Posted in Events, Friends of the Arts on April 26, 2013 |
The Bemidji Community Art Center and First National Bank Bemidji Present the 25th Annual Friend of the Arts Celebration in honor of Cate and Al Belleveau.
Join us for this Special Art Event on Tuesday May 7th
Event Starts at 5:30 at Sanford Center
Tickets are $35 for BCAC Members – $40 for Non-Members – $10 for Youth ticket
and available at the Art Center now through May 1st. Limited Seating – Advanced Tickets only
For more information contact the Art Center at 218-444-7570
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Posted in Events, Spoken Word on February 13, 2013 |
The Art Center Spoken Word Committee invites you to join us on March 1st as a part of the First Friday Art Walk for a reading by Poet Carol Ann Russell. Along with reading selected poems from previously published books she will be sharing work from her new manuscript. Reception begins at 5:30, reading at 6 pm with Q&A and signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Poetry Workshop Offered - In conjunction with the reading the Art Center will be hosting a writer’s workshop with Carol Ann Russell – on Saturday March 1st from 9 am to noon. $40 for Adults / $20 for Students. Space is limited.
Collage created by Zoey Schelmper
The POEM as Kaleidoscope - An individual’s poem contains not only a map of undivided consciousness, but also the potential for generating work in other genres: creative nonfiction; memoir, short fiction; experimental writing. Bring 3 pages of your typed poetry for discussion and critique. Will include dynamic exercises and ideas to stimulate new writing.
For more information on the workshop go to our link.
Learn more about about Carol Ann Russell. Hear her read her poem “Things We Talk About at Home” on KAXE’s – The Beat.
To register, call the art center at 218-444-7570. The BCAC is free and open to the public. Visit the BCAC and Shop 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library on 5th St) or at www.bcac.wordpress.com For information contact us at (218) 444-7570 or at email@example.com Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.
Full March First Friday Listing.
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Posted in First Friday Art Walk, Events on December 4, 2012 |
- Bemidji Community Art Center and SHOP 426 – kick off the Holiday Season with the Annual Holiday Open House! Join us on Friday Dec 7th from 4 to 7 pm and Sat Dec 3 from 10am to 2pm for holiday refreshments, free gift wrap and more. EXHIBIT- In the Galleries now thru Dec 22nd – 10th Annual It’s Only Clay. This year’s exhibit will include work by our 2012 IOC Juror, Robert Briscoe. NEW this year! – Give the Gift of Art by purchasing a special One-of-a-Kind Holiday Ornament! Ornaments will go on sale on Friday December 7th during the Shop 426 Holiday Open House and be available through December 22nd.
- Cabin Coffeehouse & Café – presents area artist Wesley May and his show entitled “LET ME TELL YOU A STORY”. Wesley will be presenting a live art demonstration while acoustic musician Sonny Johnson performs during the reception. **Please Note – “LET ME TELL YOU A STORY” will be on display on December 7th but the “Meet the Artist Reception” will be Friday Dec 14th 5-7pm.**
- Dunn Bros – Dunn Bros Coffee – presents photographer Mark J. Harlow as their December artist. Artist Reception – December 7th from 5 pm to 7 pm.
- Gallery North – presents December Showcase Artist Ric Daly and Featured Artist Kathy Sanders from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Glazed and Amused – presents Bemidji based artist Tawnee Geller for their December First Friday Artist. Artist Reception – Friday, December 7th from 5:30-7:30pm.
- RailRiver Folk School’s featured Artist for December is Eli Balbach with “Cultural Milk”. Opening reception with the Artist is Friday, December 7th from 5pm to 7pm. ALSO at the RailRiver Folk School- The Northwoods Folk Collective Open Stage – Sign-up: 6:30-7:30; performance begins at 7:30 .
- Ravenrock Gallery of Jewelry and Fine Art is Helping the Food Shelf! Join us on December 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for a reception featuring STUDIO 10 artist’s Pat Shough and Doug Zuehlsdorff.
- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will present the works of ceramic artist Cyrus Swann, December 7th through January 30th. Artist Reception on December 7th, from 3:00 to 5:00pm, *Please Note: There will be no First Friday Wine Bar or thematic dinner on December 7th, also no artist reception and no wine bar on January 4th.
EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN
- Bemidji Public Library – presents work by Lisa Robinson’s 6th to 8th Grade Students from Schoolcraft Learning Community as their Featured Artists on the Art Wall for the month of December. The art created by the students is pen and ink drawings created in art class on invasive species that were studied in science class.
- Headwaters School of Music and Arts - Susan Kedzie and her exhibit “Retrospect” is on display in the main recital hall at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts now through December 16th.
- Neilson Place – The Neilson Place Art Committee continues their exhibit of two noted regional artists: Jane Freeman and D.L. Houseman with their show titled “Translations: The Views of Two Artists”.
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Bemidji Community Art Center and SHOP 426 kick off the Holiday Season with the Annual Holiday Open House! Join us on Friday Dec 7th from 4 to 7 pm and Sat Dec 3 from 10am to 2pm for holiday refreshments, free gift wrap and more. Shop 426 features unique, hand made artwork by local and regional artists. EXHIBITS – In the Galleries now thru Dec 22nd – 10th Annual It’s Only Clay. This year’s exhibit will include work by our 2012 IOC Juror, Robert Briscoe. Much of the work is available for purchase just in time for Holiday Gift Giving.
The BCAC Presents the First Annual Holiday Ornament and Decoration Sale! Give the Gift of Art by purchasing a special One-of-a-Kind Holiday Ornament! Ornaments will go on sale on Friday December 7th during the Shop 426 Holiday Open House and be available through December 22nd. All of the ornaments have been donated with proceeds going to support programs and events like the Children’s Art Extravaganza’s, hosted throughout the year. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 located in the Historic Carnegie Library Building or contact us at (218) 444-7570 Hours are Tues to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm. Please note: The BCAC will be closed Dec 23 through the New Year!
Bemidji Community Art Center Presents a Children’s Holiday Art Extravaganza Saturday December 8th from 10am to 2pm in the Future Home of the BCAC – (Old Lakeside Luekens Building across the street from Library park)
This event features –
- $1 Make and Take Art Project for Secret Family Presents (5 to choose from and recommended for school age kids)
- Free Art Projects and Gift Wrap Station
- Holiday Movie and Story Time with Mrs. Claus
- And Holiday Sweet Shoppe with Fresh Baked Treats and Coffee.
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Posted in Events, Exhibitions on November 3, 2012 |
November 2nd was the opening of the 10th Annual It’s Only Clay exhibit featuring work by ceramic artist and 2012 juror, Robert Briscoe.
Over 40 pieces from 30 artists representing 14 States were selected by Briscoe for this years show. Four independent jurors reviewed the work after the installation to make their selections for this years awards. Placement awards were rated on: function, form/aesthetic, craftsmanship and surface design. The Margaret Harlow purchase awards were selected based on qualities to be a part of this permanent teaching collection at BSU. During the reception the BCAC placement Awards and BSU Harlow Collection Purchase Awards were announced.
BCAC Placement Awards
1st Place – Teapot by Haddie Hadachek – Brainerd, MN
2nd Place – 3 X The Fun by Mitchell Spain, Lawrence, KS
- 3rd Place – Goblets by Delores Fortuna – Galena, IL
The BCAC would like to thank all the artists who submitted work for this years show. (more…)
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Posted in Events on October 10, 2012 |
Congressman Peterson talks with visitors at future Art Center site.
Image by David Serrano of RSP Architecture.
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson was in Bemidji on Tuesday to visit the future home of the art center and view images, architectural overviews and plans for the new facility. The BCAC was notified earlier this month that they would be receiving a low interest loan from the Rural Development office of the USDA and will close on the loan later this month.
The image of what the new facility would look like was unveiled as a part of the reception and was created by David Serrano from RSP Architects. RSP’s background in museum and gallery space design will be invaluable as the art center develops their new space for current and future programming.
Region 2 ED – Terri Widman (left) visits with Representative Larry Howes.
Peterson discuss Rural Development with Forshee-Donnay (left) and Kathy Luepke – Area Specialist for Rural Development in Bemidji.
