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    Rural Arts and Culture Summit 2015

    Rural Arts and Culture Summit 2015

    Presented by Central Minnesota Arts Board

    June 2-June 4, 2015

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    "From the Ground Up: Cultivating Creative People and Places"

    The 2015 Rural Arts and Culture Summit will gather artists, art organizations, rural-centric organizations, and community and economic development leaders to learn about creative people and places that have built their stories "from the ground up" at The University of Minnesota, Morris campus. People from across the state and country will gather to celebrate the imaginative and creative thinking that has helped to create vibrant small town cultures.

    Theresa Secord
    Artist & Founder of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
    Opening Keynote, Wednesday, June 3rd, 9:30am
    Theresa Secord is a traditional Penobscot basketmaker and was the founding executive director (now retired after 20 years) of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA). After earning an M.S. in Geology, she returned to Maine to work for her Tribe, heading up a mineral assessment program on 300,000 acres of Penobscot and Passamaquoddy lands gained in the 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims settlement. In 1988, Theresa began an apprenticeship with Elder basket maker, Madeline Tomer Shay, one of the last speakers of the Penobscot language.

    PlaceBase Productions
    A site-specific, community-driven theater company
    “Stories from the Field,” an interactive performance about the state of rural arts
    Part 1, “where we are now.” Wednesday, June 3rd, 10:30am
    Part 2, “where we want to go.” Thursday, June 4th, 1:30pm

    PlaceBase Headshot2PlaceBase Productions explores community stories through site-specific performance and the arts. Their work cultivates stewards of community identity by connecting people to their common places, stories and relationships. Their goals are to foster creativity, play and, above all, a sense of place by engaging local communities in their unique history and culture and promoting a deeper appreciation for the essential role of the arts in community life.

    Matthew Fluharty, The Art of the Rural
    Chuck Fluharty, Rural Policy Research Institute
    father/researcher & son/artist
    Next Generation: The Future of Arts & Culture Placemaking in Rural America

    IMG_4906Matthew Fluharty is the Founder and Executive Director of Art of the Rural, facilitator of its Middle Landscape projects, and a member of the M12 collective. He is currently a Research Fellow in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Matthew’s poetry and essays have been widely published in the US and abroad and are present in the field-establishing compendium A Decade of Country Hits: Art on the Rural Frontier. This spring his collaboration with artist Jesse Vogler on the cultural landscape of American Bottom? region is featured in an exhibition at the Central Features gallery in Albuquerque, and he is collaborating with M12 on its Equine Anthology exhibition at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

    From the Ground Up:
    Rural practitioners and artists discuss their roles in re-writing the rural narrative
    Facilitated by Dave Peters, director of Minnesota Public Radio News’ Ground Level project
    Thursday, June 4th, 9:15am

    Rachel Reynolds Luster: folklorist, artist and organizer from the Missouri Ozarks
    Dana Johnson: Emmy-award winning filmmaker based at Pioneer Public Television
    Dee Davis: Director of the Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, Kentucky


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      • Venue Info

        University of Minnesota - Morris Campus

        600 E 4th St
        Morris, MN 56267

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      • Admission Info

        Tickets:

        Early-Bird Registration Fees - Now until April 22, 2015…
        Register for both days of the Summit (June 3 & 4) for only $100
        Register for one day only (June 3 or June 4) for only $70
        Registration fee includes breakfast, snacks and lunch, and free admission to the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, June 2

        Starting April 23, 2015…
        Register for both days of the Summit (June 3 & 4) for $125
        Register for one day only (June 3 or June 4) for $90
        Registration fee includes breakfast, snacks and lunch, and free admission to the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, June 2

         

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      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        June 2-June 4, 2015

        Times:

        Tuesday, June 2 - Welcome reception, 6:30pm

        Wednesday, June 3
        Breakout sessions and speakers, 9:00am – 5:30pm
        Evening dinner and entertainment, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

        Thursday, June 4
        Breakout sessions and speakers, 9:00am – 3:30pm

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