Community Conversation with Supaman

The community is invited to a FREE Community Conversation session with Native American Hip Hop Artist Supaman. Hear a preview of his songs, learn more about his music and advocacy work, and ask your own questions. This is a great opportunity to meet the musician before Friday’s concert at the Matthews. Local songwriter Scott Simpson will serve as moderator.

This event will happen on the BHSU Campus in Jonas Hall Room 101.

About Supaman

As a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope, pride and resilience through his original art form.

He has been the recipient of the 2017 MTV VMA award for “Best Fight Against the System”! He is also a Nammy “Native American Music Award” winner, “North American Indigenous Image Award winner, and 7 “Tunney Award winner. He was awarded The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week! His 2018 nominations brought him home awards for Best Hip Hop Album and Best Producer for the Indigenous Music Awards. His latest video’s titled “Prayer Loop Song” and “Why” both have gone viral and have received millions of views on YouTube and Facebook which has put him in high demand touring extensively throughout the U.S.A and internationally. He has performed for Google at the Google headquarters in San Francisco. He recently was asked to audition for America’s Got Talent and the Broadway play Hamilton. He is currently working with Taboo from the multi grammy award winning group “Black Eyed Peas” looking to complete a project in the coming months.

Community Mural Painting Session

This month, we’re inviting you to lend a hand in the creation of the George Martin Memorial Mural. A public painting session will be held on Saturday, February 26 in the Matthews theater. Sections of the mural will be on display and ready for your brushwork! Come be a part of this larger-than-life, paint-by-numbers mural project.

Be sure to wear clothes that can get a little dirty and join us in the theater from 11 am until 3 pm.

The mural commemorates the legacy of George Martin, a life-long citizen, councilman, and active Spearfish resident. Once completed, it will take its place on the side of the Sears building, facing Old City Hall Square in downtown Spearfish.

The concept and design of the work were developed by BHSU associate professor of art Desy Schoeneweis and a group of university students. It incorporates aspects of Martin’s life and personality with the feel of a game board, with colorful and playful images greeting the viewer at every turn. Roaming across the display are illustrations of the Western Hills Humane Society, the High Plains Western Heritage Center, and the D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery and Archives, all places that Martin held near and dear to his heart.

We invite you to put on your grubbies and join us for this exciting community project! This event is appropriate for ages three and up.

 

 

Printmaking Workshop

This weekend community art course is designed to introduce participants to the art of relief printmaking using linoleum and rubber blocks. Over the course of two days, students will learn the basics of carving and printing their designs onto paper and fabric.

Through hands-on demonstrations and individual guidance, participants will explore the different techniques and tools involved in creating a successful relief print. They will learn how to transfer their designs onto the block, carve out the negative space, and use ink to print their image onto paper and fabric. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of paper and fabric, as well as learn how to properly clean and maintain their tools.

Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience with printmaking, this class will provide you with the skills and confidence to create beautiful, handmade prints that you can be proud of. Come join us for a weekend of creativity and fun!

To Register Call (605)642-7973

Encaustic Painting Workshop

This weekend community art course is designed to introduce participants to the art of encaustic (wax) painting using paper and wood board substrates. Over the course of two days, students will learn the basics of encaustic methods by layering clear and colored waxes on several surfaces. 

Through hands-on demonstrations and individual guidance, participants will explore the different techniques and tools involved in creating a successful encaustic painting. They will learn how to draw designs into the wax, drip, embed objects, and collage. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with multiple encaustic methods, as well as learn how to properly clean and maintain their tools.

Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience with painting, this class will provide you with the skills and confidence to create beautiful, handmade works that you can be proud of. Come join us for a weekend of creativity and fun!

To Register Call (605)642-7973.

Printmaking Workshop

This weekend community art course is designed to introduce participants to the art of relief printmaking using linoleum and rubber blocks. Over the course of two days, students will learn the basics of carving and printing their designs onto paper and fabric.

Through hands-on demonstrations and individual guidance, participants will explore the different techniques and tools involved in creating a successful relief print. They will learn how to transfer their designs onto the block, carve out the negative space, and use ink to print their image onto paper and fabric. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of paper and fabric, as well as learn how to properly clean and maintain their tools.

Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience with printmaking, this class will provide you with the skills and confidence to create beautiful, handmade prints that you can be proud of. Come join us for a weekend of creativity and fun!

To Register Call (605)642-7973

Reproduction and Packaging of Artwork Workshop

Course Description: This course is designed to provide artists with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to effectively reproduce and package their artwork for various purposes. Whether you’re creating prints, limited editions, or preparing your artwork for exhibition or sale, this course will equip you with the essential techniques and best practices to ensure your creations are accurately reproduced and professionally packaged. Following this a photo studio will be set up to have their work professionally photographed to be used for reproduction prints or on websites and social media.

2D Artwork is limited to 5 unframed pieces per artist and no larger than 30” on the long edge.

3D Artwork must be less than 30” in width and height as well.

Registration Fee: $50 

Registration closes June 16.

