Kris, our digital media producer, and I just returned from two and a half days of learning, connecting and networking at the Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Morris, MN. Sponsored by Springboard for the Arts, The Center for Small Towns, UM Morris and Forum Arts, this event was packed with incredible speakers, sessions and events.
A highlight of the event was key note speaker Michael J. Strand, department head of the art department at NDSU and TAP Board member. Strand talked about the various projects he has developed in the last five years, including “The Misfit Cup Liberation Project.”
I had the pleasure of presenting in a session with two women from the Minnesota Historical Society about Long Distance Relationships and Urban-Rural Reciprocity. I talked about our Rural Arts Partnership relationship with Central Cass public schools.
If you are curious about the other speakers or topics from the summit, head over to ARTSpulse to read Kris’ synopsis of the two days.
* Photo of impromptu poetry that sprang up during the event.