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Pioneer Previews: Bemidji Sculpture Walk applications due Saturday

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The Bemidji Sculpture Walk (BSW) committee is now accepting applications for the 14th annual Bemidji Sculpture Walk. Applications are due by March 31, with the new exposition to be installed the last week of May.

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The First Prize for the Walk of $1,000 is given to the People's Choice Award Winner. Second Prize, $500, is given to the Critic's Choice Award winner, Third Prize, $250, is given to the Critic's Choice runner-up and an honorarium of $300 is given to all participating artists.

Artists can submit applications and find more information online at www.bemidjisculpture.org. Email bemidjiscultpure@gmail.com for more information.

The third annual Opener Art Festival's booth registration is now open. The festival will be Nov. 3 at the Sanford Center. The fee is $75 for a 10' x 10' booth plus $15 processing fee. There is a $10 discount for registrations postmarked before April 2. Visit www.openerartfestival.com or call 556-5907 for more information and for an application.

Nature artists are invited to take part in the 2012 Lady Slipper Celebration art walk "Art Around Town" in Blackduck June 23. The event will celebrate the arts, culture, nature and history of the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway that stretches from Blackduck toward Cass Lake. Registration for the event is $20, and ends May 15. For more information and to register, contact Shirley at 835-7826.

Trombonist Steven Radley will perform his degree recital at 3 p.m. today in Thompson Recital Hall on the Bemidji State University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Bemidji Trombones ensemble will host their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Thompson Recital Hall on the BSU campus. The group will welcome guest trombonist Russ Zokaites, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri, for the concert. Admission is free. Contact the BSU music department at 755-2915 for more information.

Bemidji State University senior pianist Matthew Sieberg will perform his degree recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Thompson Recital Hall at BSU. Siberg's performance will including pieces by Chopin, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Bach.

The Tribe and Big Cats! with Bobby Raps, both Minneapolis hip-hop groups, will be at the Blue Ox Bar and Grill at 10 p.m. Saturday. This show is free.

Last Friday Movie Night at Rail River Folk School runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. The film to be shown is "The Ultimate Gift," a film on a trust fund child-turned-philanthropist. Admission is free.

Open auditions for three Long Lake Theater summer productions will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Email longlaketheater@hotmail.com for more information.

Common Ground program explores the creative process and cultural events in our region. On this week's episode, Pat Becker shows how she creates her Silent Walkers using furs from different animals. The episode then heads to Outing, where archeological discoveries are shared and studied at the Outing Trade Route Celebration. Plus, get a taste of the annual traditions of Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes. The program broadcasts at 7 p.m. Thursday and be repeated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Region 2 Arts Council potential loss of Arts Legacy funds forum will be held from 4-5 p.m. today at Helga Township Community Center with State Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker. RSVP by emailing staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

The Bemidji Woodcarvers' Club will meet at the Paul Bunyan Senior Activity Center from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday. Beginning, intermediate and expert carvers are welcome to attend. Cost is $2 per session.

Registration ends April 4 for Diana Collison-Jones' copper tooling classes on April 14 and 28. Course registration is $40, and can be completed at Gallery North, or by contacting Diana at 556-6738.

Saarens Productions' fourth Independent Film Night featuring films produced by local filmmakers will be at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Wild Rose Theater, Bemidji. The suggested admission price is $5. Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the films they think should progress to the second annual Fathom Film Festival scheduled April 20-21 at the Wild Rose Theater.

Local author and speaker John Eggers will talk about his recent book at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Bemidji Public Library.

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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