40th Community Art Show announced | Apr. 10-18

The show has a new name!

The Matthews’ Community Art Show (formerly the Winter Art Show) is now in its 40th year, April 10-18, 2019. The show is being held in the Spring this year because The Matthews received a grant to be a part of the 2019 NEA Big Read. Many Big Read activities filled the gallery with fun and exciting apocalyptic themed work in January.

Click here to read more about this years NEA Big Read.

The 40th Community Art Show is free and open to the public during business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., in The Matthews art gallery.  From beginners to professionals, the show is open to applicants of all ages, levels, and media.  Show registration is not limited to geographical location.  

Registration

The Matthews will be taking artist work with completed registrations April 3-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m each day, in The Matthews Art Gallery.

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People’s Choice

During the run of the show, patrons are able to vote for their favorite piece of art. The People’s Choice award is announced at the end of the show run on Apr. 18. Be sure to vote while visiting the show. ONE VOTE per person, please

PUBLIC VIEWING

April 10-18, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reception & Awards Ceremony

April 18, Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Awards are announced at 6:00 p.m. Don’t be late!

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.

APRIL SCHEDULE | MAY SCHEDULE

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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April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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