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Arts Briefs for 06/15/14

Paul Imholte at Lake Bemidji State Park

BEMIDJI — Paul Imholte will perform today at Lake Bemidji State Park, 3401 State Park Road NE. His featured instruments is the hammered dulcimer, an ancient string instrument from the Middle East. It is played with light mallets or hammers. Along with the hammered dulcimer, he plays fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, mountain dulcimer, cello, viola, autoharp, harmonica, jaw harp and spoons.

French horn quartet scheduled for series

BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will continue at noon Wednesday at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1800 Irvine Ave NW. This concert will feature a French horn quartet. Performers will include Eve Sumsky, Jackie Schaffer, Bonnie Swanson, and Sara Comeau. Special guest, Susan Nelson, on the flute, will join the quartet for a piece by Franz Doppler in which the horns represent the forest and the flute depicts the bird.

A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A free-will offering will be received at the door.

Clearwater County Arts Conversation announced

BAGLEY — All are invited to join in a conversation about bringing new arts projects, events, and initiatives to Clearwater County communities from 6:15 to 8 p.m. June 24 in room 100 at Bagley High School, 1130 Main Ave. N. in Bagley. Region 2 Arts Council staff will be on-hand to discuss ways in which grants can offer support. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Artists, teachers, arts and community organizers, school administrators, county, city and town representatives, business owners, and arts appreciators will want to be a part of this conversation. Contact Region 2 Arts Council to RSVP by calling 751-5447, 800- 275-5447 or emailing

Hardwood Groove will open 2nd Street Stage

PARK RAPIDS — Hardwood Groove, rooted in Detroit Lakes, will open 2nd Street Stage from 6 to 8 p.m. June 19 on Second Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71 in Park Rapids.

Hardwood Groove, is are a group of musicians who draw inspiration from many varieties of music. On stage, bluegrass, blues, folk, rock and funk all meet in one electrified show.

Along with the music, they were will be a beer garden and family activities. Bring your own chair. 2nd Street Stage will continue on Thursdays through Aug. 21. For more information, visit