Exhibit & Online Image Gallery February 17 – May 1, 2021: Years of witnessing plants and animals adapt to phenological changes and seasonal cycles, certain elements have surfaced to intertwine with visual fiber artist Kirsten Anderson’s life. Her wool-felted tapestries are an exploration of these relationships their circles of connection and reciprocity.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit runs September 12 – October 31, 2020. “Patient Nature” is a group exhibit created in memory of area artist and photographer Joyce Kleven (2019). Photographers were asked to submit work depicting birdlife in any form to the categories of Professional, Amateur, Youth or a special fourth category “Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Bemidji” reserved for images of native pollinators interacting with plants native to our area. In addition to submissions, also featured is the “2019 – 2020 Traveling Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit”
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Instagram Live Event AVAILABLE. One isn’t born a winner or loser, but a chooser. This theme is explored in this series. As we look at them, they look back, allowing us to think about how we choose winners and the repercussions for the ones not chosen.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> This Education Studio exhibit by Schoolcraft Learning Community was influenced by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Oil & Chalk Pastel
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Show MOVED to independent home High Schools.
This year’s annual High School show features work by students from: Bemidji High School, Trek North High School, LaPorte High School, and Cass Lake High School.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: March 6 – extended to July 31, 2020.
Thomas comes from a family of “Makers” and his art honors the traditional designs and knowledge that have been gifted to him by his elders. However, as a true artist, he has been pushing the designs into new compositions and colors that keep the visual language fresh and contemporary.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 – May 8, 2020
Closing Reception: CANCELLED. The paintings and prints on display reflect her research into new media, which she introduced into the art curriculum at BSU to enhance her students’ scope in the painting and graphics disciplines.
“Other Dimensions” is Natalia Himmirska’s retrospective exhibition, representing works executed during her “Minnesota Period” at Bemidji State University beginning in 2003 until this spring, when she will retire as a full professor.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 – April 25, 2020 (extended). “Artwork is a process of inspiration, meditation, investigation, creation, interpretation and intuition. Mystery is essential to art and to life, it is what keeps us questioning and questing.”
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: January 10 – March 28, 2020 “I am a storyteller who paints with fabric and draws with thread.” –
An image comes to me first. I feel inspiration channeling through me faster than my fingers can move. When the piece is finished, I ask myself…What does this mean? What was this meant to communicate to me? The decisions I make are not what will the image be, I feel like that is instead decided for me. So the decisions I make are on how to best recreate the image in my head. It’s not until the end that I ask myself, now what does this mean?