(L-R) Jim Jones, Judith Toppings, Mika Pacheco-Northbird & daughter, Bambi Goodwin, Simon Zornes
Northern Arts News
July, 2014 

 

Summer has just begun, and we couldn't be happier! Still, in the Region 2 Arts Council world of grant deadlines, we are well aware that August is right around the corner.  

 Deadline: August 14, 2014 

Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000 and organizations can apply for grants up to $6,000 in grant funds.

Open to artists in all art disciplines, arts organizations, schools, non-profits, government offices, or cultural heritage groups located in one of the following Minnesota counties: Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, or Mahnomen. These grants support projects covering three key areas: Arts Activities and Arts Access, Arts Education, and Arts and Cultural Heritage.           

 

Want more information? Region 2 Arts Council will be hosting:

 

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Writing Workshops

Monday July 14 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday July 22 at Coldwell Banker in Park Rapids, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Informational Drop-in Sessions

Thursday July 17 at the Bagley Public Library, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday July 21 at the Region 2 Arts Council Office in Bemidji, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Region 2 Arts Council staff is also happy to discuss the application process with you. Call us at (218) 751-5447 / (800) 275-5447 or email us at staff@r2arts.org with questions, to set up an individual or group appointment, or to let us know you are coming to a workshop. Download the grant application form HERE

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants are funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on November 4, 2008 as part of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

 

 

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Board Member Needed to represent Lake of the Woods County

Region 2 Arts Council is seeking a Board Member from Lake of the Woods County for a two-year term.     

 

Are you passionate about the arts in your community?
 

Do you have experience in the areas of Visual, Musical, Literary, or Performance Arts?
 

Do you have time to volunteer with an organization that is full of fun and creative people?

 

R2AC WANTS YOU!

 

Our Board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy, and reviewing and awarding grants in our five-county area. Meetings occur 7 months out of the year on the 3rd Monday of the month. Region 2 Arts Council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund, and the McKnight Foundation. Come work with creative, interesting people! Email staff@r2arts.org or call 218.751.5447 or 800.275.5447 for more information and we will send you an application. Stand up for the arts in our Minnesota communities!

  

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Region 2 Arts Council FY15 Grant Deadlines

Click HERE for the full list.

 

If you follow our deadlines closely, take note of the following changes: 

  • Round 1 Arts Project Grant is October 3, 2014
  • Round 1 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant is November 1, 2014
  • The Artist Mentor Grant Deadline is December 1, 2014  
  • Individual Artist Grant is February 5, 2015 (There is ONE ROUND ONLY for this grant and the maximum award is now $2,000!)  

Grant Application Packets

We are rolling out our grant application packets in ample time for each of the deadlines.  Check r2arts.org for download versions or stop by our office if you are in need of a hard copy.  Contact us if you'd like us to send an application or if you have questions. 

 

Missing your work samples? Come and Get 'Em!

Please pick up your work samples from past grant applications. Due to our limited space, we will regretfully be clearing them out, soon! 

 

Send us your Images!

We are updating our website and planning a facelift to our social media sites.  Please send us your images to use in these new R2AC online endeavors. Thank you! 

 

R2AC and Facebook
Region 2 Arts Council can be found on Facebook in two ways.  "Like" our Region 2 Arts Council business page or "friend" us at Staff Regiontwoarts.  On our "Staff" page, you'll find us super communicative and interactive. We're all business on our business page.  A perfect solution, isn't it?

 

Newsletter Header 

This month's newsletter header comes courtesy of several artists were among those sharing their work at Rail River Folk School's 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Festival in Bemidji.  

 

Northern Arts News Deadline

Deadline for submissions for the August issue of Northern Arts News is July 20, 2014. 

 


 EventsEvents

July 7, 9, 10   Kairos Alive! facilitates Wellness through the Arts 

This week-long series of workshops, presentations and events in Bemidji, facilitated by natinally acclaimed Maria Genne and her Kairos Alive! team of artists, will draw awareness to the power of Participatory Art Making and its positive influence on individual and community wellness. All events are free and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/wellnessthroughthearts.

 

Monday, July 7   Introduction to Participatory Art Making

This session runs from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad Street SW, for artists and individuals who want to discover new ways to enrich people's lives through engagement in the arts.

 

Wednesday, July 9   Fostering Wellness through Participatory Art Making

This session runs from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave NW. Come for a lively interactive introduction to the power of participatory dance, music and story making to positively impact wellbeing.

