Midwinter Interlude Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition Returns March 2

The Midwinter Interlude, Bemidji State University’s annual art and crafts show featuring work by university faculty and staff, returns March 2.

An opening reception for the Midwinter Interlude will be held March 2 from 3-6 p.m. in the Ramsey Gallery of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. The reception is part of Bemidji’s First Friday Art Walk, which features art and culture events throughout the city on the first Friday of each month. The exhibit will be open until April 19.

The opening will include a meet and greet with the artists with music and refreshments. The annual show has included photography, knitting, stained glass, sculpture and many other crafts.

The Ramsey Gallery is open free of charge Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m.—10 p.m. The gallery entrance is located on the west side of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex near the building’s parking lot.

Bemidji’s First Friday Art Walk, hosted by the Watermark Art Center, is a self-guided tour which features an average of eight artists each month. The walk supports local artists and businesses, and each month’s featured destinations can be found on the center’s website: https://watermarkartcenter.org/our-programs/first-fridays-art-walk-2/

“The Midwinter Interlude has become a BSU tradition to showcase the talents of our faculty and staff and create a sense of community by sharing artwork that we do outside of the university,” said Debra Kreuger, office and administrative specialist for BSU’s School of Technology, Art & Design and coordinator for the Midwinter Interlude. “It helps us get to know each other in a more personal way, and may encourage others to pursue art in their spare time.”


  • Debra Kreuger, office and administrative specialist, BSU School of Technology, Art & Design; (218) 755-2950, dkrueger@bemidjistate.edu

Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding.