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Pioneer Previews: Timberline performs today, BSU's 'Proof' opens next week

Timberline, with Kari Munson and John Essig, will play for dancing and listening from 5-9 p.m. today at Trial's End in Trail.


- "Proof" by David Auburn will open this week as the fall production of Bemidji State University Theater.

The winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama, the play will feature Patrick Carriere as Robert, the father of the struggling math genius, and daughter Catherine, as played by Liz McGregor. The play will be directed by Jessie Villerreal, a theater major.

"Proof" will open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Additional performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $6 for students and seniors and free for BSU students with a valid ID.

- "Murder at the Howard Johnson's" by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N. A Saaren's production, the play is a romantic comedy and farcical look at murder and mayhem with actors Steve Saari, DeeJay Arens and Julie Quanrud. Additional performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and may be purchased in advance by calling 556-1777.

Music events

- The Bemidji Trombone Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Thompson Recital Hall at BSU. One of the new faculty members, Sarah Paradis, will play trombone solo for two pieces with the ensemble, which is composed of music majors, community members, current music faculty and music faculty emeriti. The groups meets weekly with Paradis to rehearse and performs one concert each semester.

- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will feature flutist Carol Wincenc in Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto during the "American Lessons," the second performance in the "Made in America" 73rd BSO season. The program will include Edward Elgars' "Serenade for Strings" and Mozart's "Symphony No 31 Paris. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13m at Bemidji High School. Tickets are on sale now at Lueken's Village Foods North and Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and online at $20 adults, $15 seniors and $10 for college students with ID. Students in grades K-12 will be admitted free.


- A watercolor class with Grace Garland will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Gracie's Woodsy Boutique, six miles west of Bemidji on U.S. Highway 2 W. Participants will paint a winter cardinal sitting on a birdhouse. The $40 fee includes all materials including an oak 11-by-14 framed for the completed painting. To register, call 759-2952.

- Grant Writing Workshop for individual artists, non-profits and schools will be given on Thursday at the Caldwell Banker Real Estate office, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. The times are as follows: 5:30 to 6 p.m., Community Arts Support Grant which foster the development and sustainability of new and existing art organizations; 6 to 7 p.m., Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants which provide opportunities for arts, arts access, arts education, and cultural heritage activities; 7 to 8 p.m., Individual Artists Grants which support individual artists in creating and promoting their art. To reserve a space for one or all of the times: email,

- A watercolor class with Marion Reil will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Gallery North. Participants will finish a 16-by-20 inch watercolor painting of a fall scene using sponges and other techniques and the fee is $45.

E Region 2 Arts Council announces that it has funding available for "No Risk" workshops. The application can be downloaded from the website The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and the funds are limited.

Art exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts featured artist is photographer Jon Heller with his exhibit, "I Shoot People." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring art and fine craft by more than 60 different artists. It is located at 315 Irvine Ave NW.

- Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, will present "Fall Reflections." Also featured is the newest exhibit "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of America's celebrated author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910). For history center hours, call 444-3376.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents Shannon Lucas-Westrum's "Art and Inspiration." The Cabin is open seven days a week at 214 Third St. NW. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

- Dunn Bros Coffee will present photographer Tom Dunn's black and white exhibit of images from Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Minnesota. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

- Fleur de Lis Art Gallery (501 Bemidji Ave. N.) has new works by local artists. Stop by the see the new rotation. The gallery is open when the Fleur de Lis sign is outside the building.

- Gallery North (502 Third St. NW) has opened its annual Christmas Boutique with art work, fine crafts, hand-painted ornaments and other items.

- Glazed and Amused, (311 Third St. NW) presents the work of Norma Frisk and Sue Smith as featured artists for November and December. Glazed and Amused is a paint-your-own-ceramics studio open Tuesday through Saturday.

- Neilson Place (1000 Anne St. NW) will have an installation of "Blueleaf Photographs" by Melissa Moss to remember the times we share with others. The opening reception will be held in December. The work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk.

- Northwoods Gallery and Framing (318 Third St. NW) is featuring the work of wood cut artist Don Houseman for the month of November.

- Ramsey Gallery at BSU announces "Overlooked," an art show and sale. The gallery is located on the ground floor of Bangsberg Fine Arts Center.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Ave. NW) is showing"Cat and Bird" by Alice Blessing. With color and light, birds become wild animals and cats become pets.

- Rail River Folk School will present Wesley May and his "Let Me Tell You a Story...Interconnected," an installation of acrylic paintings and pencil drawings. The venue is located at 303 Railroad St. SW. Take the Irvine Street Bridge and turn left and go up the hill to the school.

- Talley Gallery at BSU presents Canadian sculptor Gregory Blair's exhibit, "The Unavowable Taxonomy," until Nov. 11. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located in Room 212 of the Education Arts building at BSU. The building is barrier-free and open at no charge to the public.

- Maps for the installations on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk are free and at the Tourist Information Center next to the Paul and Babe statues.

Ongoing events

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

- Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

- The Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. on 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 the 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