June 12 – 18 Area arts

Dan Root's butterflies on the third floor of Historic Central School just keep
multiplying.

All Month

Exquisite Nature.Intricate, graceful, thought-provoking and prolific — these are all words that have been used to describe the elaborate masterwork of Leah Yellowbird. Originally a traditional bead-worker, she identifies strongly with her First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe heritage. Also Human Conditions. Meghan Sullivan combines ceramics with ceramic tiles and wall scuptures. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, Annie Humphrey, David Dobbs, Chelsey Johnson, Brittany Benson 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.

Matt Maeves, digital mandalas. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Every Painting Tells a Story. Paintings by Christine Tierney. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

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Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 3 pm

Paint Like the Impressionists! This class will explore how the Impressionists painted.  The impressionistic approach to painting will help you gain an understanding of color and its relationships in the painting, as well as a basic understanding of oil painting.  Learn the concepts of thick over thin use of paint, warm over cool colors, complementaries, harmony, edges, shape/quality, variety, simplifying and loosening brushwork.  Open to all skill levels.  A materials list will be emailed after registration. Instructor: Kristin Grevich. $75 member/ $85 public
MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Monday – Thursday, June 12 – 15, 10 – 11:30AM

Youth Painting – Abstract Art. Travel through a world of abstraction and interpret your ideas and feelings with color and shape.  Each class will experiment with a new concept in abstract art while looking at past masters of abstraction.  Such concepts will be geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism and patterning.  This class is appropriate for students of all skill levels and a variety of ages.  All materials will be provided by the instructor. Instructor: Aaron Squadroni. $80 member/ $90 public. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13 – 29, 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Youth Pottery Ages 9 – 15. In this course students will use advanced pottery and sculptural techniques including work on the potter’s wheel. This course is for youth who have had previous experience with pottery and are at least 9 years of age. The course fee includes the cost of materials. Instructor: Bruce Bartos.$120 member / $130 public. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Wednesdays, June 14 – 28, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Youth Pottery Ages 5 – 8

This fun and inspirational class is designed for younger students with beginning to intermediate levels of ability.  Students will learn pottery and sculptural techniques.  Projects will be selected based on the student’s level of experience and age.  The course fee includes the cost of materials.Instructor: Bruce Bartos.
$70 member / $80 public. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

 

 

June 19 – 22

Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program Summer Jazz Camp. The day camp designed for strings players with a classical, folk, or bluegrass background who have at least three years prior experience with a stringed instrument. Each day of the camp will include instruction and ensemble with optional opportunities to observe and participate in jam sessions in the evenings. The week will culminate in a showcase concert at the Wilcox Theater in the Reif Performing Arts Center that will be open to the public. Students will perform on stage with the highly talented teaching artists: internationally acclaimed jazz violinist, Tim Kiphuis, Grand Rapids’ jazz guitarist, Sam Miltich, and San Francisco Bay violinist Evan Price. The Showcase Concert will also feature the Clearwater Hot Club. Students will explore the subjects of jazz and improvisation and will learn new techniques and theory that will not only expand their repertoire but also enhance their understanding and ability in their primary area of study – whether it is classical, folk, or bluegrass. Youth ages 8 – 18 who have at least 3 years experience with a string instrument. $200 before May 31. $300 after May 31. www.itascaorchestra.org or 218-327-5781.

Arts by the day:

Tuesday, June 13

12 – 12:45 pm

Tuesday Summer Series Concert. Surprise! Surprise! Jazz show tunes and sacred vocal music. Lisa Johnson and Kathy Lysne accompanied by Stuart Boehr. Free. Optional lunch served at the church at 12:45 pm following the show. $6 per person. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. 501 NW 16th St.

6:00 – 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.

7:30 pm

Independent Film Series. Wondrous Boccaccio. *Film may contain adult content. Set against the backdrop of a 14th century, black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling stories of love, fate, and resurrection. From legendary Italian filmmaking brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, directors of the Palme d’Or winning Fiorile and Golden Bear award-winning Caesar Must Die, Wondrous Boccaccio is a visual and poetic tribute to the stories that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history, and the imaginations that quietly fueled them.Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani.
Italy | Italian with English subtitles. 120 min. Free and open to the public. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Wednesday, June 14

7 – 9 pm

Sam Miltich and Friends. Gypsy jazz. VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, June 15

6:30 -10 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.  10 sessions. $40 a month. david@macrostieartcenter.org  MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave.

7 pm

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

Friday, June 16

5 – 10 pm

Music in the Pines Music Festival. This Annual Event is the Third Weekend in June each year Organized by Lloyd LaPlant and Tom Hopkins, who are also members of the band Not Necessarily Bluegrass. camping sites available. potluck dinner – bring a dish to share. Itasca County Fairgrounds. 1336 Fairgrounds Rd.

Saturday, June 17

10 am – 12 pm

Family Open Studio. Explore the process of creating art together! Our relaxed environment allows you to nurture your budding artist’s interest and enjoy each other’s company as you create side-by-side or together to complete unique creations. Each session will have different materials with a suggested subject. Fee covers one child and one adult. Ages 2+. $5 per one child and one adult per session. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

10 am – 10 pm

Music in the Pines Music Festival. This Annual Event is the Third Weekend in June each year Organized by Lloyd LaPlant and Tom Hopkins, who are also members of the band Not Necessarily Bluegrass. camping sites available. potluck dinner – bring a dish to share. Itasca County Fairgrounds. 1336 Fairgrounds Rd.

5 – 7:30 pm

Great Northern Radio Show. The Great Northern Radio Show is returning to the Reif Center! Now in its 6th Season, the Great Northern Radio show celebrates modern life off the beaten path with music, comedy and stories about your hometown. Produced by Northern Community Radio – 91.7 KAXE/90.5 KBXE in collaboration with award-winning Minnesota author, KAXE/KBXE commentator and host Aaron J. Brown. The evening features the Great Northern Radio Show Players, talented musicians and more! PLEASE BE SEATED BY 4:30PM! $15 Adults, $10 KAXE Members, Students. FREE. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Sunday, June 18

10 am – ?

Music in the Pines Music Festival. This Annual Event is the Third Weekend in June each year Organized by Lloyd LaPlant and Tom Hopkins, who are also members of the band Not Necessarily Bluegrass. camping sites available. potluck dinner – bring a dish to share. Itasca County Fairgrounds. 1336 Fairgrounds Rd.