October First Friday at a Glance

  • Watermark Art Center (former Bemidji Community Art Center) – presents the Annual “Members Show” as a part of the First Friday Art Walk on October 4th, 2013. Join us for our opening reception from 5 to 7 pm featuring work that is created or collected by members of the Bemidji Community Art Center.
  • Bemidji Public Library Art Wall – presents “Wild About Horses” as their October Art Wall Exhibit featuring artist Marion Caroline on Friday Oct. 4th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Gallery North – presents their “Autumn Art Fest Watercolor Contest” as the Showcase Artist for the month of October with a reception on Friday afternoon, October 4th from 2-5 pm.   Carol Hoyem is the Featured Artist.
  • Headwaters Science Center -presents Lainie Hiller Photography on Friday, October 4th from 5 to 6 pm on the upper balcony of the Center. The public is invited to meet Lainie and discuss her work, and enjoy light refreshments as a part of the October First Friday Art Walk.
  • Rail River Folk School – presents the Northwoods Folk Collective Open Stage offering an opportunity to share stories, music, poetry and other performance art with an attentive, enthusiastic, inter-generational audience. Host: Drew Warne-Jacobsen 218 760 9278. Sign-up 6:30-7:30. Open mic starts at 7:30.
  • Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse –will present the photography of Leigh Collyer, October 4th through 30th.  Opening reception on First Friday, October 4th, from 3:00-5:00pm. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare’s own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, 5:00-9:00pm.  See the menu at wildharebistro.com.

EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN

  • Beltrami County History Center features artwork on display from Gallery North, along with their new history center exhibit “Trails Through Time.”
  • Dunn Bros presents artist Oliver Cotting as their Featured Artist for the month of October as a part of the First Friday Art Walk.  Cotting works in acrylic paint and graphite.
  • Glazed and Amused – will be hosting Scott Mousseau as their guest artist for October. Working in a variety of mediums Scott will be presenting a large collection of photography, works in charcoal, pastel, oils, watercolor, pen and pencil using a variety of techniques in his exhibit New Perspectives.
  • Neilson Place presents a photography display, “Through Our Eyes” by Aynsley Kluchnik and Abby Szarkowski now through the end of October.

MORE INFORMATION ON UPCOMING FIRST FRIDAY PAGE………

MCBA is On the Road in Bemidji

Concertina Book StructuresJoin the BCAC in welcoming the Minnesota Center for Book Arts this October for 6 Fantastic Workshops.

Explore the artistic creativity and versatility of Book Arts by engaging in workshops designed for adults at all skill levels.

Classes in Paste Paper, Concertina Book Structures, Cartonnage and more – October 5th thru October 6th. Intro to Cartonnage

 

Each class is $20 per person and includes materials!! Advanced registration is required so sign up today!!

Register online at www.mnbookarts.org/community or by calling MCBA at 612-215-2520

For more on class listings go to the BCAC’s page – Classes and Workshops for 2013

September First Friday at a Glance

September brings a plethora of Literary Art Events for our First Friday Art Walk.

  • Bemidji Community Art Center –  Reading  -  the BCAC Spoken Word Committee presents  author Tom Evans reading from his book Alpha Land.   Reception begins at 5:00, reading at 6 pm with Q&A and signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public.  Writers Workshop - “The Non-fiction Process as Discovery” with Tom Evans, on Saturday September 7th from 9am to noon. Space is limited. For more information contact the Art Center.  Current Exhibit: Open now through September 28th work by Charles E. Alberti in – “Solo Show since 1968 at 68” representing select pieces of Alberti’s work since 1968 as he turns 68 yeas of age.
  • FREAXIS STUDIOS – Fortuna Puppet Theatre will perform a shadow show “Jack, the Bean, and the Mean” at Freaxis, September 6th, 5 pm, in the lower BCAC. Free and open to the public!
  • Gallery North – present painter Joan Wilson as the Showcase Artist and Featured Artists – Colleen Hilz and Patty Lovegreen for the month of September.  Reception on Friday afternoon, September 6th from 2-5 pm. J
  • Headwaters Science Center -  is pleased to present a special reading by Sarah Teresa Vaughan from an upcoming collection of her poetry Where Is Reality? on Friday, September 6th from 5 to 6:30 pm Sarah will be reading at 5:30 pm.
  • Kat’s Book Nook – presents the premiere signing of Steve Saari’s book of poetry, “This Long Trip to Myself,” during the First Friday Art Walk on September 6th, from 4 pm to 6 pm.
  • Rail River Folk School – presents the Northwoods Folk Collective Open Stage.  Host: Drew Warne-Jacobsen 218 760 9278. Sign-up 6:30-7:30. Open mic starts at 7:30.
  • Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse – will present “Journey Into Encaustic” by mixed media artist Terry Honstead, September 6th through October 1st.   Join us for the opening reception on First Friday, September 6th, from 3:00-5:00pm. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare’s own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, 5:00-9:00pm.

EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN

  • Beltrami County History Center features artwork on display from Gallery North, along with their new history center exhibit “Trails Through Time.” This recently installed exhibit showcases county history from the time of glacial recession to the mid-20th century. Topics include Ojibwe history, logging, entertainment, education, and much more. With over 60 additional feet of new exhibit cases, this exhibit features more of the History Center’s extensive collections! The Beltrami County History Center is open Wed-Sat, noon-4pm. 218-444-3376
  • Bemidji Public Library Art Wall – During September, the Bemidji Public Library Art Wall will feature work by area artist Patty Lovegreen. For information about the Bemidji Library Art Wall, please contact: Paul Ericsson, Branch Manager 218-751-3963 ericsson@krls.org
  • Glazed and Amused – will be hosting Scott Mousseau as their guest artist for September and October. Working in a variety of mediums Scott will be presenting a large collection of photography, works in charcoal, pastel, oils, watercolor, pen and pencil using a variety of techniques in his exhibit New Perspectives. Glazed & Amused is located at 311 3rd Street in Downtown Bemidji. Hours are Seasonal and subject to change. For information – 218-333-6880 or glazedandamused@gmail.com You can find us on the web at http://www.myglazedandamused.com
  • Neilson Place presents a photography display, “Through Our Eyes” by Aynsley Kluchnik and Abby Szarkowski now through October. Come view their beautiful exhibit that includes sites from Minnesota, North Dakota, Hawaii, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, California, and many national parks. Framed and unframed photography and greeting cards available ranging in price from $4 to $200 at Neilson Place. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW. For hours or more information call 751-0220 extension #1.

September Spoken Word Event

The BCAC Spoken Word Committees is pleased to present writer Tom Evans as the final presenter in the 2013 Spoken Word Series.

crop coverEvans will be reading and discussing his most recent non-fiction book, “ Alpha Land – Bullies… Males and How the Angry Rule.”  The work draws together recent understandings of how cultural narrative shapes the outcomes, and gender specific expressions of distinct populations.

Join us during the First Friday Art Walk on September 6th for Tom’s reception starting at 5pm with the reading tom photobeginning at 6pm with Q&A to follow.

WORKSHOP

Space is still available in the Saturday September 7th workshop with Evans, “The non-fiction process as discovery”.  For more information on the workshop go to our Spoken Word 2013 page. To register contact the Art Center at 218-444-7570 or email us at bcac@paulbunyan.net

CALL FOR CLAY

Announcing the Bemidji Community Art Center’s 2013 “Call for Clay” for the 11th Annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibit.

post card ikebanaThis years juror is Andrea Leila Denecke.  For more information on this years event and to get an application go to the 2013 IOC page.   Postmark deadline is fast approaching - September 6th, 2013.

IOC is dedicated to functional clay vessels and open to artists 18 years or older in the United States.  All work must be functional ceramics.  Submitted works must be original and produced after January 2012.  All entries must value $500 or less.  $30 for 3 entries.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes equaling $1,600.00.  Purchase awards for Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at Bemidji State University.

SPONSORS: IOC 2013 is Co-sponsored by the BCAC and BSU Department of Art & Design. Support is provided by the Holiday Inn Express – Bemidji and BSU Foundation.

