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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The First Friday Art Walk has been set for Friday, Feb. 4, at various venues throughout the city.

- Bemidji Community Art Center will hold the annual Members Show 5-7 p.m. The opening reception will feature work created or collected by members of the Bemidji Community Art Center. Shop 426 will also be open. All proceeds from Shop 426 benefit BCAC programming and the artists of Shop 426. The BCAC, free and open to the public, is at 426 Bemidji Ave. N. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 444-7570, e-mail bcac@paulbunyan.net or visit www.bcac.wordpress.com.

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- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts' featured artist for February is Mary Therese Peterson. Peterson will feature her Valentine silk scarves and ties celebrating the theme of love in her brightly colored wearable art pieces. She also will demonstrate silk painting techniques during the opening reception 4-6 p.m. Bad Cat Creations is at 315 Irvine Ave N.W. For details, call 444-9225.

- The Beltrami County History Center and the Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North presents, "Reflections by Kay," a series of paintings by Kay Schuver, now through the end of March. During the First Friday Art Walk, there will be free refreshments and admission into the museum from 10 to 4 p.m. For details, call 444-3376.

- The Bemidji Public Library Art Wall will present Marilyn Glidden as its featured artist for February with her exhibit, "The Seasons." Working in acrylics for landscape work and watercolor for floral images, Glidden "paints with an 'eagle eye' view" to create depth and detail in her work. She will be available to greet people 3-5 p.m. and discuss her work. For details, call art wall coordinator Paul Simonson at 444-7886.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents artist and painter Aryn Bergsven. Originally from Bemidji but now living and teaching in Duluth, Minn., Bergsven says her work she is a study of portraits. The public can take park in a "Meet the Artist Reception" 4-6 p.m. during the Art Walk. The Cabin, 214 Third St. N.W., is open 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 444-2899.

- Dunn Bros Coffee features work by artist and photographer Cal Rice now through the end of February. Highlighting Costa Rica, the photos were taken during a January 2010 trip. Dunn Bros, 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S., is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 444-5252 or e-mail dunnbros106@dunnbros.com. E Gallery North will hold an open house 2-5 p.m. so the public can meet its featured showcase artist, Beverly Joslyn from Walker. Gallery North member Mary Morton also will present her Rosemaling and Ukrainian eggs. For details, e-mail galleryn@paulbunyan.net.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 522 America Ave. N.W., is hosting the artwork of painter Eli Balbach, a junior visual arts major at Bemidji State University, through February. Balbach is a painter; his works are colorful and painted with expression and energy. A reception will be 4-6 p.m. with refreshments. For details, call 751-9654.

- Neilson Place and the North Country Health Services art committee continue their exhibit, "Pathways, the Art of Bemidji State University," through February. The exhibit will display new work by art students under the tutelage of Natalia Himmirska. Work will include a variety of techniques and media, including oils, acrylics and encaustics, and will present the spectrum from realistic to abstract. Also, the Bistro at WoodsEdge will feature new gift items by local artists and woodturners Dave and Kathy Towley. The Bistro is adjacent to the entry at Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. N.W. For details, call 751-0220.

- Northwoods Folk Collective, beginning Feb. 4, will present its First Friday Coffeehouse in the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. S.W., located in The Warehouse building: cross the Irvine Avenue Bridge and turn left. For musicians and writers of all levels, the First Friday Coffeehouse provides an opportunity to perform. Performers should come early to sign-up. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

- Saarens Productions in Wild Rose Theatre and Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., features work by local, regional, and national artists in a new exhibit rotation as part of the First Friday events. Saarens Productions will exhibit art by comedienne Miss Phyllis Diller as a special guest artist, featuring two new mixed media pieces on display. Featured artists are DeeJay Arens; Roy C. Booth; Janet Burke; Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson; Thomas Hamilton; Mary Knox-Johnson; Rita Arsenault Quinn; Steve Saari and Judy Lunseth. New shows for artists include Al Belleveau, Keith Cich, Melissa Davidson, Terry Honstead and Don Zeiman. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 556-1777 or e-mail arens@paulbunyan.net or ssaari@paulbunyan.net

- Touché Gallery at BSU presents "For the Birds" by Ian Higgins Jan. 31 to Feb. 11. The exhibit features a mix of prints, sculptures, and paintings. An Exhibit Reception will be 1-5 p.m. The Touché Gallery is in the upper level of the Hobson Memorial Union.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse presents "Fowl Weather Friends," recent works by Malisa R. Van Maasdam, Feb. 4 to March 2. The pen and ink show features Minnesota birds that do not migrate. The opening reception will be 3-5 p.m. The First Friday Wine Bar also will be 5-9 p.m. at Wild Hare, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W. For details, call 444-JAVA.

