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Arts Briefs for 03/23/2014

Local author presentation

BEMIDJI — A presentation and book signing with Dan Rice will take place at 10 a.m. April 5 at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW. Rice is the author of “The Side of a Wilderness,” a book that tells his experiences in Northern Minnesota.


performances set

BEMIDJI — Bemidji Community Theater will tell the story of the toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet who is given new life. This new musical is told from Geppetto’s perspective and will feature classic songs. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 28, 29, April 4, 5 and 2 p.m. March 30 and April 6 at the Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. Tickets are $6 for children younger than 18 and $12 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at Iverson Corner Drug and Shannon’s Art and Soul, and at Ken K Thompson Jewelry.

Art ceremony scheduled

BLACKDUCK — A closing ceremony for Kevin-Nates-Mahto’s “Give Back” display will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Blackduck Area History and Art Center, 133 Main St. in Blackduck. A taco lunch will follow at the Blackduck Senior Apartments. For more information, call Kevin at 760-1952.

Cantus performance announced

BEMIDJI — The Headwaters School of Music and the Arts will present Cantus at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center, 2900 Division St. NW. Cantus will perform “A Place For Us” a musical narrative about the universal search for home. Cost is $17 in advance, $20 at the door and $5 for students. For more information or tickets call 444-5606 or visit

Gallery North

welcomes new artists

BEMIDJI — Bob and Jo Panther have been juried into Gallery North. Bob is a photographer specializing in nature and wildlife close-up from personal experience. He has exhibited his photography locally and competitions in North Dakota. Jo is a painter working in oils, pastels and watercolor.


interlude extended

BEMIDJI — BSU’s fifth annual midwinter interlude, an art show featuring works by faculty and staff, has been extended through April. The show is held in Ramsey Gallery, located in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the BSU campus, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE. The barrier-free gallery is open to the public free of charge.

The show features work from 19 faculty and staff artists including photography, sculpture, jewelry, quilting, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, and fiber arts.

Touche’ Gallerie

show announced

BEMIDJI — In conjunction with women’s history month, BSU’s  Touche’ Gallerie will feature the artistic works of nine women on the BSU faculty and staff.  The show features a mix of drawing, mosaic, needlework, painting, photography and verse covering a wide range of subject matter.