 

Thursday, July 10   Dance Hall

The Kairos Alive! Dance Hall runs from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Rail River Folk School, 303 Rail Road Street SW. All ages and all abilities are encouraged to attend and see first-hand the positive effects of Kairos Alive! artistic engagement and performance. Music provided by The Clean Starts Band, with Don Zieman and friends.

 

July 9   Summer Recital Series with Flute Trio

Performances by Kiki Schnackenberg, Erin Riess, Katrina Stewart and Brass Ensemble. Noon-12:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church; 2220 Anne Street NW (west of Paul Bunyan Communications), Bemidji. Freewill offering accepted.

 

July 10     Noon Hour Concert Series presents Sarah Carlson

Come and hear Sarah Carlson play the new pipe organ from 12:15-12:45 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and cookies will be served.

 

July 10    Soap performs at Second Street Stage in Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association celebrates summer at this free, two-hour concert with food, drink, and fun starting at 6:00 p.m. 2nd St. Stage is located on 2nd St. between Main Ave. and Hwy. 71 in downtown Park Rapids. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information on the bands and the 10-week schedule, go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.

 

July 11   First Friday Art Around Town in Bemidji 

Several July First Friday events have been moved to Friday, July 11. Venues exhibiting art for the month of July include Watermark Art Center, Dunn Bros. Coffee, Wild Hare Bistro, Bemidji Public Library, Neilson Place, Gallery North, and Brigid's Pub. Go to watermarkartcenter.org or call 218-444-7570 for more information.

 

July 11    Gallery North presents Alphabet Jambalaya  

Visit Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the release of the children's book Alphabet Jambalaya (An Alliterative Alphabet Book for the Young at Heart). Bring the family to meet authors and Illustrators Mary Knox-Johnson and Marion Reil and six-year-old Bella Drevlow, listen to excerpts from the book, play games, enjoy refreshments, and share in the joy of sharing a first-book with children! Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery that has been displaying and selling original art and fine crafts by area artists since 1989. Please check out the website at www.gallerynorthbemidji.com. 

 

July 11    Freehand Collaboration Group Exhibit "Sing With Paint"

Using various mediums, artists were asked to choose a sound or song that they found moving and visually interpret it, incorporating the color, emerald green. At the Cabin Coffee House, located at 214 3rd St NW, Bemidj. Call 218-556-4485 for more information.

 

July 12    Bagley Art in the Park

Bagley's 27th Annual Art in the Park will be held in the Bagley City Park overlooking beautiful Lake Lomond starting at 9:00 a.m.. Free to the public. There is musical entertainment, local dance performances and a child's art activity. CLIMB theatre performances will be happening throughout the day. Come enjoy the beauty of the park and the talents of local artists.  

 

July 12   Nemeth Art Center Artist's Reception

Come to a reception at Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for Caroline Kent, whose work will be on exhibit in July. Kent crosses media and dimension to create work that examines culture and place. Her pieces use geometry and text to examine narrative, architecture and landscape. The NAC is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, go to www.nemethartcenter.org.

 

July 13   State Park Concert Series presents Guitarist Lou Samsa

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off Hwy 71 N. Concert starts at 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.

 

July 13    4th Annual Bite of Park Rapids and Juried Art Fair

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association will sponsor a juried art fair in conjunction with this successful annual event featuring delicious food and great music. The schedule is as follows: 11:00 a.m.: Art Fair and Food Booths Open; 11:00 a.m. - Noon: Music by Hog Rooster; 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Music by Dead Horses; 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Food Contests; 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Music by Stereo Mystics. Additional thank you to R.D. Offutt Company Farm Division and Black Swan Cooperage for sponsoring this event. Go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com for more information.

 

July 15    Mural Project Public Forum

The Waste Water Treatment Facility invites all to a public forum at Bemidji City Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to meet the newly selected muralist and plans for the mural to be painted on the outside of the facility.

 

July 16    Summer Recital Series with Dr. Beverly Everett, Organ

Noon-12:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1800 Irvine Avenue NW, Bemidji. Freewill offering accepted.

 

July 17    Fatten' Frogs perform at Second Street Stage in Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association celebrates summer at this free, two-hour concert with food, drink, and fun starting at 6:00 p.m. 2nd St. Stage is located on 2nd St. between Main Ave. and Hwy. 71 in downtown Park Rapids. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information on the bands and the 10-week schedule, go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.

 

July 19-20   Watermark Art Center's 47th Annual Art in the Park

Saturday July 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday July 20th from 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

All are invited to Bemidji's premiere art event held on beautiful Lake Bemidji in Library Park. This annual event presents over one hundred artists and vendors 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. There will be puppet performances with the Fortuna Puppet Theatre on Saturday and fantastic face painting and henna tattoos with Jens Werner. Artists from Two Eyes Weaving Studio will be doing demos and providing hands-on weaving opportunities and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will have stringed instruments on hand to play.

