Student Art Exhibit
May
9
to May 25

Student Art Exhibit

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

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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Overstories / Kristen Anderson
May
30
to Jun 29

Overstories / Kristen Anderson

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Reception Friday, May 31, 5–7 p.m.

Local fiber artist Kristen Anderson’s newest exhibit tells the stories of old growth forests—specifically of “mother” or “hub” trees and the role they play in forest resiliency and health—with pictorial felt hangings and rugs constructed using a traditional wet-felting technique using local and Norwegian pelsull wool.

Learn more about the artist here: https://www.cardamomstudio.org/

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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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Sam Miltich
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sam Miltich

The Improvised Life: Exploring the Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz

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On Saturday, June 15 the Edge welcomes Sam Miltich and Friends as they present The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz, a program highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness and inspiring hope through Sam’s own story and original compositions. Sam’s dialogue explores intersections of mental health and the creative process and his pursuit of well-being amidst the daily challenges of living with a serious mental illness. He will describe his definition of recovery and the sense of purpose he cultivates through quality engagement in career and family life.

Backed by a world-class band consisting of Dave Karr (tenor sax), Chris Bates (bass), and Nathan Norman (drums), the tour expands exposure to jazz in rural communities and increases awareness of the issues faced by a vulnerable population.

 

The added focus on mental health awareness and education is delivered through a narrative delivered by Sam and woven throughout the concert and provides context to the music being heard and highlights the intersections of creativity, mental illness, improvisation, and cultural contributions in both Sam’s and other legendary musicians’ life and music.

This project aims to increase recognition in the general public of the social and cultural contributions of people with mental illness and inspire hope for recovery while expanding exposure to and knowledge of jazz music for people living with mental illness.

This event partners with a new Edge of the Wilderness community initiative designed to increase awareness of and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness with the launch of a Make It OK campaign (https://makeitok.org/).

 

Thanks to the Bigfork Lions Club, Bigfork Valley Hospital, North Itasca Electric, Wilderness Health, and MakeItOk.org for helping to underwrite this performance.


TICKETS
$15 adults / $5 children. Available at the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.



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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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Dee and Jack
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dee and Jack

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Dee and Jack’s story weaves through hardships, but ultimately is a testament to the survival of the human spirit using perseverance, family and community love, faith, and humor. This show will transport audiences back to the 1940’s—1960’s with music fashioned in the styles of golden age musical theatre, swing, polka, and popular music.


Luke is an aspiring playwright, composer, and singer and wrote the script, music, and lyrics of Dee and Jack. This read and sing-through will allow his new work to be performed in front of a live audience without the expense of a full production and will give Luke valuable feedback on the work’s further development needs.

 

TICKETS
$10 adults / $5 children. Available at the door.


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Piatigorsky Foundation
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Piatigorsky Foundation

 
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Featuring cellist Evan Drachman and pianist Doris Stevenson

The Piatigorsky Foundation aims to make live classical music part of the fabric of everyday life. Their concert tours bring world-class musicians to audiences throughout the country who often would not have the opportunity to hear them.

Join us for an exquisite performance on May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Edge Theatre!

TICKETS
$10 adults / $5 children. Available at the door.


This event is made possible in part by a Round-Up Grant from North Itasca Electric Co-op.

Thanks to the Bigfork Lions Club for helping underwrite this performance.

 

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Sons of the Desert (1933)
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sons of the Desert (1933)

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Join us for the last Classic Movie of the season, rescheduled for May 9.

Free admission.

Co-sponsored by ISD 318 Community Education.


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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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Ten Thousand Things Theater: The Sins of Sor Juana
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Ten Thousand Things Theater: The Sins of Sor Juana

Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Things Theater

Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Things Theater

The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarías

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Ten Thousand Things closes its 2018–19 season with the company’s first-ever production of The Sins of Sor Juana, by Latina playwright Karen Zacarías. The romantic and humorous play was inspired by the true story of famed writer Juana Inés de la Cruz, a woman of great resilience who was determined to break the conventions of 17th century Mexico.

Marcela Lorca directs the show, which tours May 3–June 9 to prisons, shelters, low-income centers, and locations in Bigfork (May 8 – 2 p.m. Bigfork Valley Villa & 7 p.m. Bigfork City Hall), Northfield, and Virginia (MN) before playing to paid public audiences at Open Book (1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis).

