From: Vicki Englich, chair
RAA Board of Directors
The 11th annual Family Art Day was an exciting event again this year! Despite threatening storms early on, hundreds of community members came to explore the visual arts, African drumming, and creative movement! River Arts Alliance (RAA) thanks the following artists for their contributions:
Brianna Haupt, Catherine Cleary, Dirk Nelson, Robert Armstrong (Dr. Bob), Julie Johnston, Jennifer Weaver, Jill Krase, Jill Marie Pigott, John Durfey, Julia Crozier, Kathie Peterson, Lance Ngari, Linda Sue Eastman, Dan Eastman, May Denzer, Mary Singer, Michelle Cochran, Mickey Maslowski, Pang Vang, Patty Albrecht, Sarah Johnson, Tanya Corcoran, Teresa Schumaker, Tom Dukich, Anne Scott Plummer, and Sydney Swanson.
Of course, an event like this needs a village to be successful, and RAA is grateful to the following volunteers whose assistance was invaluable:
Jamie Schwaba, Marcia Ratliff, Sarah Bontrager, Barb and Michael Hassing, Carol Slade, Sara Enzenauer, Olivia VanDenBerge, Michelle Truxal, Kelly Ries, Kieran McDonnell, Carly Boisen, Cherie Weaver, Sonja Romine, Emily Johnson, Karrie Sandvig, Margaret Kiihne, Ted Haaland, Catherine Tuggle, Greg Peterson, Julie, Cooper, Anna McCormick, Abu Bakaar, and Lydia Boysen.
Thank you Anna VanDeMark for being our roving photographer!
Thanks to Seho Park and Allessandra Sulpy for recruiting Winona State University (WSU) art student volunteers, the WSU Department of Art and Design for the use of their pottery wheels, and Project FINE for its help in making this event more inclusive to all Winona area community members.
Curator of Education at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum Heather Casper coordinated Family Art Day this year, and she brought ingenuity, hard work, and good cheer to the event! River Arts Alliance is grateful for her immeasurable talent and contributions!
RAA thanks the city of Winona Park and Recreation Department for its continued partnership and support.
This event was made possible through an Arts and Culture Grant from the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council and contributions from WNB Financial and Merchants Bank. Because of their financial support, this event was free and open to all.