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"History meets music: Up close and unplugged" with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. today at Bemidji High School. Meet J. Robert Oppenheimer (Clay Jenkinson) and hear the music that he enjoyed and related to his time. The concert will highlight tenor Brad Bradshaw and pianist Matt Seiberg. Artistic Director Beverly Everett and Clay Jenkinson will host a talk-back after the performance to answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for college students with an ID and free for students in grades K-12. For more information on the concert, please see Bemidji Arts Blog under staff blogs on homepage of the Pioneer.

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Exhibit

Midwinter Interlude, an exhibit of arts and crafts by Bemidji State University staff and faculty, will have an opening reception from 2-6 p.m., tomorrow (Feb. 13) in the Ramsey Gallery located on the ground floor of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the campus of BSU (14th St. and Birchmont Dr.). Enjoy refreshments, listen to music and meet the artists at the reception which is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be up until March 9.

Classes

Jeanie Fenner will be the first instructor for the annual "Warm Your Heart with a Little Art" series sponsored by Gallery North. Fenner will demonstrate how to make wrapped jewelry from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the gallery, 502 3rd St. NW. On Thursday, Diana Johnson will make a suncatcher from 1-4 p.m. All classes are free of charge but pre-registration is advised. Call 444-9813 to register for these classes or others in the series.

Events

Third Thursday in Park Rapids from 5-7 p.m. will feature Woodtick Theater singers Diane Sauer and Jan Lundsten from 5-5:30 and 6-6:30 p.m. at Belle Caffe, 116 3rd St. W. Beagle Books will welcome poet Sharon Harris and author Tarah Wolff from 5:30-6 and 6:30-7 p m. 112 3rd St. W.. The two writers will alternate readings: Harris from new book, "Unspoken" and Wolff from her Book One Sacrifices in a series of fantasy novels "Embraced by Darkness. Wolff did the covers and layout for both books and Harris was the editor. The authors will also talk about the Jack Pine Writers Bloc. "Small Town Fugitives" with Nate Decker, Angie and Ryan Schilling and John Schilling will play blues and folk-inspired rock music from 5:30-6 and 6:30-7 p.m. at The Good Life Café, 220 South Main Ave. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to make a free will donation to the artists. This activity is funded in whole or 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 on Nov. 4, 2008.

"Ajax in Iraq," a play that juxtaposes the warriors of ancient Greek to the young people who are in the modern military, will open Saturday at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N with show times of 7 p.m. on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 with a $10 ticket price for general admission, Gulf and Iraq War vets will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased now at the Wild Hare Bistro or at the door the day of performance. For more information on the play and the cast, please see Bemidji Arts Blog under staff blogs on homepage of the Pioneer. Please note that this play is rated PG-13 and for high school age and up.

Common Ground is a program which explores the creative process and cultural events in our region. On this week's episode, viewers will see what a visit to Vietnam was like for a veteran through the lens of his camera. Views will visit the 36th Annual Itasca Pioneer Farmers Show for a step back in time to observe the beginnings of mechanized farming and logging in Northern Minnesota. And then viewers are off to have some fun in the sun at the Pennington Music Festival. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and repeated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 6 p.m. on Sunday and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

David Treuer will read from his book, "Rez Life" at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW. Treuer's full length work of non-fiction is an examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Concert

The Bluegrass Community Concert Series will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. "The High 48's," will share the bill with "The Cactus Blossoms.". This concert is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature. Advance tickets of $12 are available now at Overbeek and Kelsey's Jewelry. Tickets are the door will be $15 for general admission, $5 for teens and free for children 12 and under. For more information on the concert, please see Bemidji Arts Blog under staff blogs on homepage of the Pioneer.

Installations

Bemidji Community Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave. N is displaying The Annual "Members Show."

Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. NW is showing Jake Baggenstoss' food related paintings.

Cabin Coffeehouse and Café, 214 3rd. St. NW is showing Kendra Fuller of Urban Essence Interiors.

Center of Therapeutic Arts, 521 Minnesota Ave. NW. "Lucy Learns to Color" by Nina Lubarski.

Fleur de Lis Art Gallery at 501 Bemidji Ave. N is open when sign is out in front of building.

Gallery North, 502 3rd. St. NW has gourd art, fiber art and wood carvings.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 535 Minnesota Ave. NW has Jami Burdick's pastel art work.

Talley Gallery installation of Megumi Naitoh's "Real Life/Virtual Life," is a mosaic collection until Wednesday. Talley Gallery, Room 212 in the Education Arts Building.

Melissa Moss of Blueleaf Photographs exhibit "Serenity" at Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NW. The exhibit is open to the public until 8 p.m. daily.

Upcoming Events

E "Atmosphere's Welcome to Minnesota Tour at 7 p.m., Feb. 21, Sanford Center Ballroom.

E The following workshops are part of the "Warm Your Heart with a Little Art Series at Gallery North: Introduction to Paper Quilling with Julie Johnson from 2-4 p.m., Feb. 21; Beginning Tapestry with Patty Lovegreen from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22, Introduction to Watercolor by Marion Caroline from 1-4 p.m., Feb. 24 and beginning basketry with Monie Martin from 1-4 p.m., Feb.25. .

E BSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert at 3 p.m., Feb. 26.

