May 2018: Spring into Creativity

ArtCentral: Spring into Creativity

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Spring is the season of hope, renewal, and possibility. We open our windows to allow the fresh spring air to cleanse our home and mind. We clean out our home and put away the winter gear, hopefully including the shovels, and make room for summer. It is time to bring out the porch chairs, bicycles, and grilles. We welcome the warm breeze and the longer days.

There is a hope that comes with the change in seasons. We anticipate the end of the school year marking another year of growth; having more time for play with longer daylight hours; a fresh routine full of summer activities including casual visits with neighbors, walks through the park, sitting outside, and meeting friends for a hike. There are hopes and dreams of what summer will look like even though we know that there won’t be quite enough time for everything.

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ArtCentral Call for Artists | Linking Fences for 2018

 

The Matthews and ArtCentral announce the summer of 2018’s community project, “Connecting Our Community Through Linking Fences.” In 2017, three artists created large works on City of Spearfish fences, and a dozen more community groups and individuals worked together to create their own fence projects.

Through this project, we are inviting the community to join us in creating community art projects on the chain link fences throughout Spearfish. We encourage the community to partner with neighbors, friends, organizations, and strangers alike to take part in Linking Fences.

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April 2018: RE:Create, Films, and Fences

ArtCentral: RE:Create, Films, and Fences

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

With so many opportunities to connect and create, the lull of February and March seemed to fly right by. It has been a busy month of activities, events, and conversations!

On March 20, we screened the third film in the ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One (series is co-sponsored by the Northern Black Hills Rotary Club) which was titled “Making Noise: The Story of a Skatepark.” The film by Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo was made in collaboration with the Northfield Skateboard Coalition. It chronicles the lengthy struggle of three generations of skateboarders of Northfield, MN to secure a permanent place for their sport, bearing witness to young people’s resilience and perseverance as it exposes the victories and failures of the civic process in small-town America.

 

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Mar. 2018: This is how we RE:Create!

ArtCentral: This is how we RE:Create!

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Over 550 people in our community have gathered over the last three weeks in RE:Create – our creative community makerspace in The Matthews Art Gallery. People have come in and discovered the magic that happens when we share our time, talents, resources, and knowledge with our community.This winter is an exciting time to be in Spearfish!

ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One is underway, co-hosted by Northern Hills Rotary Club. The second film titled “Waste Land” is on February 20th at 6:30 pm (free), at The Matthews Opera House.

 

 

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ArtCentral and BHSU collaborate with the production, “Art of My Life” in October

ArtCentral Spearfish and Black Hills State University (BHSU) present an original theatrical production, “Art of My Life:A Multimedia Celebration of Our Creative Souls.” Performances take place at both BHSU and The Matthews Opera House.

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