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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Hamrin sisters will perform as soloists with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6, in the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Sarah and Sadie are the youngest members of the BSO, 13 and 10 years old respectively, and they will perform the viola and violin concerto, "Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K.364" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during "Testament of Renewal," the third subscription concert.

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Also included in the program is the "Overture to Don Giovanni, K.527" by Mozart and Antonin Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 in E minor (New World).

Tickets are $20 for regular admission and $15 for seniors and college students. No admission charge for children and students through grade 12. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Lueken's Village Foods North and Brigid's Cross Irish Pub. Tickets will also be available at the door. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a cash donation for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.

For more information about the program and the young players, please see the Bemidji Arts News blog, listed under Staff Blogs on the home page of BemidjiPioneer.com. or, you can find the blog online at bemidjiarts.areavoices.com

First Friday events for March can start at Gallery North, which will welcome the public to meet and greet its showcase artists of the month, members of the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild. The Guild's unique woven baskets are made from natural materials incorporating shells, antlers and other decorative items.

The featured member artist of the month is Julie Dodge Johnson, who will demonstrate the basic strokes used to create the designs used in Rosemaling.

The First Friday reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Gallery North will still be closed on Mondays until March 14; the gallery then will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

- The Bemidji Public Library will showcase the artwork of Miranda Rosequist, the winner of a mentor grant from the Region 2 Arts Council. The grant allowed this Bemidji High School ninth-grader to work with artist mentor Nina Lubarski on her pen and ink project, which deals with the emotional and physical characteristics of the human psyche.

Meet Miranda during the opening reception from 3:30-5 p.m. at the library, 509 America Ave. N.W.

This 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 Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

- Wild Hare Bistro will host the "Schoolcraft Learning Community Invitational" for students of all grade levels, who will show their work in photography, drawings, paintings, digital media and wood works on the theme of environmental arts. The exhibit spans issues and offers awareness into pure celebrations of nature.

The show is dedicated to the late Dann Siems and his work to integrate science and the arts in a leaning environment.

Join the students during the opening reception from 3-5 p.m.

After the reception, the Wild Hare monthly First Friday Wine Bar will be held. The Wine Bar features a new menu every month with libations to complement. It will be open from 5-9 p.m. at 523 Minnesota Ave. N.

- Just a hop, skip and jump away is the Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and its exhibit of the work of the late Eugene Dalzatto, former professor of art at Bemidji State University. Dalzatto's painting and etchings will be on display throughout March and April.

The opening reception will be held 4-6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

For further information or visits - because the exhibit is in the main hall and is only open to the public on Sunday mornings - call751-9654.

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts will feature Paula Swenson and her "Place of Warmth." Join Paula during the opening reception from 4-6 p.m. to view her collection of colorful, warm and imaginative paintings.

Bad Cat Creations, 315 Irvine Ave. N.W., is a boutique featuring arts and fine craft by more than 60 different artists.

- Neilson Place is hosting the new work of photographer Joe Rossi, a career photographer, who presents the ordinary in an extraordinary way that creates a new awareness. Rossi's work captures the moment with light and interaction which compels the viewer to take a second look.

Rossi will give a brief presentation at 3 p.m. and the opening reception will continue until 5 p.m. in the main lobby.

His work will be on display through the month of June and a price list will be available at the front desk.

The gift shop at the Bistro will showcase the work of Jeff Larson, who has a display of his bentwood boxes and spoons in birch, black cherry, elm and hickory. The boxes are the result of 30 years of experience as these pieces are handcrafted through a long process of steaming or boiling wood, which is then bent to form a round or oval shape. The pieces also support Larson's expertise with satiny finishes, burned designs, carved handles and interiors that surprise and delight the holder. Select pieces will be for sale.

Local artist Terry Honstead will also have a display at the Bistro, featuring one-of-a-kind colorful glass bead necklaces and earrings, feather hair pieces, headbands, and lapel pins. Her special rendition of Paul and Babe mugs will also be available, along with her collection of artistic greeting cards.

