BEMIDJI-The schedule has been set for the First Friday Art Walk to be held July 5 at various Bemidji locations.

New exhibits (reception times vary):

Neilson Place presents a photography display of "Nature of the North" by George Brook beginning July 4, and continuing to October 31. Brook is a self-taught landscape and nature photographer. The majority of his photos are captured in his home area of northern Minnesota-an area consisting of a variety of forest areas, many lakes, rivers and a variety of wildlife, a release said. There will not be an opening reception, but the public can view the photos during business hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW.

Gallery North will host their First Friday open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on July 5. The public can stop by and visit with Showcase Artist Robert Panther to view his photographic work featuring his love of the outdoors. Gallery North's Featured Artist is Kaia Edlund. Edlun's's mother taught her the art of Wychinanki Paper Cutting in the Polish style. She also paints with acrylic paints, again using lots of color. Her paintings are abstracts of landscapes, horses, dogs, cats and wild animals using bright colors. Gallery North is located at 310 Fourth St. NW.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will host their First Friday reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on July, 5. They will be presenting the photography of Dan Gartrell through the month of July. Gartrell has turned a lifelong interest in photography into his hobby business "Pretty Good Outdoor Photos," capturing striking landscape and lakescape vistas, close-ups of butterflies and other wildlife, and plants and flowers--especially lady slippers, a release said. Gartrell is a professor emeritus at Bemidji State University.

Continuing Exhibits (available general operating hours):

Dunn Brothers Coffee The featured artist at Dunn Bros will be Kierlyn Ward. Ward uses acrylic and watercolor paints in her artwork, as well as occasionally including metallic leafing. Her paintings have a whimsical feel inspired by trees, plants, flowers or feminine hair, a release said. The Dunn Bros exhibit will be a watercolor set of various hair styles in a pseudo-mosaic fashion. Dunn Bros is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive SE.