"Red Sky by Morning, Sailors Take Warning" by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson, Paper and collage, 2016
Northern Arts News
November 2016
In This Issue
Coffee & Paint
November 2 at 10 am.  G & A Pottery Co., 311 3rd St NW, 
This is an adult only program. $10. More info here.

Dabble and a Splash
November 5 at 2- 5 pm
Headwaters School of Music and Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, 
Saturday, $40. Register 3 days prior to program. Info here.

Intro to Encaustic Art
Fri November 11, OR Sat Nov 12. Terry Honstead will teach this mixed media art form. Headwaters School for Music and Arts. Materials will be provided. $50. More info here.

November 12, 6-10 pm at Suzy and Hondo School of Dance. Live music dance party with music by The Occasionals. $15/person. See info here.

Alcohol Ink
Workshop class at The 
Old Schoolhouse, Bemidji. $35. 18 yrs and older. Click here for info.

Park Rapids Area Community Band Winter Concert

Nov. 20

Park Rapids High School Auditorium

More info here, or call Paul Peterson at 218-732-4760

  McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers

Applications are now open. The deadline for entry is Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Five $25,000 fellowships are awarded.  Please read guidelines before applying  here .

Opera at the Bemidji Theatre
November 10 & 12
2-4 p.m.

Presenting "The Modena" from "Pavarotti & Friends"

Info here.
Lumberjack Craft Fair

November 11 & 12

A Fine Art and Craft Show organized by Bemidji School
will have fine art and craft exhibitors, and local food booths. 
Bemidji Middle School, 1910 Middle School Drive NW. Info here.
Bemidji Concert Series

Verona Quartet

Nov 17
7:30 pm

Thompson Recital Hall, BSU. Adults $10, students $5. 

Email here for more info.
Movie Night
at the
Chief Theater

November 26, 2016

6 pm: The Goonies

8 pm: When Harry Met Sally

Tickets available at the door, donations happily accepted. This is a fund raising effort for the Chief Theater. 
More info  here.

Davidson/Knudson at Wild Hare

Friday, November 4
3-5 pm

Artist Reception
You will be able to see "Red Sky In The Morning, Sailors Take Warning," (above) at the Wild Hare Bistro at the opening of an exhibition of collaborative work by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson. All new work. 

Create It!
Community Art Studios

Clear Waters Life Center
226 Elm St
Gonvick, MN

Check out their website here for more info.

Rural Arts and Culture Summit 2017

Call for proposals

Due December 5, 2016

Springboard for the Arts, the Center for Small Towns and the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota are seeking proposals for the 2017 Rural Arts & Culture Summit, which will take place June 6 - 8, 2017 at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

More info here.
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Region 2 Arts Council
303 Railroad St SW
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

Northern Arts News Deadline

Deadline for submissions for the December issue of the Northern Arts News is Nov. 20.

Region 2
Grant Deadlines
    • Open to Native American artists in all arts disciplines residing in the following counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Roseau. More info here.
  •   Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants for Small Towns  -  Deadline  Jan. 15, 2017
    • These grants offer funding for a variety of arts projects and can cover costs associated with public art, exhibitions, or performances. Maximum award: $6,000. More info here.


  •  Individual Artist Grants - Deadline January 15, 2017
    • 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; and proposals for career-enhancing projects or opportunities. More info here.

Heartland Concert Series:
A Band Called Honalee

November 3
7:30 p.m.

Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium

Three talented young artists take you for a stroll down memory lane. A Band Called Honalee is a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary.

More info here.
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 13, 2016
3:00 PM

C lassical, funk, fusion and fun! The MIDIots, a Bemidji ensemble, perform their new composition for electronic music and orchestra. 
Also, "Ballet Music" by Holst and Rossini's William Tell Overture
Info here.

Mary Poppins
Bemidji Community Theater

November 11, 12, 18,19 at 7:30 pm
Nov 13, 20 at 2 pm

At the Historic Chief Theater

Tickets: $12 adults $6 children
Available at: Iverson Corner Drug and at door.

More info  here

Anything Goes!

This musical will be showing at the Bemidji High School  Auditorium

Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016

Find more info  here. Ticket sales here.

Bemidji Sculpture Walk
Call for Artists

Submit your sculpture proposal and application before February 1, 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance on March 1. May 19-20 will be the installation and reception for new sculptures.  

For more information, email.  

44th Annual 
Council of Indian Students

November 19
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

John Glas Fieldhouse, Bemidji State University

Email here for info.
Call for artists
ArtScope Galleries

Do you have artwork to show? Our ArtScope Galleries have immediate openings, or we can schedule you for a future show. Two month long shows are free for members or 30% of sales for non-members. We currently have galleries at Falcon Bank, Center for Pain Management, Central Minnesota Red Cross and Eastman Art House. More info here.

Contact Sarah Drake by email to schedule your show.

Arts Evaluation

Conducting Evaluations for Regional and State Arts Grants

November 2, 2016
10 am-3 pm

Park Rapids Area Library
210 W. 1st Ave
Park Rapids, MN

Register here. Free.

Presented by  MN State Arts Board  and Sarah Cohn, Cohn Consulting

Monday, Nov. 7th

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
519 Minnesota Avenue
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP  to Craig Dunn at craig@vsamn.org or call 800-801- 3883. If you need a sign language interpreter to participate, VSA must hear from you no later than end of day Thurs, November 3rd, to arrange for an interpreter to be present.
Find info on VSA here.

  R2AC Artist Fellowship Recipients
Congratulations to our 2017 Fellows!

LouAnn Muhm

Mary Therese

(See their art work below)

The goal of the Region 2 Arts Council (R2AC) Fellowship Program is to assist the region's most talented artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding substantial financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences that facilitate depth and advancement in their art form.

Please congratulate Region 2's 2016/2017 Artist Fellows:
LouAnn Muhm and Mary Therese!


Mary Therese: "Light Dragons Fly" 2013, 
44x44" Silk Habotai, Dye and Beeswax

Kneeling at the wasp drummed creek 
of you, where the blank elm whitens 
into chalk, I am not consoled. 
Everywhere is dusk and oiled crow, 
slatted sky and the wind's torn harp. 
There is no entering you 
you of the weed scrubbed ochre field, 
you of the spider rooted grasses taking hold, 
you who have let the landscape enter you 
crowding out every thing that thirsts. 
I thirst, and find no slaking 
here on my knees on the caked gravel bank 
of you, the droughty ash laden parch 
of you, the wrung creekbed of your depleted rill, 
so I will leave you to your own arid beck 
and call forth my own monsoon with this 
petition to every thing that rains and floods, 
to every thing that's blue and wet and soaking 
and I will drink and drink and drink and bathe 
and drench the unyielding dust of you until 
I am clean and you unfurl and bloom.
by LouAnn Muhm