Nemeth featured in 10-year arts legacy exhibition
Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids will be featured in a Minnesota State Arts Board exhibition showcasing arts organizations and artwork supported by the state's arts and cultural heritage fund.
A Creative Investment exhibition, celebrating ten years of Legacy art and impact, opens on April 26 at the Minnesota State Arts Board in Saint Paul, and will be on display through the fall. The exhibition highlights the breadth of art engagement throughout the state and features work by all ages — kindergartners to older adults — and all abilities. Its theme is that all Minnesotans are creative, and all benefit from the arts.
Artwork by artist Stefanie Motta that was part of Nemeth Art Center's 2018 exhibition, "The Extraordinary Outdoors," will be featured at the exhibit in Saint Paul. Featured alongside the art work is information about Nemeth Art Center's role in enhancing quality of life for residents, providing arts activities and events to the Park Rapids community.
In 2008, Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment to the state's constitution. For a 25-year period, the amendment sets aside funds for clean water, parks and trails, outdoor habitat and arts and cultural heritage. The Arts Board and the state's regional arts councils receive appropriations from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
In the first 10 years, the Arts Board and regional arts councils have awarded 13,894 legacy-supported grants. This funding has given community art centers and arts organizations, like the Nemeth, increased and sustained support for arts and culture.
More information about the exhibition and the artwork can be found at www.arts.state.mn.us.