On the shores of the lake in Downtown Bemidji just 1 Block North of Paul and Babe!   For more information go to http://watermarkartcenter.org/art-in-the-park/ or call us at 218-444-7570.

 

July 19   The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents the Jae Sinnett Trio

"Jae, Jazz and More" features the premiere of orchestral versions of jazz drummer Jae Sinnett's favorite original compositions joined by pianist Allen Farnham and bassist Terry Burrell. The BSO will also play patriotic favorites and be joined by the annual "Mystery Maestro" who will conduct "Stars and Stripes Forever." This concert kicks off the 2014-15 season "A Perfect 10," celebrating Maestro Everett's 10th anniversary as music director of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. Tickets at the door and in advance at Lueken's Village Foods North and South and brownpapertickets.com. $10.00 for adults and seniors / K-12 students admitted free. A complimentary ticket to "Jae, Jazz and More" is included with the purchase of a $60.00 2014-15 BSO Season Ticket. Call 218/444-7914 with questions.

 

July 20    State Park Concert Series presents Bill and Kate Isles

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off Hwy 71 N. Concert starts at 1:30 and is free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.

 

July 23    Summer Recital Series with Glenn Seibel and Wayne Hoff

Noon-12:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 9th and Beltrami Avenue, Bemidji. Freewill offering accepted.

 

July 24   Noon Hour Concert Series with Julie Kaiser & Cheryl Steinborn

This concert offers an international taste, with music by British, French, Italian, German and Czechoslovakian composers. 12:15-12:45 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Bring your lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and cookies will be served.

 

July 24   The Limns perform at Second Street Stage in Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association celebrates summer at this free, two-hour concert with food, drink, and fun starting at 6:00 p.m. 2nd St. Stage is located on 2nd St. between Main Ave. and Hwy. 71 in downtown Park Rapids. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information on the bands and the 10-week schedule, go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.

 

July 27    State Park Concert Series presents Northern Bass

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off Hwy 71 N. Concert starts at 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.

 

July 25, 26, 27, 31 and Aug 1-2   Northern Light Opera's "Guys & Dolls" 

legacysmall Frank Loesser's music and lyrics are brought to life by a cast of colorful and sometimes eccentric characters. Performances take place at the Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. July 25, 26, 31, and August 1. Matinees begin at 3:00 p.m. on July 27 and Aug. 2. Tickets will be available at Beagle Books, by calling 866-766-7372 or 218-237-0400, or at the door. $20 /Adults and $10 / Students.

 

 

July 30    Summer Recital Series with Michael Hanson & Melanie Hanson

Noon-12:30 p.m. at New Salem Lutheran Church, 7491 Island View Dr. NW (Hwy 71 N at Turtle River). Freewill offering accepted.

 

July 31    Horseshoes & Hand Grenades perform at Second Street Stage  

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association celebrates summer at this free, two-hour concert with food, drink, and fun starting at 6:00 p.m. 2nd St. Stage is located on 2nd St. between Main Ave. and Hwy. 71 in downtown Park Rapids. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information on the bands and the 10-week schedule, go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.

 


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July 17   Make-A-Zine Day!

To celebrate International Zine Month, Fortuna Puppet Theatre will hold a $2 Zine Workshop for ages 8-14. What's a zine? A crazy little mini-book with your lists or rants or doodles or how-to's or anything you want! When: 10 a.m. - noon at Freaxis Studio, lower level Historic Carnegie Library Building, 42i6 Bemidji Ave. Choose a free button when you finish your zine! More info: fortunapuppettheatre.com. Call 218-368-3349 and ask for Margaret.

 

July 28 - Aug. 1   Lakes Area Drumset Camp

Region 2 Arts Council Logo Sessions run from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji. The camp is open to all percussionists, from beginner to advanced, who want to improve their drumset skills in an environment that is exciting an inspiring. The three full time instructors are Eric Sundeen, Ben Anderson, and Tom Buckley. Guest clinicians include Ryan Insleman, Dr. Terry Vermillion and area musicians. For more information call Headwaters School of Music and the Arts at 218-444-5606 or go to hwschool.org.

 

Aug. 11- 15 and Aug. 18 -22 Frank Covino Classical Oil Painting Seminar

legacysmall Classical academic art professor Frank Covino will make his annual sojourn to Baudette to instruct two week-long seminars in using oil in the style of the Old Masters from the Renaissance. Classes will be held at the Lake of the Woods School Art Room. All skill levels and beginners welcome.  Age range: late teen - adult. For more information, call 218-634-1561 / 218-341-9692 or email studio@wiktel.com.

