“Station Eleven” author Emily St. John Mandel

Meet the author of “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel (her middle name, St. John, was her grandmother’s surname) was born on Vancouver Island and raised mostly on Denman Island, an island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Mandel’s father emigrated from the U.S. and worked on the island as a plumber; her Canadian mother works for an organization that assists victims of domestic violence and is active in the labor movement. Both loved to read and for no reason other than to provide the best education they could, they homeschooled Mandel, encouraging her to write every day. “Although I grew up in a very working-class household, there was a tremendous emphasis on books,” she told the Columbia Daily Tribune. “We had a lot of books in the house and went to the library all the time… I read voraciously.” Like many teenagers, she also watched television. The island only had two channels, so options were limited, which meant she watched a fair amount of Star Trek: Voyager. It’s where she first heard Seven of Nine say “survival is insufficient” in an episode in 1999 — a phrase she wholeheartedly believes and that readers can find on the side of the traveling group’s caravan in Station Eleven. 

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“Little Mermaid, JR” cast is announced!

The cast of “Little Mermaid, JR” has been cast and is in their second week of rehearsals. Scroll down for the entire cast and crew. Tickets are on sale now for the June 22-24 production. 

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June 2018: ArtCentral – June Updates

ArtCentral: June Updates

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

ArtCentral Spearfish has several exciting projects both underway and coming up!

Linking Fences is gaining momentum for our second season. We have a few community artist fences, as well as a few other community fences that are “under construction.”

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Mary Ann Larsen

Mary Ann Larsen | Painter

Mary Ann Larsen’s style has evolved over the years to include rich textures and bold impasto techniques. 

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William Lopez | Sculptor – Ceramics

William Lopez | Sculpture – Ceramics

The collection Will Lopez has developed for the past six years incorporates a technique he calls “chip away.” When creating ceramics, the artist pushes the limits of the clay, applying pressure at a specific time, and allowing new forms to arise, with the goal of designing something delicate, structurally sound, and seemingly perfect.

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February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Becky Grismer Workshop

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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