Gallery artist, Dick Termes, has just released his new video, “Basic Elements of Drawing.” Just above is the trailer for the video. The actual instructional video is about one hour long and good for all ages.
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L-R: Griffin Smith, Logan Smith, Hailey Hanzlik, Christina Walton, Rachel Anderson (balcony), Nicole Glenney, Zachary Zwaschka (couch), Jacob Lechner, Hannah Lessly, Chandler Crane, Olivia Smith, Victoria Walton, Jade Jolley, Sadie Benning
The Matthews is very pleased and excited to be presenting the encore performance of Spearfish High School’s (SHS) “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The students originally performed the play on November 10-11, 2014. The kids and the play are moving over to The Matthews for 3 nights. All proceeds will benefit the SHS Drama Department.
Santa captivated these girls’ imaginations last year!
On Saturday, Dec. 6, The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center hosts two events during the Spearfish annual Holidazzle Parade of Lights and Christmas Stroll. Both events are free and open to the public.
Just a few photos to pique your interest for the opening of our newest art exhibit, “The New World of Fiber.” The show celebrates this fiber show with an opening reception tonight, 5:00-7:00 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Refreshments and cash bar will be available for all patrons. Just below are a few pictures of some of the work you will be seeing.
Dick Termes is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been recognized from San Francisco to Paris, France, from New York to Japan. His one of a kind spherical paintings have been published in books all over the world. Recently, Termes’ piece titled “The Big Bang” was featured on the cover of France’s publication of Une Belle Histoire du Temps which means A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking.
Unlike any other painter; Termes paints on spheres which, when completed, are known as Termespheres. Each Termesphere is a revolving three-dimensional space/time exploration of an entirely closed universe, meaning that what you see, rotating in front of you, is one complete world or environment.
What is a Termesphere?What you are seeing when you look at a Termesphere painting is an optical illusion. An inside-out view of the total physical world around you on the outside surface of a hanging and rotating sphere. If you were on the inside of this sphere, this painted image around you would seem normal, but it is read from the outside. From any point when you look at the spherical paintings, the image reads correctly. Termespheres capture the up, down and all around visual world from one revolving point in space. Most of the time these spheres are painted on the outside so it takes a six point perspective system to keep all of this environment around you organized.
Dick Termes has been painting spherical paintings since 1968 when he received his Masters Degree in Art from the University of Wyoming. He continued his pursuit with his thesis on the Termesphere at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles where he received his Masters in Fine Arts.
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