It’s Only Clay 2011 Lecture, Opening Reception, and Workshop This Week

The Bemidji Community Art Center is proud to announce the opening of the 9th Annual It’s Only Clay National Juried Exhibit featuring a lecture, workshop, and opening reception with our 2011 Juror, Guillermo Cuellar.

Community Lecture: On Wed November 2nd at 7pm, Cuellar will trace his personal history from Venezuela to Minnesota and explore how the physical surroundings, sound examples of hand-made crafts, and a spirit of community have influenced his work and enriched his life.  The lecture is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave, Downtown Bemidji.

Workshop: Techniques For Wheel Thrown Utilitarian Pots will be hosted on the Campus of Bemidji State University on Nov. 3 thru 4.

The Opening Reception for IOC 2011 Exhibit: The opening reception will take place at the Bemidji Community Art Center on Friday Nov 4th from 5 to 7pm with a brief presentation by Butch Holden and Cuellar at 6pm.  This event is a part of the First Friday Art walk and free and open to the public.

IOC 2011 is cosponsored by the BCAC and the BSU Visual Arts Department.  Support is provided by Holiday Inn Express Bemidji and the BSU Ceramics Club.  This activity is also made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

For more information regarding this program or other events at the BCAC go to our website at or call 218-444-7570