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First Friday Art Walk events planned Nov. 2

BEMIDJI—The following events are planned for the First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji on Nov. 2

Dunn Brothers Coffee will feature the Vendetta series by Madi Stone. A primarily 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 Drive SE and is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Neilson Place continues the display entitled A Medley of Hues by Elaine Netland. Netland grew up in Littlefork, MN. Her art pieces include the mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic. At Neilson Place, Netland's artwork will include original prints and greeting cards. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne St. NW and is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Bemidji Public Library wall will feature the artwork of Diana Collison-Jones for the month of November. Collison-Jones was raised in northern Kelliher. Her wood burnings hang in an Amarillo bank next to famous artists such as Remington and Russell. View her artwork at the library, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 509 America Ave. NW.

Headwaters Music & Arts will continue their exhibit Where the Heart Is featuring the Artists of Studio 10. This exhibit is tribute to home and the feelings surrounding the things that make up home such as family, pets, the north woods and the artists' hometown of Bemidji. The work itself is created by 10 different artists in a range if media including metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, wood, fiber, and more. Headwaters is located at 519 Minnesota Ave. NW and is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

First Lutheran Church presents two Scandinavian exhibits with an artist reception Nov. 2, from 2-4 p.m. The glass case by the entry way will feature Keeping traditions alive! — Norwegian rosemaling and Swedish kurbits painting by Marti Lundin. Both Rogaland and Hallingdal styles of rosemaling are featured, as well as kurbits—an invented, fantastical symbol based on a gourd of biblical legend used for ornamentation in Swedish folk art. The Fellowship Hall of the church features a wide array of Scandinavian-themed canvas works by interior designer Lara Dybing. Dybing is interested in how traditional Nordic and Sami symbolism interact with contemporary landscape. This work has been on display over the past month and the First Friday reception is a final viewing opportunity before the exhibits end on Nov. 5. They can also be viewed any day the church is open before 4:30. First Lutheran Church is located at 900 Bemidji Ave. N.

Gallery North will host a "Holiday Boutique" First Friday reception on Friday, Nov. 2 from 2-6 p.m. Featured artist is Gallery North member Rachel Davey. Davey creates lovely jewelry. She realized after making her own wedding jewelry when she got married in 2010, that she enjoyed working with Swarovski crystals and other shimmering glass beads and now makes anything that sparkles. Gallery North is located at 310 4th St. NW.

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse presents Past and Present, by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson, Friday, Nov. 2, through the month of December. Award-winning artists Davidson and Knudson have been working collaboratively for decades and are best known for their dimensional, mixed-media wall pieces that show well in private and public spaces. 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. The public is invited to an opening reception on First Friday, Nov. 2, from 3-5 p.m. Wild Hare is located at 523 Minnesota Ave. NW.

The Northwest Indian Community Development Center will have artwork by artist Brian Dow available for purchase. Dow will be selling his work from 4:30-7 p.m. NWICDC is located at 1819 Bemidji Ave. N.

Watermark Art Center presents the 2018 It's Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Competition and Exhibit. Dedicated to functional clay vessels, It's Only Clay features pottery from artists around the United States. Join Watermark for an opening reception Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-7 p.m. with a presentation at 6. This year's guest artist and juror is Matthew Krousey. Krousey will have a selection of his work on display and will choose three pieces to receive placement awards, which will be announced during the presentation. In addition, representatives from Bemidji State University will announce pieces chosen for purchase awards to be included in the Margaret H. Harlow Ceramic Teaching Collection on campus. It's Only Clay is an annual exhibit that brings four days of ceramics activities to the Bemidji area. Watermark is located at 505 Bemidji Ave. N.

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