E Mystery writer William Kent Krueger at noon, Feb. 28 at 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

"History meets music: Up close and unplugged" with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. today at Bemidji High School. Meet J. Robert Oppenheimer (Clay Jenkinson) and hear the music that he enjoyed and related to his time. The concert will highlight tenor Brad Bradshaw and pianist Matt Seiberg. Artistic Director Beverly Everett and Clay Jenkinson will host a talk-back after the performance to answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for college students with an ID and free for students in grades K-12. For more information on the concert, please see Bemidji Arts Blog under staff blogs on homepage of the Pioneer.

Exhibit

Midwinter Interlude, an exhibit of arts and crafts by Bemidji State University staff and faculty, will have an opening reception from 2-6 p.m., tomorrow (Feb. 13) in the Ramsey Gallery located on the ground floor of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the campus of BSU (14th St. and Birchmont Dr.). Enjoy refreshments, listen to music and meet the artists at the reception which is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be up until March 9.

Classes

Jeanie Fenner will be the first instructor for the annual "Warm Your Heart with a Little Art" series sponsored by Gallery North. Fenner will demonstrate how to make wrapped jewelry from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the gallery, 502 3rd St. NW. On Thursday, Diana Johnson will make a suncatcher from 1-4 p.m. All classes are free of charge but pre-registration is advised. Call 444-9813 to register for these classes or others in the series.

Events

Third Thursday in Park Rapids from 5-7 p.m. will feature Woodtick Theater singers Diane Sauer and Jan Lundsten from 5-5:30 and 6-6:30 p.m. at Belle Caffe, 116 3rd St. W. Beagle Books will welcome poet Sharon Harris and author Tarah Wolff from 5:30-6 and 6:30-7 p m. 112 3rd St. W.. The two writers will alternate readings: Harris from new book, "Unspoken" and Wolff from her Book One Sacrifices in a series of fantasy novels "Embraced by Darkness. Wolff did the covers and layout for both books and Harris was the editor. The authors will also talk about the Jack Pine Writers Bloc. "Small Town Fugitives" with Nate Decker, Angie and Ryan Schilling and John Schilling will play blues and folk-inspired rock music from 5:30-6 and 6:30-7 p.m. at The Good Life Café, 220 South Main Ave. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to make a free will donation to the artists. This activity is funded in whole or 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 on Nov. 4, 2008.

"Axel in Iraq," a play that juxtaposes the warriors of ancient Greek to the young people who are in the modern military, will open Saturday at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N with show times of 7 p.m. on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 with a $10 ticket price for general admission, Gulf and Iraq War vets will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased now at the Wild Hare Bistro or at the door the day of performance. For more information on the play and the cast, please see Bemidji Arts Blog under staff blogs on homepage of the Pioneer. Please note that this play is rated PG-13 and for high school age and up.

Common Ground is a program which explores the creative process and cultural events in our region. On this week's episode, viewers will see what a visit to Vietnam was like for a veteran through the lens of his camera. Views will visit the 36th Annual Itasca Pioneer Farmers Show for a step back in time to observe the beginnings of mechanized farming and logging in Northern Minnesota. And then viewers are off to have some fun in the sun at the Pennington Music Festival. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and repeated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 6 p.m. on Sunday and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. This program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

David Treuer will read from his book, "Rez Life" at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW. Treuer's full length work of non-fiction is an examination of Native American reservation life, past and present. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Concert

The Bluegrass Community Concert Series will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. "The High 48's," will share the bill with "The Cactus Blossoms.". This concert is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature. Advance tickets of $12 are available now at Overbeek and Kelsey's Jewelry. Tickets are the door will be $15 for general admission, $5 for teens and free for children 12 and under. For more information on the concert, please see Bemidji Arts Blog under staff blogs on homepage of the Pioneer.

Installations

Bemidji Community Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave. N is displaying The Annual "Members Show."

Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant, 317 Beltrami Ave. NW is showing Jake Baggenstoss' food related paintings.

Cabin Coffeehouse and Café, 214 3rd. St. NW is showing Kendra Fuller of Urban Essence Interiors.

Center of Therapeutic Arts, 521 Minnesota Ave. NW. "Lucy Learns to Color" by Nina Lubarski.

Fleur de Lis Art Gallery at 501 Bemidji Ave. N is open when sign is out in front of building.

Gallery North, 502 3rd. St. NW has gourd art, fiber art and wood carvings.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 535 Minnesota Ave. NW has Jami Burdick's pastel art work.

Talley Gallery installation of Megumi Naitoh's "Real Life/Virtual Life," is a mosaic collection until Wednesday. Talley Gallery, Room 212 in the Education Arts Building.

Melissa Moss of Blueleaf Photographs exhibit "Serenity" at Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NW. The exhibit is open to the public until 8 p.m. daily.

Upcoming Events

- "Atmosphere's Welcome to Minnesota Tour at 7 p.m., Feb. 21, Sanford Center Ballroom.

- The following workshops are part of the "Warm Your Heart with a Little Art Series at Gallery North: Introduction to Paper Quilling with Julie Johnson from 2-4 p.m., Feb. 21; Beginning Tapestry with Patty Lovegreen from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22, Introduction to Watercolor by Marion Caroline from 1-4 p.m., Feb. 24 and beginning basketry with Monie Martin from 1-4 p.m., Feb.25. .

- BSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert at 3 p.m., Feb. 26.

- Mystery writer William Kent Krueger at noon, Feb. 28 at 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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