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Pioneer Previews: Fogelson to present concert at state park

The final concert of the Headwaters School and Lake Bemidji State Park Summer series will be held at 2 p.m., today with Mark Fogelson on the north side of Lake Bemidji, his favorite outdoor venue. This series is brought to you, in part, by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

'Shadow Tag'

Bemidji Public Library Book Discussion series will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept. 6 and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 to discuss "Shadow Tag" by Louise Erdrich. This event is free and open to the public in the meeting room of the library, 509 America Ave. N.W.

Guitarist on stage

The Sanford Center has its first Wednesday of the month open house with classical guitarist Craig Haugen from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7. Enjoy a free cup of coffee from Dunn Bros Coffee, beignets and gourmet cupcakes from Althea's Cakery before taking a tour (12:30, 1:30 and 2:30) of the facility including the BSU hockey area.


EThe Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Guild will be hosting the third annual Desserts by Design on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center, 2300 24th St. N.W., Bemidji. This event, sponsored by RiverWood Bank, promises to be a delightful evening of exclusively designed tables, unique desserts, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Viewing of the tables begins at 7 p.m. with seating at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and reservations can be made beginning Sept. 6 at Lueken's Village Foods North. All proceeds will benefit the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. For more information, contact Jeanette Halcrow (444-2689) or Carol Milowski (444-4344).

EThe Bemidji Area Arts Endowment will hold its eighth annual Oompah for the Arts from 6-10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center. Tickets are $50 ($35 tax deductible donation) and include wine and beer tasting, a German dinner, and music provided by Dennis Doeden, "Tuba" Jim Thompson and friends. BAAE is a component fund of Northwest Minnesota Foundation dedicated to the support of the arts in the Bemidji area and this is their major fundraiser to support the grants and scholarships given yearly in support of string students, arts events and artists. Please contact chairman Mike Tangen at 444-8310 or any board member for tickets.

Barney Live

Birthday Bash! with Barney Live in Concert when Barney & Friends arrive in Bemidji on Saturday, Sept. 24. This musical production encourages sharing, caring and imagination through the power of song, dance and the beloved cast of characters including dino pals Baby Bop, BJ and Riff. The shows will be performed at 2 and 5:30 p.m. at the Sanford Center. Tickets are $15 and $20 and there are a limited number of $25 Gold Circle Seats and $50 Dino Seats Packages (front row seats and a pre-show meet and greet with Barney. A facility fee of $1 may be added to all ticket prices, additional fees and discounts may apply. For more information, call the Sanford Center box office at 218-441-4032. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at


EBead Mosaic workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Heartwoods Healing Center, 5307 Bemidji Ave. N. Joan Babcock, a professional macramé and jewelry artist from New Mexico, will demonstrate basics such as seed beads, stones, crystals and other small elements to make miniature mosaic pendants. Students will explore design and layout, adhering beads and elements, grouting and coloring techniques. All skill levels are welcome. A materials fee of $25 applies, due on the day of the workshop; limited to 12 people.

ECavandoli workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Heartwood Healing Center with Joan Babcock. Participants will learn how to make a Cavandoli Macrame Pendant using Cavandoli Knotting to create geometrical and pictorial designs similar to tapestry weaving in a pendant for a large "donut" bead. The pendant will be the centerpiece of a multi-strand beaded necklace and some bead stringing and finishing techniques will also be covered. The workshop is geared toward students with knowledge of basic macramé and who want to further their skills. A materials fee of $30 applies, due on the day of the workshop; limited to 12 people. Local fiber artist Dawn Standera will offer a free introduction to Cavandoli Knotting session at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Heartlands Healing Center for those needing instruction before the workshop.

To register, send a check in the amount of $46 for each workshop or $92 for both made payable to Region 2 Arts Council, 426 Bemidji Ave. N. Bemidji 56601. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 2. Please note that there will be no refunds unless the workshops are canceled. Call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 with any questions.

- Beginning Telemark Rosemaling workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, with Shirley Evenstad at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook. The cost is $30 and the registration deadline is Sept. 15. Send check to R2AC.

- Fiber workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at Deb's Community Center in Debs with Marilyn Lee. Paul and Babe Pillow or Wall Hanging. Learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques to create either a wall hanging or pillow. This three-day class will meet from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27 at Deb's Community Center. The cost is $30 and the registration deadline is Oct. 6 and includes materials. Send check to R2AC.

September exhibits

EBad Cat Creations Gallery and Gifts is featuring mixed media artist Maria Thompson's college work, "People I Should Have Met," was inspired by the poetry of W. H. Auden. This shop is a boutique which features art and fine craft by over 60 different artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories. Bad Cat is located at 315 Irvine Ave. N.W.

EBemidji Public Library Art Wall features Doug Zuehlsdorff and his exhibit "Strokes--People and Places" for the month of September. The library is open six days a week at 509 America Ave. N.W.

ECabin Coffee House and Café is featuring local mural artist Maureen O'Brien whose work reflects her belief that a sense of peacefulness comes from being surrounded by nature -- woods, fields, streams, lakes and seas. Also on display is the work of resident artist Audrey Merschman's cards, watercolors and oils. The Cabin is located at 214 Third St. and is open seven days a week

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

EDunn Bros Coffee is holding over Fargo photographer Lois Bednar for the month of September. Bednar's black and white photos emphasize designs, textures and contrast. Dunn Bros is open seven days a week at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S.

EFleur de Lis Gallery (501 Bemidji Ave. N.) has the work of local, regional and national artists in a new exhibit rotation. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays.

EGallery North located at 502 Third St. (the back side of Ink Spot Press at the foot of the Irvine Street Bridge) is featuring DuWayne Shwindt of Rako Woods and his exhibit of Intarsia designed wood inlay projects.

- "Glazed and Amused," (311 Third St. N.W.) a family owned paint-your-own ceramic studio, is showcasing Mike Mohler and his exhibit "Mike's Unique Take on Life" of large scale mixed media caricatures.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes potter Cyrus Swann, graduate of BSU's visual arts department, and his recent wall-works at 522 America Ave. N.W. This exhibit is only open on Sundays. For other days please call 751-9654 for an appointment.

- Hobson Memorial Union is hosting "Self Portrait," a five-piece work that features four intaglio prints showing the evolution of a complete print and the original copper plate used to create the prints. This work is by the late Eugene Dalzatto, a former faculty member of BSU's fine art faculty. The Union is located on the campus of BSU at 1500 Birchmont Drive N.E.

- Neilson Place, 1000 Anne. St. N.W., is continuing the Mary Lingen landscapes installation until the end of October. A price list is available at the front desk and Neilson Place is open to the public for viewing until 8 p.m. every day.

ENorthwoods Gallery and Frame Shop (218 Third St. N.) 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.) is showcasing Wisconsin artist and Bemidji native Mali Mattson's gestural mobiles, formed of metal and colorful handmade papers breathe new life into the space they inhibit. Wild Hare is open six days a week for breakfast and lunch.

EA revolving exhibit of work from local and national artists can be seen at Tutto Bene in downtown Bemidji.

- Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be had at the Tourist Information Center.

Ongoing events

EPub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

EOpen stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

EOpen Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers, Brigid's Cross.

ENorthern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. S.E. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

EHeadwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact

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