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Art briefs - Sept. 5

"How to Make a Brain Souffle" published

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji native Roy C. Booth has announced his zombie comedy play, "How to Make a Brain Souffle" will be published in the upcoming "Quick and Painless" anthology by Original Works Publishing.

The play is about a zombie TV personality who presents his own unique, yet very macabre how-to cooking show, along with the show's zombie announcer and their very reluctant human sidekick.

2013 R2AC Artist Mentor Grant Awards distributed

BEMIDJI -- Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor grants were awarded to seven student artists in grades eight through 12 to mentor with a professional or attend a workshop in their discipline. Each student received $600.

Aanika Sletta, Bemidji Middle School: Attended the Reif Summer Dance Intensive in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Coalton Waggoner, Bagley High School: Awarded to increase his drawing skill and technique with local artist Nicholas Jackson.

Elias Connell, Bemidji High School: Studied computer composition incorporated into live music performance with local musician Greg Gaston.

Elizabeth Bodensteiner, Clearbrook-Gonvick High School: Awarded to study trumpet with mentor Del Lyren.

Berit Dybing, Bemidji High School: Studied guitar and songwriting skills with musician and mentor Eric Carlson.

Ashlyn Hale, Clearbrook-Gonvick High School: Attended the Minnesota Show Choir Camp in June.

Kailee Martens, Bemidji High School: Studied character development in writing in summer classes at the Teen Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.