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Around the Arts, Jan. 20

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux will perform Jan. 27 during Farm By The Lake’s Storytelling Series. Submitted photo.

DeCoux to perform at storytelling series

BAGLEY—Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, will be performing at Farm by the Lake's Storytelling Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Bagley Public Library, 79 Spencer Ave. SW. This event is free and open to the public. She will draw on her background in theatre to tell imaginative folktales.

"I care deeply about being awake, being connected, being a reflection of the beauty of life. Being a channel for story is my job. Devotion is my job," Arrowsmith DeCoux said in a release. "I love giving myself over to another world—one that is real, but not visible or tangible in the same way everyday life is."

She is the author of two books: The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams, her debut young adult novel which Kevin Kling called "a fantastic book," and a picture book called The Sock Goblin.

The series is free and open to the public. Here is the remaining schedule:

• Jan. 27—Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

• Feb. 10—Louis Alemayehu

• Feb. 24—Free writing workshop from 3-6 p.m. with Wendell Affield titled "Reawakening Memory through our Senses."

• March 10—Chad Filley

• March 24—Paulette Friday

For more information, go to or call 218-694-2084

Boys & Girls Club to host Fine Arts open house

BEMIDJI—The Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area will host the National Fine Arts Open House on from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the club, 1600 Minnesota Ave. NW. Local judges will select winners within each age group in the eight art medium categories that will advance to a regional competition. The public and club families are invited to attend this free event to view artwork that club members have been working on all year. Cookies and apple cider will be served. For more information, see or call (218) 444-4171

Fosston Library seeks art show submissions

FOSSTON—The Fosston Community Library Arts Association will hold a juried art show in March, with a submission deadline of Friday, Feb. 22. All artists are invited to enter. The entry fee is $10 per artist with a limit of one submission each. To submit an art piece, please contact: Michael McColl at, Jason Steinbrenner at, or Barbara Johnson

Gallery North to hold marbleized painting classes

BEMIDJI—Gallery North member Charles Alberti will be teaching "Painting Marbleized Paperweight Swirls on Canvas" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a break for lunch, on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Gallery North classroom, 310 4th Street NW. Students will learn how to mix colors to paint marbleized swirls on canvas.

The instructor will provide five canvases and painting medium for the class. Students must bring four or more tubes of acrylic paint (any brand) and a roll of masking tape. Cost for the class is $50 for one day or $80 for two days. You must take the first class to be included in the second class. Class is limited to 8 registered students, from beginners to advanced. Stop by Gallery North or call (218) 444-9813 to register.

Registration open for Creative Spirit Fiber Festival

BEMIDJI—Watermark Art Center and Willow Wood Market present the sixth annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, (classes only) and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. SE.

Registration for Friday evening classes opens Sunday, Jan. 20. Participants of all ages are invited to learn hardanger with Roz Watnemo, cavandoli with Karen-lisa Forbes, knitting with Liz Towers, quilling with Cari Tabor and rug hooking with Bonnie Lundorff. Pre-registration for Friday is required. Space is limited, so register soon by contacting Bonnie at (218) 759-2310 or Friday classes are $20/person and includes admission to Saturday's festival. Additional materials fees may apply.

For Saturday there is a $10 admission, which includes a vendor market filled with fiber-related items, mini classes taught by experienced instructors, coffee and homemade treats, door prizes, demos, hands-on learning opportunities and trunk shows. Lunch will be available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the Calvary Lutheran Church Youth mission trip.

Featured presenters on Saturday will be Quilt Historian and Appraiser, Sue Harmon, presenting "A Quilt Walk" - a trunk show highlighting quilts from the 1800s to present, and Fiber Artist, Karen E. Goulet, presenting a trunk show on the history of Star Quilts in Native American culture.

No registration needed for Saturday classes, they are first come, first serve. The knitting lounge will also be open throughout the day; bring a current project to work on in a comfortable atmosphere.

For more information visit or

Headwaters to hold paint and pottery classes

BEMIDJI—Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW, will hold Paint & Sip and Pottery & Pints events, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. For ages 21 and older; no art experience necessary.

Paint & Sip: Area artist Laura Schmeling will go through the steps of creating an original painting, offering tips and tricks. There will be a cash bar on campus from Brigid's Pub. Supplies are provided, advance registration required. Cost: $35 ($30 for Headwaters members). Register by calling (218) 444-5606 or online at

Pottery & Pints: Headwaters' resident potter Tom Daly will walk through the process of glazing two pottery pieces created by Daly, such as a beer mug or bowl. There will be a cash bar from Brigid's Pub. Advance registration required. Cost: $45 ($40 for Headwaters members). Register by calling (218) 444-5606 or online at