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Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present pianist Joe Henry at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Church of St. Philip, 702 Beltrami Ave. N.W. A free will offering will be accepted in support of the music scholarships given each year. A luncheon will be served following the concert for a nominal cost.

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Musical theater

Three musicals playing this week are "The Full Monty" at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse (751-7270), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Long Lake Theater (218-732-0099) and "Rent" by the Crimson Creek Players in Grand Forks.

Workshops

E Writers group will be starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Bemidji Public Library. (More information to follow.)

E Bead Mosaic workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Heartwoods Healing Center, 5307 Bemidji Ave. N. Professional artist, Joan Babcock will instruct students who would like to learn how to use seed beads, stones crystals and other small elements to make miniature mosaic pendants. Students will explore design, layout, adhering beads and elements, grouting and coloring techniques. All skill levels are welcome. A materials fee of $25 is due on the day of the workshop in addition to the fee of $25 and the class is limited to 12 people. To register, send a $46 check to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave. by Friday, Sept. 2. There will be no refunds unless the workshop is canceled.

E Cavandoli Macrame workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Heartwoods Healing Center, 5307 Bemidji Ave. N. Professional artist, Joan Babcock will be teaching how to use the technique of Cavandoli Knotting to make a pendant. This workshop is open to students with a basic knowledge of macramé and who want to further their skills. A materials fee of $30 is due on the day of the workshop in addition to the fee and the class is limited to 12 people. To register, send a $46 check to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave. by Friday, Sept. 2. A check for $92 is for required to register for both classes. There will be no refunds unless the workshop is canceled.

E Local fiber artist Dawn Standera will offer a free introduction to Cavandoli Knotting class at 4:30 p.m., Wed. Aug. 31, at the same location.

Exhibits

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., has on display "Tropical Tranquility," a collection of kaleidoscopic photo art by Melissa Burness. Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring Art & Fine Craft by more than 60 artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories.

E Bemidji Community Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave., will host"A Creative Partnership" by artists John Kolb and Linda Acklund Kolb in the Main Gallery and "Walking Behind Bemidji" with photographer Sean McCroy in gallery X2 through August 27. The Art Center and Shop 426 are open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

E Bemidji Public Library Art Wall, 509 America Ave. N.W., presents artist Terry Honstead and her exhibit "Imagine," a collection of acrylic and mixed media works. The library is open six days a week.

E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents the "34sisters," an artist collaborative that consists of a local artist Jenn Anderson and 32 women from Kenya, Africa. For August, an eclectic collection of art and jewelry will be featured and proceeds from the sale of paintings and jewelry from the "34sisters" project are sent to the women in Kenya. The Cabin is open seven days a week. Cards and paintings from resident artist Audrey Merschman are also on sale.

E Chasing the Wind Photography, 323 Beltrami Ave. N.W., has on exhibit landscape and wildlife photos, cards and framed originals by Brian Gund.

E Dunn Bros Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S, presents Fargo photographer Lois Bednar and her black and white abstract photos that emphasize designs, textures and contrast. Dunn Bros. Coffee is open seven days a week.

E Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave., is located in the Wild Rose Theater and has an exhibit rotation of work by local, regional and national artists. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

E Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., guest show case artist of the month is Debra Hawthorne, who is known for her clothing, costume design, star quilts and designer bags; one of a kind designs from scrapes of cotton, silk and upholstery fabric. Featured member artists are fiber artists Patty Lovegreen who works in fiber, paper and metal, and Carolyn Goldberg a weaver and mixed media artist who creates paper using silk, cotton, linen and Japanese fibers. Gallery North is closed on Sunday.

E Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave., N.W., exhibit is of nature photography from students who participated in the nature photography class at the center. The center is open seven days a week.

E Neilson Place (1000 Anne St. NW) display is of Mary Lingen's landscape paintings that will be exhibited through October. A price list is available at the Reception Desk.

Northwoods Gallery and Frame Shop, 218 Third St. N.W., features original art work from Jane Freeman, Kathy Gustafson, Pat Shough/Sillimandi, Don Houseman, Duane Shoup, Terry Honstead and Pat Schnell showcasing watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, stained glass, woodcarvings, books and cards. Northwoods Gallery is open six days a week.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., exhibit is "How Do We Love Thee, Let Us Count The Ways," a collection from 11 artists who work in watercolor, acrylic, paper, fiber, glass, stained glass, clay, metal, calligraphy and felt and their interpretation of Patricia Grimes white orchid photo. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

E Yellow Umbrella, 202 Third St. N.W., features the work of local artisans: wood carvings, prints, watercolors, photos, etc.

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.

Upcoming events

E "Playing the Bill," an original musical by Steve Saari will be presented Thursday, Aug, 25, through Monday, Aug. 29, at the Historic Chief Theater. Please note that this is a date change.

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 Wednesdays and Jammers 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.

Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present pianist Joe Henry at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Church of St. Philip, 702 Beltrami Ave. N.W. A free will offering will be accepted in support of the music scholarships given each year. A luncheon will be served following the concert for a nominal cost.

Musical theater

Three musicals playing this week are "The Full Monty" at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse (751-7270), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Long Lake Theater (218-732-0099) and "Rent" by the Crimson Creek Players in Grand Forks.

Workshops

- Writers group will be starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Bemidji Public Library. (More information to follow.)

- Bead Mosaic workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Heartwoods Healing Center, 5307 Bemidji Ave. N. Professional artist, Joan Babcock will instruct students who would like to learn how to use seed beads, stones crystals and other small elements to make miniature mosaic pendants. Students will explore design, layout, adhering beads and elements, grouting and coloring techniques. All skill levels are welcome. A materials fee of $25 is due on the day of the workshop in addition to the fee of $25 and the class is limited to 12 people. To register, send a $46 check to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave. by Friday, Sept. 2. There will be no refunds unless the workshop is canceled.

- Cavandoli Macrame workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Heartwoods Healing Center, 5307 Bemidji Ave. N. Professional artist, Joan Babcock will be teaching how to use the technique of Cavandoli Knotting to make a pendant. This workshop is open to students with a basic knowledge of macramé and who want to further their skills. A materials fee of $30 is due on the day of the workshop in addition to the fee and the class is limited to 12 people. To register, send a $46 check to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave. by Friday, Sept. 2. A check for $92 is for required to register for both classes. There will be no refunds unless the workshop is canceled.

- Local fiber artist Dawn Standera will offer a free introduction to Cavandoli Knotting class at 4:30 p.m., Wed. Aug. 31, at the same location.

Exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., has on display "Tropical Tranquility," a collection of kaleidoscopic photo art by Melissa Burness. Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring Art & Fine Craft by more than 60 artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories.

- Bemidji Community Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave., will host"A Creative Partnership" by artists John Kolb and Linda Acklund Kolb in the Main Gallery and "Walking Behind Bemidji" with photographer Sean McCroy in gallery X2 through August 27. The Art Center and Shop 426 are open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

- Bemidji Public Library Art Wall, 509 America Ave. N.W., presents artist Terry Honstead and her exhibit "Imagine," a collection of acrylic and mixed media works. The library is open six days a week.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents the "34sisters," an artist collaborative that consists of a local artist Jenn Anderson and 32 women from Kenya, Africa. For August, an eclectic collection of art and jewelry will be featured and proceeds from the sale of paintings and jewelry from the "34sisters" project are sent to the women in Kenya. The Cabin is open seven days a week. Cards and paintings from resident artist Audrey Merschman are also on sale.

- Chasing the Wind Photography, 323 Beltrami Ave. N.W., has on exhibit landscape and wildlife photos, cards and framed originals by Brian Gund.

- Dunn Bros Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S, presents Fargo photographer Lois Bednar and her black and white abstract photos that emphasize designs, textures and contrast. Dunn Bros. Coffee is open seven days a week.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery, 501 Bemidji Ave., is located in the Wild Rose Theater and has an exhibit rotation of work by local, regional and national artists. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

- Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., guest show case artist of the month is Debra Hawthorne, who is known for her clothing, costume design, star quilts and designer bags; one of a kind designs from scrapes of cotton, silk and upholstery fabric. Featured member artists are fiber artists Patty Lovegreen who works in fiber, paper and metal, and Carolyn Goldberg a weaver and mixed media artist who creates paper using silk, cotton, linen and Japanese fibers. Gallery North is closed on Sunday.

- Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave., N.W., exhibit is of nature photography from students who participated in the nature photography class at the center. The center is open seven days a week.

- Neilson Place (1000 Anne St. NW) display is of Mary Lingen's landscape paintings that will be exhibited through October. A price list is available at the Reception Desk.

Northwoods Gallery and Frame Shop, 218 Third St. N.W., features original art work from Jane Freeman, Kathy Gustafson, Pat Shough/Sillimandi, Don Houseman, Duane Shoup, Terry Honstead and Pat Schnell showcasing watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, stained glass, woodcarvings, books and cards. Northwoods Gallery is open six days a week.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave. N.W., exhibit is "How Do We Love Thee, Let Us Count The Ways," a collection from 11 artists who work in watercolor, acrylic, paper, fiber, glass, stained glass, clay, metal, calligraphy and felt and their interpretation of Patricia Grimes white orchid photo. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

- Yellow Umbrella, 202 Third St. N.W., features the work of local artisans: wood carvings, prints, watercolors, photos, etc.

- 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.

Upcoming events

- "Playing the Bill," an original musical by Steve Saari will be presented Thursday, Aug, 25, through Monday, Aug. 29, at the Historic Chief Theater. Please note that this is a date change.

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 Wednesdays and Jammers 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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