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Certified Lunatic “Miracle Man” to appear January 9

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A Spearfish BIG READ Event

TBR-Logo-PartnersThe Miracle Man show is the KICK-OFF event for the January-March 2016 Spearfish Big Read — and what a kick-off it will be.  The Big Read book Spearfish will be reading is “The Maltese Falcon.” The Miracle Man’s vaudevillian genre is of the type popular during the era “The Maltese Falcon” was written. Tomáš Kubínek will have you rolling with laughter at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, in The Matthews Opera House.  The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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January 2016 Foreign Film Festival announced

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Scroll down for movie descriptions.

January in South Dakota can be cold and dark. The Matthews brings some light and warmth every January Sunday (starting Jan. 10) with the annual Foreign Film Festival.  This year’s film festival is part of the Spearfish Big Read.  The community will be reading “The Maltese Falcon.” Therefore, our foreign films will be of the film noir, mystery, and intrigue genres. 

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Spearfish Big Read 2016 Events

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The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.  SPEARFISH is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016.

The SPEARFISH Big Read is from January 2016-March 2016.  The community celebrates “The Maltese Falcon” with a full calendar of events below.  We will continue to add events as they are confirmed.

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“The Maltese Falcon Radio Show” Auditions announced – Dec. 14-15

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Here is another great audition opportunity to our Black Hills actors.  This will be set in the 1940s and one of our 2016 Big Read events.

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Sari Exhibit opening reception got us all “wrapped up!”

Ronald Lee showing full length of sari material.

Ronald Lee showing full length of sari material.

On Friday, April 11, the art gallery was host to the opening reception for “The Colors of India: Traditional Sari Exhibit”.  It was a beautiful day and we had many folks who stopped in for the Indian food (thank you Bay Leaf Cafe), sari wrapping demonstration, and more! The exhibit was made possible by The Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Mon 18

MOH Board Meeting

December 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon 25

CLOSED: WINTER HOURS in effect

December 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 01

CLOSED: WINTER HOURS in effect

January 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 06

CLASS: Cyanotype Photography

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 08

CLOSED: WINTER HOURS in effect

January 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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