Tag Archives: The Big Read

The Colors of India: Traditional Sari Exhibit coming in April

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Our Big Read Spearfish theme will be used again in April in a very colorful way.

From April 7-26 the Matthews Art Gallery will host an exhibit of Indian saris; the traditional female clothing from India.  Mannikins will display customary dress and also the art and skill displayed within the fabrics of India.

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Spearfish Immigration Stories coming in February 2014

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This 2 week event — Feb. 7 to Feb 22 –showcases eleven Spearfish locals and families who have immigrated to the United States. This event is associated with the Big Read Spearfish book, “The Namesake.”  An opening reception for this event will be in our art gallery on Friday, Feb. 7, 5pm to 7pm.  There will be refreshments and cash bar.

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January Big Read Art Project produced some fine stuff!

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On January 14 in our art gallery, The Big Read Community Art project was making homemade India-themed bookmarks.  Old and  young alike enjoyed the colorful papers and glue.

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Win Bollywood original handpainted poster during Foreign Film Festival

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Well our 20th Foreign Film Festival started off with a chilly whisper.  Due to the extreme cold and high winds, we canceled the first film on January 5, “Bride and Prejudice.”  This film has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.

This Sunday, Jan. 12, the weather will be great for the film, “Om Shanti Om.”

ADDED BONUS for attending our Film Festival
Every time you attend one of our films, you may fill out a ticket to be drawn on the final day of the festival (2/1).  On that day, the person whose name is drawn will receive the poster shown above!

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With respect to The Big Read Spearfish, we have blogs to share with you.

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Image from Honors English 101 Class blog

We are happy to have Black Hills State University (BHSU) as one of our Big Read Spearfish partners.  The Honors English 101 Class has created a blog about “The Namesake,” which includes discussions and thoughts of the differences and similarities of our cultures, information on the author Jhumpa Lahiri, beautiful photography of life in India, and culinary photos of traditional Indian dishes.

Follow The Namesake Blog by The Honors English 101 Class

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41st Festival in the Park

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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41st Festival in the Park

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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