Art on the Edge 15th Annual Juried Exhibit
Jul
5
to Jul 27

Art on the Edge 15th Annual Juried Exhibit

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Artists
Sarita Alami, Harold Dziuk, Tyler Evin, Jeffrey Hansen, Nancy Hicks, Celeste Kanli, Susan Klann, Diamond Knispel, Mary Lingen, Alli Luhmann, Jim Lutgen, Sandy Melander-Schildt, Jon Offutt, Cathryn Peters, Karen Spotts, Dave Swanson, Michael Weatherly, David Welle, Rose Weselmann

Juror
Carolyn Olson


Awards Reception: Friday, July 5, 5–7 p.m.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JURIED SHOW WINNERS!

Best of Show: Susan Klann, Nancy (Bill is in Peru)

Award of Excellence: Mary Lingen, Big Deep 3

Award of Excellence: Jon Offutt, Wind from the South

People’s Choice: Dave Swanson, The Offering


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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Willy Wonka TYA/ Stages Children's Theatre
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Willy Wonka TYA/ Stages Children's Theatre

 
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FRIDAY, JULY 19 at 7 P.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 20 at 7 P.M.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 at 2 P.M.

Stages Theatre is back, this time with a ride through a land of pure imagination! Join Charlie Bucket and the other Golden Ticket holders as they make their way through the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory.

“Willy Wonka is filled with big dreams and a generous sprinkle of candy, which just so happens to be the ingredient for an excellent summer,” says director Nikki Swoboda. “Charlie’s big heart and open eyes bring us on a fantastical journey from nothing to everything, and all kinds of wild adventures in between.”

This enchanting musical adaptation features memorable songs from the 1971 film and is a sweet treat for the whole family!

Music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Directed & Choreographed by Nikki Swoboda

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. http://www.mtishows.com

TICKETS
$12 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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Aug
2
to Aug 31

Fire Clay in Transition / Jason Trebs

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Reception: Friday, August 2, 5–7 p.m.

After growing up in Bigfork and then spending the next 16 years in St. Paul, Jason Trebs is now settling into his new home and studio on the North Shore of Lake Superior.


”I'm certain my draw to the Lake is rooted in my childhood spent growing up in the Bigfork area. Returning to the woods in adulthood is a complete rediscovery of the many things I took for granted as a kid.

A bit of an outlier, I have always gravitated toward a do-it-yourself ethic and have found it rewarding to have built a career out of making things. Clay is my favorite channel. I love it more now than when I started.

I try to express an idea through straightforward simple monolithic shapes and mono glazing. I want the making of each pot to take on a new direction while still relating too the ones that were made before and after it. It is my aim to make quiet forms that have a strong presence.” 


Learn more about the artist here: http://www.jasontrebspottery.com/

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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Northern Lights Trio / Piano Bar
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Lights Trio / Piano Bar

 
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Come enjoy the talented musicians of the Northern Lights Trio as they entertain Edge audiences with music from the big band era to the modern day.

This year’s Piano Bar performance will showcase original Northern Lights members Ron Olsen of Bigfork on keyboard and vocals and Effie's Jerry Hagen on bass and vocals, as well as Terry Price of Marcell on percussion and vocals and Harold Boege of Marcell on bass and harmonica.

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

TICKETS
$10 adults / $5 children. Available at the Timber Rose 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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Wine in the Wilderness Annual Benefit
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Wine in the Wilderness Annual Benefit

Reserve your tickets!

The Edge Gallery Presents
its Annual Benefit

Wine & Artful Cuisine
In the Wilderness

Friday, August 16, 2019, 6 P.M.
Marcell Family Center

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Enjoy a tasting of six wines and five gourmet small plates, beautiful music by the Northern Lights Trio, and a live and silent auctions—all for a great cause!

Tickets $50/person.

For tickets, contact Karen Ferlaak at kferlaak@gmail.com or (218) 245-2434.

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John Perkins / No Time for the Blues
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

John Perkins / No Time for the Blues

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John Perkins Brings his “No Time for the Blues” Concert to the Stage at the Edge Center this August

Join us for a great musical performance by John Perkins as he celebrates the life and people of the Northwoods of Minnesota. John's music is about our Northwoods, his beloved Sand Lake, and a little bit of the Smoky Mountains thrown in for good measure.

John Perkins’s music relaxes while it entertains, and the audience can expect something new and something familiar. All of John’s music is his own and covers a wide range of topics. John has been doing this benefit concert for the Edge for over ten years now. With his wife Sandy and her spoons, cajón, and energy, the Perkins always draw a great audience of appreciative listeners.

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

TICKETS
$10 adults / $5 children. Available 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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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.

Adult tickets can be purchased for $10 on Saturday, June 8 only at the Make It OK! booth during Bigfork Wilderness Days. Cash or checks only, please!

*Online ticket sales now closed.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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