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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present clarinetist Tim Wilson at noon, today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church, 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W.

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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.

Radio theater

Icebox Radio Theater continues "The Koochi-Koochi Tour" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Pete Peterson Band Shell in Smokey Bear Park, International Falls. "Love Lines," a romantic comedy about three couples waiting in the U.S. Customs line on a hot summer afternoon. The show will also feature original songs, skits and comedy. It is presented as part of the Concerts in the Park series, which feature live music and comedy on Wednesday nights all summer long. Admission is free, but spectators will need to provide their own seating. The entire show will be simulcast on Sound Stages Radio athttp://www.soundstagesradio.com.

Art lecture

Bob Mansfield, tenured professor from San Diego State University, will present a program that will start at with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19; the lecture is from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at the Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center, 311 Main Ave. S., Park Rapids. The program will reveal how the ancient indigenous peoples of the North American continent used art as a vehicle to connect to the spirit world. Mansfield will show the importance of the Shaman as the spiritual leader and artist and examine the cultures of the Inuit, Maya, Native American tribes, and places like the Yucatan, Chaco Canyon, Serpent Mound, Poverty Point, Bear Butte and Sierra San Francisco. Mansfield will also examine the nomadic designs of the Native Americans such as tepees, papooses and canoes and show how remarkably sophisticated they were. The 45-minute presentation will be illustrated with digital images he has collected and taken during the last 40 years at most of the sites mentioned here.

Musical comedy

"Playing the Bill," an original musical comedy by Steve Saari, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 through Aug. 29, at the historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Aug.28. The book, music and lyrics were written by Saari, who is directing a cast of local and guest artists. The story is about the waning years of vaudeville: the troupers, shadow painted survivors and lost souls all swept up in the immediate aftermath of the stock market crash of 1929. The cast is headed by Chuck Deeter with DeeJay Arens, Vicki Stenerson, Vicki Wangberg, Kevin Cease, Joel Ward, Krista Grover and Jackie Davis. Karen Bradley is the vocal coach, and Julie Quanrud is building costumes to accompany Cheryl Winette's props. The play is recommended for mature audiences because of some adult language and mild sexual content. For more information, call 556-1777. Tickets are $10 for adults/seniors and $5 for students.

Workshops

E Anyone who would like to learn about upcoming Minnesota State Arts Board grant opportunities and fall deadlines is invited to attend a free session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 14, at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Avenue N.W.

E Illustration Workshop will be led by Erik Evensen, the author/illustrator of the Xeric Award-winning "Gods of Asgard" and "Erik Evensen's Sketchbook Diary," co-author/illustrator of "Super-powered Word Study," and has had work appear in several books from Image Comics, Terminal Press, and JetPack Press. Two new workshops on comic illustration will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 15 and 17, and from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24 at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. The fee is $60 and is restricted to those 14 and over.

E Sculpture workshop with Mary Williams will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at Northwoods Bank, 1200 East First St., Park Rapids. Participants will learn to do quick studies of the female form with armature wire and then transform the armatures into plaster sculptures. To register or for information on cost, contact Karen Sharbo at 218-732-5630 or 612-619-7506 or karen@me.com or check the Blank Canvas Gallery website blankcanvasgallery.org

E Wood carver and carving instructor, Wayne Hankel, will be teaching a three-day class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22, 23 and 24 at the Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center, 311 Main Ave. S., Park Rapids. The class projects will utilize carving cut outs pre-cut by the instructor. Participants will learn proper wood carving techniques and should be able to carve two or three realistic wildlife carvings during the three-day class. Contact Jerry Wegenast at 218-847-3519 or jerry@jwinc.org or check the BCG website blankcanvasgallery.org to register or for information on cost. The deadline to register is Aug. 16.

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., is hosting "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 Aug. 27. The Art Center and Shop 426 are open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

E Bemidji Public Library Art Wall 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 "34 sisters," an artist collaborative 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 "34 sisters" 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 Drive S., presents Fargo, N.D., 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. o Saturday.

E Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., guest 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 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. N.W., displays Mary Lingen's landscape paintings through October. A price list is available at the Reception Desk.

E 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.

