Jan. 2018: Art for a New Year

ArtCentral: Art for a New Year

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

New Years is a time of celebration, hope, goal setting, and optimism about what can be accomplished in the new year. It is a season of resetting, recalibrating, and maybe even recreating. We make resolutions – to try something new, to learn a new skill, or tackle a daunting project.

The turn of the year is a mark of time when we measure and reflect on the closing year. Was this a good year, a hard year, or a year to celebrate and remember? We reflect and resolve to improve in the coming year.

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RE:Create takes over The Matthews Art Gallery this February and March

February 3 – March 24

RE:Create is a creative community makerspace in the Matthews Art Gallery for two months this year – February and March. It opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 with a free workshop by sculptor, Becky Grismer. Later that day, from 4-6 p.m., an opening reception for the public takes place! Mark your calendars. 

This space is free, open to the public, and has programmed workshops each week that give the community an opportunity to learn from and engage with our local artists. This is a BIG ArtCentral Spearfish project.  

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“The Nerd” is cast!

Top row (L-R) Mitchell Mechaley, Shaley Lensegrav, Kirk Hauck Front row (L-R) J. Bruce Woodard, Colin Hanzlik, Killian Mechaley, Chelsea Case

Dec. 13 and 14,  director Joanna Mechaley conducted auditions for the community theater comedy, “The Nerd.” Performances are Feb. 8-18, 2018.

Tickets are on sale now.

Mechaley announced the cast Dec. 17. They are listed below.

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ArtCentral receives statewide press coverage

ArtCentral Spearfish has been in the news — a lot. Just below are media links to articles from different media across the state.

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You’ve never heard cellos like this before! Jan. 19 in Spearfish

Show Details:
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$25 Adults, $10 Youth & BHSU students

  Known affectionately as PCP by their loyal fans.


“It doesn’t get much more genre-crossing than this,” – MTV.com

“This indie orchestra gives classical music a jolt of energy,” – Spin Magazine

“PCP has come to epitomize Portland’s offbeat music scene, one where
boundaries are blurred and cellos are in abundance.”
-The Strad


PCP has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to that punk rock club in the part of town your grandma warns you not to go to after dark. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.


VIDEO 

Portland Cello Project and Patti King: “Please Leave a Light On” from Beck’s Song Reader


LEARN MORE about what makes Portland Cello Project tick.

Show Details:
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$25 Adults, $10 Youth & BHSU students

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the South Dakota Arts Council and the Crane Group.

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