Art work by Wesly May
Paintings by recent Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant recipient Wesley May of Bemidji
Northern Arts News
February 2013 


The focus at the R2AC office this time of year is all about the approaching grant deadlines and doing our part to advocate for the arts.


Meet Senator Tom Saxhaug at the BCAC gallery on Saturday, February 2nd at 11 a.m. Artists, arts organizations and art lovers can tell Sen. Saxhaug how the State and Legacy funding makes a difference in our communities.


Join us at the Capitol for ARTS ADVOCACY DAY on March 7th to meet your legislative decision-makers to discuss the importance of arts funding. Register with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and notify us if you are interested in car-pooling.


Fast approaching are the upcoming GRANT DEADLINES.  First up this month is the Individual Artist grant, followed by the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grant, the Arts Project grant and the Artist Mentor grant for 8-12 grade students. Which grant meets your needs? Give our office a call and we will help you think through an idea for a grant or answer questions about the application process.


Students, parents and teachers, watch for updates on the Artist Mentor Informational Session and exhibit of current mentors and their student mentees. Plus we have something special to offer young artists this year, the Artist Career Panel and Workshop conducted by Springboard for the Arts. Meet local artists and learn about majoring in the arts and artistic careers that meet your goals. These events geared toward young artists are happening in March! 


Is your art on our Facebook page? Pass on the word to your fellow artists that we have launched 365 Days of Art to showcase regional art. Send us your pictures, writing, music and more. We can't do this without you.


Terri Widman

R2AC Executive Director





Attention Young Artists!

Artist Mentor Grant Program Applications Available

Region 2 students in 8th-12th grade: it's time to apply for the Artist Mentor Grant Program!


Grants in the amount of $600.00 are available for  students seeking a mentor or wishing to attend a class, camp, or workshop in the arts in the state of Minnesota.


 Applications are available online and in the Region 2 Arts Council office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji 56016. Application deadline: April 4, 2013.


This grant supports students with an interest in the following arts disciplines: Literary, Visual, Performance, and Media Arts, as well as craft and music.


Teachers, please share this information with your students and colleagues.  It's a great program! Let's support our young artists!


call 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 or email 

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mncitizens for the arts Coffee Party with Sen. Saxhaug to Advocate for the Arts

Saturday February 2, 11:00a.m. - noon

Please come to the Bemidji Community Arts Center and meet with Senator Tom Saxhaug to discuss the powerful impact arts funding has on our communities. Meet in the BCAC Gallery, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601. RSVP / 218 751-5447. Rolls and coffee provided.  Sponsored by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts; hosted by Region 2 Arts Council with  Bemidji Community Art Center.


mncitizens for the arts Arts Advocacy Day is March 7, 2013! 

Join hundreds of your fellow arts advocates in St. Paul on Thursday March 7 where we will be meeting with State Legislators to advocate for arts funding in Minnesota.  A strong turn out from our Region sends a strong message.  Register with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts then contact R2AC and let us know you'll be there.


$11,086 in Funds Available for Individual Artist Grants

Deadline February 7, 2013

Individual Artist Grants are open to Region 2 artists in all arts disciplines at all career stages. These grants offer funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships; and proposals for career-enhancing opportunities. Download an application from our website or stop by 426 Bemidji Ave. for a paper copy. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.


$4,243 in Funds Available through the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant!

Deadline March 6, 2013

Open to individual Native American artists in all arts disciplines. This grant offers funding for costs associated with the exhibition, performance, or production of a creative work; purchase of materials or equipment necessary for a creative work; educational opportunities; mentorships. Open to Native American artists residing in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, and Roseau Counties. Download an application from our website or stop by 426 Bemidji Ave. for a paper copy.  We'd be happy to mail a copy as well, just call 800 275- 5447 / 751-5447. Artists can apply for grants up to $1,000.


