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Around the Arts, June 17

The L'Ambizioso Duo of Brayden Drevlow (left) and his brother, Brock, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Bemidji United Methodist Church. Submitted photo. 1 / 2
The Lucky Dutch will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at 2nd Street Stage in Park Rapids. Submitted photo. 2 / 2

L'Ambizioso Duo concert scheduled June 21

BEMIDJI—The L'Ambizioso Duo will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at Bemidji United Methodist Church.

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts Council and the McKnight Foundation, the concert is free and open to the public. Freewill offerings will be accepted, and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase CDs.

Italian for "The Ambitious Duo," the L'Ambizioso Duo is composed of brothers Brock and Brayden Drevlow from Thief River Falls. Brock is a Jephson Educational Trust Scholar and is pursuing a degree in double bass performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Brayden is a GE/Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar and is currently pursuing a degree in piano performance at Concordia College in Moorhead.

The Bemidji event is part of the duo's 2018 summer tour around the Midwest.

Multimedia artist to lead discussion at Watermark

BEMIDJI—Watermark Art Center will host multimedia artist Lou Ferreri in a discussion about creative motivations and methods from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. Attendees will reflect on the following statement by French performer Maurice Chevalier:

"It all boils down to instinct, good or bad. Artistic creation must be spontaneous. It comes from the heart. It has to pass through the brain, and still one needs the guts, and good old, indispensable technique, to bring it to the light of day. That, at least, is how I see the process, not that I have ever been able to pin it down very exactly in my own case. You hear a voice inside. You obey it, and produce whatever it told you to produce; and then you wait and see. And oh! The trouble you're in for."

The event is free and open to the public. "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible," an exhibit featuring Ferreri's drawings created on the opinion pages of the New York Times, is currently on display at Watermark. During the artist conversation event, Ferreri will have copies of his book and prints available for purchase. Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N in downtown Bemidji.

Opening reception planned for "Bring Her Home"

BEMIDJI—The Northwest Indian Community Development Center will host an opening reception for the exhibit "Bring Her Home" from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Angela Two Stars will give a curator's talk at 6 p.m. The exhibit opened June 12 and will remain until July 16.

"Bring Her Home" highlights the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women, a press release said. It features original works by 16 visual artists from across the United States and many tribal nations.

The Northwest Indian Community Development Center is located at 1819 Bemidji Ave. N.

Headwaters announces camps July 9-13

BEMIDJI—Headwaters School of Music and the Arts will host three different camps July 9-13.

• A youth piano camp is set for 9 a.m. to noon for youth ages 5-15 who have at least one year of experience. The cost is $75 per participant. Headwaters piano instructors will teach private and small group lessons, and students will have the chance to play ensemble repertoire for more than one pianist at one piano. Campers also will enjoy specialty classes such as musicianship, jazz piano and improv, a press release said.

• A Minnesota Music Teachers Association camp will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. for youth ages 5-17. The cost is $50 per participant. Headwaters established an affiliation of Minnesota Music Teachers Association in 2017. MMTA's mission is to advance the music teaching profession through education, certification, networking and advocacy, a press release said.

• Suzuki camp, an introduction to violin using the Suzuki method, is set for 1 to 4 p.m. for children ages 5-12. The cost is $75 per participant. Suzuki's "Mother Tongue" approach to teaching music builds on the principles of language acquisition, a press release said. Violin rental for children and adults is included in the program courtesy of Schmitt Music Company.

For more information, contact Headwaters Music and Arts at (218) 444-5606 or visit The school is located at 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.

Webber and Will to play for BACM

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Church Musicians will present Ryan Webber, bass trombone, and Dan Will, piano, in the third recital in the summer series at noon on Wednesday, June 20, at Evangelical Free Church. The concert will feature "Andante" by Russian composer A. Tcherepnin, "The Four Serious Songs" by J. Brahms, and "Sonata in A Minor" by J. Gaillard, arranged by J. Mortimer for bass trombone.

The concert is open to the public. A free-will offering will be received at the door for the scholarship program of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. Evangelical Free Church is located at 115 Carr Lake Road SW.

For more information, call Kenneth Wold (218) 751-2554, Carol L. Johnson (218) 751-0415 or Shar Paquette (218) 751-1893.

• June 20: Evangelical Free Church—Ryan Webber, bass trombone; Dan Will, piano.

• June 27: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church—Beverly Everett, organ: "All Are Welcome: A Festival of Hymns Focused on the Beatitudes."

• July 4: No recital.

• July 11: St. Mark's Lutheran Church—Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Daniel Schnackenberg, bass guitar.

• July 18: Evangelical Covenant Church—Lois Simonson, piano; Kari Miller, flute; Sanna Gustafson, saxophone; Katelyn Tinglestad, violin.

