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Arts briefs, Sunday, July 23

Seibel, Hoff to perform at next BACM recital

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will continue at noon, Wednesday, July 26, at United Methodist Church, 924 Beltrami Ave. NW.

Glenn Seibel will perform the 30-minute recital on a new euphonium custom-made in The Netherlands. Included in his varied program are a compositions by F. Mendelssohn, a jazz arrangement of the hymn, "Amazing Grace," and a tribute to Karen Carpenter. He will be accompanied by pianist Wayne Hoff. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A free-will offering will be received at the door to fund music scholarships.

Corey Medina & Brothers to perform at Farm By The Lake

BAGLEY—Corey Medina & Brothers will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at the next installment of Farm By The Lake's Summer Concert Series near Bagley.

Medina is a Native American blues artist from Shiprock, N.M., who moved to northern Minnesota in 2012 and collaborated with Incepticons Entertainment. He released his debut album "Old Dog Crying" in May 2015. The next show in the series is Aug. 6 with After 5.

Belleveau to kick off First City Poetry Reads series

BEMIDJI—Local poet, essayist and playwright Cate Belleveau will be the featured poet for Watermark Art Center's inaugural "First City Poetry Reads" event, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Bemidji Regional Airport. The event will take place in Bemidji Aviation's main hangar, just west of the Main Terminal. Belleveau will reference some of the writers who have inspired her—Gertrude Stein, Garrison Keillor and Willa Cather, among others — and will talk about the various journeys that have influenced her work. An open mic for other area poets will follow Belleveau's reading, expanding on the theme of flight and adventure. The event is free and open to the public.

More details can be found at Anyone interested in participating in the series can contact Marsh Muirhead, event organizer, at (218) 556-6313, or at

Steele, Sanders to be featured at Gallery North

BEMIDJI—Gallery North's First Friday open house for August is 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, to view the work of Showcase Artist Gregory Steele. He began his career as a cartoonist and ads layout artist for a newspaper, later freelancing as an illustrator. Most recently, he has been painting full time, working only in oil.

Featured artist for August is Gallery North member Kathy Sanders. She has had a lifelong interest in the arts and started painting by attending rosemaling classes many years ago. She has been teaching classes in oil and acrylics for the past 10 years.

Gallery North, 310 Fourth St. NW, is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989.