Arts Project Grant Deadline Approaching

Deadline March 12, 2013 

If your organization could use up to $1,500 for an upcoming arts project or event, consider an Arts Project Grant, deadline: March 12, 2013. Download an application from our website, or stop by our office for a paper copy. Call 800-275-5447 / 751-5447 or email us at  


Assistance to all grant applicants

We would be happy to discuss your ideas with you or assist you in completing R2AC grant application forms. Call 751-5447, toll free at 1-800-275-5447, or e-mail Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 and are also available for download from our website,


Be a Part! Contribute to 365 Days of Art!

We're calling on all Region 2 artists to share their work through our Facebook Initiative 365 Days of Art!  Send an image, a poem, a one paragraph excerpt from your book, a YouTube link or photograph of your performance, a description of what you've sent and your permission to share and we'll get you in our 365 Days of Art line-up.


Help us Share your Artist Websites, Blogs, and Facebook Pages  

Let us help you spread the word about your art. Region 2 Artists, please send a link to your website and we'll post it on our Artist Links page.  Interested arts organizations should send us their links as well!  Click here to see if your arts organization has already been listed.   


Header Images

Beltrami County Artist and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative grant recipient Wesley May has contributed his work for this month's newsletter header. For more of May's work, visit Wesley May Arts on Facebook.


Northern Arts News Deadline

Deadline for submissions for the March 2013 issue of Northern Arts News is February 15, 2013.


Feb. 1    Bemidji First Friday Events   

Enjoy Bemidji's First Friday Art Walk Exhibits around town featuring artists Tawnee Geller, Amanda Brueggemeier, Luke Hagen, Fred Schrupp, AJ Dombeck, Gary Hill, Malisa VanMaasdam, Cal Rice, Jane Freeman and D.L. Houseman. For more information on times and locations, go to


Feb. 1   Bemidji Community Art Center Presents Photographer Cal Rice

The 2013 Exhibit Season opens with "Cultures in Change - Photography of Bhutan and Cuba" by artist Cal Rice.  With the idea that all cultures change over time, Rice explores two countries that seem to be frozen in time or evolving at a much slower pace - either because of geography or government policy - as he reflects on their traditional culture and records the transformation in process. Opening reception from 5 to 7pm with an artist talk at 6pm.   


Feb. 1    Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse Presents Malisa VanMaasdam 

VanMaasdam's  "Layers" celebrates the animals with whom we share our Northwoods winter, using pen and ink on paper large and small, fibers, and multiple other media to showcase the superior design of Minnesota's furry and feathered friends.  Don't miss one of Bemidji's most talented and prolific young artists! Join us for the opening reception on First Friday, February 1st, from 3 to 5 pm.  Malisa has also planned this months First Friday dinner menu, featuring a variety of world delicacies and a wine and beer list to match.  Join us after the Art Walk, from 5:00-9:00pm. See the menu at  523 Minnesota Avenue, downtown Bemidji. 218-444-JAVA.


Feb. 4    Bemidji Poetry Slam

The second event of the Bemidji Poetry Slam will begin at 7 p.m. at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue, with a reading by poet Todd Boss who appeared during the Bemidji Book Festival in June 2012. The Poetry Slam begins at 8 p.m. when contestants recite or read an up to three-minute piece of their original work. Each poet should be prepared with 3 poems in case they make it to the final round. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place. Poets may pre-register at the library, or call 751-3963; any open slots may be taken starting at 6:30 pm. The poetry slam portion of the evening is not appropriate for young children as there will be adult content.    

Feb. 9    Second Saturday Art Gala Night at the RailRiver Folk School   

Head over to 303 Railroad Street SW in Bemidji for Second Saturday Art Gala Night offering approximately one dozen artists the opportunity to display and sell their handmade items. This is a great place to meet some wonderful artists, purchase handmade art, and enjoy good music and refreshments. 


If you are an artist or musician interested in participating in a Second Saturday Art Gala, please email for an application.   


legacysmall Feb. 16     Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping

On Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Headwaters Concert Series presents Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping! The year is 1969 and while the world is changing dramatically, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own.


