Pioneer Previews: Studio Cruise 2012 seeks artists

Call for Artists for the First City of the Arts Studio Cruise 2012 October 19-21. Artists within a 40-mile radius of Bemidji or a guest artist at a qualifying host studio may apply for this juried event. Access the application on-line at http://bcac.

Call for Artists for the First City of the Arts Studio Cruise 2012 October 19-21.

Artists within a 40-mile radius of Bemidji or a guest artist at a qualifying host studio may apply for this juried event. Access the application on-line at -look for the Studio Cruise listing. Deadline for all applications is April 15 and the fees include a $10 non-refundable jury fee and $100 artist participation fee if accepted. Questions can be directed to or 333-3547 and Lori Forshee-Donnay at or 444-7570.

Timberline with Kari Munson and John Essig will be playing for a dance from 5-9 p.m. today in Trail.

Mystery author William Kent Krueger will be presenting his newest book featuring sleuth Cork O'Connor "Northwest Angle" starting at noon at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW. Bring a bag lunch and refreshments will be served for this free event.

First Friday events can start at Gallery North with a display of Artists of Minnesota mini-show traveling show of art work from across the state. Featured gallery artist of the month, Jeannie Fenner, will demonstrate how to make a gem tree during the 2-5 p.m. reception, 502 3rd St. NW. The gallery is closed on Sunday.


Advanced Placement (AP) Students of Art Teacher Kristin Gustafson from TrekNorth will hold a reception from 3-5 p.m. at the Bemidji Public Library. The exhibit will feature a collection of paintings from each student's current portfolio. One group focused on technique, style and subject matter and the other group focused on one theme showing growth in composition and concept. The Library is closed on Sunday.

A quick jaunt around the corner brings the viewers to Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse for a 3-5 p.m. reception at 523 Minnesota Ave. with local artist Sarah Nordlund and her vibrant acrylic paintings of nature, animals and city life. After the art walk, experience the Wild Hare's First Friday Wine Bar from 5-9p.m. with a new menu every month and libations to complement. The bistro is closed on Sunday.

Photographer and naturalist AJ Dombeck will chat with visitors during the 4-6 p.m. reception at the Cabin Coffeehouse and Café, 213 3rd St. Dombeck's work is of wildflowers and wildlife living here during the winter months. The Cabin is open seven days a week.

The Fleur de Lis Gallery will be open from 2-6 p.m., Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. for First Friday viewing of works by Terry Honstead, B. E. Jolly, Dee Anne Najjar, Wanda Reise Odegard and Pat Shough. The gallery is open whenever the sign is out front of the building.

"Art from Within," a collection of art work from people who want to express their feelings and understanding for what the Bill of Rights means to them. "Art from Within," in its third year, is a compilation of artwork from people who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. The reception is from 4-7 p.m. with an awards presentation at 5 p.m. for those who best represented a compelling view into the lives of real people. At Bemidji Community Arts Center, 426 Bemidji Ave. N., this exhibit is sponsored by ACLU-MN, Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project North and made possible by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Blandin Foundation and the Cy and Paula De Crosse Fund. BCAC is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

It's "Tall Tales," art by Sam Staudt and a modern dance performance by Grace Holden and Erin Tope, from 5-7 p.m. downstairs from BCAC in the Freaxis Studios. The Fortuna Puppet Theater's show this month is "PG-13" and will follow dance performance. Curious refreshments will be served.

Walkers can go back to downtown Bemidji to Brigid's Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant for Weston Holland's exhibit, "MN Reflected-Photographic Impressionism." Holland's work is of captured images reflected off the water and transformed with subtle editing into impressionist works of art. Good Noise with Mark Bauer, Brett Cease, Eric Carlson, Katie Houg and Jordon Lindquist will be playing and singing folk and rock music for First Friday Art Walk. The kitchen serves until 9 p.m. Brigid's is closed on Sunday.

Glazed and Amused, 311 3rd St., will host Mike Mohler in March. His large-scale mixed media caricatures are a new collection of his work. Glazed and Amused is closed Sunday and Monday.


Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave., will host an exhibit of a body of works by the Artists of Studio 10; an eclectic mix of acrylics, oils, watercolors and mixed media. The exhibit is open during regular HSMA business hours. A reception will be held at a later date.

Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St., will host an exhibit of work by Kathy Gustafson and Pat Shough entitled "Flora and Fauna." A reception will be held at a later date. Neilson Place is open for viewers until 8 p.m. daily.

Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St., will host The Northwoods Folk Collective with host Drew Warne-Jacobson starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. This event offers an opportunity to share stories, music, poetry and other performance art for an intergenerational and enthusiastic audience. Performers can sign-up for a slot beginning at 6:30 until show time.

"American Kids" with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bemidji High School auditorium. Guest artist, cellist Nicholas Hardie, will be performing Robert Schumann's "Cello Concerto in A minor." A group of area string students will join the BSO on stage for a performance of Gustav Holst's "St. Paul Suite." The program will conclude with "Academic Festival Overture" by Johannes Brahms, all pieces under the direction of Beverly Everett. Tickets are available now at Lueken's Village Foods North, Brigid's Cross and on-line at Prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for college students with a valid ID. Students grades K-12 are admitted free.

Two workshops this week at Gallery North: Ukrainian Eggs by Mary Morton from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday and Watercolor with Joyce Martin from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday. Call 444-9813 to register for these free art classes.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to

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