The cast features Pedro Bayón, Sun Mee Chomet, Ryan Colbert, George Keller, Jason Rojas, Thallis Santesteban and Ava Saunders.  Sound and music are by Robert Everest, costumes by Sarah Bahr, sets by Cate Whittemore, and props by Abbee Warmboe.

“I chose this poetic play because it so brilliantly celebrates the resilience and drive of the human spirit,” says Lorca. “Sor Juana fought for a woman’s right to education at a time when this idea was considered absurd. The play also brings to life the rich complexity of Mexico. At a time when the rhetoric about our neighboring country is often dismissive, it is tremendously valuable to remember both the beauty of its culture and our common humanity.”

The 2 p.m. afternoon performance at Bigfork Valley Villa for Villa tenants and LTC residents is free.

Tickets for the May 8, 7 p.m. public performance at Bigfork City Hall (200 Main Ave, Bigfork) are available at the door:  $5 for adults, free admission for students. (The performance is best for ages 14 and up.)

About Ten Thousand Things

Ten Thousand Things bring lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts—who in turn help our artists and traditional audiences re-imagine what theater can be. Theater-goers experience the immediacy and vibrancy of theater through a performance in which there is no stage and the finest actors perform in the middle of the audience, inches away from patrons with minimal sets and costumes.


TICKETS
$5 adults / Free admission for students. Available at the door.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.

7 p.m. performance at Bigfork City Hall (200 Main Ave., Bigfork, MN 56628)

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This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008.


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Three Thrillers at the Edge!
Apr
25
to Apr 28

Three Thrillers at the Edge!

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The EdgeWild Players present three one-act plays:

The Wasp’s Nest by Agatha Christie, directed by Valerie Sobrack
Performed as a “traditional” play with sets and costumes, Agatha Christie's clever Hercule Poirot is out to solve a mystery before it happens. Will his famous sidekicks Hastings and Inspector Japp be there to help? What is the crime? Who’s in danger? Poirot fans know he never walks away from an unsolved mystery...

The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Valerie Conner
Performed in the style of a radio broadcast, this thriller is about a man who keeps seeing the same hitchhiker as he drives across the country... even though the hitchhiker can’t possibly be keeping ahead of the driver. The driver soon goes from worried to obsessed. What happens next? Come find out!

Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Patricia Feld
In this radio drama/play hybrid, a woman is confined to her bed and trying to call her husband. But instead of hearing his familiar voice on the phone, she hears two men plotting the murder of a woman who is home alone... Orson Welles allegedly called this the greatest radio script ever written. Come to the show and decide for yourself!

Starring (in alphabetical order): Krini Alampi, Kyle Buckingham, Greta Drewlow, Alayna Grotberg, Alexander Hazzard, Charlie Hazzard, Jacob Hazzard, Jessica Hazzard, Sandy Lyytinen, Jenna Meyer, MacKenzie Pearson, Michaela Raymond & Kathy Vancil.

*For audiences 13 years old and up.


TICKETS
$15 adults / $5 children. Available at the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

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Thanks to Arvig for helping underwrite this performance.


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Frolicking Figments / Layl McDill
Apr
5
to Apr 27

Frolicking Figments / Layl McDill

Reception: Friday, April 5, 5–7 p.m.

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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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Twelve Angry Jurors / Bigfork Drama Club
Mar
28
to Mar 31

Twelve Angry Jurors / Bigfork Drama Club

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Twelve Angry Jurors by Sherman Sergel, presented by the Bigfork High School Drama Club.

On a hot summer afternoon, twelve jurors are sequestered in a small room with the daunting task of deciding whether or not to send a young murder suspect to the electric chair. The discussions inside the jury room reveal the biases and prejudices in American society and stir up an intense debate on what it means to have "reasonable doubt."

Cast: Brianna Haley, Alyssa Torgrimson, Madilyn Shandorf, Lily Danielson, Kayla Hastings, Bekah Storlie, Mattea Wick, Jenna Meyer, Julia Wick, Sean Torgrimson, Brady Kinn, Mackenzie Pearson, Ahnika Fisher, Joe Schultz

Crew: Hannah Johnson, Jazmine Boat, Makayla Aakhus, Sierra Drewlow, Aurora Watson

TICKETS

Adults $5 / Students $3
Available at the door.


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Scandinavian Christmas / Ross Sutter
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Scandinavian Christmas / Ross Sutter

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A Holiday Treat for All Ages

Enjoy a fun “Scandinavian Christmas” evening at the Edge! Ross Sutter's Scandinavian Christmas Show has been performed at the Guthrie, on Prairie Home Companion, in New York, and even in Norway.