Each concert in this Series will be held at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Advance Sale Tickets available at Overbeeks, Kelsey's As You Like It, and Headwaters School of Music and the Arts: Adults $17/Students $5. At the Door Tickets: Adults $20/Students $5.


Feb. 17     BSO Presents "Music and Presidents"

To welcome President's Day, The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will feature music from the eras of two presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, including a Brandenburg Concerto, Royal Fireworks Music, and works by Scott Joplin. Concert features humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson portraying both presidents and is under the direction of Dr. Beverly Everett. A "press conference" immediately follows the concert, during which Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Roosevelt and Dr. Everett will share insights and take questions. Concert takes place at the Bemidji HS auditorium at 3:00 p.m. More info at  Tickets available at the door or in advance at Lueken's Village Foods North and Brigid's Pub in Bemidji, or online at $20 adults/ $15 seniors/ $10 college students with ID. K-12/ free. Doors open at 2:30. All seats are general admission.


Feb. 21    Arts Downtown Park Rapids

The Arts Downtown PR (3rd Thursday) series continues from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Park Rapids. Schedule includes Paul Albright playing at Necce's Ristorante, Two Young & Too Old playing at The Good Life Cafe, and pianists Jodi Ziemann and Arla Wright at Bella Caffè. Thank you to The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council for sponsoring Arts Downtown PR this month.


Feb 23    Love Songs and Arias

Enjoy an enchanting evening of elegant entrees and performances of selections from Puccini to Gershwin, sung by members of the Loon Opera Company at the Loon Opera Company's fourth annual gala 'Love Songs and Arias' at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Bemidji. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by the dinner and performance beginning promptly at 7. The dining experience will begin with a welcoming glass of champagne, followed by a delectable choice of entrée, with a sinfully decadent chocolate dessert bringing the evening to a close. Tickets are $50.00 and can be reserved by calling 218-368-8805.


March 1    Spoken Word Series presents Poet Dr. Carol Ann Russell

Come to the Bemidji Community Art Center for the first event of the 2013 Spoken Word Series.  A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:00 PM with Dr. Russell's reading beginning at 6:00 PM.  There will be book signing and a question and answer period following the reading, and a poetry workshop the following morning.  


March 2    Opera Encore HD presents Puccini's "Tosca" from the Royal Opera House London   

Enjoy opera this spring at the The Bemidji Theater 5 miles west of Bemidji on Highway 2.  Show time is 2:00 p.m. There is ample parking, but Paul Bunyan Transit will be contracted to run a bus from BSU Bangsberg parking lot to the theater at 1:00 and return after the opera showing, around 4:30.  Email with  how many people will be in your party.  The cost of the bus will be $1.50 per person. Puccini's "Tosca" is the first in the series with Bryn Terfel as Scarpia and Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca who along with a stellar cast bring this tragic tale of love, idealism and destructive obsession to the stage of the Royal Opera House in London. 

For a complete synopsis of Tosca go to the Emerging Pictures website  


March 7    Arts Advocacy Day

On Thursday March 7 artists and arts supporters from across the state will gather at the State Capitol in St. Paul to secure Art and Legacy funding for the next two years, ensuring we remain the strongest arts community in the country. Follow this link for more info and to register: . Then contact us at /218 751-5447 to let us know you'll be there.  Let's have a strong showing from Region 2!  


May 6-7    Minnesota Theater Alliance Forum

Save the date for a large state-wide convening entitled "Who's in Charge: A Minnesota Theater Forum on Leadership and Diversity." Go to for more information.


June 5-6   The Rural Arts and Culture Summit

A June Event? Yes and it's a great time for planning ahead. Mark your calendars for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit on June 5-6 at University of Minnesota-Morris. For updates, "like" The Rural Arts and Culture Summit on Facebook or visit the website.  


