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Around the Arts, June 3

Amanda Standalone

Amanda Standalone to perform at Farm By the Lake

BAGLEY—Amanda Standalone will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, during the Legends on Lomond Concert Series at Farm By the Lake. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will continue rain or shine, and the audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Standalone is a writer, folk musician and multi-instrumentalist from Minnesota. She has released two albums, "Millions of Blackbirds" (2010), which bears the title track "Bird Flew Hard" for the HBO documentary "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," and "Trouble (2014). Her music is a soulful blend of acoustic folk and blues strongly influenced by American Roots music. Standalone is working on her third album and performing around the Midwest, a press release said.

Farm By the Lake is located at 17797 366th St.

Bagley plans 31st Annual Art in the Park

BAGLEY—Bagley's 31st Annual Art in the Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, in the City Park overlooking Lake Lomond. The day's activities are free to the public. It will feature music from Frank and the James Gang from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Headwaters Science Center will bring their "furry" animals, spiders and snakes under the middle shelter from 10 a.m. to noon. Children and youth will have the opportunity to create a yarn picture with Laura Dropps from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free face painting will be available for children throughout the day.

Crafts will include woodwork, jewelry, sewing items, paintings, soap making, and more. Nonprofit vendors selling food and beverages throughout the day will be Bagley Senior Center (cinnamon/caramel rolls, donuts and coffee), Grace Community Church (hot dogs, nachos, chips, iced coffee and water), Cowboy Church (homemade pie, ice cream, coffee and lemonade) and Clearwater Lutheran Church Youth (BBQ, chips, pickle, pop).

Exhibitors' space is available. To exhibit at Bagley's Art in the Park, contact Linda Kaul at (218) 766-2261 or email Bagley's Art in the Park will be held rain or shine.

Friends of the Arts honors William and Patricia Kelly

PUPOSKY—The 2018 Friends of the Arts Celebration, honoring William and Patricia Kelly, will be held Tuesday, June 12, at Bear's Lair, 21998 Lasalle Ave. NW, in Puposky. The celebration will include an appetizer buffet and open bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a short program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person for Watermark Art Center members and $60 for non members.

An optional shuttle bus will be running from Watermark's parking lot to Bear's Lair. Bus tickets are an additional $10 per person. The bus will leave at 5 p.m. To purchase a ticket, visit Watermark Art Center at 505 Bemidji Ave. N.

The Friends of the Arts Celebration is presented by Watermark Art Center and Keith Johanneson of Marketplace Foods. Instituted in 1989, Friends of the Arts is a program to honor a local individual or couple who has made a significant impact to the arts in the Bemidji area.

Farm By the Lake 2018 concert series

BAGLEY—Farm By the Lake near Bagley will again host a summer concert series.

The "Legends on Lomond" concert series will be held on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Farm By the Lake, except the Gaelynn Lea concert, which will be held Wednesday, July 25, at the Timbers Event Center.

All concerts will happen rain or shine and are free and open to the public. Some folding chairs are available, but attendees can bring their own lawn chairs.

• June 3—After Memphis

• June 10—Amanda Standalone

• June 17—Dancing Light

• June 24—Lost River Band

• July 1—Jon Romer & Mike Tangen

• July 8—Charter Junction

• July 15—Confused Brothers Band

• July 22—Mother Banjo

• July 25—Gaelynn Lea (6 p.m. at Timbers Event Center)

• July 29—Dillon Spurlin

• Aug. 5—Shannon Murray

• Aug. 12—Samuel Miltich

• Aug. 19—Dirt Road Dixie (Cindy-Jo)

• Aug. 26—Annual Art Festival (Art and live music noon to 6 p.m.)

For more information, call (218) 694-2084 or email

Headwaters to host Nature Art Camp

BEMIDJI—Headwaters School of Music and the Arts will hold a Nature Art Camp for children ages 7 to 12 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on June 7-8, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9. Visual artist and ecologist Susan "Sparky" Kedzie and clay potter and artist Tom Daly will lead indoor and outdoor art explorations including acrylic painting, a bug house, stepping stones, and clay vases with leaf imprints, a press release said.

Cost is $50 per participant. Partial Scholarships are available. Attendees should pre-register by Friday, June 1. For more information or to register, contact Headwaters School of Music and Arts at (218) 444-5606 or visit

City seeks bids from artists for street project

BEMIDJI—The city of Bemidji and its Public Arts Commission Selection Committee are requesting proposals from emerging or established artists or artist teams for a public art project. The city proposes to hire an artist or artist team to create a design for a crosswalk. The artist will design and fabricate plywood stencils for the city to use to paint the crosswalk at Third Street and Beltrami Avenue. The city's Public Works Department will provide the labor to paint the design on the crosswalk and to refresh the paint annually for the next five years. The proposal due date is Thursday, June 14. Finalists' Design Honorariums are $100 each. Project honorarium is $3,000.

Zach Johnson to perform in Blackduck

BLACKDUCK—Minnesota singer and songwriter Zach Johnson will perform a concert at The Blackduck Community Library at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6. Johnson's music has brought him to stages of all sizes across the country and onto multiple morning and evening shows, and radio stations, a press release said.

His repertoire covers a wide range of styles and genres, from folk to jazz, rock to spoken word, blues to pop, country to a cappella, gospel to instrumental, and more, the release said. Johnson is a nationally touring artist, performing 75 or more dates annually and is a member of the Grammy Recording Foundation. His YouTube channel, thesongadayproject, has run for more than 2,000 consecutive days.

Community Theater, city to host day camps

BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department and the Bemidji Community Theater will host Theater Day Camps at BSU's Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex from 1 to 4 p.m. June 4-15. The program will include four levels campers can choose based on their performance experience and interest. Each level will have a final performance for families and friends. Cost is $75 per participant. To register, visit Information, call (218) 333-1857.

Level 1: Skill building and performance: Campers will work on basic theater skills which include acting, singing and dancing.

Level 2: Advanced performance camp: Campers will audition for roles and produce a more challenging performance.

Out of the Box: Campers will write their own script as well as perform their original play at the end of camp.

Tech Camp: For those campers who want to learn about the behind the scenes. Campers will participate in scenic painting, costuming and stage combat.

Farm By the Lake seeks applicants for festival

BAGLEY—In anticipation of its Fifth Annual Festival, Farm By the Lake has posted a call for artists, authors, musicians and classic cars. The festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. To receive an application, call (218) 694-2084 or email The registration deadline is July 31. Farm By the Lake is located at 17797 366th St. in Bagley.

Watermark opens exhibit by Lou Ferreri

BEMIDJI—The Watermark Art Center will host a reception for the exhibit "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible" by Lou Ferreri on Friday, June 1, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and an artist talk at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through July 28. In addition, Ferreri will lead an "Artist Conversation" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 21 at the Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave. N.

Ferreri created this series of extravagant mixed-media drawings on the opinion pages of "The New York Times." Like newspaper editorials, these renderings elaborate on ordinary and extraordinary phenomena, physical preoccupations, anxieties and observations regarding the details of everyday living, a release said.

Ferreri is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of BSU and the MFA program at the University of Oregon. Ferreri is a McKnight Foundation Fellowship award winner and a two-time recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. He was an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University, Metro State University, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He taught drawing, painting and ceramic sculpture at White Bear Lake High School for 15 years.