Art Center Board Member Bev Erickson (r) shares art center images with Rural Development Area Specialist – Kathy Luepke.
Tuesday was an opportunity for the Art Center Board and Staff to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the project and to thank civic leaders and government officials for their support of the project and loan request by unveiling images created to showcase what the site will look like after renovations take place in 2013 and 2014.
Plans for the Capital Campaign to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the facility will begin later this year.
Read the Bemidji Pioneer
article from October 10th to learn more about Peterson’s visit.
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Posted in Events, Spoken Word on September 13, 2012 |
You are invited on October 5th to the BCAC for a reading by critically acclaimed author Kevin McColley. Along with reading excerpts from his novels, McColley will discuss his beginnings as a writer and the origins of several of his novels.
Please note: mature content – the reading is intended for adult audiences. Guests should be 18 and older.
Reading – Friday October 5th / 5:30 opening reception – 6pm reading with Q&A and signing to follow.
Workshop – Saturday October 6th / 9 am to noon – lower level of the Carnegie Library Building.
How to Write a Great Novel in Only Three Hours - Not really. How to begin to write a novel, the things to look for and the things to avoid, and how to stick with the novel until it’s finished without abandoning the manuscript to your underwear drawer. Fee for workshop: Adults $40 / Students $20 Space is limited. For more information on the workshop or for to register, contact the art center at 218-444-7570.
Kevin McColley is the author of six published six novels. Both Praying to a Laughing God and The Other Side were nominated for the National Book Award. Praying to a Laughing God was also a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Prize for best crime novel published in North America. He is the recipient of both a Bush Artist Fellowship and a fellowship in literature from the McKnight Foundation.
This event is made possible, in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by the Minnesota Voters on November 4th , 2008.
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Posted in Events, Family Activity on August 22, 2012 |
The Art Center would like to thank it’s
Artist Kathy Gustafson helps a young artist create a “Book About Me”
Business Partner First National Bank Bemidji for sponsoring our first Free Family Art Extravaganza. The event was hosted on August 16th in First National’s lovely Garden Court Patio from 4 to 8pm. Cool, breezy weather didn’t stop participants from having a great time creating art!
Kids of all ages had fun at the “Shrinky Dinks” Art Station
Kids participated in any or all of the 5 art stations created by area artists, have their face painted and enjoy pizza. Deb the Clown was also on hand creating custom balloon animals for everyone!
A “Butterfly” and “Puppy” get a balloon animal made by Deb the Clown!
Let us know if you would like to be contacted about any upcoming art events by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This activity is funded in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by theMinnesota State Legislature, and
the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008.
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Posted in Events on August 22, 2012 |
Final Call for Ceramic Artists for the 10th Annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibit.
Robert at the wheel
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 2011. All entries must value $500 or less. $30 for 3 entries. We are accepting applications with the postmark deadline September 5th, 2012. This year’s juror is Robert Briscoe.
Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded equaling $1,600.00 along with purchase awards for Margaret Harlow Vessel Collection at Bemidji State University. The exhibit for juried selections for IOC 2012 will be November 2nd thru December 22nd. Opening reception will be on Friday November 2nd from 5 to 7pm.
For the prospectus and application go to our IOC page or contact the BCAC at 218-444-7570 email email@example.com
Please Note: This years workshop and lecture will be hosted at BSU as a part of the Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire – touring exhibit. BSU Talley Gallery Exhibit Dates are Oct 8th – November 16th. A workshop with Robert Briscoe will be held on October 17th, 2012. For more information on Sharing the Fire tour .
This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.
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Posted in Family Activity on July 26, 2012 |
The Bemidji Community Art Center is happy to announce an upcoming Free Youth and Family Event.
Join us on Thursday, August 16th from 4 pm to 8pm for an ART EXTRAVAGANZA co-sponsored by BCAC Business Partner First National Bank Bemidji
The event features five art stations with a variety of fun art activities in the Garden Patio of First National Bank at 1600 Paul Bunyan Drive NW – Look for the Signs!
The recommended age range for the activities is 7 to 13 years old.
There will be food and other activities available
Mark your calendars for the upcoming free youth art event!
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