 

Sept. 12-24  Advanced Willow Basket Weaving Class 

Region 2 Arts Council Logo This workshop is for advanced weavers who have made many baskets and know the rib-style construction to make a backpack picnic basket with an optional lid. Location: Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW in Bemidji. Times: Fri/Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; optional lid on Sun 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost for workshop with lid: $241.00. Cost for workshop w/o lid: $203.00. Deadline for registration is July 16, 2014. Contact Region 2 Arts Council at (218) 751-5447 to register for this workshop. Contact Eve Sumsky at 218-586-3533 for more information about this advanced workshop or possible workshops for beginners.

 

 

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July 14   Pequana Playhouse Auditions for Peter Pan Children's Theatre
Region 2 Arts Council LogoRegistration 8:00am, Auditions 8:15am. Rehearsals run July 14-19, Mon-Thurs
mornings and Friday afternoon. Performances: Friday July 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sat. July 20 at 2:00 p.m.

 

June-August    Minnesota State Arts Board's Artist Initiative Grant

This grant supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. More information is available at www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist-initiative.htm.

Visual arts; media arts, and photography, and visual arts: August 1, 2014   


July 18    Deadline for MSAB Cultural Community Partnership Grant  

This program is designed to enhance the artistic and career development of artists of color. It supports collaborative projects between two individual artists or between an artist and an organization. More information is available at http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/cultural-community-partnership.htm.

 

July 25    Deadline for MSAB Arts Tour Minnesota Grant Applications

This program is designed to give Minnesotans greater access to high quality artists and arts organizations, regardless of geography. Arts Tour Minnesota project grants support touring performances, exhibitions, and other related arts activities throughout the state. More information is available at http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/machf-atm.htm.

 

September 26   Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant  

This program awards grants to emerging film, video, and digital makers in the disciplines of experimental, narrative, documentary, and animation. The Jerome Foundation accepts online and paper applications. To apply online, please visit www.jeromefdn.org/apply/start.

 

Aug. 31   Deadline for Entries to The Aesthetica Art Prize

For budding and established artists to have the opportunity to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement with the international art world. Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance. Entries close 31 August 2014. For more information and to submit visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize.

 

Dec. 5   Minnesota Film and TV Request for Documentary Proposals
legacysmallMinnesota Film and TV is currently accepting proposals from Minnesota-based Filmmakers with narrative features or long-form documentary works in progress (projects must be in production or post production at the time of application) that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. The complete Request for Proposals, application and guidelines are available at http://mnfilmtv.org/incentives/legacy-grants 

 

Ongoing Opportunities at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts 


Bemidji Area North American Flute Circle

Region 2 Arts Council LogoSecond and fourth Mondays of the month. 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji. All levels of playing welcome, from very beginners to advanced.

 

First City Singers

Region 2 Arts Council LogoThis is a non-traditional chorus program for "seniors" who love to sing and perform in our community. Rehearsals are always Mondays from 1-2 p.m. at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts on 519 Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji. Performances happen on a regular basis. For more information, call Arlys at 218 444-6653 or Donna at 218-444-3296 for more information.

 

First City Handbell Choir

Region 2 Arts Council LogoThis community handbell choir finds its home at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Come hear and be a part of the beautiful music this group creates. The Handbell Choir is directed by Carol Johnson and Vickie Stenerson. $10/ month. Practice every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Ongoing   Nemeth Art Center seeks Local Craftspeople Selling Goods

The Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids is looking for local craftspeople to sell their goods in the Nemethshop. Any interested artists can get in touch with Meredith Lynn for more details-meredith@nemethartcenter.org.


Ongoing   White Birch Artists Meeting

Newcomers are always welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Park Rapids Area Library. Call Dianne at 713-894-9959  for more information.

 

noteworthyNoteworthy 

Congratulations to Mary Knox-Johnson and Marion Reil on the release of their children's book, Alphabet Jambalaya, an Alliterative Book for the Young at Heart.

 

Congratulations to Roy C. Booth, who was recently featured in the Author's Spotlight on Writer's Anarchy. Go to http://writersanarchy.com/spotlights/roy-c-booth for an inside look into Booth's work.

 

Congratulations to children's book author and illustrator Susan Kedzie, on the upcoming "unleashing of original illustrations" for her book A Thousand Purring Cats. Stay tuned!

 

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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