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Arts Briefs for 01/26/2014

Individual artist grant deadline approaching

BEMIDJI — The Region 2 Arts Council has $13,000 in grant funds available for artists in all disciplines who reside in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen Counties.

The grant money can be used to cover arts costs associated with performance, production, exhibition, materials, equipment, mentoring or workshops.

Applications for up to $1,000 accepted and are available online at or at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue. For more information, 751-5447 or

Booth novel wins award

BEMIDJI — Roy C. Booth, recently announced his fantasy novel, “The One: Children of Destiny,” has won Best Young Adult Book of 2013 honors from the 17th Annual Preditors & Editors Readers poll.

It was co-written with P.A. Copeland of Yukon, Oklahoma and published by J. Ellington Ashton Press.

BSO continues season

BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra continues its 75th anniversary year with “A Celebration of John Steinbeck” featuring humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Bemidji High School Auditorium.

Tickets for the concert are available at the door or  in advance at Lueken’s Village Foods or online at

Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $10 for college students. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade  are admitted free. All seats are general admission.

Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

Art Center reopens

BLACKDUCK — A collection of Kevin “Nates” Mahto’s recovered American Indian Art will be on display at the Blackduck Area History and Art Center, 133 Main St.

The display will include art by Punk, Steve Blake, E. Dunn and Okima Kishik. It will be presented in the center’s Tin Pan gallery during February and March.

The center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Call 835-4478 for more information or to make special arrangements.