Dec. 2017: ArtCentral: Anticipation

ArtCentral: Anticipation

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

There is a spirit of anticipation in the air. The fall shadowy light and fun creativity of Halloween set the stage for Thanksgiving, and then we eagerly await the winter holidays with the arrival of snow, holiday lights, and decorations. It is time for snowmen and snow angels, hot chocolate and decorated cookies.

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Nov. 2017: The Art in Halloween

ArtCentral: The Art in Halloween

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

On Halloween, we have permission to be creative, innovative, and even afraid. We reward the efforts that are put into decorating ourselves in costumes and our homes or offices with the spooky and delightful. It is a season where we face and taunt our own fears, real and imagined, and know that we are supposed to be afraid.

We’re free on Halloween to be whatever we want; there is no judgment of who you want to be. It only has to be right for one day. Halloween is a day where we are free to be creative, to invent, and experiment. Is participation what we savor most on Halloween?

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Sept. 2017: ArtCentral: National Arts in …

ArtCentral: National Arts in Education Week

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Next week is National Arts in Education Week as designated by Congress in 2010. This is a week of celebrating, reflecting, and sharing the story of the impact and transformative power of the arts in education, kiddos to lifelong learners!

What impact did the arts have on you when you were in school? What impact do the arts have on you today? Do you know someone whose life has been transformed by the arts?

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Aug. 2017: ArtCentral: Why Art?

ArtCentral: Why Art?

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Have you noticed a few of the collaborative art projects appearing in Spearfish? Perhaps you’ve been a part of, or seen, ArtCentral projects such as Linking Fences and the painted crosswalks? Maybe you’ve turned the crank on the new Termesphere in downtown Spearfish. Many have asked why we put so much effort into ArtCentral projects, and each time I talk about why art is so important. 

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July 2017: ArtCentral: Celebrating our …

ArtCentral: Celebrating our Community with Art

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Have you noticed some of the cool things happening in town? ArtCentral has a couple of projects that are underway and it has been great to see the community get engaged, to hear the positive feedback, and to see Spearfish get excited about art in our community.

If you haven’t seen the painted crosswalks yet, ArtCentral recently painted artistic designs on the crosswalks at Grant and Canyon Streets. For three days, community volunteers and members of the ArtCentral committee worked to install semi-permanent art on the pavement. The community support for the project has been outstanding. Watch the Matthews Opera House Facebook page for updates on the next crosswalk painting project.

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Tue 23

39th Winter Art Show

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 24

39th Winter Art Show

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 25

39th Winter Art Show

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 29

CLOSED: WINTER HOURS in effect

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 01

Spearfish Community Foundation Grant Breakfast

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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