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Jim & Trisch Beilke Exhibition

April 2021 | The Cultural Centre | Basketry and Handcrafted Boats

Join us for Jim and Trisch’s Artist Reception Saturday, April 17th, 2021 from 1-3pm.

Trisch Beilke, an artist of many mediums, inspired by nature discovered her true passion, the art of basketry. She incorporates found objects such as feathers, antlers, seagrass, and jute to create both traditional and sculptural weaving. Trisch, an experienced gallery exhibitor and award-winning artist is a graduate of St. Scholastica and St. Benedict Universities.

Jim Beilke has been a lifelong lover of nature and outdoor activities. At the University of Minnesota-Mankato he studied urban planning and development, then realized he needed to work outside and for himself, which led him back to the family farm. That love of nature and a fascination with small wooden boats prompted him to building historic wooden rowing boats and canoes. He has acquired extensive knowledge of these boats and building techniques. His boats have often been referred to as “furniture” because of their beautiful style. You can learn more about Jim’s handcrafted boats, here.

While this exhibition is beautiful to view through the online exhibition, it is breathtaking in the gallery. You simply must stop to view it.

Featured Work

White Tail Antler Key Basket

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass and Turkey Feathers

Large Elk Key Basket

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass

Small Antler Bowl | Plate

P. J. Beilke
Green and Multi Color

Large Antler Bowl

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass, Hemp

“Squid”

P. J. Beilke
Dogwood, Cane, Rattan

Ribbed Dogwood Tray

P. J.  Beilke
White Tail Antler Ends

“Twister”

P. J. Beilke
Rattan, Seagrass, Wood

“Twister”

P. J. Beilke
Rattan, Seagrass, Wood

Dogwood Double Hanging Basket

P. J. Beilke
Cane, Dogwood, Leather

“Motion” Woodland Caribou

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass, Rattan

Large Round Shaker Basket

P. J. Beilke
Blue and Orange Accents

Mule Deer Antler

P. J. Beilke
Rattan, Seagrass

Woven Driftwood Colored Bowl

P. J. Beilke
Blue Accents

White Tail Antler Key Basket

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass with Beads

Double Antler Bowl

P. J. Beilke
White Tail Antlers, Rattan, Cherry Colored Seagrass

“Mountain Sprouts”

P. J. Beilke
Elk Antler, Rattan, Cane, Beads

“Intersecting Curves”

P. J. Beilke
Rattan, White Tail Antlers

Woven Rattan “Spittoon Shape”

P. J. Beilke
Multicolored Accents

Small “Bread” Basket

P. J. Beilke
Orange Accents Wood Base

White Tail Anter Key Basket

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass with Antler Button

Urn Shaped with 4 Ears

P. J. Beilke
Orange Accents

Key Basket

P. J. Beilke
Woodland Caribou

“Wilson”

P. J. Beilke
White Tail Antler, Seagrass, Rattan

Mule Deer Antler Bowl

P. J. Beilke
Seagrass, Paracord

Berry Basket

P. J. Beilke
Rattan with Purple Accents

Double Dogwood with Tails

P. J. Beilke
Cane, Rattan, Dogwood

“Wee Lassie”

Jim Beilke
Hull from White Cedar encased in fiberglass, trim from Mahogany, Cherry, Ash White Oak, padle from Basswood

“Wee Lassie”

Jim Beilke
Hull from White Cedar encased in fiberglass, trim from Mahogany, Cherry, Ash White Oak, padle from Basswood

“Wee Lassie”

Jim Beilke
Hull from White Cedar encased in fiberglass, trim from Mahogany, Cherry, Ash White Oak, padle from Basswood

“Wee Lassie”

Jim Beilke
Hull from White Cedar encased in fiberglass, trim from Mahogany, Cherry, Ash White Oak, padle from Basswood

Handmade Adirondack Guideboat

Jim Beilke
Will be available for viewing at the Artist Reception

Handmade Adirondack Guideboat

Jim Beilke
Will be available for viewing at the Artist Reception

Handmade Adirondack Guideboat

Jim Beilke
Will be available for viewing at the Artist Reception

Handmade Adirondack Guideboat

Jim Beilke
Will be available for viewing at the Artist Reception

Handmade Adirondack Guideboat

Jim Beilke
Will be available for viewing at the Artist Reception

Handmade Adirondack Guideboat

Jim Beilke
Will be available for viewing at the Artist Reception

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Bird Island's Old Fashioned Christmas Market - December 2nd, 2022

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Address

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Bird Island, MN 55310
(320) 365-1011

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