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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. 

 

For more information about public events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit: anokaramsey.edu/Events.aspx