Archive for November, 2010

November 30, 2010

Kids Make & Take workshops

by Shannon

We’ll be holding workshops for children December 12th and 19th from 1-3pm at the Bemidji Design Center flooring department.  Planned so far: clay gingerbread men, name keychains, clothes pin reindeer, bead candy canes and handprint ornaments. The cost is $5 per child plus the cost of materials for each project chosen.

November 15, 2010

The Opener 2010

by Shannon

I cannot express how wonderful our artists were this year! Not only did we have an extremely talented group, but they were exceptionally NICE too!  Thanks to all of you who turned out to support us.  A number of our vendors are already planning on participating next year as well.  I’ll have updated applications and information up by the 1st of the year.  Thanks all for a fantastic 1st year!!!


November 5, 2010

Tomorrow is the Opener Art Festival!!!!

by Shannon

We’re getting the show set up!!! The Opener Art Festival will begin at 9:00am tomorrow  (Saturday November 6th) and will close at 5:00 pm. You’ll be able to meet a number of local talents and perhaps  find just the right gift (for yourself or someone else!) The bar/ beverage area will be open around 10am and a Taco Bar will be offered around lunchtime (I think it’s between $6 and $8).  We have plenty of parking too!  See you soon!

November 1, 2010

The Who’s Who of the Opener

by Shannon

So, it’s time to give you all a quick summary of the Opener Artists… We are really proud to have these talented people with us in our first annual show! The following is a very brief summary of items we will have to offer you:

Paula Swenson – Painter with cards and transfers, Cindy Burger – Silver Jewelry, Ruth Anderson – Quilts, Margie Iraci – Copper garden art, Melissa Burness – kaleidoscope photos, Carol Hoyem – Photo Art, Janet Holbrook – stone jewelry, Nate Nolting – printmaking, Carol Hagstrom – Quilts, Nicole Foss – Jewelry, Jan & Mark Hurbert – Stone creations, Linda Kieffer – Oil Painting,  Michelle Ruport – Hand dyed lucite jewelry, Jane Hastig – Recycled glass art, Wildflower Design Studios – abstract painting, basketry and much more!

We’ll see you all Saturday. Don’t forget, admission is free, Bring your friends! Thank you.



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