2005 Grant Recipients List
Cultural Community Partnership
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Djola B. Branner, Minneapolis
$5,000; to conduct an eight-week performance workshop in collaboration
with Patrick's Cabaret,
focusing on playwriting, performance, and production.
M. Buffalo, Minneapolis
$5,000; to conduct a storytelling and writing workshop and
a community event with Intermedia
Arts aimed at broadening the audience for Native storytellers,
encouraging new Native participants, and connecting the storytelling
tradition with contemporary issues.
Patience A. Ferguson, Minneapolis
$5,000; to create a CD and a community event at Heart Alive
Theatre in Brooklyn Center with Giorge Pettus. The CD will
showcase Ferguson’s talent and enable her to market
her work to a diverse audience.
Greene, Saint Paul
$5,000; to create a series of mosaic panels depicting local
African-American civil rights/labor activists. The mosaics
will be part of Historic Saint Paul’s national pilot
project, the Preservation
Rose Simas Guthrie, Minneapolis
$5,000; to create a new multimedia dance work that will be
coproduced by Red Eye
Theater and performed in July 2005. Guthrie also will
create recorded and written documents to share with other
dance makers, teachers, and students.
Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis
$5,000; Artist Donovan Durham will learn the art of printmaking
through a mentorship with Highpoint’s master printer
and artistic director. Highpoint also will host a public exhibition
of Durham’s work.
Hmong American Institute for Learning, Saint
$5,000; Hmong folk artist Tougeu Leepalao will work with Hmong
American Institute for Learning (HAIL) to document traditional
Hmong marriage and funeral rituals and their songs in detail.
Elizabeth C. Lam, Apple Valley
$5,000; to work with musicians from different parts of Africa
to create a CD that will be sold at an event hosted by the
South Sudan Development
and Relief Agency.
Lira, Saint Paul
$4,500; to develop a community dialogue, exhibition, and community
event with Hope Community Inc. in South Minneapolis, designed
to help youth and adults use art as self-expression.
Lee Mornes, Golden Valley
$5,000; to create and present a solo exhibition and community
event at Augsburg College on the topic of East/West cultural
Rita M. Mustaphi,
$5,000; to combine Indian Kathak, Spanish Flamenco, and African
Tap to create “Naari — the Woman,” which
will be presented by the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium of the College
of Saint Catherine in Saint Paul.
$5,000; to complete a performance poetry CD and organize two
shows in collaboration with SASE:
The Write Place.
William D. Schaaf, Onamia
$5,000; a collaboration with Patrick Kruse to prepare a series
of products/crafts and hold a community event in conjunction
with the Stardome Craft Fair that will expose and increase
the visibility of the artists’ work to nonIndian communities.
K. Sterrner, Marshall
$5,000; to create a large fabricated steel sculpture representing
Lakota oral tradition, and promote the work and its cultural
identity through a community event with the Southwest Minnesota
State University Foundation.
Kim Y. Sueoka, Minneapolis
$5,000; to research and create a series of performances/workshops
focusing on early Hawaiian music to be presented with The
Anthony B. Taylor, Saint Paul
$5,000; to create a display at the Textile
Center of Minnesota that will feature original images,
custom printed on fabric.
Patricia J. Welch, Saint Paul
$5,000; to combine her photographs with Gen Huitt’s
songs to create an ongoing experience in which Native American
youth will learn about contemporary Native leaders and artists.
Thao Worra, Saint Paul
$5,000; a collaboration with Malichansouk Kouanchao to stage
a community reading exhibition of contemporary Laotian American
Marcus Young, Minneapolis
$5,000; to present "Perform Piece,” an inquiry
into the performer/audience relationship and Daoist philosophies,
in collaboration with U.S.-China
People’s Friendship Association.
Company and School, Minneapolis
$5,000; artist Uri Sands will create a new modern jazz work
to be premiered at Zenon Dance Company’s twenty-third
fall concert at The Southern Theater.