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In observance of Memorial Day, Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant will open at 5 p.m. Monday, May 30. The weekend promises to be soggy, but the bright side is that most of the cafés will be open for the last week of May's exhibits. Take your visitors and spend some time to see the exhibits at the open venues. Listed below are the artists and exhibits. The Joe Rossi photography exhibit at Neilson Place is extraordinary; the photos are on both floors.

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Book fair

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is seeking local authors to display and sell their books during a book fair from 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 17, at Bemidji High School. Contact Lynn Moore at 760-0387 or lmmore@csbsju.edu to reserve a spot. A table and two chairs will be provided for each author. The book fair will be held prior to the Roxana Saberi lecture about her book, "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran." Free tickets for the 7 p.m. talk are available now at the Bemidji Public Library. This program is provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Audition call

Sharpen those auditioning skills youngsters, Cate Belleveau is back in town and will be producing "Petite Rouge," a musical Canjun Red Riding Hood set in the Louisiana bayou. Auditions are set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. The story line has the play take place in the bayou where Petite Rouge and her "fraidy cat" friend TeJean set off with a care package of gumbo for Grandmère, sick with the flu. Be prepared to audition with a memorized short poem and an upbeat song for the 10-minute interview. (Directors will usually listen to a good "Happy Birthday" as well). The production will be performed at the Beltrami County Courthouse stage at 7 p.m. July 27-31. Contact Belleveau at kayakc2@me.com for an audition spot and time.

Open house

The public has one more opportunity to tour the Sanford Center this spring. Take an hour out of your day to tour the facility, enjoy a free cup of coffee from Dunn Bros. Coffee, munch on a beignet and/or a gourmet cupcake from Althea's Cakery and listen to music by some local musicians. On Wednesday, Jon Romer of Timeless Traditions will play the Native American flute. Romer performs many of his own compositions and plays some of the flutes he has made. The open house lasts from noon-3 p.m.; tours begin at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and include the Bemidji State University Hockey Arena. This event is sponsored by Althea's Cakery, The Sanford Center and Venueworks.

Pecha kucha

The Sixth Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) or 20X20 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the New City Ballroom in the Hungry Bear complex. The presenters this week include Mark Hendrickson, Dana Horn, Carrie Ketel, Kristen Klinefelter, David Quam, Hannah Rogers, Patt Rall and Christina Thorne who will each show 20 images of an idea or topic about which they are passionate. The presenters are going to try to convince the audience members why they should also care about the topic. The event is free and open to the public; libations and other treats will be available for purchase.

Workshops

E A writing group for teens will meet for six weeks at the Nemeth Center (formerly known as the North Country Museum of Arts), 301 Court St., Park Rapids. Open to teens from 14-18, the workshop will focus on writing tips and ideas and learning the fine art of giving helpful feedback. The workshop will be lead by writer and author Cynthia Ekren from 10 a.m.-noon beginning Monday, June 13. The cost is $60. Some scholarships are available through Friends of the Library. Interested writers should contact Ekren at 218-652-4257 or cynthiaekren@gmail.com. The group will be limited.

Exhibits

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., features Candice Billips and her exhibit, "Birch Leaf Miner."

E Beltrami County Historical Society presents "Nature's Bounty," a collection of photographs by Glenn Ferguson through July.

E Bemidji Public Library hosts an art exhibit of mixed media and paintings by student Calla Pizzallo.

E Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant is showing Nicolle Gieseher's, detailed pencil drawings deeply rooted in the fantasy genre. E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café has on display photographer Cal Rice's exhibit, "Developing a Vision."

E Dunn Bros Coffee 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S., presents Paul Krueger and his work in creating "photographic art using paint and Photoshop.

E Fleur de Lis Gallery in the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave., has on display local, regional and national artists in a new exhibit rotation which also includes two new mixed media pieces by Phyllis Diller. The gallery is open from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

E Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., showcase artist of the month is woodcarver Frank Bera, a member of the Woodcarvers Club. Featured member artists of the month are Monie Martin and Penny Lovegreen. The gallery is open six days a week.

E Neilson Place hosts photojournalist Joe Rossi. A price list is available at the front desk. The gift shop at the Bistro showcases the work of local artist Terry Honstead.

E Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. S.W., has on display "Upcoming Seasons," the metamorphosis of seasons as shown in sculptural mixed media and watercolor works by Erja Wiltse.

E Talley Gallery, Room 212 in the Bemidji State University Education Arts Building, has the BSU visual arts faculty annual show up until Sept. 14. Featured this year are Butch Holden (ceramics), Natalia Himmirska (painting), Jason Clark (printmaking), Dennis Peterson (silverpoint) and Steve Sindahl (sculpture). For hours, call 755-3708.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., has on display "One More Barn," a continuation of D.L. Houseman's "Barns are Noble" series The bistro is closed on Sunday. For a detailed description of the artists and the works listed above, see Pioneer Previews for May 4 online at bemidjipioneer.com.