Summer Arts Series Opening Reception

WHO: You! Your friends, your mom and pop, your neighbor, your kiddos, your awesome aunt….really anyone who loves ART.

WHAT: Reception for the Summer Arts Series on exhibit from May 20-September 6

WHERE: Matthews Opera House Gallery 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

WHEN: May 24th from 5-7pm

WHY: Get the sneak peek of a series of art made from a Smörgåsbord of different artists within a 100 mile radius of SD & WY

HOW: Grab an old friend or two and meet us at the Matthews to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar and see something new! 


Summer Art Series 

Coming in sizzlin’ hot for the Spearfish summer of tourists, busy bikers and hikers, in our hub of happiness ‘the hills’, we bring (well actually our lovely locals bring) awe-inspiring Art from all walks of life, ages, and techniques! If we had favorites, this annual exhibit “Summer Art Series” would be up there, showcasing an ever evolving allotment of art from individuals stretching from the beautiful black hills and beyond.  Juried by the Matthews Art Gallery we’ve hand selected your next proud purchase promoting the Arts!

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Now for a fun little rhyme, enticing you to come have a good time: 

eh-um..

Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, because once it’s on the wall it’s on sale for all! 

Buuut don’t you fear…no bare space will surface here!

Because these artists come fully prepared,

and MORE of their art will be shared!

As soon as their piece is bought,

they get yet another shot,

to showcase another selection,

from their treasured collection! 

So please stop in frequently,

this show is up May 20th to September 6th you see, 

With ever revolving art, 

you may just spot one you must have in your cart! 

Ok this punny, non-sensical slang must now come to an end, 

We hope to meet you at The Matthews, our friend. 

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DISCLAIMER: This punny little poem is not, in anyway, a representation to the stature of art and artists that await you in this sensational series. This simple, little sales pitch only playfully promotes the profound influence you are about to experience in this eye opening exhibit. 

Silly slang aside, our local artists fill us with pride!

Oops…last one…

Join us May 24 for some fun! 

ok we’re officially….done. 

 

DEATHTRAP

WHO: Thriller seekers and humor hunters wanting to be entertained

(Saturdays and Sundays not your fun days?  NEW THIS YEAR! A pop-in performance for our Service Industry Citizens who slay on the weekends…Take in a Tuesday show specially made so you can go!)

WHAT: DEATHTRAP

WHERE: Matthews Opera House Theater 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

WHEN:  October 25, 26 & 29, 2024 and November 1, 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
October 27, 2024 and November 3, 2024 at 2:00pm

WHY: It would be a crime not to attend

HOW: Tickets may be purchased:

     ONLINE – matthewsopera.com

     VIA PHONE – (605) 642-7973,

     IN-PERSON – Matthews Gallery 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish
      ADULTS $20
YOUTH $10


WRITER’S BLOCK LEAVES PEOPLE IN SHOCK…

“DEATHTRAP” by Ira Levin

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” —New York Post.

“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” —The Hollywood Reporter.

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” —Cue Magazine.

“If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.” —Time Magazine.

 

 

 

DEATHTRAP

WHO: Thriller seekers and humor hunters wanting to be entertained

(Saturdays and Sundays not your fun days?  NEW THIS YEAR! A pop-in performance for our Service Industry Citizens who slay on the weekends…Take in a Tuesday show specially made so you can go!)

WHAT: DEATHTRAP

WHERE: Matthews Opera House Theater 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

WHEN:  October 25, 26 & 29, 2024 and November 1, 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
October 27, 2024 and November 3, 2024 at 2:00pm

WHY: It would be a crime not to attend

HOW: Tickets may be purchased:

     ONLINE – matthewsopera.com

     VIA PHONE – (605) 642-7973,

     IN-PERSON – Matthews Gallery 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish
      ADULTS $20
YOUTH $10


WRITER’S BLOCK LEAVES PEOPLE IN SHOCK…

“DEATHTRAP” by Ira Levin

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” —New York Post.

“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” —The Hollywood Reporter.

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” —Cue Magazine.

“If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.” —Time Magazine.

 

 

 

DEATHTRAP

WHO: Thriller seekers and humor hunters wanting to be entertained

(Saturdays and Sundays not your fun days?  NEW THIS YEAR! A pop-in performance for our Service Industry Citizens who slay on the weekends…Take in a Tuesday show specially made so you can go!)

WHAT: DEATHTRAP

WHERE: Matthews Opera House Theater 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

WHEN:  October 25, 26 & 29, 2024 and November 1, 2, 2024 at 7:00pm
October 27, 2024 and November 3, 2024 at 2:00pm

WHY: It would be a crime not to attend

HOW: Tickets may be purchased:

     ONLINE – matthewsopera.com

     VIA PHONE – (605) 642-7973,

     IN-PERSON – Matthews Gallery 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish
      ADULTS $20
YOUTH $10


WRITER’S BLOCK LEAVES PEOPLE IN SHOCK…

“DEATHTRAP” by Ira Levin

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

“It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own.” —New York Post.

“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” —The Hollywood Reporter.

“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” —Cue Magazine.

“If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.” —Time Magazine.

 

 

 

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