Violinist Greenberg to perform May 19

BEMIDJI-Headwaters Music and Arts will host Canadian-American violinist David Greenberg for a live performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in Bemidji State University's Thompson Recital Hall, 1500 Birchmont Drive NW.

Greenberg is recognized as a master Cape Breton fiddler who co-authored the definitive treatise on the music from that legendary Nova Scotian island near his Halifax home. A soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and folk fiddler since the 1990s Greenberg has specialized in Scottish baroque-folk music, first with his group Puirt A Baroque and currently with the trio Ferintosh and Glasgow's Concerto Caledonia. As a baroque violinist, Greenberg has performed and recorded with many of the best North American early music ensembles, including Les Voix humaines, Toronto's Tafelmusik, Cleveland's Apollo's Fire, and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. In addition, Greenberg performs occasionally as a guest artist with modern orchestras, most recently with Symphony Nova Scotia both as a guest director and as violin soloist for Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Cost is $10 for general admission, $5 for those 62 and older, college and K-12 students. Tickets can be purchased by calling (218) 444-5606 or by visiting headwatersmusicandarts.org.

Bemidji Chorale spring concert set for May 19

BEMIDJI-Bemidji Chorale will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 in Bemidji State University's Beaux Arts Ballroom, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE. The concert will be followed by the annual ice-cream social.

This concert considers our unfolding journey through life, through a variety of choral selections.

Robert Frost's poetry in "The Road Not Taken," and Mark Hayes' "Walkin' Down that Glory Road," help connect this program. "Skylark" gives the listener a view of what if?....what could be?....This concert features Oscar Peterson, (1925-2007), who was an acclaimed Canadian jazz pianist/composer. Prior to the beginning of the choir's presentation, Wayne Hoff will be playing original piano transcriptions of Peterson's music. The concert will close with Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom" which will include the chorale, help from the audience, and original piano stylings.

Watermark Art Center May class schedule

BEMIDJI, MN - Two art classes will be held in May at Watermark Art Center.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, children age 6 and older will have an opportunity to make something special for mothers during the Mother's Day Makers Workshop. The class, which is part of the Second Saturday Kids Art series, will include a variety of projects for children to choose from, all of which will make great gifts. Parents are welcome to stay and create with their child, or drop them off. The class is $15 per child ($12 for Watermark members). Pre-registration is required and can be found at www.watermarkartcenter.org.

Thursday, May 23, will be Watermark's monthly Art Family Style class. Participants will paint and embellish terra cotta saucers to create creative birdbaths. Participants can leave their birdbath at Watermark to be part of the art center's Pollinator Garden Project, or take it home for their own yard or garden. Drop in between 5 and 6:30 p.m. to ensure enough time to complete the project. Art Family Style is $5 per family. No pre-registration required. The Watermark Pollinator Garden is made possible by the BBB Bemidji.

The art center is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. Learn more about the organization, and other education opportunities, at www.watermarkartcenter.org.

Author Muirhead to present on May 23

BEMIDJI-Red Moon Press announces the release of "Last Night of the Carnival," Marsh Muirhead's second full-length collection of haiku. The book brings together 70 of the Bemidji poet's most recent poems, many of which have been previously published in some of the most prestigious journals in the haiku world, including "Modern Haiku," "Rattle," and "Frogpond," among others, a release said.

A release party, reading, and discussion of haiku and the collection will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Sparkling Waters, 824 Paul Bunyan Drive SE. The event is free. Bar and food service will be available. Muirhead will also be conducting a workshop on reading and writing haiku on Saturday, May 25. Further information is available at Watermark Art Center, who is sponsoring both events.

Region 2 Arts Council to host Biennial Plan Cycle

BEMIDJI-The Region 2 Arts Council is hosting a public presentation for input on their next Biennial Plan Cycle for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The presentation is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in Watermark Art Center's Education Room, 505 Bemidji Ave. N.

The public is invited to join and comment as Region 2 Arts Council staff present a draft of the Biennial Plan, which includes information on grant and non-grant programs and services, grant deadlines, planned outcomes, strategies for implementation and evaluation measures. Region 2 board and staff members have developed each element of the plan over the course of the year with input from surveys, focus groups, and listening sessions in each of Region 2's five counties. This input included expressed needs offered by artists, arts organizations, and arts-interested members of the public.

A draft of the plan will be available on the Region 2 website at https://r2arts.org/ for public viewing by May 2.

Contact Region 2 for more information by calling (218) 751-5447 or (900) 275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

Theater Day Camp returns in June

BEMIDJI-The city of Bemidji will host a Theater Day Camp June 3-14. This half-day camp will run from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The camp is put on in collaboration with Bemidji Community Theater. There are four levels campers can pick from based off of their performance experience and interest. Level 1: Skill Building & 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. Each level will have a final performance for families and friends. The location is to be determined. Cost is $80 per participant.

Region 2 Arts Council seeks board members

BEMIDJI-Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking board members for Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties. The Region 2 Arts Council invites those who recognize that the arts are valuable to the quality of life in north-central Minnesota to consider becoming a board member.

Board terms last two years. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a strong interest in the arts, and a desire to serve as ambassador for Region 2 Arts Council in their county and community. This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the arts and artists across the 5-county region, enjoy camaraderie with others who appreciate the arts, and gain an inside understanding of the workings of the granting process, a release said.

Visit www.r2arts.org to learn more. Contact Laura Seter, executive director, via email at laura@r2arts.org, or call (218) 751-5447 or (800) 275-5447.