Bellman Brown Bag

photo: Jack Hughes

Global Women’s Issues: A Poet’s Interpretation

Join Marsha Mittman at the Matthews Opera House for an afternoon of readings from her original poems that highlight global women’s issues she has witnessed in her travels. What is the Bellman? The Bellman Brown Bag series is a humanities program designed to explore ideas, history, literature, art, and…

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Bellman: D.C. & Ruby Booth

On Wednesday, Aug. 4 at noon, join us at the Matthews Opera House for a special presentation from the Matthews Opera House Readers’ Theatre featuring Max G. Merchen as DeWitt Clinton (D.C.) Booth & LeeAnn Paananen as Ruby Hines Booth. Learn about D.C. and Ruby and the role they played…

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Public Reading of 2021 Writing Contest Winners

Join us at noon on Wednesday, September 8 for a public reading of the winning pieces of our 2021 Writing Contest. Most works will be presented by the authors themselves. The winners of this year’s Writing Contest include: Adult Short Story First Place – “Don’t Forget the Pickles” by…

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Readers’ Theater Presents Halloween Tales & Fall Stories

DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS, our October Bellman scheduled for Oct. 13 has been POSTPONED until Wednesday, October 20. Thank you so much for understanding and stay warm! Join us on October 20 at noon for a special presentation from the Matthews Opera House Readers’ Theater…

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Cowboy Poetry with Wilbur Newland

Go back to that home on the range during our November Bellman. Black Hills resident Wilbur Newland will be performing a collection of cowboy and Western-themed poetry and short stories on November 10 at noon in the Matthews Opera House theater.  Our Bellman Brown Bag Series is free to the…

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Holiday Piano Duets

The annual Holiday Spearfish Piano Duets takes place in the opera house theater on Wednesday, December 8 from noon until 1 p.m. It’s always wise to get here early for a good seat. The balcony will be opened only until all the main floor seats are full. This event is…

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BHSU Art Faculty Focus

Join us at noon on January 12 as BHSU Professor Desy Schoenewies and other art faculty at BHSU discuss their recent works, exhibitions, and the BHSU art program. This presentation will feature all art faculty across photo, studio, and graphic design in 3-5 minute segments and the work of the…

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Gina Gibson: SURF Artist-in-Residence Program

Our February Bellman Brown Bag presentation will feature BHSU Professor Gina Gibson who recently served as the first-ever Artist-in-Residence at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead. Gina will share her experience in this role and some of the resulting artwork from her time there. Gina is now the…

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Alex Portal: Award-Winning Cartoonist and Illustrator

Alex Portal was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He grew up watching and loving everything related to cartoons and comic books. As a kid, Alex would spend hours scribbling away on pretty much any blank surface he could find. After high school, Alex worked odd jobs while continuing his…

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