First Friday Art Walk

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Name: First Friday Art Walk
Date: December 7, 2018
Event Description:
Bemidji First Friday Art Walk
December 7, 2018
Continuing Exhibits
available general operating hours

Dunn Brothers Coffee will continue their exhibit of the Vendetta series by Madi Stone. A self-taught artist, Stone is primarily a portrait painter but this collection, six months in the making, represents new focuses for her. Dunn Brothers is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Dr SE and is open 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse continues the exhibit Past and Present featuring artwork by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson. These award-winning artists have been collaborating for decades and are best known for their dimensional, mixed-media wall pieces that show well in private and public spaces. Davidson was an instructor at Bemidji State University until his retirement, and Knudson a wood worker and creator of assembled wall sculpture. One of the objectives of the two artists is to successfully combine both natural elements and more sophisticated content, and put them together in a way that makes the work harmonious. Both artists look at nature as their primary source of inspiration, informed by art history and the progress of art through the Twentieth Century to the present. Wild Hare is located at 523 Minnesota Ave and is open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Exhibits
reception times vary

The Bemidji Library wall will feature a mixed media show by members of Gallery North. Gallery North is an artist cooperative that displays the original artwork of area artists. View the artwork at the library, open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and located at 509 America Ave NW.
Gallery North – Gallery North will host a “Holiday Boutique” First Friday reception on Friday, December 7th from 2-6 p.m. The “Holiday Boutique” will feature specific artwork handmade by Gallery North members, many items 50% off! If you need a “Secret Santa” gift or a special gift for that special someone, stop by the open house reception. Featured artist for December is Gallery North member Les Sanders. Sanders started woodcarving over 30 years ago. Although largely self-taught, he has taken a broad spectrum of carving courses, classes and seminars over the years. He often carves whimsical characters and houses and is especially talented at creating and carving split cedar flutes. He is an active member of the Northern Artists Association, Bemidji Carving Club, Mid-America Woodcarvers, and teaches carving and flute making at the North Country Arts & Crafts Workshop. Gallery North is located at 310 4th St NW.
Neilson Place will be exhibiting a new show featuring the photography of Bob Panther. There will be no reception, but the public is welcome to come view the work during the First Friday Art Walk, beginning at 2 p.m. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW.
Butch Holden Studio – Local ceramic artist Butch Holden will be showing new works in his home studio. Art will be for sale during the December First Friday Art Walk from 3-6 p.m. Don’t miss this great opportunity to start your gift buying! Holden’s studio is located at 1104 Minnesota Ave. Entrance is in the back alley.
NWICDC – Northwest Indian Community Development Center will be hosting a First Friday Art and Craft Show from 3-7 p.m. Over 15 Native American artists will be on-hand with an array of art, including beading, birch bark baskets, black ash split jewelry, original paintings, quill work, baby quilts and moccasins. The Art & Craft Show will also extend to the following Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Be sure to stop in and support your local artists this holiday season. NWICDC is located at 1819 Bemidji Ave N.
Watermark Art Center will launch their Holiday Open House weekend during the December First Friday Art Walk. On December 7th, come to the Watermark Shop for the annual Tree Ornament Fundraiser, where the art center will be selling handmade ornaments created by area artists, with full proceeds benefiting Watermark. New to the fundraiser will be the sale of block-printed tea towels. These tea towels were stamped by area families during a recent Art Family Night event to benefit the art center. Also for sale will be a variety of great gifts, with lots of new inventory and brand new artists selling work in the shop! Watermark will be open extended hours for the art walk, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Don’t miss other great events happening throughout the Open House weekend, including artist demos, a kids art class, and the First Anniversary Celebration. Details at Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave N.
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