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Arts Briefs for 04/13/2014

Kid’s art class scheduled BEMIDJI — A kid’s sculpture and painting class will take place from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Mondays between April 14 and April 28 in the Freaxis Studio, in the lower level of the Carnegie Library, 426 Bemidji Ave. N. This class is for children between 6 and 11 years of age. Cost is $48 for supplies and classes. Classes with culminate with Freaxis show of work May 2.

To register call Margaret at 368-3349 or email at

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

Theatrical auditions announced BEMIDJI — The Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Collective will hold theatrical auditions for high school students from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 21 at the Wild Rose Theater space, 501 Bemidji Ave. The auditions are for a production of Mary Zimmerman’s “ Metamorphoses” based on the epic poem by Ovid, a timeless classic depicting Greek tales of the human condition and the gods, love, want, greed and jealousy. The audition will include a song of any style and a cold read of the script. For an audition time, call Cate at 243-2685 or email

‘Festival of Talent’ set CASS LAKE —  An open house for the “Festival of Talent” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at Cass Lake-Bena high school, 15314 State Highway 371 NW.  It will showcase art, music, speech, industrial arts and a variety of other items.  

Bluegrass concert scheduled BEMIDJI — The Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert Series will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW. Both Copper Creek and The Eelpout Stringers will share the stage. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for teens and children under the age of 12 are free. For more information and advanced tickets call (800) 635-3037 or visit Tickets are also available in Bemidji at Overbeek Electronics and Kelsey’s Jewelry.

Pelon concert scheduled FOSSTON — A Lauren Pelon concert will take place at 3 p.m. April 27 at the Fosston Art Center, 403 N Foss Ave., in Fosston. Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world. This activity is co-sponsored by The Fosston Community Library & Arts Association, and Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning. For more information, call 435-1320 or 694-2856.

R2AC seeks board members BEMIDJI — Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking board members from Clearwater, Hubbard, and Lake of the Woods counties to fill a two-year term vacancy beginning Aug. 1.  Applications are due Tuesday.

Those who feel that the visual, performing and literary arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota, should consider serving on the board of the Region 2 Arts Council. The board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy, reviewing and awarding grants. It meets seven times a year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel. To receive an application form, email or write to:  Nominating Committee, Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave., Bemidji, MN  56601. For more information, call 751-5447.