BEMIDJI -- The First Friday Art Walk will take place on Friday, July 6, at the following locations:
Dunn Brothers Coffee, 501 Paul Bunyan Drive SE, will feature work by local artist John Winter. Winter is a watercolor artist who paints colorful, realistic nature and wildlife scenes. Dunn Brothers is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 924 Beltrami Ave. NW, will continue the display “Years of Introspection,” a 25-year retrospective featuring the work of Mary Therese. This exhibit, which will run through July, includes watercolor, acrylic and silk batik painting, as well as a mixed media collage. United Methodist has office hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Minnesota Ave., will present “Plein Air and Natural History Painting” by artist Laurel Sundberg through the month of July. Sundberg is a professional naturalist and artist who paints outside and on-location (“plein air”). She is a member of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota and the Minnesota Naturalists Association. There will be no reception for the exhibit. Wild Hare will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on First Friday.
The Bemidji Library wall, 509 America Ave. NW, will feature the work of Gabor Nemeth. His work will be an eclectic mix of mediums and styles showing his wide range of interest and talent. Enamored with the American west, many of Gabor’s works include portraits of famous historical figures and events. Mixed in with those will be scenes inspired by his property near Park Rapids. The library will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Neilson Place, Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne St. NW, will present the display “A Medley of Hues” by Elaine Netland beginning July 1 and continuing through October. Her art pieces include oil, watercolor and acrylic. She belongs to Gallery North in Bemidji where she exhibits her art and teaches classes. At Neilson Place, Netland’s artwork will include original prints and greeting cards. Netland will host a “meet and greet” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Neilson Place lobby.
Gallery North, 310 Fourth St. NW, will host a First Friday open house from 2 to 6 p.m. The showcase artist will be Phanessa Berdeen Frick, who has a strong passion for nature and animals, so most of her art reflects those subjects. Frick works with pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel. Author Wendell Affield also will be at Gallery North to personalize copies of “Pawns.” It is the second installment in the Chickenhouse Chronicles Series. The featured artist for July is Gallery North member Nora Stevens, who taught high school art in Grand Marais and Grand Rapids before retiring in 1986. She began her watercolor career as a child and went on to get an master of art from Colorado State College.
Headwaters Music and Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave., will present the exhibit “Terry and Friends” for the month of July. The exhibit will feature the work of local artist Terry Honstead alongside the art of Kathy Gustafson, Dee Najjor and Barbara Jolly. Honstead works in mixed media, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, lamp work, resin and sculpture. The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m.
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave. N, will continue four exhibits: “The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible,” “Elements of Nature,” “Being Here,” and “Bagakaande.” Watermark will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the art walk.
Butch Holden Studio, 1104 Minnesota Ave., will feature Holden’s porcelain, pottery and photography on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. During the open house, jazz guitarist Lou Sampson will provide live music. Entrance is in the back alley.