"Apartment for Rent," a photography exhibit by Minneapolis artist Anthony Marchetti, will be featured through Sept. 22 at the Central Lakes College Gallery.
Marchetti, who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2001 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 2005, was the runner-up in the emerging artist competition at the Great Lakes Art Forum in New York this year and winner of the 2004 Brown-MacKenzie Arts Scholarship at the University of Minnesota. In 2001, he received the Student Purchase Award at Gustavus Adolphus.
Marchetti has exhibited works since 1998 in Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Texas and Vermont. He has been a teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Minnesota (2002-05) and a studio assistant at the Penland School of Arts and Crafts in North Carolina (2003).
"I focus the camera lens on suburban apartment interiors and explore the detritus left behind by former tenants," Marchetti said of "Apartment for Rent." He said the still-lifes take on the dimensions and depths of portraiture, "capturing a sense of narrative about people's past lives."
Northcountrymen seek members
Brainerd's Northcountrymen Barbershop Chorus, which practices 7 p.m. Mondays at First Congregational Church in Brainerd, is looking for new singers, particularly tenors, and a permanent director.
If interested, attend a practice or call Dick Jensen at 829-9663 or Yibby Knudsen at 829-1214.
The Northcountrymen formed in 1969 and currently have 15 members. They perform around the area at nursing homes and baseball games. Their next major show is tentatively slated for the spring. Music fans are also welcome to attend the practices; enter at the north door of the church.
'Beacons' to open Sept. 9 at Jaques
AITKIN -- The Jaques Art Center will host the exhibit "Beacons of the Earth and Sky," featuring wool felted sculptures by Birgit Wolff and paintings by Diana Randolph.
The artists' reception will be 1-4 p.m. Oct. 8.
Wolff, of Mason, Wis., is an award-winning felt sculptor who first learned to work with wool in Germany where she spent the first 10 years of her life. She spent more than 25 years researching air pollution and lecturing on environmental topics before devoting her time to creating art.
"My goal is to convey environmental themes and messages in my work," Wolff said.
Randolph, of Drummond, Wis., will display 30 oil and pastel landscape paintings. Originally from New Jersey, she studied art at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Her work reveals a feeling of serenity throughout the four seasons inspired from living on 28 acres surrounded by Chequamegon National Forest.
She is the author of "In the Heart of the Forest," which contains her poetry and painting images. Her pastel paintings are created by stroking the sticks of dry pigment across an abrasive surface, embedding the color in the "tooth" of the paper.
Jaques to hold garage sale
AITKIN -- The second annual Jaques Art Center garage sale, "Junque for the Jaques," will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the center.
Items can be donated 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday-Friday and Tuesday-Sept. 8 at the center.
Contact the JAC at (218) 927-2363 for information and possible pick-up of items.
Forest Road Art Guild to meet Sept. 9
DEERWOOD -- The Forest Road Art Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the studio in Deerwood.
Painter Lindy Westgard, the studio's director, will present the talk, "My Life and My Art."
Refreshments and a short business meeting will follow the discussion.
For more information on the guild, call (218) 534-4936 or consult www.forestroadart.org.
Casino to host Fall Has It All
WALKER -- The Northern Lights Casino near Walker will host Fall Has It All Sept. 23-Oct. 2. Arts-oriented events during the festival will include a showcase of local artists Sept. 25 and a laser-light pyrotechnic show at 8 p.m. Oct. 1.
Contributing artists will include Scott Storm, Jess Watnemo Story, Julia Jones, Judith Selby, Mike Peterson, Paula Jensen, Judith Visker, Olive George and Pat Rogness.
For a detailed schedule of events, consult www.northernlightscasino.com.
Festival Latino slated at arboretum
The Central Lakes College scholarship fund-raiser Festival Latino will be 1-4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter.
Tickets, priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children, are available at the CLC Info Center and from CLC Spanish students, or by contacting email@example.com or calling 855-8183.
Brainerd dance experts Oscar and Michelle Gonzalez will perform and Hispanic food, arts and crafts will be offered.
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