14th Art on the Edge Annual Juried Exhibit
Jul
5
to Jul 28

14th Art on the Edge Annual Juried Exhibit

Artists
Sarita Alami, Thomas Anderson, Rein Boyd, Susan Clandon, Doug DeWitt, David Dobbs, Will Dinski, Reid Harer, Ashley Hise, Mary Jasper, Jon Offutt, Cathryn Peters, David Richter, Scott Rollenhagen, Stephanie Stevens, Christine Tierney, Yuta Uchida, Michael Weatherly, Coralyn Worth

Juror
Peter Spooner


Congratulations to this year's Art on the Edge Winners!

Best of Show: Holy Hannah by Will Dinski
Award of Excellence: Crane and Eagle by Yuta Uchida
Award of Excellence: Deep Woods by Susan Clandon
People's Choice: Haciendo el Bizcochuelo by Sarita Alami


The Edge Gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during theatre events. Admission is free.


Thank you to our award sponsors

Best of Show ($300) sponsored by Kocian's Family Market
Two Awards of Excellence ($150) sponsored by First State Bank of Bigfork & Arvig Communications
People's Choice ($100) sponsored by Bigfork Valley Hospital

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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John Perkins
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

John Perkins

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Join us for a great musical performance by John Perkins as he celebrates the life and people of the Northwoods of Minnesota. He will be joined by his wife Sandy and Effie's own Jerry Hagen.

John's music is about our Northwoods, his beloved Sand Lake, and a little bit of the Smoky Mountains thrown in for good measure. He writes and sings about a long-ago time, a simpler time, and a very difficult time. His songs are about the tough people who settled this wild woodsy, swampy area, about majestic trees, magnificent Showy Lady's-slippers, lakes, and of course mosquitoes...

Most of all, John sings about the people: Native Americans, loggers, farmers, and ladies of the evening are all woven into his songs.

All proceeds from this concert go to support the Edge Center.

TICKETS
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under.
Available at the door.

 

Listen to John here!


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Piano Bar: Northern Lights Trio
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Piano Bar: Northern Lights Trio

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Join us as the Northern Lights Trio celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a benefit concert for the Edge Center! The Piano Bar concert will bring back some previous years' entertainers and music while adding something new for the audience to enjoy.

The first Piano Bar concert was planned as a small performance where the Northern Lights Trio would share the stage with a few guests at onstage tables. The turnout was greater than expected, however, and the trio performed for a respectably-sized audience beyond the stage tables. Back then the Northern Lights Trio was made up of Ron Olsen of Bigfork on keyboard and vocals, his brother Don Olsen of Bigfork on percussion and vocals, and Effie's Jerry Hagen on guitar, bass, and vocals.

Times have changed and there are at least six musicians and singers expected on stage this year. There will be plenty of show history to talk and play about, and it will all be for the Edge’s benefit.

This year's show will include the original trio members, along with Terry Price of Marcell on guitar, percussion, and vocals, Harold Boege of Marcell on bass and vocals, and Cassy Bender of Northome on vocals. These additions were made over the years to “keep the entertainment fresh,” as Ron Olsen says, and to help make sure audiences keep coming and growing.

The trio's performances are rarely set in stone until they happen, but this show may incorporate video footage of prior performances, including footage of the late Bill Hiede's special renditions of Frank Sinatra's music. It is certainly one show that should not be missed.

All proceeds from this concert go to support the Edge Center.

TICKETS
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under
Available at the door.

 

Watch the Northern Lights Trio on YouTube


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure
Jul
13
to Jul 15

DreamWorks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

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Presented by Stages Theatre of Hopkins
July 13–14, 7 P.M. & July 15, 2 P.M.

 

Fun for all ages!

Come “Move it, Move it” with Stages Theatre of Hopkins as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity take over as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage...

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett.

TICKETS
$15 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under.
Available at the Gift Nest, the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

Read more on our blog...

Madagascar is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.mtishows.com).

Thanks to Arvig for helping underwrite this performance.


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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Jun
21
to Jun 24

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, written by Bertolt Brecht in 1941, is a satirical look at a small-time thug who, with his henchmen, comes from New York to Chicago to take over the Cauliflower business by offering, for a price, “protection” to small groceries.

It is an allegory of Hitler’s rise to power, with characters and events having a direct parallel. It isn’t what you might expect of a 1930s Chicago gangster play. This is done for laughs, with over-the-top vaudeville acting, singing, dancing, and stage antics that keep it moving at a frantic, funny pace.

Directed by Patricia Feld and starring (in alphabetical order): Krini Alampi, Greg Anselmo, Nathan Bergstedt, Tom Boland, Bryan Boone, Greta Drewlow, Laura Gillman, Kristi Gustafson, John Hanson, Audrey Johnson, Abe Klamm, Dakotah Klamm, Jack Nachbar, Mike Raymond, Megan Reedstrom, Victor Romanik, Aaron Saude, and Archie Wass.

Read more on our blog...

TICKETS
$15 for adults, $5 for students.
Available at the Gift Nest, the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig and JK Mechanical for helping underwrite this performance.

 

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This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature's general and arts and cultural heritage funds.


*On stage content for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Rating systems and recommendations can sometimes be difficult to understand. Different people feel differently about the definitions of “adult language” and “adult situations.” In an effort to make things clear and enjoyable for all of our patrons, we have instituted a new rating system.

Many of you have asked why we don’t use the rating systems of R or PG-13. Unfortunately, that rating system was copyrighted by the MPAA, and we are not allowed to use it. Many have also asked why we do not cut offensive language or situations out of the script altogether. When we select a script and enter into a licensing agreement, we are also agreeing to produce the script exactly as written. We are not allowed to alter the playwright’s script.

We hope that our new rating system will help you make informed decisions about the productions that you want to see. The guidelines we offer are subjective and may not reflect individual sensitivities. To address specific concerns, please contact the Ticket Office directly at 218-743-6670 or admin@edgecenterarts.org.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is recommended for audiences 13 and above because of adult language and gangland violence.  

Word/Phrase  (# of Uses)
G*d*mn   (6)
G*d   (6)
J*sus Chr*st   (3)
Sh*t   (2)
D*mn   (7)
H*ll   (7)
F*ck   (3 )

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Adam Swanson: You Never Were Alone
May
31
to Jun 30

Adam Swanson: You Never Were Alone

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Artist's Statement

“My work addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger woven through societies. There is a deep relationship between art and science. The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.”

Opening reception: Fri, June 1, 5–7 p.m.

The Edge Gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during Edge events. Admission is free and all are welcome!

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Bigfork Student Art Show
Apr
26
to May 26

Bigfork Student Art Show

The Edge Gallery kicks off its 2018 Season with the annual

Bigfork Student Art Show
April 26–May 26, 2018

This year's student art show will be the first under the direction of the Bigfork School's new art teacher, Alexa Reichensperger.

Come support Bigfork students of all ages as they exhibit their talents in their own special gallery event. Always surprising, and a favorite event of parents, grandparents, students, and teachers, this show shouldn’t be missed. Be sure to bring your camera.

The Edge Gallery's summer hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during Edge events. Admission is free.

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 
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Classic Movie Series: American Graffiti
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Classic Movie Series: American Graffiti

 
 

April Classic Movie: American Graffiti (1973)

On a single night in 1962, teens try to figure out their future. Funny and nostalgic.

Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard. Directed by George Lucas.

Click here for movie trailer and photos. 

Join pop culture professor Jack Nachbar on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. for the last classic movie of the season! Admission is free.

Read more on our blog.

Co-sponsored by ISD 318 Community Education.

 

Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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