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Caitlin Pickett, a viola student of instructor Melanie Hanson, and Nikolai Kivi, a viola student of instructor Frances Van Dorn, are recipients of the Everett Wilimek Endowment for Orchestral String Studies. Pickett and Kivi played solos Tuesday night at the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment Donor Event. Submitted Photo

$12K in endowment awards granted

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BEMIDJI - The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment announced recipients of $12,000 in arts grants Tuesday during an annual donor event at the home of Thomas and Marilyn Miller.

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BAAE, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, awarded grants to the following individuals and organizations:

E Bemidji Community Art Center was awarded $850 from the H.B. and Ina T. Roholt Family Fund for the Arts and $150 from BAAE for the Eugene Dalzotto Wood Cut Print Exhibit. The Exhibit runs July 6-Sept. 1 at the Bemidji Community Art Center.

E Bemidji Area Community Band was awarded $500 from BAAE for the purchase of equipment.

E Bemidji-First City of Arts Studio Cruise was awarded $1,000 from the BAAE Fund to assist with marketing costs of their Oct. 19-21 studio cruise

E The City of Bemidji - Chief Bemidji Statue Project was awarded $850 from BAAE and $150 from the Richard and Pam Nelson Fund for the Visual Arts. The project is expected to be completed by September 2013.

E Headwaters School of Music and the Arts (HSMA) was awarded $1,000 from BAAE for a June 11 Poetry and Jazz Project with Mark Vinz held at HSMA.

E Headwaters School of Music and the Arts was awarded $500 from the Ernie Rall Children's Performing Art Fund and $350 from the BAAE to sponsor "Dance that Makes Music" - a two-day residency for elementary age students enrolled in the Summer Kids Program. The residency will be July 23-24 at the Bemidji Middle School.

E Headwaters School of Music and the Arts (HSMA) was awarded $1,300 from the Fred Marshall Fund for the management of HSMA.

E Headwaters School of Music and the Arts was awarded $2,000 from the North Star Fund to assist with artists' fees and programming to include painting, music and ceramics for persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of GOAL, Inc. and REM Homes.

E Headwaters School of Music and the Arts was awarded $350 from the Richard and Pam Nelson Fund for the Visual Arts to sponsor a three-day watercolor class with Jane Freeman. The class will be June 28-30 at the Beltrami Electric meeting room.

E The Everett Wilimek Endowment for Orchestral String Studies granted $250 to Caitlin Pickett, a viola student of instructor Dr. Melanie Hanson and $250 to Nikolai Kivi, a viola student of instructor Frances Van Dorn.

The Loon Opera Company was awarded $1,000 from the BAAE Fund to assist in the production of "Madama Butterfly" to be presented June 28 and 30 at Bemidji High School.

E Mask and Rose Women's Theatre Collective was awarded $1,000 from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment for the production of Tizi Ouzou on Sept. 29-30.

E KBXE 90.5 /Northern Community Radio was granted $1,000 to sponsor the Kelley Hunt performance in an outdoor concert Aug. 10 in the parking lot adjacent to Harmony Foods.

The BAAE is a component fund of Northwest Minnesota Foundation with 12 restricted or special purpose funds under management: Bemidji Community Art Center Fund; Bemidji Community Theater Fund; Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Fund; Ernie Rall Children's Performing Arts Fund; Everett Wilimek Fund for Orchestral Studies; Frederick Marshall Fund for Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; H.B. and Ina T. Roholt Family Fund for the Arts; Lake Bemidji Summer Opera Festival Fund; North Star Fund; Paul Bunyan Playhouse Fund; Richard and Pam Nelson Family Fund for the Visual Arts; and Sandy Kaul Fund for the Arts.

BEMIDJI - The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment announced recipients of $12,000 in arts grants Tuesday during an annual donor event at the home of Thomas and Marilyn Miller.

BAAE, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, awarded grants to the following individuals and organizations:

- Bemidji Community Art Center was awarded $850 from the H.B. and Ina T. Roholt Family Fund for the Arts and $150 from BAAE for the Eugene Dalzotto Wood Cut Print Exhibit. The Exhibit runs July 6-Sept. 1 at the Bemidji Community Art Center.

- Bemidji Area Community Band was awarded $500 from BAAE for the purchase of equipment.

- Bemidji-First City of Arts Studio Cruise was awarded $1,000 from the BAAE Fund to assist with marketing costs of their Oct. 19-21 studio cruise

- The City of Bemidji - Chief Bemidji Statue Project was awarded $850 from BAAE and $150 from the Richard and Pam Nelson Fund for the Visual Arts. The project is expected to be completed by September 2013.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts (HSMA) was awarded $1,000 from BAAE for a June 11 Poetry and Jazz Project with Mark Vinz held at HSMA.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts was awarded $500 from the Ernie Rall Children's Performing Art Fund and $350 from the BAAE to sponsor "Dance that Makes Music" - a two-day residency for elementary age students enrolled in the Summer Kids Program. The residency will be July 23-24 at the Bemidji Middle School.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts (HSMA) was awarded $1,300 from the Fred Marshall Fund for the management of HSMA.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts was awarded $2,000 from the North Star Fund to assist with artists' fees and programming to include painting, music and ceramics for persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of GOAL, Inc. and REM Homes.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts was awarded $350 from the Richard and Pam Nelson Fund for the Visual Arts to sponsor a three-day watercolor class with Jane Freeman. The class will be June 28-30 at the Beltrami Electric meeting room.

- The Everett Wilimek Endowment for Orchestral String Studies granted $250 to Caitlin Pickett, a viola student of instructor Dr. Melanie Hanson and $250 to Nikolai Kivi, a viola student of instructor Frances Van Dorn.

The Loon Opera Company was awarded $1,000 from the BAAE Fund to assist in the production of "Madama Butterfly" to be presented June 28 and 30 at Bemidji High School.

- Mask and Rose Women's Theatre Collective was awarded $1,000 from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment for the production of Tizi Ouzou on Sept. 29-30.

- KBXE 90.5 /Northern Community Radio was granted $1,000 to sponsor the Kelley Hunt performance in an outdoor concert Aug. 10 in the parking lot adjacent to Harmony Foods.

The BAAE is a component fund of Northwest Minnesota Foundation with 12 restricted or special purpose funds under management: Bemidji Community Art Center Fund; Bemidji Community Theater Fund; Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Fund; Ernie Rall Children's Performing Arts Fund; Everett Wilimek Fund for Orchestral Studies; Frederick Marshall Fund for Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; H.B. and Ina T. Roholt Family Fund for the Arts; Lake Bemidji Summer Opera Festival Fund; North Star Fund; Paul Bunyan Playhouse Fund; Richard and Pam Nelson Family Fund for the Visual Arts; and Sandy Kaul Fund for the Arts.

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