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Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014

Author meet-and-greet announced

BEMIDJI — Sarah Dupree, one of the authors whose work is in the anthology “Among Animals,” will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. March 15 at Kat’s Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. “Among Animals” is a book of stories that affirm the indelible bond among humans and animals, according to a press release from organizers.

BSU concerts announced

BEMIDJI —  Following BSU’s spring break this week, the music department will sponsor several concerts by students, faculty and visiting artists at Thompson Recital Hall.

Julie Johnson, freelance flutist and composer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20, free admission. The faculty trio of Stephen Carlson on piano,  Patrick Riley on cello and Melanie Hanson on violin will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 21, free admission. Tracy Stein will perform a junior flute recital at 3 p.m. March 22, with free admission. Eric Olson, a current violin instructor at BSU, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 22, also free admission. The Charles Lazarus Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. March 23; cost is $10 for adults and $5 for BSU or Northwest Technical College students.

First Peoples Fund business training

MAHNOMEN — Native artists are invited to attend a free, two-day training seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21- 22 in Cultural Hall 2250 at White Earth Tribal and Community College, 2250 College Road, Mahnomen. The training is designed to promote, enhance and market American Indian artists and their work on the White Earth Reservation and around the country. For more information on the training, call Laura at 751-5447 or visit

Local author at Minnesota Writers Fest

BEMIDJI —  Jeanette Lukowski of Bemidji and author of “Heart Scars” will be appearing at the free book fair during the Bloomington (Minn.) Writers Festival, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 22 at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. The book fair features more than 65 published authors.

Headwaters Film Festival set

BEMIDJI — The Headwaters Film Festival will take place April 11-12. Feature presentations on April 12 will include “Twilight of the Mississippi”, “Doomtree: Team the Best Team” and a workshop by Chris Hadland, the director of “Doomtree: Team the Best Team.” This event is free and open to the community.

Four artists join

Gallery North

BEMIDJI — Gallery North recently welcomed new members including Donna Andersen, Kym Kovacic, Steve Kovacic and Stacey Stang. Andersen has been a painting with watercolors but also works in fibers, quilting and hardanger. Kym Kovacic’s mediums are watercolor, acrylic and mixed media creations, and Steve Kovacic is from Moments in Time Photography and has been in the medium for 30-plus years. Stang is an acrylic artist who started painting a few years ago and specializes in people centered paintings.