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Spearfish Songbook series set for March-May 2019

ArtCentral Spearfish hosts a series of community discussions with local songwriters, every Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., Mar. through May.  All discussions take place at the Good Day Cafe, located at 541 W. Jackson Blvd. in Spearfish. These events are free and open to the public.

Meet and learn from local musicians/songwriters

Local musicians and songwriters invite the public to have conversations about contemporary issues that influence their music. Songwriters will present several songs talking about the inspiration, meaning, and their hopes for what the songs may spark in their audience. Each session will have a host to moderate, ask questions of the songwriter, and engage the audience in discussion.

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The Matthews hosts Santa and his Craftshop on Dec. 1

Santa welcomes kids of ALL ages!

On Saturday, Dec. 1, The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center hosts one of our favorite events during the Spearfish annual Christmas Stroll. The event is free and open to the public.

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ArtCentral’s impact through two years

ArtCentral: Two Years!

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

It seems hard to believe that ArtCentral – the Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant awarded to The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center in 2016 – has been underway for two years. Good, hard, and important learning and work has taken place and we will continue to see the impacts of these efforts in our community in the coming years.

The grant has supported many projects including Cardboard Chaos; Linking Fences in the summer of 2017, and again in 2018; two sets of Painted Crosswalks; RE:Create – a Creative Community Makerspace; ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One and Season Two, including discussions following each of the eight films, and a photography exhibit; Art of My Life: A Multimedia Celebration of our Creative Soul; this monthly column, and more.

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ArtCentral: “Me, The Other” first film of series

ArtCentral: “Me, The Other” Film Festival kick-off movie

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

The “What would it be like to live in a town where every house looked exactly the same (color, shape, landscaping)?” What if there was only one flavor of ice cream (mocha!), and no rainbow sprinkles? Without variety, this world would be a very boring and unhappy place!

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Auditions announced for “Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein)” in September

AUDITIONS “Playing with Fire (After Frankenstein)”

This exciting drama is directed by Dwight Myers. Adapted from the Mary Shelley novel. Author is Barbara Field.

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