier in Virginia, Spring Thaw, premiere in Texas, and One Girl Drummer, premiere in New York

Matthew Keefe, Minneapolis
Dance/ballet; $1,500; for expenses related to the presentation of Keefe’s choreography, Facet, selected for the Ballet Builders 2003 Showcase in New York City

Eugene D. Larkin, Minneapolis
Visual arts/graphics; $1,500 to underwrite framing expenses for a solo exhibition of 25 recent woodcuts at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis

Vincent A. Leo, Minneapolis
Photography; $1,500 for time and materials to complete photographs for a solo show, consisting of 25 years of his work, for the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Erin McGonagle, Scandia
Literature; $1,500 for time and travel expenses associated with a residency at the Ragdale Foundation, an arts colony, where the artist will revise and finish two chapters of a novel

Zaraawar Mistry, Minneapolis
Theater; $1,500 for travel expenses related to the presentation of the artist’s play, Sohrab and Rastums at Asia Society in New York City

Pamela Nice, Saint Paul
Media arts; $1,500 for travel expenses to Cairo, Egypt, to film location shots for a documentary, Letter From Egypt

Ranee Ramaswamy, Minneapolis
Dance; $1,500 to work with Speaking in Tongues, a local multicultural music group, for a dance and music performance, “Aavya,” at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis

Jordan Sramek, Saint Paul
Music; $1,500 for travel expenses to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to research a fifteenth-century manuscript containing ancient Celtic chants and hymns in preparation for concert performances of this music

Suzanne E. Szucs, Duluth
Photography; $1,300; for funding to print, frame, publicize, and document digital photographic work for a solo exhibition at the Tweed Museum in Duluth

Sandra A. Taylor, Saint Paul
Visual arts; $1,100 for travel and material expenses to make and exhibit work for the Domestic Violence in Rural and Tribal Communities National Conference

Andrew A. Turpening, Lakeville
Music; $1,100 for lessons and travel related for an intensive three week study of Afro-Cuban percussion in Santiago de Cuba

Brian D. Wicklund, Marine on Saint Croix
Music; $1,500 for travel and tuition expenses to study jazz violin with Paul Anastasio

Daniel C. Yang, Inver Grove Heights
Photography; $1,500 for printing and framing black and white prints for a solo show at Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis

Cultural Collaborations

3 Legged Race, Inc., Minneapolis
$6,000; Laurie Carlos (director, playwright, and multidisciplinary performer) and Chamindika Wanduragala (visual artist) will collaborate with 3 Legged Race to create an evening-length dance-theater piece titled Marion’s Terrible Time of Joy

Ghanaian Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis
$6,000; Francis Kofi (drummer and dancer) will collaborate with the Ghanaian Association of Minnesota to teach various dances, cultural drumming, and music to the youth of this community. The collaboration will culminate in a performance to be presented at the “Taste of Ghana” event.

Charmin M. Hill, Minneapolis
$6,000; Charmin Hill will collaborate with Ragamala Music and Dance Theater (a performing company rooted in Bharatanatyam, the ancient classical dance of southern India), to celebrate the life of jazz legend Billie Holiday

Mizna, Minneapolis
$6,000; Dipankar Mukherjee (director) and Juliana Pegues (playwright) will collaborate with Mizna to create and present an interdisciplinary play, With Love from Ramallah

Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis
$6,000; Pangea World Theater will work with playwright Dwight Hobbes to develop and present SHELTER, a play about homelessness, in its premiere production

The SteppingStone Theatre, Saint Paul
$6,000; Jerrie Steele (playwright, composer, lyricist, and storyteller) will collaborate with SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development to write and participate in the production of a new play for youth, River of Grass: A Child’s Journey to Freedom in the Everglades

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, Minneapolis
$6,000; Zorongo will collaborate with composer/singer JD Steele to develop a major new gospel/flamenco work that will capture the zest and creative spirit of the Harlem Renaissance of the late 1920s



Joseph M. Chvala, Minneapolis
Beth A. Corning, Cottage Grove


Sayer S. Frey, Minneapolis
Melody Gilbert, Saint Paul
Craig R. Schlattman, White Bear Lake


Linda N. Chatterton, Minneapolis
Anthony Gatto, Minneapolis
Janika L. Vandervelde, Saint Paul
Preston D. Wright, Saint Paul


Beth A. Dow, Minneapolis
Robert J. Murphy, Roseville
Richard C. Sennott, Long Lake
Christopher M. Smiar, Minneapolis


Paulette B. Alden, Minneapolis
Mary F. Dahlquist, Saint Paul
Pamela S. Davies, Minneapolis
Eric J. Dregni, Saint Paul
Cathy Dybiec Holm, Cook
Neal S. Karlen, Minneapolis
Norah P. Labiner, Minneapolis
Jay A. Orff, Stillwater
Sima A. Rabinowitz, Minneapolis
John S. Reimringer, Saint Paul
Patricia E. Schmatz, Minneapolis


Dana Curtis, Minneapolis
Lightsey Darst, Minneapolis
April Lott, Minneapolis
Patrick McKinnon, Duluth
Juliet Patterson, Minneapolis
Thien-bao Phi, Minneapolis
Yuko Wenzel, Rochester

Theater Arts

Marcus J. Dillard, Minneapolis
Carolyn J. Goelzer, Minneapolis
Daniel F. Pinkerton, Minneapolis

Two- and Three-Dimensional Visual Arts

Carol L. Chase, Saint Paul
Sean P. Connaughty, Minneapolis
Elizabeth A. Delatore, Rochester
Stella V. Ebner, Minneapolis
Colin M. Gatling, Minneapolis
Diane S. Hanson, West Concord
Valerie S. Jenkins, Minneapolis
Adam P. Johnson, Minneapolis
Helena Y. Keeffe, Minneapolis
David H. Lefkowitz, Saint Paul
Dean Lucker, Saint Paul
Colleen Mullins, Minneapolis
Nori Pao, Minneapolis
Skip Steinworth, Stillwater

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