College Scholarship Fundraising Event Jan. 31

Six Public Openings in MN Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at College

Anoka-Ramsey theater production selected for Kennedy Center Midwest regional competition

Las Hermanas Padilla at Anoka-Ramsey, Jan. 16 and 17

Ceramics fundraisers; public gets opportunity for one-of-a-kind art May 6

Be a Life Saver: College Offers Free Suicide Prevention Workshop April 16

Public Invited to 8th Annual Student Fine Arts Portfolio Exhibit Opening April 3

Join the fun: The IT Girl hits college stage April 18-26

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Enter Digital Age with Launch of New Web Site

College gears up undergraduate research opportunities to enrich learning, advance scientific knowledge

Two students named to All-Minnesota Academic Team

Students, community members improve natural habitats through MN Master Naturalist Program

Ramsey Lions Club Presents $25,000 to College Foundation

College Nursing instructor named an Educator of the Year

Lake Wobegon® Brass Band supports College Music program and plays on

Sponsors for scholarship event needed to change lives

College faculty member publishes first chapbook, Blood Ties

Three faculty members named 2014 Outstanding Educators by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

College Music Faculty Offer Free, Public Recital Feb. 7

College Art Faculty Offer Free, Public Talks about Craft

Can’t get a job? Get inspired by someone who got 50 jobs in 50 weeks April 29

27th Annual Minnesota Writer Program Welcomes Award-Winning Author Cary J. Griffith Feb. 13

College hosts 2014 One Book Cambridge Community-Wide Reading program May 8

Master falconer visit huge success

College Now Offers Pharmacy Technician Degree at Cambridge Campus

Faculty Members Recognized with 2014 State Arts Grants

College’s Free Candlelight Ski Event Set for Feb. 1

College student finds the know-how to empower survivors of human

Cast Announced for Upcoming Production of The IT Girl

College Scenic Designer Honored by Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Recognition

College women’s and men’s basketball teams make history: both teams win regional championships, advance to nationals

Two Rivers Reading Series Hosts Graphic Novelist Tyler Page April 8

College Announces Cast for Upcoming Production of And Then There Were None

College STEM Chicks encourage girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math

Scholarship Fundraising Event Breaks Record in Attendance and Profit

Science Night: Peregrine Falcon – Fastest Member of the Animal Kingdom, Feb. 25

College Art Faculty Offer Free, Public Talks about Craft

January 23, 2014

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Art Department Faculty is pleased to offer a lecture series throughout the spring academic year featuring Art faculty members talking about their research and studio practice.

These lectures are open to the public as well as staff, faculty and students.

During the spring semester, there will be six public lectures at the Coon Rapids Campus:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29:  Rachel Breen (drawing/design)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19: Meg Bussey (painting)
  • Wednesday, March 5: Mark Lambert (ceramics)
  • Wednesday, March 19: Nikki Vahle-Schneider (printmaking)
  • Wednesday, April 2: Leslie Barlow (painting)
  • Wednesday, April 16:  Erick Wiger (ceramics)


All lectures are held at 1 p.m. in Visual Arts Center (VA) 208.


More About the Artists

Rachel Breen holds a bachelor of arts degree from the Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She has exhibited widely throughout the Midwest, and is a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. She works out of her studio in Northeast Minneapolis.

Margaret (Meg) Bussey holds a bachelor of arts degree in Studio Arts with a minor in dance from the College of William and Mary, a second bachelor's degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She has been active as a coop member of Highpoint Center for Printmaking and has maintained a studio space with a lithography press in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis for many years.

Mark Lambert holds a bachelor in fine arts degree Ceramics and Art Education from Utah State University and a master of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University. He established the Perpetual Clay Endowed Scholarship, funded by an annual sale of his own art and an invitational of guest artists. He hosted the symposium MN Ceramics: An Evolving Legacy, curated the traveling exhibition Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire and directed the accompanying documentary. He also directed a documentary of Warren MacKenzie.

Nikki Vahle-Schneider holds a bachelor in fine arts degree from Baylor University and a master in fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has been creating work in printmaking and drawing for 20 years. Her wood engravings and woodcuts have been shown in South Africa and Japan. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Virginia Commonwealth University, Salisbury University, and The University of South Alabama.

Leslie Barlow holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in Painting from University of Wisconsin-Stout and is an active oil painter. She lives and has a studio space in Uptown Minneapolis, and exhibits regularly in the Twin Cities area.


Erick Wiger holds a bachelor of arts degree from Luther College and a certificate of Architecture from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He has studied architecture and has extensive coursework in ceramics, glass and sculpture. 


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