Nielson Place and the Bistro are located at WoodsEdge, 1000 Anne St. N.W.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. N.W., invites the public to view the digital photography of Danielle Blanchfield. "Welcome to the Light" features abstract images of lights arranged to display how our world is perceived through lights.

Meet Danielle at the opening reception from 4-6 p.m. in the back dining room of the restaurant. For hours of operation, call 444-0567.

- Dunn Bros Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S., will present its March and April artist, photographer Marlys Brown, a native of North Dakota who has traveled extensively photographing the people and places she has visited. Her inspiration is drawn from the strength of people, sharing their lives through the camera's lens and celebrates the exquisite diversity and beauty of Ethiopia.

Dunn Bros is open seven days a week and is now serving wines of the month.

- Beltrami County Historical Society, in collaboration with Gallery North, presents "Reflections by Kay." This exhibit will be up through the end of March.

Also featured is the new exhibit, "Baskets and Beads: Weaving Traditions," an addition to the permanent John Morrison American Indian Collection. Nicole Foss, a BCHS volunteer, assembled the pieces which demonstrate two applications of weaving, basketry and beaded items.

Stop by on First Friday for refreshments and free admission into the museum.

The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and is located in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot at 130 Minnesota Ave. S.W.

- Saarens Productions invites the public to stop by the Wild Rose Theater and visit the Fleur de Lis Gallery from 2-6 p.m. on First Friday to view the work of 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. Wednesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

- Northwoods Folk Collective is now located in the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. S.W. The March host will be Don Zieman and performers should arrive early to sign up before the 7:30 p.m. start time. The collective invites singers, musicians and writers to perform for neighbors in a supportive setting. All levels of expertise and skill are welcome.

- Bemidji Community Arts Center invites the public to their opening reception of Natalia Himmirska's installation, "Flora and Fauna," the latest statement of her lifelong dialog with paint. Included in the installation are some pieces by some of her pupils which reflect her influence as a professor of fine art at BSU. The reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with an artist's talk at 6 p.m. 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.

Common Ground, a magazine show which demonstrates the creative process of various artists living in this region is at 7 p.m., Thursdays on Lakeland Public TV. This week we will visit The Nisswa Turtle Races, a summertime draw for tourists and locals alike for almost 50 years. Teri Young of Park Rapids paints a dynamic landscape with pastels. Plus, Janine Merrick is teaching adult education through art workshops in Park Rapids.

The show will be repeated at 6 p.m. Sundays and at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Videos of past shows are also available online at lptv.org. Click on Common Ground for past episodes. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

Musical groups performing this weekend include:

E Timeless Traditions, with Jon Romer and Jacque Tinsley, who blend Native American flute and Celtic folk harp in classical, ethnic and contemporary music in original settings, will appear from 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 13, at Woods Edge.

E Party Spark, a new local cover band with Eric Sundeen, Jethro Artola, Calib Erickson and Cyrus Pansch, will be playing top 40 dance and rock hits from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at Backyard BBQ, 119 Third St. N.W.

E Kate Corning and Pelican Railroad will be performing for First City Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Wild Hare Bistro. Call 444-5282 for information and cost.

Musical groups performing this weekend include:

- Timeless Traditions, with Jon Romer and Jacque Tinsley, who blend Native American flute and Celtic folk harp in classical, ethnic and contemporary music in original settings, will appear from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Woods Edge.

- Party Spark, a new local cover band with Eric Sundeen, Jethro Artola, Calib Erickson and Cyrus Pansch, will be playing top 40 dance and rock hits from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at Backyard BBQ, 119 Third St. N.W.

- Kate Corning and Pelican Railroad will be performing for First City Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Wild Hare Bistro. Call 444-5282 for information and cost.

New board members are being sought for two different organizations.

