Watermark Art Center

On the First Friday of every month, we check in with folks around the listening area and learn about the arts events happening around us.  Northern Minnesota is brimming art events this month!  From Besty Bowen's woodcut exhibit at the Edge Center for the Arts, to jewelry making classes at Smoky Hills Arts in Park Rapids, Ethnic Fest in Walker, contra dancing at the Ely Folk School, the new exhibitss at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids and the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji as well as an interview with painter Thomas Paquette, this month's First Friday Cavalcade is chock full of in

On the first Friday of every month, we connect with three women around the listening area who help us discover the arts and cultural happenings across the KAXE/KBXE region.

Lou Ferreri is a mixed media visual artist whose 120 piece show is currently on display at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.  His exhibit, "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible" is an extensive collection of intricate, elaborate doodles created on the editorial sections of the New York Times.  Twenty five of those works have an accompanying essay gifting the viewer with even more depth, context and understanding to those associated pieces.  All of the works are cholk full of a unique balance of symbolism and relatable images as well as whimsy and gravity.  The twenty five with accompanying writings are collected and displayed in the book, "The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible."

Jenny Wilder loves her fiber.  A couple cross country road trips inspired her to turn her energy toward connecting and showcasing fiber artists.   She’s been creating the Fiber Arts Almanac since 2010 and she’s been instrumental in organizing what are called fiber art trails in North Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa and Minnesota for.  This coming weekend north and west central Minnesota will be home to what is called the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail and of course Jenny Wilder will be right here

As gallery director of both the Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University(BSU) and the Harlow-Kleven Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center, Laura Goliaszewski's day job has her steeped in fine art.   In addition to her gallery director responsibilities, Goliaszewski also maintains the permanent art collections at BSU.  In this Area Voices segment she discusses her job, how art elevates the human condition, the current exhibits at both galleries and the similarities between art and science.  Click on the interview to hear all about it!

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