- Bemidji Community Art Center and the Northern Clay Center present 6 McKnight Artists featuring an artist talk and presentation by two of the featured ceramic artists, Andrea Leila Denecke and Marko Fields. Opening reception from 5 to 7pm, presentation starts at 6pm. Also opening in Gallery X2 – the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild with an exhibit of new work created in honor of the Guild’s 20th Anniversary.
- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts – Featured Artist for July is Rustic Furniture Artist & Woodworker, Duane Shoup. Duane will be demonstrating from 4-6pm during the reception.
- Beltrami County History Center “Patterns and People” by photographer and artist John Eggers 10 to 4pm.
- Bemidji Public Library presents Maureen O’Brien and her exhibit “Let Nature Heal” . Join us on July 2nd from 3 to 5pm.
- Brigids Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant- will be featuring Jonathan Billing for July and his wood vessesls made from oak – reception 6 to 7pm.
- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents work by Ted and Nathaniel Nienow of Wood Wildflowers and their exhibit, “Shades of Summer. Join us for free coffee and desserts and to meet Nathaniel from 4pm – 6pm.
- Dunn Bros Coffee –invites you to their July Opening Reception from 5 to 7pm featuring by work Pat Shough. Check out our NEW HOURS - Now serving monthly wine feature.
- Gallery North – invites you to their July First Friday reception from 2 to 5pm to meet their Featured Artist – Gallery North member, Jeanie Fenner and the Showcase Artist - ”Students of Gallery North”.
- Neilson Place - The North Country Health Services Art Committee presents “The Language of Flowers” by Bemidji Artist Pamela Nelson. Opening Reception 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the WoodsEdge Bistro where Pam will give a brief presentation on her work at 3:00 p.m. Also featured, now through the month of July – Handwoven Baskets by Eve Sumsky.
- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House - presents new works by multi-media artist Ashleigh Buck. Join us for her opening reception from 3:00 to 5:00pm. After the Art Walk stop by for the First Friday Wine Bar, from 5:00 to 9:00PM.
Archive for June, 2010
The BCAC presents their first Spoken Word event for the 2010 Exhibit Season. Join us on Wednesday, August 11th at 7pm in the Main Gallery of the BCAC for a presentation by writer and poet Sean Hill. Sean’s reading is also a part of the Bemidji Library Book Festival - August 9th to the 14th. This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.
Born and raised in Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill has an MFA from the University of Houston. He has received fellowships and grants from Cave Canem, the Bush Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Jerome Foundation, the Region 2 Arts Council, and Stanford University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Ploughshares, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, The Oxford American, Tin House and other literary journals, and in the anthologies Blues Poems, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear, and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. His first book, Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2008. He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota. More information, as well as poems, can be found at his website: www.seanhill.org.
Poetry Workshop with Sean Hill - Saturday August 14th
“Containing Your Obsessions: Writing the Villanelle.”
This workshop will provide participants with strategies for creating poetry within the constraints of the villanelle—a repetitive rhyming poetic form with French origins. If you recognize the lines “The art of losing isn’t hard to master” and “Do not go gentle into that good night” then you’ve encountered the villanelle. These poems use the complementary tension between form and content to memorable effect. Poets such as Elizabeth Bishop, Dylan Thomas, Theodore Roethke, former poetry laureate Rita Dove, and Pulitzer prize winner Natasha Trethewey have found this form useful in exploring and expressing obsessions and passions. The poet Sean Hill will provide historic background and an overview of the villanelle. Looking at the villanelles of Bishop, Thomas, Dove and others, he will discuss his and other poets’ strategies for writing and managing compelling refrains and coming up with unexpected, exciting rhymes. He will lead workshop participants through writing the first draft of a villanelle. Each participant will leave with at least the start of what could become a great poem.
The BCAC workshop will be August 14, 2010 from 9:00 am to Noon in the Region 2 Arts Council office in the lower level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building, 426 Bemidji Avenue.
Register at the Bemidji Community Art Center at 426 Bemidji Ave N. Price: $35 for adults, $20 for students. No need to bring writing as participants will be creating villanelles. Workshop limit – 14 people. For more information call the Art Center at 218-444-7570
Posted in Administration on June 10, 2010 |
The Bemidji Community Art Center has an immediate opening of a 2 year position for Executive Assistant.
Duties include management of all basic clerical and reception needs for the BCAC, provide support services for membership and fund development activities, provide support services for planning and coordination of special events and retail shop, SHOP 426, including Volunteer Coordination and assistance with marketing and press releases.
For list of responsibilities, salary, work hours, qualifications, experience and application procedure go to Employment opportunites page.
Start date is immediate and applications are due at the BCAC office no later than June 25th, 2010 by 5pm.
To apply send a letter of application, including your reasons for applying for this position, a resume, your contact information and three references to the address above.
Deadline for application: All applications must be in no later than June 25th, 2010 by 5pm.
The Bemidji Community Art Center would like to invite you to join us in welcoming Janet Brademan as the 22nd recipient of the Friend of the Arts Award.
This years Friend of the Arts Celebration to honor Janet will be held on Thursday June 10th, at First National Bank Garden Court, 1600 Paul Bunyan Dr NW. Social hour and hors d’ oeuvres are from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with the award presentation at 6:30pm. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $3 for 12 and under and can be purchased at the Bemidji Community Art Center and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, or for $15 at the door on the day of the event.
The BCAC Friend of the Arts Celebration is sponsored, in part, by our Sustaining Business Partners, First National Bank of Bemidji and North Country Health Services.
For tickets or more information please contact: Lori Forshee-Donnay, Executive Director of the BCAC at 426 Bemidji Av., 444-7570 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bemidji Community Art Center - First Friday Art Walk and Opening reception on June 4th from 5 to 7pm featuring a two multi-media shows with “What’s Your Passion” by the Northern Minnesota Craftswomen in the Main Gallery and “Beyond Function” by Mary Helen Pelton.
- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts – welcomes First Friday Featured Artist Angela Shogren with her new watercolor collection “Dreaming of Spring”, June 4th from 4-6pm. .
- Beltrami County History Center - The Beltrami County Historical Society presents “Patterns and People” by photographer and artist John Eggers.
- Bemidji Public Library presents “As I See It – The Nature of Costa Rica” a photography exhibit by Cal Rice with reception from 3 to 5pm.
- Brigids Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant- will be featuring Cody Bartz and a variety of his screen prints for the month of June.
- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents Terry Kemper as their featured Artist for the month of June. Join us for free coffee and desserts and to meet the artist from 4pm – 6pm.
- Dunn Bros Coffee –is pleased to present the work of Jayson Knutson with a reception from 5 to 7pm.
- Gallery North – invites you to their June First Friday opening reception from 2 to 5pm featuring the Showcase Artist – photographer Kathy Jo McKeown and Featured Artist, Marion Caroline Reil.
- Neilson Place – presents work by artist Kate Lalone and her exhibit, “Visions of Life” now thru the end of June. Also featured, Handwoven Baskets by Eve Sumsky in the new coffee and gift shop, The Bistro at WoodsEdge.
- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House – will present wood works by Austin Kliniske with an opening reception from 3:00 to 5:00pm.