R2AC Color Logo  February    Customized Grant Writing Workshops

Region 2 Arts Council is trying a bit different approach to grant writing workshops for organizations and individuals this winter. We're checking in with non-profits, arts organizations and galleries and offering to work with groups in the comfort of their natural environment. If your organization is interested in a hands-on Region 2 Arts Council grant writing workshop tailored to the specific needs and interests of your participants, please contact us at or call 751-5447 or 800-275-5447.  Groups of five or more individual artists interested in a customized grant writing workshop should call us as well.


February 4, 11, 18, 25    Session 2 Pottery Classes with Tom Daly

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts on Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji presents a series of pottery classes for students of all levels throughout the winter and into spring. After learning the basics of clay construction, participants can easily move on to throw pots on the wheel. Cost of each monthly session is $55. Classes for ages 8 - 13 are from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Classes for ages 14 - adults are from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Session II: February 4, 11, 18 & 25; Session III: March 4, 11, 18 & 25; Session IV: April 1, 8, 15 & 22.  (218) 444-5606 519 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN 56619   


February 18-April 14   Loft Literary Center Poetry Workshop with LouAnn Shepard Muhm

In this online course "Triggering Inspiration," participants will read and discuss Richard Hugo's The Triggering Town, a book on poetic inspiration and poetry writing, and write a new poem from a prompt leading to discussion and feedback each week.  Finding a way to sustain poetry writing is often the challenge facing poets who have been writing for a while. Poets will come out of this class with eight new poems, as well as some new tools for generating inspiration and ideas. Class details and Online Registration HERE.


R2AC Color Logo Feb. 21, 22, 23    Portrait Painting with Joan Wilson

Registration deadline:  Friday February 15th, 2013.

Northern Artist Association of Bemidji is sponsoring a 3-day, portrait painting workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Beltrami County Electric Community Room on 411 Technology Drive NW in Bemidji, MN. Participants will learn to paint a portrait using a live model beginning with instruction with local artist Joan Wilson on how to pose the model and mixing flesh tones to layout of the painting and final composition. There will be breaks throughout the day and a one-hour lunch break. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch or drive into town to buy their lunch.


To register, send a check in the amount of $60.00, made payable to the Region 2 Arts Council, to 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or drop off your check at the R2AC office or at Gallery North located at 502 3rd St. in Bemidji. Please note that there will be no refunds unless the workshop is cancelled. For more information call Region 2 Arts Council at 218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447 or Gallery North at 218-444-9813.


March 2   Poetry Workshop with Award-Winning Poet and BSU Professor

Join Dr. Carol Ann Russell from 9:00 a.m.- noon for a poetry workshop in the lower level of the Carnegie Library building at 426 Bemidji Ave. Russell has published 7 books of poetry and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines and journals.  She has earned national and international acclaim for her writing and workshops. $40 for adults / $20 for students.  Call 444-7570 for information and registration.     


R2AC Color Logo Mar. 23    Photography for Artists with Cal Rice

Join experienced local photographer Call Rice for a Photography for Artists workshop held at the Bemidji Headwaters School for Music and the Arts on Saturday March 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This workshop is for you, if you
  • are an artist who creates two or three dimensional art
  • present your work in photographs (web site, gallery or catalog)
  • want to improve your skills to create images that are commensurate with the quality of the art
  • want to better understand the functions built into your camera

Registration is $30 at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. (218) 444-5606 519 Minnesota Ave, Bemidji, MN 56619,



Minnesota State Arts Board Grants Calendar

Check here for the latest MSAB grant deadlines!


Feb. 14    Submission Deadline for CRE8 Online Literary Magazine

CRE8 is the new online literary magazine sponsored by the English Department at Bemidji State University. CRE8 showcases creative works by writers and artists from northern Minnesota. At this time CRE8 publishes fiction and nonfiction up to 4,000 words in length, poems up to 75 lines in length, and graphic narratives. 

