Our community's values are slowly being added to the falcon.

Our community’s values are slowly being added to the falcon.

This collaborative art project will be unveiled during the opening reception of “The Big Read Art Collective,” 5-7 p.m., Mar. 4 in the art gallery.  The show continues through Mar. 31.

Gallery visitors are invited to write about their thoughts on what they feel makes an item valuable. As people add their ideas to the pieces of colored paper, we will decoupage them to our 4-foot paper mache falcon.   Multi-colored paper is available in the art gallery all month long.

This project started on Jan. 9 and will continue until the unveiling during the open reception at 5-7 p.m., Friday, Mar. 4. The Treasured Falcon will be on display through Mar. 31.

The making of a 4' paper mache falcon.

The making of a 4′ paper mache falcon.

Come in and be part of this art project.

Come in and be part of this art project.


CLICK HERE for Art Project #1: A Graphic Novel from the Ground Up

CLICK HERE for Art Project #2: Wall Jewelry by Canyon Hills Youth Center


TBR-Logo-PartnersThe Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 


Sponsored by…

Thank you to the sponsors that help us bring art shows, plays, concerts, and other live entertainment acts to The Matthews.  We couldn’t do it without you.  

KEVN Black Hills Fox, Modern Woodmen, South Dakota Arts Council, Great Western Bank, Killian’s Tavern, Black Hills Pioneer, Century 21, Bay Leaf Cafe, Clark Printing, City of Spearfish, Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish Holiday Inn, Zonta Club of Spearfish, Optimist Club of Spearfish, The Matthews’ family, The Kelley family — CLICK HERE to visit these sponsors’ business websites.

Would your business like to become a sponsor?  CLICK HERE to learn more.