Talley Gallery 'Looking for America' exhibit opens Nov 6.
BEMIDJI -- BSU’s Talley Gallery will continue its 2019-20 exhibition calendar with the “Looking for America” art exhibit featuring a collection of works by Minnesota artist Paula Swenson. An artist talk and reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Swenson is an active artist in the Bemidji arts community and has exhibited both nationally and internationally, a release said. The works presented in the Talley Gallery are a collection of paintings inspired by her observations as she traveled across America.
The exhibit will be displayed from Nov. 6 through Dec. 13, and is free and open to the public.
Basket weaving demonstration at Watermark
BEMIDJI -- Local basket weaver Eve Sumsky will demonstrate basket weaving techniques at Watermark Art Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Sumsky enjoys exploring the different techniques of weaving, the variety of materials that can be used, and the old styles of baskets made in the past, a release said. She is known for incorporating natural materials like deer antlers and wooden trim on her baskets and canisters. She is Watermark's Shop 505 November Featured Artist. Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N.
Great Northern Radio Show to perform in Hibbing
HIBBING -- The Great Northern Radio Show will return to Hibbing on Saturday, Nov. 9, for a live broadcast at the Hibbing High School auditorium. This special event will celebrate the Hibbing Foundation's 26th anniversary and Hibbing’s 126th birthday, a release said. Proceeds will benefit the Hibbing Foundation, which is also underwriting the program.
The Great Northern Radio Show is a traveling variety program produced by Northern Community Radio, an independent National Public Radio affiliate serving Northern Minnesota. Through original comedy, stories and music, the Great Northern Radio Show celebrates life in small towns and rural places.
The Nov. 9 program will feature rising Minnesota music star and Iron Range native Jillian Rae with her band. Rae defies genres, mixing bluegrass and country roots with rock ’n’ roll, the release said. The program will also feature Sugar on the Roof, an old time Americana band featuring Jefferson and Megan Reynolds of Hibbing and Clancy Ward of Duluth, the release said. The show’s all star house band The Occasionals features bandleader Katie Houg on keyboard and vocals, Eric Carlson on guitar and vocals, Aaron Schnackenburg on bass and Doug Quance on drums.
The Great Northern Radio Players for this show include Jason Scorich and Louisa Scorich of Duluth (formerly of Mt. Iron and Buhl, respectively), Brett Carter of Bagley, and C.J. Anderson and Lauren Nickisch of Pequot Lakes. Special guests from the Hibbing area include Vickie Gornick playing the high school’s historic Barton Organ and the Voices of Reason choir under the direction of Roy Berg.
The program will air live from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. All tickets are general admission and cost $15. Audience must be in their seats by 4:30 p.m.. Seating is limited. Call the Hibbing Community Education office for tickets at (218) 208-0852, ext. 1, or visit www.greatnorthernradioshow.org.
The Nov. 9 program will air live on 91.7 FM KAXE in Grand Rapids, Aitkin and the Iron Range, 90.5 KBXE Bagley and Bemidji, 89.9 FM Brainerd and 103.9 FM in Ely. The show is also rebroadcast on independent public radio stations throughout Minnesota and distributed as a live stream and podcast at www.greatnorthernradioshow.org.
Acrylic painting class at Watermark Nov. 9
BEMIDJI -- The community is invited to the Watermark Art Center’s art studio to celebrate fall by painting an autumn to winter forest scene with acrylic on canvas. The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the center, 505 Bemidji Ave. N.
Students will learn how to paint birch trees in perspective, in addition to color mixing and acrylic painting basics. Intended for those ages 6 and older. The cost is $15 per child for non-members or $12 per member. Limited seating. Pre-register online required at www.watermarkartcenter.org.
LHS drama club to perform ‘Peter Pan’
LAPORTE -- The Laporte High School drama club will perform “Peter Pan” Nov. 15-16, at the Laporte Public School, 315 Main St. W.
The opening performance will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, with treats during intermission provided by the Laporte Education Endowment Foundation. Showtimes will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 16, with treats during intermission provided by the Laporte fifth-grade class. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, and $5 for children school age and younger.
A special dinner theater showing will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, ticket prices are $17 for adults, and $13 for children (this includes a ticket to the show). The menu will be a pasta dinner of chicken fettuccine alfredo and broccoli, salad, garlic bread, dessert, juice and coffee. The dinner theater fundraiser is hosted by the Laporte Parent Teacher Organization.
