Cambridge Campus Candlelight Ski Draws Nearly 200

Suburban Manufacturing, College Receive $47,000 Grant

Faculty/Alumni Collaborate for MCAD Gallery Exhibit, Jan. 17 – Feb. 26

College Hosts State/Regional Basketball Tournament, March 2-4

Jazz Ensemble Jan. 23

College Art Faculty Receives $10,000 Grant for Cross-Border Project

Opening Futures at Open Houses April 3 & 5

Farmers Invited to Join College in Biofuels Initiative

2nd Grant for MN Potters: Sharing the Fire

Six FREE College Credits for Adult Learners

Poet Jim Moore April 11

Panel Discussion on Producing Biomedical Students Who Get Jobs and Employees Who Succeed

Spring Play, Topical and Funny: April 13 to 22

Shorter and Loughlin Named All American

Cambridge Campus Guitar Festival April 17

Free Candlelight Ski/Walk Feb. 4

College Scholardazzle Fundraiser Hits New Heights

Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire Premieres

Earth Friendly Fair comes to Cambridge Campus

Coon Rapids Student Senate Awarded “Star Campus” Status

Current MN Book Award Nominee Visits College, March 13, April 24

Anoka Area Kiwanis Supports Scholarship Program

Biofuels Partnership Presentation April 13

Basic Rider Motorcycle Training Comes to Cambridge Campus

MultiSource Manufacturing, College Receive $265,000 Grant for Employee Training

Honor society recognizes three outstanding students

English Faculty Earns National Poetry Award

24th Annual Science Night, Jan. 23

Softball Player MCAC Named Player of the Week

Minnesota Writer Program Welcomes Distinguished Poets

Spring Scholarship Recipients at Cambridge Campus Honored

Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire Workshop, Feb. 24

Healthy Dating Expert/Author to Campus April 16

Annual Scholardazzle Fundraiser, Jan. 20

College Welcomes Author Avasthi Feb. 27

Anoka-Ramsey Basketball Update

Music Building & Accreditation Celebration Jan. 23

CNA Program Meeting Community Needs

Spring scholarship recipients at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus honored

Music Program Receives Full Accreditation

Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire Premieres

February 24, 2012

The public and clay lovers alike are invited to experience a rare view into the lives and the work of eight prominent Minnesota potters at the Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire Exhibition opening March 9, and the Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire documentary premiere, March 10.

This one-of-a-kind effort to encourage and record the rich history of ceramics in Minnesota is the result of a 2011 Folk and Traditional Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board received by Anoka-Ramsey Community College and coordinated by Art Faculty member Mark Lambert.

The yearlong series of workshops and the participating artists for the corresponding documentary included ceramic artists: Warren MacKenzie and Guillermo Cuellar, Linda Christianson and Jil Franke, Bob Briscoe and Jason Trebs, and Richard Bresnahan and Steven Lemke.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Exhibition Opening: March 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Northern Clay Center (2424 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Exhibition: March 9 - April 29, 2012, Northern Clay Center
  • Documentary Premiers with Janet Koplos Lecture: March 10, 2012, 1 to 3 p.m., Anoka-Ramsey Performing Arts Center

After the exhibition opening, the public is also invited to the gallery talks that each pair of participating artists will give:

  • Gallery Talk I with Warren MacKenzie and Guillermo Cuellar: Thursday, March 15, 6 to 7 p.m. (FULL)
  • Gallery Talk II with Linda Christianson and Jil Franke: Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Gallery Talk III with Bob Briscoe and Jason Trebs: Thursday, March 29, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Gallery Talk IV with Richard Bresnahan and Steven Lemke, Tuesday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m.

The Minnesota Potters Minnesota State Arts Board grant was funded, in part, by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota, Nov.4, 2008.

In January 2012, Lambert received a second Minnesota State Arts Board grant for nearly $50,000 for a Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire exhibition tour intended to bring the documentary and profiled artists and their work to four greater Minnesota communities through exhibitions, gallery talks and screenings of the documentary film. The four venues for the tour include Winona State University, MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Grand Marais Art Colony and Bemidji State University.

For more information about Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire events or to register for the upcoming workshop, visit


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Clay artists Warren MacKenzie (right)  and Guillermo Cuellar (left)are two of eight pair of artists to participate in Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire, a series of workshops, exhibition and a documentary intended to encourage and record the rich history of ceramics in Minnesota.

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