Sept. 2017: ArtCentral: National Arts in …

ArtCentral: National Arts in Education Week

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Next week is National Arts in Education Week as designated by Congress in 2010. This is a week of celebrating, reflecting, and sharing the story of the impact and transformative power of the arts in education, kiddos to lifelong learners!

What impact did the arts have on you when you were in school? What impact do the arts have on you today? Do you know someone whose life has been transformed by the arts?

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Aug. 2017: ArtCentral: Why Art?

ArtCentral: Why Art?

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Have you noticed a few of the collaborative art projects appearing in Spearfish? Perhaps you’ve been a part of, or seen, ArtCentral projects such as Linking Fences and the painted crosswalks? Maybe you’ve turned the crank on the new Termesphere in downtown Spearfish. Many have asked why we put so much effort into ArtCentral projects, and each time I talk about why art is so important. 

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July 2017: ArtCentral: Celebrating our …

ArtCentral: Celebrating our Community with Art

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Have you noticed some of the cool things happening in town? ArtCentral has a couple of projects that are underway and it has been great to see the community get engaged, to hear the positive feedback, and to see Spearfish get excited about art in our community.

If you haven’t seen the painted crosswalks yet, ArtCentral recently painted artistic designs on the crosswalks at Grant and Canyon Streets. For three days, community volunteers and members of the ArtCentral committee worked to install semi-permanent art on the pavement. The community support for the project has been outstanding. Watch the Matthews Opera House Facebook page for updates on the next crosswalk painting project.

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“It Takes A Village.” ArtCentral thanks businesses for their support.

They say, “It takes a village.” 

The village of the northern Black Hills is kind and generous indeed. Many companies and organizations are living up to that quote and ArtCentral wants to recognize them. This list will be added to as more “villagers” come on board.

Thank you.

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May 2017: Exploring Ideas of Creativity

ArtCentral is Exploring ideas for Creativity

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Do you think you are a creative person? Were you creative as a child? Have you ever built something without following directions? Improvised and found a solution? Fixed a computer or piece of equipment? Made up a joke? Explained a difficult concept to a child? Mowed the lawn this week in a different pattern than last week? Each requires creativity.

Creativity is not owned by artists, magicians or scientists; it belongs to all of us. My creativity and your creativity are so different that they possibly cannot be compared.

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