Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Anoka-Ramsey Community College AKA Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus
Recipient Type
State Government
Start Date
November 2012
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase public awareness of Warren MacKenzie's contribution to international folk art and increase student and public interest in pottery. Anoka-Ramsey Community College will conduct online and in-person surveys at all screenings/exhibitions to measure audience engagement and impact. 2: Publicly showcase a documentary film on potter Warren MacKenzie to 905 Minnesotans at six sites throughout the state. Attendance will be recorded at each site and the majority of attendees will complete online and in-person surveys.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal was clearly met according to the survey results and emails received following this tour. When asked, 'To what extent was the information presented new to you?' over 75% of respondents said that the material was somewhat to totally new to them, with over one third saying it was all new to them. Three-quarters said they would like to see more like this and would recommend the presentation to friends. Some example comments are: So fun to hear a local artist talk so passionately about his art., We need more of this type of film. 2: While our actual audience of 811 did not quite meet the goal as stated, the audiences were sizable and enthusiastic at all six sites. Co-organizers gave positive feedback such as, Here at Winona State University, we had an audience of over 50 students, faculty, and community members… I thought that was an excellent turnout, given we were showing a film rather than hosting a live artist.; Event went off without a hitch and was well attended. and I brought my beginning wheel class to see the new Warren Mackenzie film last month. The timing could not have been better. Most of my students are non-art majors and this is their first exposure to the clay world. … I appreciate the opportunity to be able to show future classes this film.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julie Gotham, Brian Burandt , Ryan Carlson, Dan Erhart, Jim Gromberg, Dave Halek, John Jung, Ryan Marr, Jerry Koch, Tom Lehn, Lisa McDaniel , Susan McPherson , Patrick McVary, Eric Olson , Kristi Riley
Project Overview
Warren MacKenzie: The People's Potter
Project Details
Anoka-Ramsey Community College will capture renowned potter Warren MacKenzie at work in his studio in a documentary entitled Warren MacKenzie: The People's Potter, which will be presented at six sites statewide.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Anoka-Ramsey Community College AKA Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus
Street Address
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids
Zip Code
(763) 433-1307
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr.: Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka.; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Pamela Perri: Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota.; Margaret Rapp: Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Elizabeth Bucheit: Visual artist, jewelry and metalwork; Nicolas Carter: Harpist, performer of Latin American music, Fulbright Scholar, Teaching artist; Tamara Nadel: Founding member, Ragamala Dance; Timothy Sparks: Musician, guitarist; Kimberly Sueoka: Vocalist, specializing in Hawaiian music; instructor and artist in residence; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Professor of English and humanities, Minnesota State University Mankato. Poet and fiber artist.; Greg Wright: Executive director, North House Folk School
Conflict of Interest Disclosed