The First Friday Art Walk has been set for Friday, Feb. 4, at various venues throughout the city.

- Bemidji Community Art Center will hold the annual Members Show 5-7 p.m. The opening reception will feature work created or collected by members of the Bemidji Community Art Center. Shop 426 will also be open. All proceeds from Shop 426 benefit BCAC programming and the artists of Shop 426. The BCAC, free and open to the public, is at 426 Bemidji Ave. N. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 444-7570, e-mail bcac@paulbunyan.net or visit www.bcac.wordpress.com.

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts' featured artist for February is Mary Therese Peterson. Peterson will feature her Valentine silk scarves and ties celebrating the theme of love in her brightly colored wearable art pieces. She also will demonstrate silk painting techniques during the opening reception 4-6 p.m. Bad Cat Creations is at 315 Irvine Ave N.W. For details, call 444-9225.

- The Beltrami County History Center and the Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North presents, "Reflections by Kay," a series of paintings by Kay Schuver, now through the end of March. During the First Friday Art Walk, there will be free refreshments and admission into the museum from 10 to 4 p.m. For details, call 444-3376.

- The Bemidji Public Library Art Wall will present Marilyn Glidden as its featured artist for February with her exhibit, "The Seasons." Working in acrylics for landscape work and watercolor for floral images, Glidden "paints with an 'eagle eye' view" to create depth and detail in her work. She will be available to greet people 3-5 p.m. and discuss her work. For details, call art wall coordinator Paul Simonson at 444-7886.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents artist and painter Aryn Bergsven. Originally from Bemidji but now living and teaching in Duluth, Minn., Bergsven says her work she is a study of portraits. The public can take park in a "Meet the Artist Reception" 4-6 p.m. during the Art Walk. The Cabin, 214 Third St. N.W., is open 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 444-2899.

- Dunn Bros Coffee features work by artist and photographer Cal Rice now through the end of February. Highlighting Costa Rica, the photos were taken during a January 2010 trip. Dunn Bros, 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S., is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 444-5252 or e-mail dunnbros106@dunnbros.com. E Gallery North will hold an open house 2-5 p.m. so the public can meet its featured showcase artist, Beverly Joslyn from Walker. Gallery North member Mary Morton also will present her Rosemaling and Ukrainian eggs. For details, e-mail galleryn@paulbunyan.net.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 522 America Ave. N.W., is hosting the artwork of painter Eli Balbach, a junior visual arts major at Bemidji State University, through February. Balbach is a painter; his works are colorful and painted with expression and energy. A reception will be 4-6 p.m. with refreshments. For details, call 751-9654.

- Neilson Place and the North Country Health Services art committee continue their exhibit, "Pathways, the Art of Bemidji State University," through February. The exhibit will display new work by art students under the tutelage of Natalia Himmirska. Work will include a variety of techniques and media, including oils, acrylics and encaustics, and will present the spectrum from realistic to abstract. Also, the Bistro at WoodsEdge will feature new gift items by local artists and woodturners Dave and Kathy Towley. The Bistro is adjacent to the entry at Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. N.W. For details, call 751-0220.

- Northwoods Folk Collective, beginning Feb. 4, will present its First Friday Coffeehouse in the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. S.W., located in The Warehouse building: cross the Irvine Avenue Bridge and turn left. For musicians and writers of all levels, the First Friday Coffeehouse provides an opportunity to perform. Performers should come early to sign-up. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

- Saarens Productions in Wild Rose Theatre and Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., features work by local, regional, and national artists in a new exhibit rotation as part of the First Friday events. Saarens Productions will exhibit art by comedienne Miss Phyllis Diller as a special guest artist, featuring two new mixed media pieces on display. Featured artists are DeeJay Arens; Roy C. Booth; Janet Burke; Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson; Thomas Hamilton; Mary Knox-Johnson; Rita Arsenault Quinn; Steve Saari and Judy Lunseth. New shows for artists include Al Belleveau, Keith Cich, Melissa Davidson, Terry Honstead and Don Zeiman. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 556-1777 or e-mail arens@paulbunyan.net or ssaari@paulbunyan.net

- Touché Gallery at BSU presents "For the Birds" by Ian Higgins Jan. 31 to Feb. 11. The exhibit features a mix of prints, sculptures, and paintings. An Exhibit Reception will be 1-5 p.m. The Touché Gallery is in the upper level of the Hobson Memorial Union.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse presents "Fowl Weather Friends," recent works by Malisa R. Van Maasdam, Feb. 4 to March 2. The pen and ink show features Minnesota birds that do not migrate. The opening reception will be 3-5 p.m. The First Friday Wine Bar also will be 5-9 p.m. at Wild Hare, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W. For details, call 444-JAVA.

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