Headwaters to hold after-school art clubs

BEMIDJI -- Headwaters will hold after-school art clubs for children in grades K-12 during the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Grades K - 2nd, Young Artist Club: This year-long club is an introduction to formal art instruction for children in kindergarten through second grade. Participants will explore basic art concepts through crafty art projects using various art forms. The group will get a feel for how to do art with a large group in an art room setting. Small snack and art supplies provided. Held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 1 through May 5. Space is limited to the first 12 participants.

  • Grades 3rd - 6th, Headwaters Art Club: Explore art in the Headwaters Art Studio. Participants will learn from guest artists, explore local art on field trips and prepare art exhibits. Our goal is to provide an informal, safe and supportive atmosphere while offering high quality art instruction and mentorship. Early arrival supervised open studio time from 3:30 to 3:55 p.m. available for additional fee. Snack and art supplies provided. Held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 19 through May 7. Space is limited to first 15 participants.

  • Grades 7th - 12th, Teen Art Club: Participants will start with the basics and create work at their own pace, exploring concepts and skills through different projects. The group will work with watercolor, acrylic, clay, drawing and more. Participants will prepare exhibits, meet local artists and learn from guest instructors. This fun and informal setting is perfect for students looking for mentorship to grow as an artist. Snack and art supplies provided. Held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 1 through May 5. Space is limited to first 15 participants.

For more information, contact headwatersschool@yahoo.com or (218) 444-5606, or visit: https://headwatersmusicandarts.org. Headwaters is located at 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra to hold annual meeting

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Lueken's North conference room, 1171 Paul Bunyan Drive NW.

All are welcome to attend. Attendees can learn more about what the Bemidji Symphony does, how they are run and get a peek behind the scenes, a release said.

For more information, visit www.bemidjisymphony.org.

BACM’s next recital to be held Aug. 21

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will hold the next performance at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at New Salem Lutheran Church, 7491 Island View Drive NE, Turtle River.

The recital will feature Cheryl Durant on piano and Traci Schanke as soprano soloist. Durant, veteran music teacher at Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School and pianist at New Salem Lutheran, will play a selection for piano by Michele McLaughlin entitled “Gratitude,” music from the movie, “The Greatest Showman,” and arrangements for piano of several hymns. Schanke, office manager and church musician at New Salem Church, will perform “Ave Maria” by Schubert, “You Are Mine” by David Haas, and “The Holy City” by Stephen Adams. Her accompanist, Beth Hendricks, teaches music at Red Lake Elementary School and is accompanist at St. Philip’s Church.

A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A free-will offering will be received at the door for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians.

Jerry and Jeanne Schumm to hold author reading

BEMIDJI -- Jerry and Jeanne Schumm will hold an author reading of their book “Pass the Paddle: Mississippi Dreamin’ Come Hell or High Water,” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW.

The book is Jerry Schumm’s memoir of his journey down the Mississippi River and how his lifelong dream to canoe the length of the river became a reality. He never paddled alone, as friends and family members signed up to journey sections of the river like a giant relay. A ceremonial paddle was passed from one canoeist to the next, a release said.

For fellow adventurers, the book provides a day-by-day documentation of the Mississippi River voyage from the headwaters at Lake Itasca to New Orleans. It also is the story of family, friendship, spirituality, and the goodness of folks met along the way, the release said.

R2AC Artist Fellowship applications due Sept. 15

BEMIDJI -- The Region 2 Arts Council Fellowship Program is seeking applications now through Sunday, Sept. 15. The program assists the region’s most talented artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences that facilitate depth and advancement in their art form, a release said.

This fellowship is intended for dedicated artists that have created a substantial independent body of work, have received recognition for their work through development, production or publishing opportunities, or awards, and whose work has been selected for solo exhibitions, commissions, presentations, readings or performances, the release said.

Two $6,000 awards will be granted yearly. The funds can be used for, but not limited to:

  • Exploring new directions or continuing work in progress.

  • Production costs, materials, or equipment.

  • Collaborative or community projects.

  • Travel, research or study to further artwork.

Applications are due by Sept.15 and are available online at www.r2arts.org.

For more information, contact Region 2 Arts Council at (218) 751-5447 or staff@r2arts.org.

Arts Access Grant applications due Sept. 15

BEMIDJI -- The Region 2 Arts Council is seeking applications for Arts Access Grants now through Sunday, Spet. 15. Arts Access Grants can support creation, production and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region, a release said. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public, have a strong community component and must benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties.

Maximum award of $6,000 (20 percent cash match required; 25 percent match on equipment purchases).

Applications are due by Sept. 15 and are available online at www.r2arts.org.

For more information, contact Region 2 Arts Council at (218) 751-5447 or staff@r2arts.org.

BSO announces 2019-2020 season concert dates

BEMIDJI -- With their 80th season wrapped up, the Bemidji Symphony would like to thank the community for their participation and financial support.

Here is a look at the upcoming 2019-2020 Season entitled "Rhythms of Life."

Season Series:

  • Sunday, Sept. 29: "Heartbeat of the Orchestra" with cellist Anthony Arnone.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24: "Deep Pulses" with opera singer Tammy Hensrud.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3: "Rhythms of the Season" with vocalist Brandon Box-Higdem.

  • Sunday, Feb. 16: "Big Screen Rhythms" featuring epic cinema selections.

  • Sunday, March 29: "Classical Swing" with saxophonist Scott Sandberg.

  • Sunday, May 17: "Across the Pond" featuring Pianist Gareth Cordery.

Annual mailers should arrive in mailboxes around the community shortly. Those who purchase season tickets prior to the Summer Pops concert, will get a complimentary ticket for the Aug. 3 "I've Got Rhythm" concert.

Order requests can be sent in via postal mail, or purchased online at: https://www.bemidjisymphony.org/tickets.html.

With the purchase of season tickets, patrons also have the opportunity to include a tax-deductible donation to the Bemidji Symphony. The average cost for one concert is $18,000 and tickets, program ad sales, and other fundraising doesn't raise enough. Give online anytime at: www.bemidjisymphony.org/individuals. Season ticket requests and donations can be mailed to: Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Box 3136, Bemidji, MN 56619.