June First Friday Art Walk

Mary Helen Pelton's gourds will be on display and for sale at the BCAC through the month of June.

Bemidji Community Art Center invites you to their June First Friday Art Walk and Opening reception on June 4th from 5 to 7pm featuring a two multi-media shows with “What’s Your Passion” by the Northern Minnesota Craftswomen in the Main Gallery and “Beyond Function” by Mary Helen Pelton. The exhibits runs June 4th through the 26th.  The BCAC is free and open to the public.  Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (Carnegie Library on 5th St) or at www.bcac.wordpress.com or contact us at (218) 444-7570 or at bcac@paulbunyan.net Hours are Tues to Fri. 12 to 5pm and Sat. 12 to 4pm.

Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts – welcomes First Friday Featured Artist Angela Shogren for the month of June.  Angela’s new watercolor collection “Dreaming of Spring”, will makes it’s debut Friday June 4th from 4-6pm. Starting her collection during the monotone winter months, Angela breathes life into her work using her vibrant choice of color and drawing inspirations from her life as a wife, mother and farmer. Angela is the newest member to the Bad Cat Creations family and we are thrilled to showcase her work exclusively in Bemidji.  Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring Art & Fine Craft by over 50 different artists and an eclectic selection of fun gifts and contemporary accessories.  Showcasing mostly local artists, Bad Cat has everything from jewelry and ceramics to cards and fun accessories for you and your home.  Bad Cat Creations is located at 315 Irvine Ave NW.  For more information call 218-444-9225.

Beltrami County History Center The Beltrami County Historical Society presents “Patterns and People” by photographer and artist John Eggers. Stop by and enjoy refreshments and Free Admission into the Museum on Friday May 7th and every First Friday from 10 to 4pm. The History Center is located at 130 Minnesota Avenue SW in the historic James J. Hill Great Northern Depot. Hours are Mon – Sat 10am to 4pm.  For more information 219-444-3376 or www.beltramihistory.org

Bemidji Public Library presents “As I See It – The Nature of Costa Rica” a photography exhibit by Cal Rice showing during June, at the Bemidji Public Library.  The exhibit begins with sunrise on the Caribbean and concludes with sunset on the Pacific Ocean. Cal is a professional Commercial Photographer who has photographed events, architecture, jewelry, and business portraits.  He also photographs seniors, families and weddings to preserve special memories.  Currently he is employing his extensive photography skills to create more artistic images with less concern that the image be an accurate representation of what is in front of the camera.  Join us on June 4th from 3 to 5pm as a part of the First Friday Art Walk to visit with Cal about his work.  For more information on this exhibit or opportunities for exhibiting at the Public Library, please contact Bemidji Public Library Art Wall Coordinator Paul Simonson, 444-7886.

Brigids Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant– will be featuring Cody Bartz as the June Artist of the Month.  Cody is an art and design student at Bemidji State University who has discovered a passion for printmaking.  He will be showing a variety of his screen prints most of which will be available for purchase. The public is invited to view Cody’s work on the 4th during the first Friday Art walk through the month of June.

Brigid’s Cross has new summer hours beginning June 1 – open at 11am Monday through Saturday and Sundays at noon.  More information may be found at www.brigidsirishpub.com or by calling 444-0567.

Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents Terry Kemper as their featured Artist for the month of June.  Terry’s work reflects his connection to his Anishinaabe roots, the beauty and strength of his people and his joy of being a part of nature.  Many of his works include the “Manomin” or wild rice which has always been regarded by the Anishinaabe as a sacred gift, an essential part of his Anishinaabe culture.  Through his drawings and images, he has found a way of touching people, and expressing his culture, his soul, heart and mind in images that honor this way of being and life.  Join us for free coffee and desserts and to meet the artist from 4pm – 6pm as part of the Bemidji First Friday Art Walk.  The Cabin also features original art and cards for sale by Audrey Merschman. The Cabin is open Mon. – Fri. 7am to 8pm, Sat. 7am to 7pm and Sun. 8:30am to 5pm.Visit us at 214 3rd Street or call 218-444-2899 for more information

Dunn Bros Coffee –is pleased to present the work of Jayson Knutson for their June First Friday Art Walk reception.  Influenced by his imagination and emotion Jayson creates paintings, drawings, pen and ink and illustrations that express his mood and feelings as an artist and an expression of who he is.  Join us from 5 to 7pm for Jayson’s opening on June 4th as a part of the First Friday Art Walk.  Dunn Bros is open 6am to 7pm – Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm on Saturdays and 7am to 6pm on Sundays.  Visit us at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive S. or Call (218) 444-5252 dunnbros106@dunnbros.com

Kathy Jo McKeown's photography will be on display at Gallery North thru the month of June.

Gallery North invites you to their June First Friday opening reception from 2 to 5pm featuring the Showcase Artist – photographer Kathy Jo McKeown. Kathy is excited to capture life’s images with her photography and works with a variety of subjects including nature, still life and people. She will be available to talk about her work at the First Friday Open House.  The Gallery North Featured Artist for June is Marion Caroline Reil. Marion has been a Watercolor Artist for 30 years and likes to try different watercolor and background methods.  She also works in Acrylics and Oils, she is best known for her Equine Art and nature studies including painting on feathers.  She will be demonstrating her art work at the Open House.

Upcoming Classes at Gallery North On Friday June 11th from 1-4pm.  A Watercolor painting class “Bemidji Northwood’s-with a twist” will be taught at Gallery North. We will paint a Northwood’s Scene with a variety of methods and backgrounds of different styles. All materials will be provided. Come and have fun, you will discover Watercolor Painting to be a flexible and forgiving medium. Beginners are welcome. You will complete and mat your painting in a 16×20 mat. Prepaid registration is $40 or registration the day of the class is $45. galleryn@paulbunyan.net for more information

Glazed & Amused – While on the First Friday Art Walk stop by Glazed & Amused – Paint your Own Pottery Studio located at 311 3rd Street in downtown Bemidji.  Check out the window display featuring beautiful ceramic pieces painted by the customers, walk-in painters are always welcome!!!  We are open Wed. to Fri. from 12 to 9pm, Sat 10am to 9pm & Sun. 12 to 5pm.  For more information call 218-333-6880 or email at  glazed@paulbunyan.net

Neilson Place – The North Country Health Services Art Committee presents work by artist Kate Lalone and her exhibit, “Visions of Life.” Kate Lalone, Lilly’s eye photo artist, challenges us to view perspectives of life through all senses in this photo exhibit.  Kate’s work will be on display now through the month of June for the pleasure of residents, families, staff and the community at large.  Also featured, now through the month of June – Handwoven Baskets by Eve Sumsky in the new coffee and gift shop, The Bistro at WoodsEdge.  Her baskets are for sale and may be purchased on site.  The Bistro at WoodsEdge is located just inside the front entryway to Neilson Place at WoodsEdge, on the North Country Health Services Senior Living Campus, 1000 Anne St. NW. Bemidji.  For more information, email lpapkelarson@nchs.com.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffee House – will present wood works by Austin Kliniske of Art Kraft Wood Products, June 4th through 30th.  Austin’s finely crafted wood works are functional and beautiful, and make great gifts.  Join us for the opening reception during the First Friday Art Walk, June 4th, from 3:00 to 5:00pm. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare’s own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, from 5:00 to 9:00PM, featuring a new menu every month and wine and beer list to match.  523 Minnesota Avenue in Downtown Bemidji. Call 444-JAVA for details