ArtCentral Film Festival Season ONE brings 4 films to Spearfish

ArtCentral has partnered with The Northern Hills Rotary Club to create a film series that will benefit the community. Through this series, we use art as a tool – films in this case – to engage our community on specific topics that are relevant to both partnering organizations.

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Learn the Cyanotype photography process | Jan. 6

Cyantotype, an alternative process photography class, is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Fireplace Room at The Matthews (second floor). Seth Harwood of Spearfish is the instructor. The class is offered to persons 16 years and up. The class costs $40 per person (plus tax). All materials are provided. Registrations must be confirmed by Dec. 31.

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Nov. 2017: The Art in Halloween

ArtCentral: The Art in Halloween

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

On Halloween, we have permission to be creative, innovative, and even afraid. We reward the efforts that are put into decorating ourselves in costumes and our homes or offices with the spooky and delightful. It is a season where we face and taunt our own fears, real and imagined, and know that we are supposed to be afraid.

We’re free on Halloween to be whatever we want; there is no judgment of who you want to be. It only has to be right for one day. Halloween is a day where we are free to be creative, to invent, and experiment. Is participation what we savor most on Halloween?

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AUDITIONS: “The Nerd”

Director, Joanna Mechaley, conducts auditions for the comedy, “The Nerd,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14, in The Matthews’ theater. Play performances are two weekends – Feb. 8-18, 2018. Scroll down for audition details. 

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The Matthews hosts Santa and his Santa Craft Shop 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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“Gaslighting” is a big deal on Angel Street | Book now

 

What deception is going on in the house on Angel Street?

Did you know that the term “gaslighting” was coined from this 1938 drama? The original title in Britain was “Gas Light” and renamed “Angel Street” in the US.

In 1939, Patrick Hamilton’s thriller ”Gas Light” opened in London, and in 1941 the same play, about a fiendish husband trying to drive his wife insane, opened in New York under the title ”Angel Street.” It was later made into a Hollywood movie, again titled ”Gaslight.”

Something is wrong between the Manningtons. What is it? Who can help? Is Mr. Mannington deliberately trying to drive his wife crazy? Is he gaslighting her?

Show Details:
Oct. 26-29
November 2-5
 
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

LEARN MORE about the play & cast

 

TOP (L-R): Sandi Nauman, Lauren Fuhr. BOTTOM (L-R) Dwight Myers, Deb Brunette, Tony Diem

24th Holiday High Tea | A few tickets left!

 

One of our oldest and favorite annual events is just around the corner.  The Holiday High Tea is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in The Matthew’s Theater.  Tickets go ON SALE NOV. 1.  They will be available during business hours in the gallery, by phone (605.642.7973), or online. All seats are $25.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Dec. 5. 

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Nicola Meeks

Born and raised in England and Wales, Nicola moved to the United States in 1989, settling in the Black Hills to raise her family. Her acrylic hand-pulled prints are made using a homemade “Gelli plate.”

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“Angel Street” brings Gaslighting to Spearfish | Oct. 26-Nov. 5

 

What deception is going on in the house on Angel Street?

Did you know that the term “gaslighting” was coined from this 1938 drama? The original title in Britain was “Gas Light” and renamed “Angel Street” in the US.

In 1939, Patrick Hamilton’s thriller ”Gas Light” opened in London, and in 1941 the same play, about a fiendish husband trying to drive his wife insane, opened in New York under the title ”Angel Street.” It was later made into a Hollywood movie, again titled ”Gaslight.”

Something is wrong between the Manningtons. What is it? Who can help? Is Mr. Mannington deliberately trying to drive his wife crazy? Is he gaslighting her?

Show Details:
Oct. 26-29
November 2-5
 
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

LEARN MORE about the play & cast

TOP (L-R): Sandi Nauman, Lauren Fuhr. BOTTOM (L-R) Dwight Myers, Deb Brunette, Tony Diem

Synopsis

The play is set in fog-bound London in 1880 at the lower middle-class home of Jack Manningham and his wife, Bella. At the opening of the drama, Bella is clearly on edge, and the stern reproaches from her overbearing husband. What most perturbs Bella is Manningham’s unexplained disappearances from the house. He will not tell her where he is going, and this increases her anxiety. As the drama unfolds, it becomes clear that Manningham is intent on convincing Bella that she is going insane, even to the point of assuring her she is “imagining” the gas light in the house is dimming. The appearance of a police detective called Rough soon leads Bella to realize that Manningham is responsible for her torment. Rough explains that the apartment above was once occupied by one Alice Barlow, a wealthy woman who was murdered for her jewels but that the murderer never uncovered them.

“Gaslight,” (known in the USA as “Angel Street”) the play and its film adaptations, gave rise to the term “gaslighting” with the meaning “a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making him/her doubt his/her own memory and perception.”

“Angel Street” brings Gaslighting to Spearfish | Oct. 26-Nov. 5

 

What deception is going on in the house on Angel Street?

Did you know that the term “gaslighting” was coined from this 1938 drama? The original title in Britain was “Gas Light” and renamed “Angel Street” in the US.

In 1939, Patrick Hamilton’s thriller ”Gas Light” opened in London, and in 1941 the same play, about a fiendish husband trying to drive his wife insane, opened in New York under the title ”Angel Street.” It was later made into a Hollywood movie, again titled ”Gaslight.”

Something is wrong between the Manningtons. What is it? Who can help? Is Mr. Mannington deliberately trying to drive his wife crazy? Is he gaslighting her?

Show Details:
Oct. 26-29
November 2-5
 
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

LEARN MORE about the play & cast

 

Synopsis

The play is set in fog-bound London in 1880 at the lower middle-class home of Jack Manningham and his wife, Bella. At the opening of the drama, Bella is clearly on edge, and the stern reproaches from her overbearing husband. What most perturbs Bella is Manningham’s unexplained disappearances from the house. He will not tell her where he is going, and this increases her anxiety. As the drama unfolds, it becomes clear that Manningham is intent on convincing Bella that she is going insane, even to the point of assuring her she is “imagining” the gas light in the house is dimming. The appearance of a police detective called Rough soon leads Bella to realize that Manningham is responsible for her torment. Rough explains that the apartment above was once occupied by one Alice Barlow, a wealthy woman who was murdered for her jewels but that the murderer never uncovered them.

“Gaslight,” (known in the USA as “Angel Street”) the play and its film adaptations, gave rise to the term “gaslighting” with the meaning “a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making him/her doubt his/her own memory and perception.”

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