First Friday

Every first Friday of the month Bemidji gets out on the town to support local art and the local businesses that put it on display. This tradition is known as First Friday Art Walk, and we are pleased to take part! Here at Headwaters we display art and  host the Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse.  Scroll down to read about this months exhibit.

-- September 7th --

Transformation  Katie Lynn Dixon

Headwaters Music & Arts features "Transformation" a series in charcoal by Katie Lynn Dixon of Nashwauk MN.

Dixon’s work contains intense contrast in the charcoal lines as well in the subject. Her work is full of emotion that pulls the viewer in and gives them an idea of what Dixon was feeling as the works were created. Diagnosed with brain cancer this year, Dixon says she draws strength and energy from the creative process.

Dixon says, "The medium I chose for this series was graphite and charcoal. I call this project Transformation because I was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer this spring. To say that it transformed me is an understatement. This project and every pencil stroke is a memory to share with the ones I love. I have to give a special mention to my son Larry Lou Roberts; we drew and created together these past six months. I am so grateful for this summer and the opportunity to share my work."

A reception will be 3:00-4:30 Friday, September 7th at Headwaters Music & Arts Recital Hall (519 Minnesota Ave NW). The work will be up for the month of September. For more information contact Headwaters at 218.444.5606.

-- October 5th --

Where the Heart Is The Artists of Studio 10

Headwaters Music & Arts will host the Artists of Studio 10 for the months of October and November with their show Where the Heart Is. The exhibit is tribute to home and the feelings surrounding the things that make up home such as family, pets, the north woods and the artists’ hometown of Bemidji. The work itself is created by ten different artists in a range if media including metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, wood, fiber, etc.

The Artists of Studio 10 are a group of regional artists who have joined together to promote the creation of high quality works of art. They meet together to discuss art, critique their works, share techniques, and encourage continued growth as artists. They also share marketing information and display opportunities. The goal of the group is to foster artistic excellence and professionalism among the members.

The Artists of Studio 10 are just coming off a show at the Watermark, and are excited to feature a different body of work at Headwaters. The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm on October 5th, there is no cost to attend and all ages are welcome.

Are you interested in Exhibiting at Headwaters? 

Headwaters' invites artists who are interested in displaying their work on our recital hall and exhibit space. Applications are reviewed by Headwaters staff; there is no cost to apply or participate.

Exhibits are hung by the artist, you are expected to have a knowledge of how to hang your art in an aesthetic manner. Artists who exhibit their work at Headwaters are expected set up as well as to pack up their exhibit during the agreed upon time frame, and to take part in the First Friday Art Walk exhibit opening during their designated month. If your work will be for sale to the public, Headwaters will process any sales and retain 20% of proceeds. The artist is responsible for any packing or shipping of artwork for customers. We can provide pedestals and minimal tools / assistance, but you are asked to come prepared. The work is generally hung for a month (this may vary), be sure to stay in good communication to discuss options. Headwaters will post about the event on our website and on Facebook, as well as create marketing materials. Your involvement in promoting your exhibit is greatly appreciated, and helps insure the success of this program.