ArtCentral Spearfish and Black Hills State University (BHSU) present an original theatrical production, “Art of My Life:A Multimedia Celebration of Our Creative Souls.” Performances take place at both BHSU and The Matthews Opera House.
The shows at BHSU’s Woodburn (mainstage) Theater take place at 7:30 p.m., October 4-5. The shows at The Matthews Opera House Theater take place at 7:30 p.m., October 13 and at 2 p.m. on October 14.
Director Bert Juhrend, BHSU theater professor, and his selected cast of four to six BHSU students devised this original production with the shared theme through ArtCentral, “What would life be like if art was taken away?”
About the show
After a political and then geographical cataclysm, a small group of curious souls discovers artifacts of the late creative world before them. They find projections of forgotten energetic movements alongside melodies played by unfamiliar instruments, and colorful images of blossoming plants and landscapes that were once soft and green. These artistic memories with lost journal entries and disregarded interviews ignite the group’s interest and bolster their desperation to bring back art into the desolation that has now become Earth.
How it’s being created
Director Bert Juhrend, BHSU theater professor, and his selected cast of BHSU students devised this original production with the shared theme through ArtCentral Spearfish, “What would life be like if art was taken away?”
The art in this production is from local community members, much of it coming from people that do not consider themselves artists.
The material for this production was gathered from The Matthews and BHSU putting colorful “mailboxes” with blank postcards out in different locations throughout downtown Spearfish. The postcards instructed patrons to create drawings of different subjects, journal thoughts on various life events, or play creative games.
Animations are being created to help tell the story. Various people have been sent with cameras throughout Spearfish to take pictures of gardens, flowers, architecture, any other art related subjects. The BHSU photography department is supplying art photos and the BHSU art department is supplying images of the art projects.
BHSU’s Woodburn Theatre is located on the second floor of Woodburn Hall at 1200 University St., Spearfish, SD. The Matthews’ theater is located on the second floor of 612 N. Main St., Spearfish, SD.
Shows at both locations are free and open to the public. The shows at The Matthews are free, but reservations are recommended. Call 605-642-7973 x0 or go online to get your free reserved ticket. The direct link to getting your seat reservation is just below.
BHSU shows do not require advance reservations for seats.
Sun., October 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.