Area arts September 18 – 24

Bring home two beautiful bowls created by you and one of your kids
at Family Paint-a- Bowl. Sunday at MacRostie Art Center.

All Month

 We Are All Criminals in the MacRostie Gallery and Inside Voices in the Minnesota Gallery with artwork by men from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

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

Pop Up Park. Cut outs and works by Dan Root. Corner Highway 2 and 1st Ave. NW.

Photography by Ed Zabinski. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

First They Cut Your Hair: Remembering the Indian Boarding Schools. Thursdays – Fridays. 10 am – 4 pm. Edge Center for the Arts Gallery. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, September 19

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.

6:30 pm

This presentation is part of MacRostie Art Center’s September exhibit, We Are All Criminals. Itasca Wellness Court. Judge Korey Wahwassuck and panel members will discuss the work of the court as part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness monthly educational meeting. Free and open to the public. Grand Rapids Area Library.140 NE 2nd. St.

Wednesday, September 20

7 – 9 pm

Mr. Pumpkinhead. Sam Miltich, guitar. Pat Downing, bass. Donny Vidal, sax. KC Johnson, drums.  VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, September 21

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. Billy Wilbert (Bill LaPlant, mandolin. Will Downing, guitar. Pat Downing bass.) also scheduled to play. VFW.14 NW 3rd St.

7:30 pm

Fathom Lane. After producing two critically acclaimed albums Fathom Lane has been getting international attention for their wonderfully indefinable sound. Songwriter Michael Ferrier cites classic touchstones such as The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parson’s “Cosmic American Music,” and the Laurel Canyon songwriters, but even with these influences Fathom Lane manages a contemporary sound. The blend of Ferrier’s steady and simple tenor with fellow singer Ashleigh Still’s more mellifluous soul is a main feature of the rich sound Fathom Lane brews; the band invites their listeners in and then delight them with audio surprises. $15. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, September 22

7:30 pm

Sweet Honey and the Rock. Grammy Award-nominated and globally-renowned a cappella ensemble continues to cultivate, evolve, and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists. For over 40 years, they have stayed true to their mission to educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Their critically-acclaimed new album #LoveInEvolution, integrates many of the African American musical genres such as blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation which have contributed to Sweet Honey’s core and patented style. Party in the Park. Complimentary food and live, pre-show entertainment. Free to event ticket holders. $32. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Saturday, September 23

11 am – 2 pm

Book signing. Margo Hansen, Grand Rapids, has recently released Brother Beloved, third in the Tall Timber trilogy of Christian fiction set in the area during the white pine logging era. Village Bookstore. 201 NW 4th St. Central Square Mall.

Sunday, September 24

1 – 3 pm

Family Paint-a-Bowl. Parents, grandparents, mentors – join your child for this multigenerational art class.  Our resident potter will walk you through the process of glazing a pair of bowls that will last a lifetime.  Create beautiful pottery and beautiful memories.  Absolutely no art experience required and all materials will be provided.  Fee covers one adult and one child with a bowl for each. $40. MacRostie Art Center. 405 1st Ave. NW.