Anything that well-traveled must have a lot to keep audiences coming! Indeed a “Scandinavian Christmas” is an evening of singing, music, and dancing for the whole family and is entertaining, enjoyable, and fun.

There are nine musicians and dancers including Sutter, who also plays guitar and button accordion. The concert will feature Cheryl Paschke on fiddle and nyckelharpa (ni-kel harp-ah: the Swedish-keyed fiddle), Marya Hart on piano and pump organ, Rachel Jensen & Kari Loing on Hardanger (har-dahng-er) fiddle, and dancers Carol Sersland and Bruce Bostrum. Adding more music and dance will be the Scandinavian duo Jänta o’ Jag made up of Char Bostrum on fiddle and Art Bjorngjeld on accordion and fiddle. Art and Char will join Carol and Bruce at times, and the stage will be filled with dancers dressed in colorful costumes circling and turning as the musicians play tunes for dancing.

Join us at the Edge for a family-friendly show and a chance to sing along with familiar Scandinavian Christmas songs!

Read more…

TICKETS

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

Thanks to Arvig, Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, the Blandin Foundation, and North Itasca Electric for helping underwrite this performance.

 

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Permanent Collection
Dec
6
to Mar 29

Permanent Collection

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During the winter, the Edge Gallery permanent collection is open for viewing on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and during theatre events. Admission is free.


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Lorna Landvik / Author & Comedian
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Lorna Landvik / Author & Comedian

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Join Minnesota’s own Lorna Landvik for a laughter-filled evening! First, the author of eleven novels will entertain you with tales of her life. Then, Lorna the comic improviser will create characters and monologues based on your suggestions. Join us for a memorable evening at the Edge!

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TICKETS

$10 adults/$5 students
Available at Timber Rose Floral, the Gift Nest, online, and at the door.

 

Thanks to Arvig, Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, and the Blandin Foundation for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Ellen Sandbeck / Endangered
Nov
1
to Dec 1

Ellen Sandbeck / Endangered

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Paper Cuttings by Ellen Sandbeck

Artist reception: Friday, November 2 from 5 to 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.


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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 Lost Forty
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Lost Forty

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Come discover and celebrate long-lost “old-growth” folksongs from the Great Lakes region. This music was found in a forgotten treasure trove of 47 songs recorded in 1924 by singers who lived in Minnesota’s north woods.

TICKETS

$10 adults/$5 students
Available at Timber Rose Floral, the Gift Nest, online, and at the door.

 

Thanks to Arvig for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Zorongo Flamenco
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Zorongo Flamenco

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Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School brings the soul of southern Spain to the Edge Center. "Café Flamenco" is a concert of traditional flamenco dance and music that brings the emotional and rhythmic excitement to the stage that only flamenco can. Susana di Palma founded Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre in 1982. One of the few American Spanish dance companies that present both traditional flamenco programs as well as original theater flamenco works; the company is an ensemble of international artists, dancers, and musicians who are renowned for bringing the power, passion, and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences.

TICKETS

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

Thanks to Arvig, the Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, and the Blandin Foundation for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Anne Dunn & Annie Humphrey
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Anne Dunn & Annie Humphrey

Aadizookaan:  The Sacred Essence of the Story

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Anishanabeg-Ojibwe author, poet, storyteller and visual artist Anne Dunn inspired her daughter, Annie Humphrey to write poetry that eventually turned into songwriting. Annie's father taught her to play guitar. Together Mother and Daughter speak, tell, and sing of the human condition. Songs are woven in between the stories and stories contain wisdom to live by. If you are one who appreciates hearing truths from a perspective that follows natural law, then come and be enlightened!

"I think we live in very intense times.  When the Earth runs out of breath, so will we.  The plant nation will be the last to give up on us humans." -Annie

Dunn, 75, was born on the Red Lake Reservation, grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation and currently lives near Bemidji. “Fire in the Village” is her third book, a collection of 75 stories celebrating her 75th birthday. Her book includes stories she remembers and stories she has written — all stories “sent forth as little ambassadors in search of understanding and reconciliation.”  -Anne

Admission: Free will offering at the door
 


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Chholing Taha / Every Spirit Tells a Story
Oct
4
to Oct 27

Chholing Taha / Every Spirit Tells a Story

Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 5–7 p.m.