FUNDERS: IOC 2013 is also made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and by a grant from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

Since 1968 at 68 – Charles E. Alberti – Solo Show

Join us on August 9th for the Opening Reception from 5 to 7pm as we welcome Charles E. Alberti back to Bemidji for his Solo Show – “Since 1968 at 68″ – presenting select pieces of original artwork he has created since 1968 as  he turns 68 years of age.  Exhibit runs from August 9th to September 28th, 2013.

"My Hiding Place" Oil on Canvas, 24" x 36" - 2013

“My Hiding Place” Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 36″ – 2013

About Charles…..

Charles E. Alberti was born on the southside of Chicago in 1945.   His art related career started when he was featured on a Chicago based children’s art show in the early 1950s. In high school he gained a strong interest in music as well as continuing with his art.   Charles composed and conducted a symphony of the high schools’ orchestra for his graduation.   In 1969 he graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Art Education with majors in Painting, Printing and Art History.  His non-studio classes were taken at the University of Chicago.

 Charles was selected to be one of the first SAIC docents in the Museum Education program for young children.   He earned a graduate assistantship while he was an undergraduate in art history, where he taught first year students.   Charles taught art at an inner-city medical center’s psychiatric department in Chicago, while he attended SAIC working with children and adults.    He eventually taught at the high school level in the Chicago area.  He won an award for drawing in the International Art Competition in New York during the 1980s.     During the same period he was in charge of a Chicago medical center’s fundraising.  In this capacity he created a huge black-tie event bringing such talent as Petula Clark from England, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, the Lettermen, the Irish Rover bagpipers and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to entertain the patrons. 

"Blue Prism" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36" - 2010

“Blue Prism” Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 36″ – 2010

In 1988 he and his family moved to Bemidji, Minnesota where Charles taught in the education department and the honors’ program at Bemidji State University.   In 2010 he retired as professor emeritus of education and honors.    He currently lives in Burnsville, MN.  Over the years he has had solo art shows and has participated in juried group shows from Connecticut to New York to California.  This show at BCAC represents select pieces since 1968 as he turns 68 years of age.   It reflects variations in style and subject matter.  

"Eggstra Special" , Ink and Pencil, 12" x 16" - 1987

“Eggstra Special” , Ink and Pencil, 12″ x 16″ – 1987

Spoken Word Announces August Events

Three Great Writers Events presented by the BCAC Spoken Word Committee

Monday August 5th Reading & Book Release with Marsh Muirhead

Sparkling Waters Restaurant in Bemidji will be hosting a book release party and reception on Monday, August 5th, at 6:00 P.M. for Marsh Muirhead and his first published collection of haiku poetry, her cold martini. The event is sponsored by the BCAC’s Spoken Word Committee. Muirhead will read from his collection, discuss the history and practice of haiku, and answer questions about this small and sometimes misunderstood area of poetry. Reservations for the event are suggested and can be made by calling Sparkling Waters (444-3214) and mentioning the event. Copies of her cold martini will be available for sale and signing. There is no fee for the reading, and attendees can order drinks, appetizers, or dinner during or after the presentation.

Saturday August 17th – Writers Workshop with Marsh Muirhead – from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm “The Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg — the history and practice of haiku – - a discussion and workshop. It’s not seventeen syllables anymore!”

From the early Japanese masters, to the current practitioners of these simple yet difficult-to-write poems, we will discuss how haiku “mean,” what truths they reveal, how they are written.  Both novice and experienced writers are on equal footing in this area of poetry.

Saturday August 24th – Writers Workshop with Susan Carol Hauser from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – “Contracts & Copyright: Traditional, Self- and E-Publishing, & Publishing Services” (this is a repeat of the very popular workshop held in June during the Bemidji Library Book Festival.)

Whether you self-publish, use a publishing service or publish with a traditional press, you should understand your “intellectual property” (IP) rights. An introduction to rights, royalties, contracts, pitfalls, traps, advantages and other aspects of publishing rights and contracts, with additional information on seeking an agent or publisher.

For more information about these Spoken Word Events please go to our 2013 Spoken Word Page.

TO REGISTER - Pre-registration is required for all of the workshops. Fee: $40 for Adults / $20 for Students. Space is limited. For information or to register call (218) 444-7570 or email bcac@paulbunyan.net Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.