The Bemidji Community Arts Center is now accepting applications from individuals interested in being on the board of directors or volunteering for one of their many active committees or exciting events. Applications for the board seat will be accepted through March 25 and applications for volunteers or to be involved with a committee are ongoing.

For more information on positions available or an application, contact Executive Director Lori Forshee-Donnay or executive assistant Cindy Stenberg at 444-7570, e-mail bcac@paulbunyan.net or online at bcac.wordpress.com/about/contact-bcac/volunteer,

- The Region 2 Arts Council is seeking board members from Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen counties to fill two-year term vacancies beginning July 1, 2011. Those who have visual, performing and literary arts interests and feel that the arts are an important contribution to the quality of life in Minnesota are urged to apply.

The board is responsible for planning, setting policy and reviewing and awarding grants. It meets seven times a year in Bemidji on the third Monday of the month. Members are reimbursed for travel. E-mail staff@r2arts.org or write to Nominating Committee, Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji MN 56601. For any questions, please call 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.

The Glass Shack is offering two workshops. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Beginners are welcome for all classes. Call 444-0044 to register.

A Swarovski Crystal Bracelet workshop will be held, featuring instruction on using a variety of colored crystals to create a bracelet. The class will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, and the fee is $10 plus the cost of beads.

- Mosaic will show the transformation of a bowling ball into a beautiful object that will rival any gazing ball for yard and garden decorations. The class will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, March 14, and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17. The second day is needed to finish the project. The cost of the class is $55 and all materials, including the bowling ball, are included.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" will be performed at Nevis High School in May. The Minnesota Folklore Theater is looking for singers and dancers. Please call 218-652-2666 for audition dates and times.

A Call for Artists has been issued for the 2011 First City of the Arts Studio Cruise. All artists with studios within a 40-mile radius of Bemidji may apply for an application to participate in this juried arts cruise.

This will be the fourth year for the cruise, which is a working studio event through which artists invite the public into their studios to showcase their art and craft. It also offers an opportunity for direct sales and commissions.

Again, this year, artists who create their own artwork within the 40 mile radius and do not have an accessible studio may be a guest artist at a qualifying studio for the 2011 cruise.

The Studio Cruise dates will be Oct. 21-23 and all applications must be postmarked by April 1. Costs include a $10 non-refundable jury fee and $100 artist participation fee.

Questions may be directed to Dave Towley at 333-3547 or Lori Forshee-Donnay at 444-7570. The application is available online at the Bemidji Community Arts Center bcac.wordpress.com/

E "Art from Within," is seeking entries from emerging to established artists for an art show that will be exhibited in the gallery space in the Rail River Folk School. The show will be a collection of work that gives a personal and compelling view into the lives of real people who have been affected by the criminal justice system and is sponsored by the Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project of Bemidji, ACLU-MN.

Native American artists must be enrolled tribal members and non-Native Americans must reside in Minnesota.

All entries will be limited to three pieces and can be from all genres of artistic expression.

The application date is March 15 with a set-up date of March 30. The pieces will be juried on March 31 and the opening reception and awards ceremony will be April 1 with the exhibit up throughout April.

For an application or more information, call 444-2285 or stop in at 303 Railroad Ave. S.W., Bemidji.

A Call for Artists has been issued for the 2011 First City of the Arts Studio Cruise. All artists with studios within a 40-mile radius of Bemidji may apply for an application to participate in this juried arts cruise.

This will be the fourth year for the cruise, which is a working studio event through which artists invite the public into their studios to showcase their art and craft. It also offers an opportunity for direct sales and commissions.

Again, this year, artists who create their own artwork within the 40 mile radius and do not have an accessible studio may be a guest artist at a qualifying studio for the 2011 cruise.

The Studio Cruise dates will be Oct. 21-23 and all applications must be postmarked by April 1. Costs include a $10 non-refundable jury fee and $100 artist participation fee.

