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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Bemidji Library Book Festival will begin Monday, June 13, and continues until Saturday, June 18, with a keynote by author Roxana Saberi at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Bemidji High School auditorium. Tickets are free and available to the library, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts and at the door.

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Prior to Saberi's talk, there will be an author fair from 5-7 p.m. in the BHS Atrium with 25 local published authors. There is a complete listing of all the authors, times and venues on line at www.krls.org, the blue posters and bookmarks. The tabloid available at the library and in town lists biographical information about each presenter and schedule. All the events are free and open to the public. This program is provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Author talk

Minnesota author Jim Proebstle will be speaking about his newest novel, "Fatal Incident" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Blackduck Community Library. Based on true events experienced by his family, Proebstle has written a mystery story about what might have happened to his uncle, a young pilot who flew military transports during World War II, when his plane crashed on Alaska's Mt. McKinley.

This program is provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Church musicians

Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present Sarah Carlson (organ), Eric Haugen (cello) and Karissa Korbel (vocal) at noon Wednesday, June 15, at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. A free will offering will be accepted in support of the music scholarships given each year. Lunch will be available following each recital at a nominal cost.

Theater offering

The Crimson Creek Players will present Charles Busch's cult favorite, "Psycho Beach Party." All performances are at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, June 14-18 and June 21-25 at the Fire Hall Theater in downtown Grand Forks, N.D. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. The production contains material that some may find offensive. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Chester Fritz Box Office by calling 701-777-4090. For more information about the play and a listing of the actors, see Staff Blogs on home page of Bemidji Pioneer.com and scroll down to Bemidji Arts News or bemidjiarts.areavoices.com.

Vendors sought

Vendors are being sought for the Second Annual Opener Art Festival to be held Nov. 5 in the New City Ballroom. Artist applications and show information are available at OpenerArtFestival.com. All vendor work will be juried, and only handmade products and visual art will be accepted. The artist deadline is July 15. For more information contact Shannon at 556-5907.

Art exhibits

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., has on display "The Nature of Things," a collection of pieces from artists who have their own twist on the flora and fauna around us.

E Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. S.W., has photography by Glenn Ferguson is on display until July 31. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday -Saturday.

E Bemidji Community Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave., June display is "Power & Grace" by wildlife and landscape artist Rock Bakke. The center and Shop 426 are open from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

E Bemidji Public Library Art Wall, 509 America Ave. N.W., has on display an exhibit of paintings by members of Hope House. The library is open Monday-Saturday. This activity is funded, in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters Nov. 4, 2008.

E Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., welcomes Erja Wiltse and her impressions of life in Ireland done in acrylics. The gallery is located in the back restaurant section and the pub is open seven days a week.

E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café, 214 Third St. N.W., June artists are employees Jake Baggenstoss, Dee Blackowl and Barbra Huewe and their renderings in charcoal, photography and acrylic paintings. The Cabin is open seven days a week.

E Dunn Bros Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S., welcomes photographer Pat Rogness and her work of nature, fascinating people and the unique architecture of Mexico and Italy. Dunn Bros is open seven days a week.

E Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave., is open from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m., Saturday. The exhibit has work by local, regional and national artists in exhibit rotations.

E Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., showcase artist of the month is Wanda Odegard and her new collection of bronze jewelry. The featured gallery artist of the month is Colleen Hilts, a quilter and woodcarver. For more information about both artists and the gallery see galleryn@paulbunyan.net.

E Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. N.W., continues its exhibit of Joe Rossi's nature photography, "Recent Works" and Terry Honstead's collection of glass bead necklaces and earrings and hair pieces in the Bistro in Neilson Place through the month of June.

E Talley Gallery, Room 212 in the Education Arts Building, has the Bemidji State University 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 Sundahl (sculpture). For hours, call 755-3708.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., welcomes photographer John LaTourelle and his work using a variety of techniques and lenses to show a mix of urban lifestyle and the color and beauty of Northern Minnesota.

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 artwork The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sunday.

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.

Upcoming events

E June 19: Bemidji Area Community Band, 7 p.m., Baker Park residence.

E June 24: Finnish American Folk Group Duo Kaivama, 8 p.m., Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

E June 24: Festival of Authors and Artists, noon-8 p.m., featuring published authors including Will Weaver and Cathy Wurzer, Dorset Minn., (5 miles east of Park Rapids).

E June 25: Tom Sparks Workshop with National Fingerstyle guitar champion, 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. No admission charge.

Ongoing events

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

E Open stage, 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 Wednesdays and Jammers on Thursdays.

