The BCAC Spoken Word Committees is pleased to present writer Tom Evans as the final presenter in the 2013 Spoken Word Series.
Evans 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 beginning at 6pm with Q&A to follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
This 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.
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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
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
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
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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 email@example.com Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.
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First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji for August 2nd, 2013
- SPECIAL DATE! Bemidji Community Art Center – presents work by Charles E. Alberti – “Solo Show since 1968 at 68” with an opening reception on August 9th, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm. “Since 1968 at 68” represents select pieces of Alberti’s work since 1968 as he turns 68 years of age.
- GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! Bemidji Brewing Company – Explore the Art of Craft Beer at Bemidji Brewing Company’s NEW Taproom where you can sip, socialize, and soak up the beautiful views of the lake and downtown. The Taproom is located at 401 Beltrami Ave in downtown Bemidji and open on Fridays 4 – 9 pm and Saturdays 3 – 7 pm.
- Bemidji Public Library Art Wall - During August, the Bemidji Public Library Art Wall will feature “Missing Pants”, a children’s picture book written and illustrated by 6 year-old Bemidji resident Vivi Allosso. The story is one that Vivi invented when she was just three years old, about an elephant that was her favorite stuffed animal. In May, Vivi was informed she had won 1st place in the Kindergarten section of the local contest ”PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest”, and in July she won the first prize in the national contest. Join us for her opening reception as a part of the First Friday Art Walk on Friday August 2 from 3:00 – 5:00.
- Dunn Bros Coffee – presents artist Lauralee Simons for the month of August. Lauralee’s exhibit of oil paintings feature close-ups of flowers and the American flag. Join us for the opening reception from 5 to 7pm as a part of the First Friday Art Walk.
- Gallery North – presents photographer Barb Meuers as the Showcase Artist for the month of August along with Featured Artists, Patty Lovegreen and Jeannie Fenner. Join us on August 2nd from 2 to 5pm for our First Friday Art Walk Opening and Artist Reception.
- Glazed and Amused – will be hosting two artists for the Month of August. Painter Mike Mohler and potter Ben C Shuts’ Ben will also do demonstrations while welcoming young people and their families to PLAY WITH CLAY when they arrive. Join us from 5:30 to 7pm for the opening reception.
- SPECIAL EVENT – Headwaters Science Center is pleased to present an exhibit of nature photography as a part of the August First Friday Art Walk. Participants in a recent Headwaters Science Center Photography Camp will present their work during a reception from 5 to 6:30 pm on August 2nd on the upper balcony of the Science Center.
- 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.
- Ravenrock Gallery of Jewelry and Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of “Eclectic Energy” a collection of paintings and collage by Jan McLandsborough and Pamela Nelson. A reception will be held on August 2nd from 4:30 – 6:30. The Artists of Studio 10 will also display “Northwoods Inspiration”.
- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will proudly present “A Celebration of Light”, by painter Jane Freeman. Meet the artist at the opening reception on First Friday, August 2nd, from 3:00-5:00pm. Please Note: There is no First Friday Dinner and Wine Bar in August in observance of the Dragon Boat Festival.
EXHIBITS AROUND TOWN
- Beltrami County History Center features a new artwork on display from Gallery North, along with a new history center exhibit Th“Trails Through Time.” The Beltrami County History Center is open Wed-Sat, noon-4pm.
- Neilson Place presents a photography display of “Through Our Eyes” by Aynsley Kluchnik and Abby Szarkowski now through October. Framed and unframed photos as well as greeting cards will be available for purchase in the Bistro Gift Shop throughout the display’s duration.
For more information go to Upcoming First Friday
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46th Annual Art in the Park – Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, July 21 – 10am to 4pm
You are invited to Bemidji’s premiere art event held on beautiful Lake Bemidji in Library Park. This annual event presents over one hundred artists showcasing ceramics, wood furniture and accessories, jewelry, glass, paintings, sculpture, fabrics, weaving, great food and much more.
Enjoy music by Pat Surface in the Spiritwood Music Tent all day Saturday & Sunday.He will be joined by Patrick Riley on cello on Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.
Face Painting Tent
There will be puppet performances with the Fortuna Puppet Theatre and fantastic face painting and henna tattoos with Jens Werner.
Artists from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts will have make-n-take projects and the Two Eyes Weaving Studio will be doing demos and providing hands-on weaving opportunities.
Kids get hands-on at the BSO tent!
Join us on the shores of the lake in Downtown Bemidji just 1 Block North of Paul and Babe!
For more information call the BCAC at 218-444-7570.
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First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji for July 5th, 2013
- Bemidji Community Art Center – will not be hosting a First Friday reception for July. We will be closed on the 4th for the Holiday. Please visit us now through July 27th for our current exhibit of oil paintings, watercolors and sculpture by John Lembi and his exhibit “Childs Play”. Also on display in gallery X2 is the recently completed model of the future Watermark Art Center. Visit the BCAC and SHOP 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library on 5th St). Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 10am to 2pm.
- SPECIAL DATE! Beltrami County History Center features a new artwork on display from Gallery North, along with a new exhibit in our main hall: “Trails Through Time” – opening on Wednesday, July 3rd. The Beltrami County History Center is open Wed-Sat, noon-4pm. 218-444-3376
- Bemidji Public Library – presents an exhibit of work by area photographer Cal Rice featuring images from Cuba. Join us on July 5th, from 3:00 to 5:-00 pm to meet the artist.
- Brigid’s Pub – will be hosting a reception for a new art exhibit by the Artists of Studio 10. They will be participating as one of the First Friday events on July 5th, from 4:30 to 6:30.
- Gallery North – is pleased to host Daren Hanson and Barb Ellingson as their July Showcase Artists with a reception on Friday afternoon, July 5th from 2-5 pm. The First Friday Featured Artist is Marion Caroline Reil.
- Glazed and Amused – presents photographers, Ashley Houle and Joyce Klevens. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, July 5th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
- SPECIAL DATE: Neilson Place presents a photography display of “Through Our Eyes” by Aynsley Kluchnik and Abby Szarkowski beginning July and continuing through October. Meet and talk with these photographers on Friday, July 12, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 in the Neilson Place lobby.
- Rail River Folk – presents Maxwell Kelsey as their featured artist for July for the First Friday Art Walk on July 5th. Join us from 5 to 7pm for the opening. Then stay for the Northwoods Folk Collective open mic starting at 7:30pm.
- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse will feature local nature photographer Irv Strom through the month of July. Join us for the opening reception on First Friday July 5th, from 3-5pm. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare’s own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar from 5:00-9:00pm.
For the full listing and more information about these exhibits and opening reception activities please check out our Upcoming First Friday Art Walk listing.
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