Questions may be directed to Dave Towley at 333-3547 or Lori Forshee-Donnay at 444-7570. The application is available online at the Bemidji Community Arts Center bcac.wordpress.com/

- "Art from Within," is seeking entries from emerging to established artists for an art show that will be exhibited in the gallery space in the Rail River Folk School. The show will be a collection of work that gives a personal and compelling view into the lives of real people who have been affected by the criminal justice system and is sponsored by the Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project of Bemidji, ACLU-MN.

Native American artists must be enrolled tribal members and non-Native Americans must reside in Minnesota.

All entries will be limited to three pieces and can be from all genres of artistic expression.

The application date is March 15 with a set-up date of March 30. The pieces will be juried on March 31 and the opening reception and awards ceremony will be April 1 with the exhibit up throughout April.

For an application or more information, call 444-2285 or stop in at 303 Railroad Ave. S.W., Bemidji.

- March 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents Mark Bridge with "Song of Cattle Drives from 1865-1885," Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids. Free and open to the public.

- March 11 at 6 p.m., "Stone Soup" at the Historic Chief Theater. Tickets at the door: $5 adults, $2 students.

- March 10 from 2-3 p.m., Timeless Traditions at Tamarack Assisted Living.

- March 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. and March 14 at 2 p.m., "Mere Image," an original comedy by Steve Saari, Wild Rose Theater, tickets $10 general, $8 seniors, $5 students/children.

- March 12 at 4 p.m., Northwind Crossing, free concert at Blackduck Golf course.

- March 12 at 7:30 p.m., Monroe Crossing at Historic Chief Theater. Tickets $17.50 on sale now at Oberbeeks, Brigid's Cross, Wild Hare Bistro and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts.

- March 13 at 2:30 p.m., Timeless Traditions at Mississippi Room at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

- March 19, 7 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall: The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, "Ole!, Ole!, Ole!." Tickets are on sale now at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op and the main desk of BSU Hobson Memorial Union. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students with valid identification.

- March 25-April 3: "Little Women" at Minnesota Folklore Theater, Akeley.

- April 4 at 7 p.m., Harlem Globetrotters at The Sanford Center. For tickets call 441-4032.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub hosts Open Stage 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 444-0567 for more information.

- Pelican Railroad performs at Backyard BBQ on Wednesdays and Jammers on Thursdays.

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

- The Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month, e-mail 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

- March 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents Mark Bridge with "Song of Cattle Drives from 1865-1885," Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids. Free and open to the public.

- March 11 at 6 p.m., "Stone Soup" at the Historic Chief Theater. Tickets at the door: $5 adults, $2 students.

- March 10 from 2-3 p.m., Timeless Traditions at Tamarack Assisted Living.

- March 10-13 at 7:30 p.m. and March 14 at 2 p.m., "Mere Image," an original comedy by Steve Saari, Wild Rose Theater, tickets $10 general, $8 seniors, $5 students/children.

- March 12 at 4 p.m., Northwind Crossing, free concert at Blackduck Golf course.

- March 12 at 7:30 p.m., Monroe Crossing at Historic Chief Theater. Tickets $17.50 on sale now at Oberbeeks, Brigid's Cross, Wild Hare Bistro and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts.

- March 13 at 2:30 p.m., Timeless Traditions at Mississippi Room at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

- March 19, 7 p.m., Thompson Recital Hall: The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, "Ole!, Ole!, Ole!." Tickets are on sale now at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op and the main desk of BSU Hobson Memorial Union. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students with valid identification.

- March 25-April 3: "Little Women" at Minnesota Folklore Theater, Akeley.

- April 4 at 7 p.m., Harlem Globetrotters at The Sanford Center. For tickets call 441-4032.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub hosts Open Stage 8-11:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 444-0567 for more information.

- Pelican Railroad performs at Backyard BBQ on Wednesdays and Jammers on Thursdays.

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

- The Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month, e-mail 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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