The Hutchinson Public Arts Commission was established in 2006 in order to oversee the donations, maintenance, and funding of public art in the city of Hutchinson, Minnesota. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council for the City and makes recommendations to the City Council on issues regarding public art within the city limits.
The Public Arts Commission is composed of seven members, six who serve staggered terms and one who is a member of the City Council. The Director of Planning/Zoning/Building and the Director of Parks/Recreation/Community Education serve as ex-officio members.
Morgan is the Owner and CEO of The Clay Coyote in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The Clay Coyote is a small business incubator for emerging ceramic artists in central Minnesota. From 2004 to 2016, Morgan worked for the national nonprofit Consumer Reports where she educated the public and helped to empower consumers to make the marketplace more fair, safe, and healthy for everyone. Most recently serving as the Associate Director of Development, leading the Consumer Reports’ major donor giving efforts. Morgan previously worked for the Center for Public Integrity as an investigative reporter and researcher.
Morgan is a 2001 graduate from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where she studied political science, journalism, and art. In 2013, Morgan graduated with honors from Columbia University where she completed her Master’s in fundraising and nonprofit management. In her spare time she and her husband enjoy traveling, playing golf, and working with local nonprofits.
Justin was born and raised in Hutchinson. He is excited to be serving on the Public Arts Commission and giving back to his hometown. Justin is a visual artist working in the medium of photography and is passionate about supporting working artists.
“The PAC is a great asset to our community and provides unique arts experiences for everyone, so I am happy to be contributing my ideas to the commission.”
Pat May, City Council Rep.
I’m a lifelong resident of Hutchinson and have been involved in numerous activities in this community throughout my 63 years. My wife, Joy and I just celebrated 40 years of marriage, we have raised three children in Hutchinson and have benefited from all that our town has to to offer. Whether you are looking for great education, entertainment/arts, dinning, sports activities and just a great way of life, be sure to check us out.
Jeri Jo Redman
Jeri Jo A. Redman is fourth generation Hutchinson resident. JJ loves the book arts, photography, quilting, ceramics, painting, drawing, multimedia sculpture. She collects hand blown glass, vintage handwoven Indigenous baskets, and pottery. JJ is always looking for ways to incorporated her love of nature with her love of the arts.
JJ is a Minnesota Master Naturalist; Certified Instructor for Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, and Project Get Outdoors; and a Freshwater.org Certified Water Conservation Advisor. She is an Americans with Disabilities Act Advisor/Advocate. She has been a volunteer for RiverSong Music Festival, and is on the Board of Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
Jackie is a Hutchinson native, born and raised. She received her AAS in Administrative Support from Ridgewater College in 2008, and her BFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University in 2014. She works as an office assistant for Westlund Associates.
In addition to the Public Arts Board, Jackie is also on the Talent Committee for RiverSong Music Festival and is the talent contact for Music in the Park; she is a member of the Heartland Fall Forum staff for the Midwest Independent Bookstore Association and volunteers with the MN Pottery Festival. She loves books and reading, going to museums, and spending time with her cat, Gizmo.
Patrick has been a resident of Hutchinson for twenty-three years and is a high school English teacher at Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools. He is also a director of the one act play and spring play at GSL High School.
A founding member of the Hutchinson Theater Company, Patrick was active as a board member, president, director, and actor for many years. In addition, he has volunteered for other art groups in Hutchinson including RiverSong and the MN Pottery Festival.
Kay Johnson is the arts and special projects editor at the Hutchinson Leader and Independent Review. She is an award-winning journalist and co-host of the HCVN’s TV program, “Book Talk with Book Lovers.” She has served on a variety of boards including the McLeod County Historical Society and Historic Hutchinson.