First Friday Arts

Every First Friday, our Area Voices producer Katie Carter gives us an idea of what's going on in Bemidji, Brainerd and other communities in our listening area.  Today she told us about a Thomas Stillday's beadwork exhibit at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji,  events happening at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd and she discussed a new show at the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia. 

Ever first Friday of the month we connect with Betty First from the Ely Folk School. She educates us on the upcoming classes and workshops happening at the school.  Ceramics, blacksmithing, stained glass and ukranian eggs are all on the horizon.  The Folk School is always on the lookout for people who are interested in teaching classes.  Connect with Betty if you would like to share your expertise at the folk school!  

Serenity Barden

On the first Friday of every month we connect with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. She lets us know about the First Friday events, new exhibits and music around Grand Rapids.  March is National Youth Art Month and that will be celebrated around Grand Rapids.

Every First Friday we connect with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids to find out what's new in the arts scene around town and what celebratory things are happening for the First Friday Arts Celebration.  The MacRostie Art Center has been getting a facelife for the past month.  Click on the link to find out what changes have been made and what is happening around Grand Rapids tonight! 

The Watermark Art Center in Bemidji is hosting the 15th annual It's Only Clay curated exhibit now thru December.  This juried ceramics show includes pieces from artists across the country.  Area Voices producer Katie Carter got the inside scoop of what goes into jurying a show when she spoke with Marion Angelica, the Minneapolis-based ceramics artist who was tasked with pouring through submissions and ultimately deciding what pieces made the final cut. 

Every first Friday of the month we connect with Betty First from the Ely Folk School.  She fills us in on the upcoming classes and happenings at the folk school.  Blacksmithing, jewelry making, needle felting, and even spinning are some of the classes offered in October

MacRostie Art Center

Every first Friday of the month, we check in with Katie Marshall, the Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center.  She filled us in on the first Friday events in Grand Rapids this past Friday.  She also shared some of the many happenings coinciding with the Rural Arts and Culture Summit that happened this past weekend in Grand Rapids.  People from 26 states converged on Grand Rapids for the event which delved into so many aspects of art - from marketing for artists to the economic importance of the arts in rural communities

Andy Messerschmidt

Every First Friday, Area Voices Producer Katie Carter digs around to find out what art events are going on around the region, Today she hooked us up with happenings in Cook, Bigfork, Brainerd, Park Rapids and Bemidji! 

Every First Friday we connect with Betty Firth from the Ely Folk School.  She lets us in on the upcoming classes and events in Ely and at the Folk School.  This month is full of cool stuff... including a class today where you can learn how to make a fish leather wallet and later in month a class on bent willow chair making!  Go to the Ely Folk School website for a full listing of upcoming courses! 

Every First Friday of the month, we check in with Katie Marshall, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.

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