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 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 e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present clarinetist Tim Wilson at noon, today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church, 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive 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.

Radio theater

Icebox Radio Theater continues "The Koochi-Koochi Tour" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Pete Peterson Band Shell in Smokey Bear Park, International Falls. "Love Lines," a romantic comedy about three couples waiting in the U.S. Customs line on a hot summer afternoon. The show will also feature original songs, skits and comedy. It is presented as part of the Concerts in the Park series, which feature live music and comedy on Wednesday nights all summer long. Admission is free, but spectators will need to provide their own seating. The entire show will be simulcast on Sound Stages Radio athttp://www.soundstagesradio.com.

Art lecture

Bob Mansfield, tenured professor from San Diego State University, will present a program that will start at with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19; the lecture is from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at the Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center, 311 Main Ave. S., Park Rapids. The program will reveal how the ancient indigenous peoples of the North American continent used art as a vehicle to connect to the spirit world. Mansfield will show the importance of the Shaman as the spiritual leader and artist and examine the cultures of the Inuit, Maya, Native American tribes, and places like the Yucatan, Chaco Canyon, Serpent Mound, Poverty Point, Bear Butte and Sierra San Francisco. Mansfield will also examine the nomadic designs of the Native Americans such as tepees, papooses and canoes and show how remarkably sophisticated they were. The 45-minute presentation will be illustrated with digital images he has collected and taken during the last 40 years at most of the sites mentioned here.

Musical comedy

"Playing the Bill," an original musical comedy by Steve Saari, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 through Aug. 29, at the historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Aug.28. The book, music and lyrics were written by Saari, who is directing a cast of local and guest artists. The story is about the waning years of vaudeville: the troupers, shadow painted survivors and lost souls all swept up in the immediate aftermath of the stock market crash of 1929. The cast is headed by Chuck Deeter with DeeJay Arens, Vicki Stenerson, Vicki Wangberg, Kevin Cease, Joel Ward, Krista Grover and Jackie Davis. Karen Bradley is the vocal coach, and Julie Quanrud is building costumes to accompany Cheryl Winette's props. The play is recommended for mature audiences because of some adult language and mild sexual content. For more information, call 556-1777. Tickets are $10 for adults/seniors and $5 for students.

Workshops

- Anyone who would like to learn about upcoming Minnesota State Arts Board grant opportunities and fall deadlines is invited to attend a free session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 14, at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Avenue N.W.

- Illustration Workshop will be led by Erik Evensen, the author/illustrator of the Xeric Award-winning "Gods of Asgard" and "Erik Evensen's Sketchbook Diary," co-author/illustrator of "Super-powered Word Study," and has had work appear in several books from Image Comics, Terminal Press, and JetPack Press. Two new workshops on comic illustration will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 15 and 17, and from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24 at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. The fee is $60 and is restricted to those 14 and over.

- Sculpture workshop with Mary Williams will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at Northwoods Bank, 1200 East First St., Park Rapids. Participants will learn to do quick studies of the female form with armature wire and then transform the armatures into plaster sculptures. To register or for information on cost, contact Karen Sharbo at 218-732-5630 or 612-619-7506 or karen@me.com or check the Blank Canvas Gallery website blankcanvasgallery.org

- Wood carver and carving instructor, Wayne Hankel, will be teaching a three-day class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22, 23 and 24 at the Blank Canvas Gallery and Education Center, 311 Main Ave. S., Park Rapids. The class projects will utilize carving cut outs pre-cut by the instructor. Participants will learn proper wood carving techniques and should be able to carve two or three realistic wildlife carvings during the three-day class. Contact Jerry Wegenast at 218-847-3519 or jerry@jwinc.org or check the BCG website blankcanvasgallery.org to register or for information on cost. The deadline to register is Aug. 16.

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., is hosting "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 Aug. 27. The Art Center and Shop 426 are open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

- Bemidji Public Library Art Wall 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 "34 sisters," an artist collaborative 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 "34 sisters" 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 Drive S., presents Fargo, N.D., 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. o Saturday.

- Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W., guest 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 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. N.W., displays Mary Lingen's landscape paintings 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.

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 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 e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

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