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Chholing Taha’s paintings and shawls will be on display October 4–27 in her latest exhibit, “Every Spirit Tells a Story.” Taha is a Cree First Nations artist who draws inspiration and symbols from the Northwest coast (where she is originally from) as well as from the Great Lakes tribes. An accomplished visual storyteller, she uses native imagery to tell indigenous stories and to shed light on contemporary issues. She strives to instill a sense of mystery in anyone who views her work. Chholing Taha’s exhibit “Every Spirit Tells a Story” will be on display in the Edge Gallery from October 4 through 27.

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.

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Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Church of Cash

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This is an eagerly awaited return performance for Church of Cash to the Bigfork area. The last time the Johnny Cash tribute band played at the Edge Center, they sold out the house and the audience left asking when the band would return. A year later, the Minneapolis-based group is back at the Edge with lead singer Jay Ernest, Jonathan TeBeest on percussion, Albert Perez on electric guitar, and Eric Struve on upright bass.

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

Thanks to Arvig and Bigfork Lions for helping underwrite this performance.
 


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Classic Movie Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Classic Movie Series: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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A black northern cop and a bigoted, white southern sheriff work together to solve a murder.

Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.

Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Join pop culture professor Jack Nachbar for the first classic movie of the season!

Admission is free.

Read more on our blog...

Co-sponsored by ISD 318 Community Education.

 


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Betsy Bowen / Block Prints
Sep
6
to Sep 29

Betsy Bowen / Block Prints

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Betsy Bowen is an award-winning woodcut artist and author who will be exhibiting her bright, bold woodcuts at the Edge this month. Her extraordinary work pulses with the feeling of Northern Minnesota and highlights our northern lifestyle and history.

Bowen is also the author of Antler, Bear, Canoe, a delightful book that carries young readers through the four seasons in an "ABC" format. The author will be reading to Bigfork's kindergarten through third-grade students, and (thanks to the generosity of the patrons at the Wine in the Wilderness fundraiser!) Bigfork School's kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade students will each receive their own copy of Antler, Bear, Canoe.

Please join us in welcoming the artist at Friday's reception!

 

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.

 
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Darrell Webb Band
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Darrell Webb Band

Darrell Webb Band Performs Acoustic Music with Electrifying Energy

Bluegrass fans are in for a treat! The Darrell Webb Band will be on stage at the Edge Center in Bigfork on Sunday, August 26 at 2 p.m.

You won't want to miss their perfect blend of tradition and innovation, their stellar musicianship, and Darrell’s unmistakable vocals.

http://www.darrellwebbband.com/

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

Thanks to Arvig, Bigfork Lions, Bigfork Valley Hospital, and the Blandin Foundation for helping underwrite this performance.


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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.

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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, Gary Piepho on 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.

Underwritten in part by Thrivent Financial.

TICKETS
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under
Available at the Timber Rose, Gift Nest and at the door.


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Baskets from the Edge: Antler, Ash & Willow
Aug
2
to Sep 1

Baskets from the Edge: Antler, Ash & Willow

Featuring Jacki Bedworth, Fred Kogler, and Cathryn Peters


Willow basketmaker Jacki Bedworth, black ash basketweaver Fred Kogler, and antler basketweaver Cathryn Peters will each demonstrate their basketweaving techniques at the opening reception on Friday, August 3rd!

Join us for a fun evening of refreshments, weaving, and visiting with the artists.

Willow weaver Jacki Bedworth strides forth into the Red Willows every spring to gather materials for her traditional basketry. Items of everyday usage are then transformed into sublime pieces of ingenuity and art.

Fred Kogler takes logs of ash, strips them, polishes them, and weaves them into baskets artfully and individually designed for a variety of uses, from berries to bread.  Fred has mastered the art of the Shakers and the “lightship weavers” who spent their days at sea weaving ash baskets. His sophisticated display and delight in sharing his passion art and history of baskets will delight and inform.

Cathryn Peters skillfully transforms basketry into decorative, award-winning designs, incorporating bold colors and shed antlers in ways that delight the eye and demonstrate the broad range of what basketry can be.  Her recent entry into the gallery’s juried art show drew oohs and aahs from the crowd and kudos from the juror.

These three master weavers will be sharing their skills, answering your questions at an open house reception on August 3 from 5 to 7 P.M.  The gallery is delighted to present this exhibit of these local master weavers for your education and enjoyment.  This is an evening you don’t want to miss.

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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.


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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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