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Bemidji Pioneer
Pioneer Previews: Anton Treuer to discuss his newest book
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Anton Treuer, noted author, educator and expert of the Ojibwe language and history, will speak about his newest book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW. The event is free and open to the public. Get there a bit early to secure a seat as Treuer's lectures are well-attended and there is always an overflow audience.


First Friday Receptions start at the 2-5 p.m. reception at Gallery North, 502 3rd St. NW, with showcase artist DuWayne Schwindt's wood inlay pieces and featured gallery member Monie Martin, who will be displaying her handcrafted and designed baskets. Two new members will also be recognized: Cheryl Camenisch a jewelry and feather picture artist and photographer Carol Hoyum.

Apple Blossom Childcare kids will be on hand to welcome visitors to their wet-on-wet watercolor painting from 3-5 p.m. at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave, NW. The library is closed on Sunday.

Aaron Tank will talk about his intimate photos of reclusive wildlife such as owls and stunning landscapes from 3-5 p.m. reception at the Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. NW. The First Friday Wine Bar will be serving a Syrian inspired menu from 5-9 p.m. with libations to complement.

First City Artists will showcase their work and welcome viewers beginning at 5 p.m. at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. NW. A "wine and nibbles" reception will begin at 7 p.m.

Printmaker and potter Alex Deme and illustrator, Emily Wendland, Bemidji State University visual arts students, will be hosting a 5-7 p.m. reception at Dunn Bros Coffee, 501 Beltrami Ave. NW. The artists will share their common interest in the natural environment.

Headwaters School of Music and Arts presents exhibit of works by the Artists of Studio 10. The exhibit features an eclectic mix of subjects and media for all to enjoy and is on display in the main recital hall at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Opening reception from 3-5 p.m., 519 Minnesota Ave N.. For more information, call (218) 444-5606

Northern Minnesota Craftswomen will open their show "Confabrications" at the 5-7 p.m. opening reception at the Bemidji Community Arts Center, 426 Beltrami Ave. N. The show will feature original, one-of-a-kind artwork.

Alice Blessing will greet visitors during the 5-7 p.m. reception at the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW. Blessing's work will be a collection of past and present portraits.

All of the above receptions are free and open to the public.

Artists of Studio 10 have a display of an eclectic mix of subjects and media in the main recital hall of the Headwaters School of Music and Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.

The Kathy Gustafson and Pat Shough exhibit, "Flora and Fauna" will remain on display at Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NE, until the end of June.

Blank Canvas Gallery will welcome Alice Blessing as their guest artist starting Thursday. Work will be displayed until June 27, with an opening reception from 1-3 p.m. June 10, 311 Main Ave. S, Park Rapids. Blessing will be displaying her illustrations from her forthcoming children's book. Blessing was the recipient of the Region 2 Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship to illustrate a children's book.

These workshops are sponsored by the Bemidji Library Book Festival and pre-registration is required because space is limited, call 751-3963.

"Writing for Tweens and Teens" with William Durban, who has written 12 historical research novels for young adults. The workshop will be at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Headwaters School of Music and Art.

"Writing Your Life, Finding Your Story" with Laurie Hertzel, senior editor for books for the Star Tribune, at 2 p.m. June 12, HSMA.

Writing a Children's Book with Margi Preus, who won the 2011 Newberry Honor Book for her novel, "Heart of a Samurai" at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 13 at HSMA.

Drawing with Nancy with Nancy Carlson, the illustrator of more than 60 children's books at 2 p.m. June 14 at HSMA.

Doing Business Online, a free professional development workshop for artists with Ryan Pesch of the University of Minnesota Extension will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 11 at the Math Computer Lab of Bemidji High School. Contact Region 2 Arts Council to register: or call 751-5447.

Poetry Slam, in conjunction with the Bemidji Book Festival, will begin at 8:30 p.m. June 11 all at HSMA. A Slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work and then are given scores on a numerical scale by the judges. Limited to 12 poets and cash prizes will be given; to enter call the Bemidji Public Library at 751-3863.

Timberline with Kari Munson and John Essig will be performing from 5-9 p.m. today at Trail's End in Trail.

Lehto & Wright, a Celtic rock band, will perform starting at 9 p.m. Friday at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant.

Northwoods Folk Collective open mic will begin at 7 p.m., with a 6:30 sign-up at the Rail River Folk School.

"The Belle of Amherst," a one-woman show based on the life and poetry of Emily Dickenson will be reprised by Rhoda Jackson at 3 p.m. June 9-10 at the Long Lake Theater. More information can be found on their website at or calling (218) 732-0099. Reservations are recommended.

Loon Opera Company released the information on the upcoming opera, "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini on their website at Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 28 and June 30 at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Kelsey's Jewelry in downtown Bemidji or by calling (218) 368-8805. All tickets are $25 for general seating.

Artists interested in displaying their work at the 25th annual Bagley Art in the Park on July 14 should apply now as the deadline is quickly approaching. This is a juried show and the exhibitor fee is $30 per booth space and the fee will be returned if the artist is not selected to exhibit work. The deadline to apply is June 12. For more information on how to apply, access www and click on community events tab. The email address is and phone contact number is (218) 766-5808.

Lake Bemidji Summer Concert Series, Free Indeed at 1:30 p.m. June 3.

Bemidji Church Musicians 2012 Summer Recital Series begins June 6.

Bemidji Library Book Festival runs June 11-16 with keynote author and polar explorer, Ann Bancroft, speaking at 7 p.m. June 15 in the Bemidji High School auditorium. Free tickets now at the library and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts.

Pioneer staff reports