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In Focus: Talley Gallery Opens with “Intersections”

Bemidji State University’s Talley Gallery opened up for the year on Thursday, featuring visual artist Karen Gustafson’s exhibit, “Intersections.” It blends both science and art with a magnified look at what makes up processed and natural foods, and even...
Posted On 28 Aug 2015

In Focus: The Edge Center for the Arts

The Edge Center for the Arts in Big Fork is an unexpected gem in a city of just 400 people. It was recently recognized with the Sally Ordway Irvine Art Access Award in mid-June, which acknowledges work of volunteers at a theater. The center is 95% run on volunteers with one...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015

In Focus: Bemidji Sculpture Walk

A series of “Meet the Sculptor” presentations are going on in Bemidji, and this week’s InFocus takes a look into the second event. The featured artist this week is Native American Simon Zornes of Zerkel. He specializes in the native rock and wood medium, telling...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

In Focus: The Mission of the First City Singers

23 Years ago, the First City Singers group started with only four members. Today, they have enough volunteers to sing four-part harmonies, and do more challenging songs. It’s their hope that they can spread joy to residents in local assisted-living facilities by performing...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015

In Focus: Good Sports of the North

The Beltrami County Historical Society is playing host to the Good Sports of the North exhibit. Inside, there are fifteen different boards that tell stories of athletes that achieved greatness in Bemidji and surrounding areas. The exhibit also features vintage sports equipment...
Posted On 24 Jul 2015

In Focus-Student’s Senior Thesis Film Goes Viral

Bilal Sohail graduated with a communications degree at Bemidji State University in May. Born in Pakistan, he wanted to do something meaningful for his senior thesis film. The product of that ambition is his documentary, “Cornered Tiger: The other Side of Pakistan,”...
Posted On 18 Jul 2015

In Focus: Franklin Art Center Gallery is Out Of This World

Space, the last frontier. This month it has been closer to Brainerd than normal. June at the Franklin Art Center has a gallery honoring the 50th anniversary of the first space walk. The exhibit includes aliens, dragons, droids and other animals in a space themed fantasy that...

In Focus – Jon Hassler Festival

Jon Hassler was a teacher at Brainerd Community College, now Central Lakes College, for 12 years as an English professor. So to honor him, CLC held a festival in his name. The Jon Hassler Festival included multiple speakers and presentations during the two-day event. Hassler...

In Focus: Author Visits Book Festival

Author Douglas Wood has sold several million book copies, and he recently visited the Bemidji Library Book Festival to teach kids an important message about protecting the planet we live in. Find out more about the story here.

In Focus: A Lifetime of Art

Marlon Davidson has been painting for over 50 years. His work has evolved in that time period, and the Watermark Art Center is showing his expansive collection to the public. Find out more about his story here.

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