BEMIDJI -- The schedule has been set for the First Friday Art Walk to be held Jan. 3, along with second Friday events scheduled for Jan. 10, at various Bemidji locations.
New exhibits (reception times vary):
Gallery North will host Showcase Artist Faith Clover during the First Friday reception from 2 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 3. Clover retired after teaching art and art education for 40 years in Oregon, Arizona and at the University of Minnesota. Over the years she has done work in many mediums and many forms of cultural crafts. Her work shows the respect and the discipline that is required in botanical illustration and watercolor, as well as the importance of understanding the structure and growth patterns of plants, a release said.
Gallery North’s Featured Artist for January is John Winter. He is a watercolor artist from Bemidji who recently retired after 38 years working for Minnesota State Parks and an additional 6 years as Beltrami County’s Park Director. These experiences helped to develop the subjects he now paints, which are primarily focused on nature, history and recreation in northern Minnesota, the release said.
Gallery North is located at 310 Fourth St. NW. For more information, visit www.gallerynorthbemidji.com or call (218) 444-9813.
Dunn Brothers will host the work of Mike Thole during January. He has authored and illustrated two children’s books as well as collaborated with his friend Charles Grolla to finish his book "Binesi-Dibaajimowinan: Ojibwe Bird Stories" by providing illustrations. Dunn Brothers is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive NW.
Wild Hare Bistro & Coffeehouse will present "Love, Minnesota," new works by Bemidji artist Malisa VanMaasdam, through the month of January. Meet the artist at a Second Friday opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. The Wild Hare is located at 523 Minnesota Ave. For more information, call (218) 444-5282 or visit wildharebistro.com.
Watermark Art Center will hold a Second Friday opening reception for Blair Treuer and her textile exhibit “Portraits” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. Treuer will give an artist talk at 6 p.m. Self-taught, Blair Treuer began creating blankets on behalf of her children’s participation in ceremony. She now describes herself as a storyteller who paints with fabric and draws with thread. “Portraits” is an exploration into the role Ojibwe culture and beliefs shape her family’s identity, the release said. Treuer’s work will be on display in the Kaul Gallery Jan. 10 through March 28. Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N. For more information, call (218) 444-7570.
Neilson Place continues with the photography display of “Clicking Cousins” by Lily Hadrava and Andrea Martin. Hadrava's love of photography started in a high school art class using a 35 mm Minolta camera and black/white film. She now uses a digital camera capturing the beauty of family, friends and nature. She also enjoys painting with acrylics and teaching American Folk art painting and stenciling, a release said. Martin's travels throughout the country with her husband seeing the beauty in objects, animals and landscapes through her lens, the release said.
Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne St. NW. For hours or more information, call (218) 751-0220 ext. 1.