Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Edge Center and Gallery Events for 2009

*July 3- August 1: Art on the Edge
Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: July 3, 5-7 pm

*August 6 to September 5: Threads of Art:
Explorations of Textiles
Opening Reception: August 7, 1-4 pm

August 7 (8 am) – Arts & Crafts Fair

August 15 (7 pm) – Piano Bar Event
Sit on stage for Piano Bar atmosphere. Music by Ron Olson Trio

August 21, 2009: Wine in the Wilderness Wine Tasting
Fundraiser at Richies Bar, Marcell, Minnesota
Tickets are $30

August 22 - John Perkins
Returning by popular demand with his folk music! Tickets will be $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.

August 30 – Expressions Concert
Showcasing area youth with Piano, Vocals and Instrumentals. Tickets $5.00

September 8 & 10 (3-6 pm) – Auditions for Broadway at the Edge

*September 10- September 26: Nature’s Edge:
Acrylic Paintings by Angie Sievers
Opening Reception: September 11, 5-7 pm

September 13 (2pm) Pretenders & Friends
This popular band offers a wide variety and refreshing blend of Rock n' Roll, Country and Western, Love Songs and Easy Listening. After a busy summer of Concerts and performances they look forward to returning to one of their favorite places. This group will definitely offer you an afternoon of enjoyable music

September 19 - Pianist John McKay
Early October - The Piatigorsky Foundation Classical Concert.
Information available in late summer.

September 27 – Piano Concert
Featuring area students of local teachers. Tickets $5.00

*October 1- November 1: Elements:
Northern Printmakers Alliance exhibit
Reception: October 2, 5-7 pm

October 17 - Monroe Crossings
October 30, 31 (7 pm), November 1 (2 pm) - “Broadway on the Edge,”
staged show tunes

*November 5-December 12: Holiday Gift Show and Sale
20 Artists
Opening Reception: November 7, 5-7 pm

Mid-November - Wild Sound and Lights at the Edge
EdgeWild Players go nuts

December 14 – Blandin Male Choir

January 28-30, 2010 – The Laramie Project
Bigfork alum, Aaron Gabriel, directs 7pm & 2pm Sun.

*Edge Center Gallery Hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wine Tasting Benefits the Gallery

Wine in the Wilderness, the annual benefit for the Gallery, takes place on Friday, August 21 at Richie’s Inn in Marcell. Beginning at 7 pm, guests are seated and served 7 courses of wine accompanied by appropriate gourmet appetizers. Each wine will be introduced and briefly explained by Effie Neighborhood Tavern owner Marshall Olman. The committee for this event has spent the winter comparing wines in order to choose ones that are both great tasting and great buys, in case you want to purchase them for your own table in the future. This is a fun and delicious evening. Only 72 tickets are being sold and they go fast. To buy tickets, contact Nichole Baker at 218-832-3529 or email her, Marshall Olman at the Effie Neighborhood Tavern, 218-743-3286, or Richie’s Marcell Inn, 218-832-3906. Tickets are $30 each.

Art on the Edge: Fifth Annual Juried Exhibit

Twenty artists have been selected for Art on the Edge: Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibit at the Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork. The 39 artworks are in the Gallery from July 2 through August 1. The Opening Reception for this show is on Friday, July 3 from 5:00 to 7:00. The Awards ceremony is at 6:30.

Juror Cecilia Lieder chose Bigfork artists Joy Anderson, Jeff Argir, Char Bailey, Harold Dziuk, Karen Haberle, Owen Hagen, Gene Madsen, Lynn Nachbar, and David Richter. Donna Rae Anderson and Isaiah Hoppe are from Deer River, Helen Ahlbrecht and Tamara Bennett are both from Bovey while Staci Taylor is from Cohassett. Elizabeth Blair, St Paul, Catherine Hanson, Duluth, Ross Hilgers, Moorhead, Scott Rollenhagen, Big Falls, Dawn Rossbach, Menahga, and Peggy Selander, White Bear Lake, are all part of the exhibit.

The juror of this exhibit, Cecilia Lieder, has been an artist-printmaker for over 35 years. She is a native of Minneapolis who now lives in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood. Her work is well known in the region and in the Boston area. In 2007, she received the Arrowhead Regional Arts Commission George Morrison Arts Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. In 2006 she was awarded the Depot Foundation Artist Award for art and arts activism. Cecilia has received a McKnight/ARAC Artist Fellowship. Activism in the local arts community, directing a public arts project and helping to found and direct the Northern Printmakers Alliance (1999) and the Northern Prints Gallery are among her many accomplishments. She has also served on the Duluth Public Arts Commission and as the director of the Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University.

Meet the juror and artists at the Opening Reception on July 3. The Awards Ceremony will take place about 6:30. Northern Pines Orthopaedic Clinic is the underwriter of the exhibit. ACS Telephone, First State Bank of Bigfork, Edge of the Wilderness Realty, Northland Dental Clinic, and Kocian’s Family Grocery are sponsoring Awards for the top two entries in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. Bigfork Valley Hospital once again is sponsoring the People’s Choice Award where the viewers can vote for the art they think is best. The voting will take place on July 2, and on July 3, up until 6:15 at the Opening Reception.

The Gallery is closed on the 4th of July. The Gallery is open from 1:00 to 4:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The Edge Center Gallery is next to the Bigfork School.