CRE8 also accepts submissions for their artist "Portrait" feature, interviews with artists of ANY medium regarding their creative process.  Visual artists, composers, dancers, storytellers and all other creative people are invited to reply. Visit the web site, for more details and the required Submission Cover Page or Artist Interview Form.


Feb 15    Submission Deadline for Calendar Contest

Minnesota youth to participate in the 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) calendar art contest, "New Challenges. New Solutions" offering a way for youth to apply this theme to their own ideas about crime prevention and solutions to crime. The youth whose art is selected will receive three complimentary copies of the calendar.  A grand prize winner will receive a $50 Target gift card.  The calendars will be widely distributed during NCVRW, April 21-27, 2013.  For applications and more information see   


Feb. 15    Deadline on Call for Entry Forms to Sculpt Siouxland Exhibit

Sculptors are invited to participate in the 2013-2014 Sculpt Siouxland Exhibit. Chosen sculptures will be featured in a unique outdoor display located throughout downtown Sioux City, IA for the duration of one year. Go to for more information.


Feb. 28     Application Deadline for NEA Creative Writing Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for the FY 2014 Creative Writing Fellowships in Prose.  Creative Writing Fellowships encourage the production of new work and allow writers the time and means to write. The program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers. For full grant application information and guidelines, go to:   


Mar. 1    Submission Deadline for Talking Stick Volume 22

The Talking Stick, a locally published and nationally recognized publication, seeks submissions in poetry, fictiion, and creative nonfiction from Minnesota writers. The Talking Stick is published by Jackpine Writers' Bloc of northern Minnesota.  For full submission guidelines, go to 


Mar. 1     Application Deadline to Sculpture Walk 2013 

Participate this year in Northern Minnesota's premiere public art venue: Bemidji's 14th Annual Juried Public Art Exposition. The Sculpture Walk committee will select the 20 best submissions, based on their conceptual strength, originality, and workmanship. These will be presented for 12 months in locations throughout Bemidji, Minnesota. Please apply before March 1, 2013 at: Go to for complete contest information. Questions? contact 


Reminder: all sculptures on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk 2012 exhibition are for sale and would make great gifts. Please contact:  


Mar. 4    Valspar Paint Grant Proposals Due

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation announces the availability of free paint to communities in our region.  Through a collaborative venture with the Valspar Corporation and the Minnesota Beautiful Program approximately 550 gallons of free paint has been made available for projects requiring 15 gallons of paint or more. To obtain application guidelines and an application form, call Ashley at 218 759-2057 / 800-659-7859 or email  Application deadlines available at


legacysmall Mar. 5    Deadline for ACLU-MN North Office Call for Artists

The Greater MN Racial Justice Project North, brought to you by American Civil Liberties Union- MN, is now accepting applications for the Art from Within show. Featured artwork will give a personal and compelling view in to the lives of real people whose civil liberties, protected under the Bill of Rights, have been challenged. Art from Within is a venue for American Indians as well as non-Natives who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. For more information, please contact Audrey Thayer, ACLU-MN, Greater MN Racial Justice Program, at 218-444-2285.


April 15    Application Deadline for Bemidji - First City of Arts Studio Cruise 

Calling all artists with studios within a 40 mile radius of Bemidji, Minnesota! Applications are now being taken for the 6th annual Studio Cruise, a working studio event which provides an opportunity for artists to invite the public into their studios to showcase their art and craft. Studio Cruise dates: Oct. 18, 19, 20. Deadline for all applications is postmark by April 15, 2013.   Fees include a $10 non-refundable jury fee and $100 artist participation fee. Applications available on-line at ALL artists must successfully meet all jury and monetary qualifications and eligibility requirements established for participating in the Cruise.

