Area arts November 6 – 12

Intricate ceramic work by Craig Clifford defies description.

All Month

MAC Gallery.  Scott West works in a variety of mediums creating narratives with a veneer of bold marks and complex compositions. He creates studio paintings as well as performs as a live painter / band member in the rock band Cloud Cult. MN Gallery. Craig Clifford. Casting of functional and found objects along with a three-dimensional collage technique into rich tableaus. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Patti Ferrell, Jamie Aubid and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Nevada Jaeger with acrylic paint on denim. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Looking in Different Directions. Ceramics by Butch Holden and Luke Holden. Thursdays – Saturdays. 10 am – 4 pm. Edge Center for the Arts Gallery. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, November 7

10 am – 4 pm

Mac Open Studio. Free to MAC members or $5/session for non-members, this informal group is open to artists of all skill levels working in any 2-dimensional medium. Bring your latest project and create your art in a supportive community! No instruction is provided, but plenty of advice, critique, and feedback is available from the group. MacRostie Art Center. 405 1st Ave NW.

6 – 8:30 pm

Open Pottery. Instructor: Bruce Bartos, $15 each/ $10 student. Join area potters and students of all skill levels in this informal, on-going weekly class. The instructor will be on hand to give one-on-one guidance and tips about techniques, glazes, and firings. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session 218-326-2697. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Wednesday, November 8

7 – 9 pm

Sam Miltich and Friends. Jazz.  VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

7:30 pm

James Sewell Ballet joins forces with the exciting and unique style of the Ahn Trio to create a new dance piece with the Trio’s arrangement of Prince’s Purple Rain and other existing repertoire. During this performance, the three sisters will accompany the dancers, then delight you with their special, unspoken virtuosity. Also on the program will be a new commissioned work by James Sewell set to Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra. $20 Adults. $18 Seniors. $10 Students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center 720 Conifer Dr.

Thursday, November 9

6:30 pm

Classic Movie Series. Colorado Territory. A man with a price on his head. A woman with a price on her kisses. Joel McCrea and Virginia Mayo. Free. Edge Center for the Arts. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

6:30 -9 pm

Open figure drawing. This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minute to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Please enter through door on Hwy. 2. $10 per session. $30 a month.  MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave

7 pm

Open mic night hosted by Mike Miller. VFW.14 NW 3rd St.

7 pm

Jazz musician and improviser Nathan Hanson will present a concert of original compositions on the saxophone. The performance is open to the public with a freewill donation at the door. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Friday, November 10

7 pm

Murder of Crows. Gaelynn Lea and Alan Sparhawk. $10 Adults. $5 Students. Edge Center for the Arts. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Saturday, November 11

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Create Second Saturdays sponsored by Children First! Join us every Second Saturday at the MAC for Family Create Saturdays! Free family-orientated art activities with a new theme each month! Ages 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult! Funded in part by Children First! and Blandin Foundation. Free. MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave.

7:30 pm

Itasca Symphony Orchestra. Famous overtures. Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont. Felix Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave. Carl Maria von Weber‘s Der Freischütz . Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Adults $12. Seniors $10. Students $5. Complimentary tickets for all veterans and strings programs students. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Sunday, November 12

2 pm

Zlata Chochieva. The international press describes pianist Zlata Chochieva as “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar… Poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further” (Gramophone). Crescendo magazine speaks of an “amazing easiness and extraordinary inner power” and Piano News writes: “In each piece, she seems to be telling a story which words are unable to express.” $20 Adults. $18 Seniors. $10 Students.