BEMIDJI-The schedule has been set for the First Friday Art Walk to be held Aug. 2 at various Bemidji locations.
New exhibits (reception times vary):
Dunn Brothers Coffee’s featured artist will be John Winter, an emerging artist from Bemidji. Winter is inspired by nature, with a history of working in park service for over 40 years. His primary subjects focus on nature, painting and recreation. View his paintings at Dunn Brothers in August and September. It is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive SE.
Wild Hare Bistro & Coffeehouse presents the paintings of Maureen O’Brien through the month of August. Well known for her nature, landscape and wildlife paintings with a strong northern Minnesota influence, O’Brien will present new and past works. She works out of her Evergreen Farm Studio, located just west of Bemidji near Solway. Most of O’Brien’s work is inspired directly by nature itself, much of which surrounds her at Evergreen Farm Studio. She has painted with acrylics on a number of mediums, including canvas, leather and wood. O’Brien is a respected art and painting teacher, with decades of experience working with students of all ages. The opening reception to meet the artist will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2. Wild Hare is located at 523 Minnesota Ave. NW.
Ravenrock Jewelry will be featuring “In Bloom,” a series of large contemporary flower paintings done in oils by Sarah Peterson of Bemidji. These paintings celebrate the impact such a small thing can have on a human being, despite their fleeting nature. Peterson was born in Minnesota and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Ravenrock Jewelry’s gallery, 313 Beltrami Ave. NW.
LaunchPad Bemidji will be displaying photography by members of Bemidji Photography Guild, including Kevin Johnson, John LaTourelle, Katrina Pink, Sean McRoy, Robert Ferdinant, E. Jourdain Jr. and Robie Rock. The photographs will depict various subject matter, much of which is local to the Bemidji area. Photographs range from scenic to portrait. Meet the photographers during an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 2. The Launchpad is located in the Mayflower Building at 102 First St W.
Continuing exhibits (available general operating hours):
Neilson Place continues their photography display of “Nature of the North” by George Brook. 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. There will not be a 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 St. NW.