• July 25: United Methodist Church—Glenn Seibel, euphonium; Sarah Carlson, piano.

• Aug. 1: Evangelical Free Church—BACM 2017 scholarship recipients, Evan Byler, Lilia Kastner, Sophie Warrick.

• Aug. 8: New Salem Lutheran Church—Melanie Hanson, violin; Michael Hanson, saxophone.

• Aug. 15: Calvary Lutheran Church—Jennifer (Paquette) Ellis, piano, folk harp.

• Aug. 22: St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church—First City Handbell Choir, Carol L. Johnson and Vicki L. Stenerson, co-directors.

• Aug. 29: First Lutheran Church—Turtle Island Ensemble: Sarah Carlson, piano; Sonja Connell, cello; Jon Romer, Native flute; Bob Madeson, euphonium; Mike Tangen, guitar.

Park Rapids hosts Second Street Stage concerts

PARK RAPIDS—The Lucky Dutch from Chicago will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the Second Stage concert series in Park Rapids. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m.

Guitarist Nathan Graham and singer Claire Corriveau formed The Lucky Dutch in 2010. They began as an indie band, performing around Chicago's bar and festival scene and now tour nationally, a press release said.

The 10 free concerts in the Second Street Stage series include a beer garden, cornhole tournaments and family activities on on Second Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71. Bring your own lawn chair.

To see the complete summer line up, go to

Vision Theatre produces Long Lake Theater season

HUBBARD—For the 2018 summer season, Long Lake Theater in Hubbard will be managed by Vision Theatre, a local company co-owned by Julie Kaiser and Jennifer Geraedts. Long Lake Theater produced Geraedts' debut play "AH" in 2016. Following that, Long Lake Theater asked Vision Theatre to produce the first summer show of 2017 as well as additional productions later in the year.

"Vision Theatre aims to build on what Long Lake Theater created and infuse it with Vision Theatre's style," a press release said. "Patrons can rest assured that what they've fallen in love with at the theater in Hubbard will remain."

One change that Vision Theatre has made is replacing 3 p.m. Wednesday matinees with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Friday and Saturday 7:30 performances will continue. Thursday shows

have been eliminated. A season pass is now available and can be purchased from Kaiser or Geraedts or Beagle and Wolf Books in Park Rapids. For more information, visit or find Vision Theatre on Facebook. Patrons can call (218) 732-0099 to make reservations

The list of upcoming productions include

• "Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward, June 15-July 1.

• "Always, Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley, July 13-29.

• "Strangers on a Train" by Craig Warner, Aug. 17-Sept. 2

• "Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory Sept. 14-23.

Arts and Crafts Festival to take place in Mentor

MENTOR—The 37th annual Arts and Crafts Festival will take place June 30 and July 1 at The Maple Lake Pavilion. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission to attend. The event will include a variety of hand crafted items. For more information, call Duaine Sanden at (701) 885-5266.

Region 2 Arts Council Seeks Program Assistant

Job duties include planning workshops for the Region's artists and arts organizations, training others in the online grant application system, and more. Must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, arts experience, and excellent communication skills. Some in-state travel required. Hours per week: 15-20. Salary range: $15 to $19 per hour plus benefits.

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to apply for this job, or need this information in another format, please contact our office.

To apply, submit cover letter and resumé to Laura Seter, executive director, at P.O Box 693


Weekend Fiddle Camp planned for July 20-22

NARY—Andrew Green and Renae Carlson, area musicians and music instructors, will hold the second annual Weekend Fiddle Camp, July 20-22, at the Nary School, 25895 County 9 Road. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, with a final concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Students should bring a bag lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Students will learn and play fiddle tunes in small and large groups, as well as improvisation. The camp is open to violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, or other string or folk instrument players of all ages who have been playing for at least one year.

The cost of the camp is $60. The registration deadline is July 13. For more information or to sign up, Contact Andrew Green at (218) 766-4920.

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 rolls, 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 (barbecue, chips, pickle and pop).

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.

Dancing Light to perform at Legends on Lomond

Dancing Light will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, during Farm By the Lake's summer concert series Legends on Lomond. The group blends the musical talents of Kiki and Greg, two expressive singer-songwriters. Kiki and Greg are currently collaborating with their son, Sebastian, who studies music composition at Berklee. Greg plays rhythmic and solo guitar, Kiki plays light percussion, and Sebastian embellishes their songs with silver flute, occasional keyboard, guitar, and bass. Their style fuses folk, classical, rock and pop, a press release said.

Today's concert (June 10) will feature Amanda Standalone. All concerts in the summer series 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. The full concert list includes:

• 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

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.