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To correct a mistake and also to peak interest, please note the correct name of the exhibitor for the Bemidji Public Library Art Wall for May. Please note that the artist is student Calla Pizzallo and her work is paintings and mixed media. Don Houseman's exhibit at the Wild Hare, "One More Barn," is worth a visit if you hold a romantic ideal of barns. The paintings are part of his "Barns are Noble" series. Also, there are still a few spots left for "Art at the Museum" workshop in Park Rapids. See below for more information.

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Book festival

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. More information will follow; we just want you to get the date on the calendar.

Open house

The public has two more opportunities 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., munch on a beignet and/or a gourmet cupcake from Althea's Cakery and listen to music by some local musicians. On Wednesday, May 25, Fawn Bakken, pianist and instructor at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, will play. The open house lasts from noon-3 p.m.; tours begin at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and include the Bemidji State University Hockey Arena. The final open hour event June 1 will feature Jon Romer of Timeless Traditions, who plays the Native American flute and performs many of his own compositions. This event is sponsored by Althea's Cakery, The Sanford Center and Venueworks.

Workshops

E "Springs a Flutter" painting on a feather workshop with Marion Caroline from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 28 at Gallery North. Caroline will instruct in painting a hummingbird hovering over a blooming Canadian thistle. Students will explore a painting on a feather with a larger feather and frame format as taught in the previous class. Prepaid registrations will be taken at Gallery North and the class size is limited to 10 people. The workshop fee is $45 and all materials will be provided.

E There is still some room left for "Art at the Museum," a creative art camp for home schooled students, ages 6-12, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25 at the Nemeth Art Center, 301 Center Ave. in Park Rapids. Students will create two- and thre-dimensional projects for entry to the youth July art show. Public school students may also apply. The fee is $30 for the two days, to make a reservation call July at 218-847-3519. This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

E Minnesota Folklore Theater will present a two-week Summer Youth Theater Workshop from June 12-19 for students ages 10 through incoming high school seniors. Beth Grafenstein and Emily Meyer will prepare students for a final production of "The Wizard of Oz" after the initial week's workshops on vocal auditions, vocal technique, script writing, lighting, set and props, costumes, and front of house duties like publicity and tickets. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Saturday and will be limited to 25 youth, and the fee is $15. Interested persons may contact Minnesota Folklore Theater for more information and a registration form at 652-2666 or minnesotafolkloretheater.org. The activity is funded, in whole or in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by the Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

E A writing group for teens will meet for six weeks at the Nemeth Center, 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, and 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 will feature Candice Billips and her exhibit, "Birch Leaf Miner." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring arts and fine craft by more than 60 artists with everything from jewelry to fun accessories for the home. Bad Cat is located at 315 Irvine Ave. NW.

E Bemidji Community Arts Center has on display until May 21 the Annual Fifth Grade Invitational which showcases the work of students from Central Horace may, J.W.Smith, Lincoln, Northern, Red Lake, Schoolcraft Learning Center and St. Philip's elementary schools. The gallery and Shop 426 are open 12-5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. BCAC is located at 426 Bemidji Ave N in the Carnegie Library Building.

E Beltrami County Historical Society in collaboration with Gallery North presents "Nature's Bounty," a collection of photographs by Glenn Ferguson through July. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday and is located in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot, 130 Minnesota Ave. S.W.

E Bemidji Public Library will host an art exhibit of mixed media and paintings by student Calla Pizzallo. Located at 509 America Ave. N.W., the library is open six days a week.

E Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., invites the public to view the work of Nicolle Gieseher, detailed pencil drawings deeply rooted in the fantasy genre. The pub will is open Monday-Saturday at 11 a.m.

Cabin Coffeehouse and Café has on display photographer Cal Rice's exhibit, "Developing a Vision." The Cabin is located at 214 Third St. NW and open seven days a week.

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

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 to 4 p.m. on 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 the new work of photojournalist Joe Rossi, whose work captures the moment with light and interaction which compels the viewer to take a second look through the month of June and a price list will be available at the front desk. The gift shop at the Bistro showcases the work of Jeff Larson who has a display of his bentwood boxes and spoons in birch, black cherry, elm and hickory. Local artist Terry Honstead also has a display one-of-a-kind personal accessories, cards and mugs. Nielson Place and the Bistro are located at WoodsEdge, 1000 Anne St. NW.

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 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 open six days a week.

For a detailed description of the artists and the works listed above, see Pioneer Previews for May 4 on-line at bemidjipioneer.com.

E Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W., has on display works of watercolor artist Judy Selby.

E Tutto Bene, 300 Beltrami Ave. N.W., a restaurant and art gallery, has an ongoing display of new artwork by Michael De Witt, Jane Freeman, Terry Honstead, Beverlee Olson, Mary Therese Peterson, Judy Selby, Pat Shough (Sillimandi) Michael Thomas Sunnarborg and MaryBeth Vaudrin for viewing and sale. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sunday.

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

Ongoing events

E Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

E Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

E Pelican Railroad performs at Backyard BBQ, 119 Third St. N.W., Wednesdays and Jammers, Old Highway 71, on Thursdays.

E Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers, Brigid's Cross.

E Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

E Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

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

To correct a mistake and also to peak interest, please note the correct name of the exhibitor for the Bemidji Public Library Art Wall for May. Please note that the artist is student Calla Pizzallo and her work is paintings and mixed media. Don Houseman's exhibit at the Wild Hare, "One More Barn," is worth a visit if you hold a romantic ideal of barns. The paintings are part of his "Barns are Noble" series. Also, there are still a few spots left for "Art at the Museum" workshop in Park Rapids. See below for more information.

Book festival

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. More information will follow; we just want you to get the date on the calendar.

Open house

The public has two more opportunities 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., munch on a beignet and/or a gourmet cupcake from Althea's Cakery and listen to music by some local musicians. On Wednesday, May 25, Fawn Bakken, pianist and instructor at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, will play. The open house lasts from noon-3 p.m.; tours begin at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. and include the Bemidji State University Hockey Arena. The final open hour event June 1 will feature Jon Romer of Timeless Traditions, who plays the Native American flute and performs many of his own compositions. This event is sponsored by Althea's Cakery, The Sanford Center and Venueworks.

Workshops

- "Springs a Flutter" painting on a feather workshop with Marion Caroline from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 28 at Gallery North. Caroline will instruct in painting a hummingbird hovering over a blooming Canadian thistle. Students will explore a painting on a feather with a larger feather and frame format as taught in the previous class. Prepaid registrations will be taken at Gallery North and the class size is limited to 10 people. The workshop fee is $45 and all materials will be provided.

- There is still some room left for "Art at the Museum," a creative art camp for home schooled students, ages 6-12, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25 at the Nemeth Art Center, 301 Center Ave. in Park Rapids. Students will create two- and thre-dimensional projects for entry to the youth July art show. Public school students may also apply. The fee is $30 for the two days, to make a reservation call July at 218-847-3519. This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

- Minnesota Folklore Theater will present a two-week Summer Youth Theater Workshop from June 12-19 for students ages 10 through incoming high school seniors. Beth Grafenstein and Emily Meyer will prepare students for a final production of "The Wizard of Oz" after the initial week's workshops on vocal auditions, vocal technique, script writing, lighting, set and props, costumes, and front of house duties like publicity and tickets. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Saturday and will be limited to 25 youth, and the fee is $15. Interested persons may contact Minnesota Folklore Theater for more information and a registration form at 652-2666 or minnesotafolkloretheater.org. The activity is funded, in whole or in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by the Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

- A writing group for teens will meet for six weeks at the Nemeth Center, 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, and 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 will feature Candice Billips and her exhibit, "Birch Leaf Miner." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring arts and fine craft by more than 60 artists with everything from jewelry to fun accessories for the home. Bad Cat is located at 315 Irvine Ave. NW.

- Bemidji Community Arts Center has on display until May 21 the Annual Fifth Grade Invitational which showcases the work of students from Central Horace may, J.W.Smith, Lincoln, Northern, Red Lake, Schoolcraft Learning Center and St. Philip's elementary schools. The gallery and Shop 426 are open 12-5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. BCAC is located at 426 Bemidji Ave N in the Carnegie Library Building.

- Beltrami County Historical Society in collaboration with Gallery North presents "Nature's Bounty," a collection of photographs by Glenn Ferguson through July. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday and is located in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot, 130 Minnesota Ave. S.W.

- Bemidji Public Library will host an art exhibit of mixed media and paintings by student Calla Pizzallo. Located at 509 America Ave. N.W., the library is open six days a week.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., invites the public to view the work of Nicolle Gieseher, detailed pencil drawings deeply rooted in the fantasy genre. The pub will is open Monday-Saturday at 11 a.m.

Cabin Coffeehouse and Café has on display photographer Cal Rice's exhibit, "Developing a Vision." The Cabin is located at 214 Third St. NW and open seven days a week.

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

- 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 to 4 p.m. on 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 the new work of photojournalist Joe Rossi, whose work captures the moment with light and interaction which compels the viewer to take a second look through the month of June and a price list will be available at the front desk. The gift shop at the Bistro showcases the work of Jeff Larson who has a display of his bentwood boxes and spoons in birch, black cherry, elm and hickory. Local artist Terry Honstead also has a display one-of-a-kind personal accessories, cards and mugs. Nielson Place and the Bistro are located at WoodsEdge, 1000 Anne St. NW.

- 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 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 open six days a week.

For a detailed description of the artists and the works listed above, see Pioneer Previews for May 4 on-line at bemidjipioneer.com.

- Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W., has on display works of watercolor artist Judy Selby.

- Tutto Bene, 300 Beltrami Ave. N.W., a restaurant and art gallery, has an ongoing display of new artwork by Michael De Witt, Jane Freeman, Terry Honstead, Beverlee Olson, Mary Therese Peterson, Judy Selby, Pat Shough (Sillimandi) Michael Thomas Sunnarborg and MaryBeth Vaudrin for viewing and sale. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sunday.

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

Ongoing events

- Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

- Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

- Pelican Railroad performs at Backyard BBQ, 119 Third St. N.W., Wednesdays and Jammers, Old Highway 71, on Thursdays.

- Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers, Brigid's Cross.

- Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

- Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

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

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