E The Tourist Information Center, 300 Bemidji Ave. by the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, has a map and information on the pieces included in the Bemidji Sculpture Walk.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

In observance of Memorial Day, Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant will open at 5 p.m. Monday, May 30. The weekend promises to be soggy, but the bright side is that most of the cafés will be open for the last week of May's exhibits. Take your visitors and spend some time to see the exhibits at the open venues. Listed below are the artists and exhibits. The Joe Rossi photography exhibit at Neilson Place is extraordinary; the photos are on both floors.

Book fair

The Bemidji Library Book Festival is seeking local authors to display and sell their books during a book fair from 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 17, at Bemidji High School. Contact Lynn Moore at 760-0387 or lmmore@csbsju.edu to reserve a spot. A table and two chairs will be provided for each author. The book fair will be held prior to the Roxana Saberi lecture about her book, "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran." Free tickets for the 7 p.m. talk are available now at the Bemidji Public Library. This program is provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Audition call

Sharpen those auditioning skills youngsters, Cate Belleveau is back in town and will be producing "Petite Rouge," a musical Canjun Red Riding Hood set in the Louisiana bayou. Auditions are set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. The story line has the play take place in the bayou where Petite Rouge and her "fraidy cat" friend TeJean set off with a care package of gumbo for Grandmère, sick with the flu. Be prepared to audition with a memorized short poem and an upbeat song for the 10-minute interview. (Directors will usually listen to a good "Happy Birthday" as well). The production will be performed at the Beltrami County Courthouse stage at 7 p.m. July 27-31. Contact Belleveau at kayakc2@me.com for an audition spot and time.

Open house

The public has one more opportunity to tour the Sanford Center this spring. Take an hour out of your day to tour the facility, enjoy a free cup of coffee from Dunn Bros. Coffee, munch on a beignet and/or a gourmet cupcake from Althea's Cakery and listen to music by some local musicians. On Wednesday, Jon Romer of Timeless Traditions will play the Native American flute. Romer performs many of his own compositions and plays some of the flutes he has made. The open house lasts from noon-3 p.m.; tours begin at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and include the Bemidji State University Hockey Arena. This event is sponsored by Althea's Cakery, The Sanford Center and Venueworks.

Pecha kucha

The Sixth Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) or 20X20 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the New City Ballroom in the Hungry Bear complex. The presenters this week include Mark Hendrickson, Dana Horn, Carrie Ketel, Kristen Klinefelter, David Quam, Hannah Rogers, Patt Rall and Christina Thorne who will each show 20 images of an idea or topic about which they are passionate. The presenters are going to try to convince the audience members why they should also care about the topic. The event is free and open to the public; libations and other treats will be available for purchase.

Workshops

- A writing group for teens will meet for six weeks at the Nemeth Center (formerly known as the North Country Museum of Arts), 301 Court St., Park Rapids. Open to teens from 14-18, the workshop will focus on writing tips and ideas and learning the fine art of giving helpful feedback. The workshop will be lead by writer and author Cynthia Ekren from 10 a.m.-noon beginning Monday, June 13. The cost is $60. Some scholarships are available through Friends of the Library. Interested writers should contact Ekren at 218-652-4257 or cynthiaekren@gmail.com. The group will be limited.

Exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., features Candice Billips and her exhibit, "Birch Leaf Miner."

- Beltrami County Historical Society presents "Nature's Bounty," a collection of photographs by Glenn Ferguson through July.

- Bemidji Public Library hosts an art exhibit of mixed media and paintings by student Calla Pizzallo.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant is showing Nicolle Gieseher's, detailed pencil drawings deeply rooted in the fantasy genre. E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café has on display photographer Cal Rice's exhibit, "Developing a Vision."

- Dunn Bros Coffee 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S., presents Paul Krueger and his work in creating "photographic art using paint and Photoshop.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery in the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave., has on display local, regional and national artists in a new exhibit rotation which also includes two new mixed media pieces by Phyllis Diller. The gallery is open from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

- Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., showcase artist of the month is woodcarver Frank Bera, a member of the Woodcarvers Club. Featured member artists of the month are Monie Martin and Penny Lovegreen. The gallery is open six days a week.

- Neilson Place hosts photojournalist Joe Rossi. A price list is available at the front desk. The gift shop at the Bistro showcases the work of local artist Terry Honstead.

- Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. S.W., has on display "Upcoming Seasons," the metamorphosis of seasons as shown in sculptural mixed media and watercolor works by Erja Wiltse.

- Talley Gallery, Room 212 in the Bemidji State University Education Arts Building, has the BSU visual arts faculty annual show up until Sept. 14. Featured this year are Butch Holden (ceramics), Natalia Himmirska (painting), Jason Clark (printmaking), Dennis Peterson (silverpoint) and Steve Sindahl (sculpture). For hours, call 755-3708.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., has on display "One More Barn," a continuation of D.L. Houseman's "Barns are Noble" series The bistro is closed on Sunday. For a detailed description of the artists and the works listed above, see Pioneer Previews for May 4 online at bemidjipioneer.com.

- The Tourist Information Center, 300 Bemidji Ave. by the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, has a map and information on the pieces included in the Bemidji Sculpture Walk.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

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