Watermark seeks handmade ornament donations
BEMIDJI -- Watermark Art Center invites all artists and creative people to donate original, handmade ornaments to help support art center. Ornaments will be on display and for sale in their Shop 505 during the winter holiday season. Ornament donation deadline is Nov. 30, in preparation for the December First Friday Art Walk and Holiday Open House Weekend.
Ornaments made in quantities of 6 or 12 of a kind are preferred, but one-of-a-kind creations will also be accepted. Anyone interested in submitting can read more about the process and guidelines at www.watermarkartcenter.org.
Wildview, other bands set to perform Nov. 16
BEMIDJI -- Wildview will perform their last show of the year at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW. Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Special guests include: The Push from Minneapolis, Grime from Bismark, N.D. and Dearly Departed of Dilworth, Minn. The cost is $10 at the door, $8 for students with ID, children 10 and younger are free. All ages are welcome. A bar services provided by Brigid's Pub with food provided by C.K. Dudley's. For more information and updates, visit www.facebook.com/events/375667029793402/?ti=icl
Fiber Gathering Under the Pines event
GONVICK -- Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of Northern Minnesota will host a
Fiber Gathering Under the Pines from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Gonvick Community Center, 107 Main St. The event is free and open to the public. Come learn to spin, learn about needle felting taught by Karen Stormo or just come to visit and see what all the fun with fiber is about, a release said.
The next Fiber Gathering Under the Pines will be held on Jan. 17.
The One Year One Garment Project is ongoing this year. The SSFC encourages anyone wanting to learn to make their own wearable fiber items to come to the Fiber Gathering Under the Pines events.
The One Year, One Garment Project promotes locally sourced materials handmade into garments of all kinds. Anyone can participate at any skill level. Each participant should decide on a garment or accessory they would like to make from natural fibers. Materials for the project should come from local producers, businesses and even your own closets. Garments can be knit, crocheted, woven, felted, sewn or otherwise handcrafted and do not need to be from new materials. Participants can also source old wool garments from local thrift stores or storage and upcycle them into new and interesting items for wear.
At the end of the fiber year, participants are encouraged to show off their garments at the 2020 Farm to Fiber Festival Fashion Show in October where admission is free.
‘Bring Her Home’ exhibit on display at Watermark
BEMIDJI -- In conjunction with the “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island” exhibit on display through Nov. 30 for National American Indian Heritage Month, Watermark Art Center will have a day of activities on Saturday, Nov. 2, designed to increase awareness of the #MMIW movement (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women).
At 10 a.m. “Being Lost” curator Angela Two Stars will deliver a one hour program designed to help children understand what it means to be missing.
From noon to 1 p.m., Angela Two Stars will lead a discussion of the #MMIW movement.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors may participate in a free, drop-in screen printing activity. BHH templates and T-shirts (limited availability) will be provided so participants can screen print supporting BHH themes. Attendees are welcome to bring their own shirts.
Admission is free to the galleries and these events. Donations accepted. Watermark Art Center is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. For more information, call (218) 444-7570 or visit www.watermarkartcenter.org.
Senior Center to hold Fall Craft Show
BEMIDJI -- The Senior Creations Gift Shop, located in the Bemidji Senior Activity Center, welcomes area vendors to register for the upcoming Fall Craft Show to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Vendors do not need to be a Senior Citizen member to participate in the show.
If interested, call (218) 751-8836 and ask for the gift shop, or pick up the sign-up form at the Bemidji Senior Center, 216 Third St. NW. The deadline for the vendor registration and payment is Friday, Nov. 8.
Also, used jewelry donations are being accepted for the Jewelry Sale held in conjunction with the Craft Show on Nov. 16. Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Creations Gift Shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tenth Avenue North to perform at Sanford Center
BEMIDJI -- Tenth Avenue North will perform at the Sanford Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, with their show “Decade The Halls.” Special guests Plumb and Land of Color will take attendees on a journey through the decades of Christmas that will include music, pageantry and time travel, a release said.
Tenth Avenue North started in West Palm Beach and has been entertaining audiences since 2003. They picked up their first Dove award in 2009, when they brought home New Artist of the Year. In 2010 they received their second Dove award for Song of the Year, with their hit “By Your Side.”
Tickets for “Decade The Halls” are on sale now. VIP tickets will be $55 and will include a meet and greet with Tenth Avenue North and the mascot for their Christmas concert, Kenneth The Yeti, as well as an exclusive poster that is being designed by the band. Other tickets are available for $22, $35 and $45. Tickets are available at the Sanford Center Ticket Office and at www.ticketmaster.com.