Artists who create their artwork within a 40 mile radius of Bemidji but who may not have a studio accessible to visitors can apply to be a Guest Artist at a qualifying Host Studio location. This opportunity is limited to having a maximum of three artists total at any one studio location.   Questions? Contact Dave Towley at 218-333-3547 ( or Lori Forshee-Donnay at 218-444-7570 (


April 30    Submission Deadline for Small Art for Big Hearts 

Artists!  Expand your buyer contacts, exhibit your work, and at the same time contribute to a great cause at this Art Event for the Bemidji Food Shelf! Artists are invited to contribute works of art and join this fun, high profile event on June 1st, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hungry Bear- First City Ballroom/convention center in Bemidji, MN. This evening will bring together hundreds of artists and collectors for a night of refreshments, conversation, and art buying. All proceeds going to feed the hungry.  Please email Don Houseman at or Pam Nelson at for submission requirements and submission form.  


On-Going     First City Singers

First City Singers is a non-auditioned chorus program for "seniors" who love to sing and perform in our community. Rehearsals are always on Mondays from 1 - 2 p.m. at Headwaters School of Music & Arts. Call Arlys at 444-6653 or Donna at 444-3296 for more information.


On-Going    Headwaters Youth Orchestras with Conductor Dr. Melanie Hanson

The Headwaters Advanced Youth Orchestra for high school-aged students meets Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00.  The Headwaters Junior Youth Orchestra is for students in grades 5 - 8. This group meets Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00.  Call 218-444-5606 for more information or to register. Cost is $10 per month to participate. 


Baudette Depot Seeks Smithsonian Institution Exhibit Assistance

The Baudette Depot is looking for people to help with the current traveling Smithsonian Exhibit "The Way We Worked" coming to Baudette on May 11- June 22, 2013.  The Depot Preservation Alliance, as a host organization, is responsible for the install, take-down, and open house during the six week exhibit run.  If you are able to lend a hand, storage space, or host, please send your contact information by email to:   


Baudette Depot Seeks Photos and Stories  

Attention:  Local stories and photos are needed for 3 upcoming exhibits at the Depot!  The Transportation Exhibit seeks transportation related photos from the first half of the 20th century taken in the Lake of the Woods area.  For the special "Signatures Exhibit," photos or stories about family members "riding the rails" as a hobo or as an orphan traveling to a new home are needed. For the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit "The Way We Worked," short narratives about your first job and what you learned from it (it doesn't have to be a paid job) are needed by May 1st. Please send your photos and/or stories to: Depot Preservation Alliance P.O. Box 1238; Baudette, MN 56623; attn.: JK. Photos will be copied, attribution noted, and returned to you.  Photos, stories, and questions can also be emailed to:  


legacysmall Minnesota Department of Agriculture Artist Database Available

MN artists interested in working with county fairs can access more information regarding the County Fair Arts Access and Cultural Heritage Grant Program on line at Artists interested in signing up to share their talent with MN County Fairs should consider submitting their information to the MDA County Fairs database.



Bemidji Selected for Arts Midwest World Fest

Arts Midwest is delighted to confirm its desire to partner with the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts for the 2013-15 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle.  During the two-year partnership, Arts Midwest will bring to Bemidji four music ensembles for week-long residencies during which each ensemble will share the music of its culture through workshops and concerts.  The ensembles will be coming from Israel, Canada, China and Brazil.


Contact Headwaters School of Music & Arts at 218-444-5606 or by email at for more information or to be included in this great opportunity.




Congratulations to Region 2 Arts Council's Beltrami County Board Member Justin Holley whose short story "Black Crows" has the pole position in Eerie Tales V- Dreadful Delusions, written and illustrated by the Great Lakes Society of Horror Writers.  


The Depot Preservation Alliance has received funding for two projects through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Grants Program as administered by the Minnesota Historical Society: "If These Bricks Could Talk" and "Take a Ride on the Rails." Congratulations!  

The Northern Arts Newsletter editor reserves the right to edit or rewrite submissions for grammar, style and clarity or to conform to restrictions of space. R2AC reserves the right to determine the newsworthiness and appropriateness of any submission.  Thank you for your submissions! 
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