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

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

E Headwaters Basketmakers Guild, 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 e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

The Bemidji Library Book Festival will begin Monday, June 13, and continues until Saturday, June 18, with a keynote by author Roxana Saberi at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Bemidji High School auditorium. Tickets are free and available to the library, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts and at the door.

Prior to Saberi's talk, there will be an author fair from 5-7 p.m. in the BHS Atrium with 25 local published authors. There is a complete listing of all the authors, times and venues on line at www.krls.org, the blue posters and bookmarks. The tabloid available at the library and in town lists biographical information about each presenter and schedule. All the events are free and open to the public. This program is provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Author talk

Minnesota author Jim Proebstle will be speaking about his newest novel, "Fatal Incident" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Blackduck Community Library. Based on true events experienced by his family, Proebstle has written a mystery story about what might have happened to his uncle, a young pilot who flew military transports during World War II, when his plane crashed on Alaska's Mt. McKinley.

This program is provided with funds approved by Minnesota voters for arts and cultural heritage.

Church musicians

Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present Sarah Carlson (organ), Eric Haugen (cello) and Karissa Korbel (vocal) at noon Wednesday, June 15, at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. A free will offering will be accepted in support of the music scholarships given each year. Lunch will be available following each recital at a nominal cost.

Theater offering

The Crimson Creek Players will present Charles Busch's cult favorite, "Psycho Beach Party." All performances are at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, June 14-18 and June 21-25 at the Fire Hall Theater in downtown Grand Forks, N.D. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. The production contains material that some may find offensive. Advanced tickets may be purchased at the Chester Fritz Box Office by calling 701-777-4090. For more information about the play and a listing of the actors, see Staff Blogs on home page of Bemidji Pioneer.com and scroll down to Bemidji Arts News or bemidjiarts.areavoices.com.

Vendors sought

Vendors are being sought for the Second Annual Opener Art Festival to be held Nov. 5 in the New City Ballroom. Artist applications and show information are available at OpenerArtFestival.com. All vendor work will be juried, and only handmade products and visual art will be accepted. The artist deadline is July 15. For more information contact Shannon at 556-5907.

Art exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., has on display "The Nature of Things," a collection of pieces from artists who have their own twist on the flora and fauna around us.

- Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. S.W., has photography by Glenn Ferguson is on display until July 31. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday -Saturday.

- Bemidji Community Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave., June display is "Power & Grace" by wildlife and landscape artist Rock Bakke. The center and Shop 426 are open from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

- Bemidji Public Library Art Wall, 509 America Ave. N.W., has on display an exhibit of paintings by members of Hope House. The library is open Monday-Saturday. This activity is funded, in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters Nov. 4, 2008.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., welcomes Erja Wiltse and her impressions of life in Ireland done in acrylics. The gallery is located in the back restaurant section and the pub is open seven days a week.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café, 214 Third St. N.W., June artists are employees Jake Baggenstoss, Dee Blackowl and Barbra Huewe and their renderings in charcoal, photography and acrylic paintings. The Cabin is open seven days a week.

- Dunn Bros Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S., welcomes photographer Pat Rogness and her work of nature, fascinating people and the unique architecture of Mexico and Italy. Dunn Bros is open seven days a week.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave., is open from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m., Saturday. The exhibit has work by local, regional and national artists in exhibit rotations.

- Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., showcase artist of the month is Wanda Odegard and her new collection of bronze jewelry. The featured gallery artist of the month is Colleen Hilts, a quilter and woodcarver. For more information about both artists and the gallery see galleryn@paulbunyan.net.

- Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. N.W., continues its exhibit of Joe Rossi's nature photography, "Recent Works" and Terry Honstead's collection of glass bead necklaces and earrings and hair pieces in the Bistro in Neilson Place through the month of June.

- Talley Gallery, Room 212 in the Education Arts Building, has the Bemidji State University 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 Sundahl (sculpture). For hours, call 755-3708.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., welcomes photographer John LaTourelle and his work using a variety of techniques and lenses to show a mix of urban lifestyle and the color and beauty of Northern Minnesota.

- 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 artwork The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is closed on Sunday.

- 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.

Upcoming events

- June 19: Bemidji Area Community Band, 7 p.m., Baker Park residence.

- June 24: Finnish American Folk Group Duo Kaivama, 8 p.m., Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

- June 24: Festival of Authors and Artists, noon-8 p.m., featuring published authors including Will Weaver and Cathy Wurzer, Dorset Minn., (5 miles east of Park Rapids).

- June 25: Tom Sparks Workshop with National Fingerstyle guitar champion, 2 p.m., Lake Bemidji State Park. No admission charge.

Ongoing events

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

- Open stage, 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 Wednesdays and Jammers on Thursdays.

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

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

- Headwaters Basketmakers Guild, 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 e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

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