NEA Big Read

photo: Jack Hughes

“What’s in a Name?” Art Project

As part of The Big Read, we are doing a free community art project every month starting in October. This month’s art project is called “What’s in a Name?”  We will be creating name banners to hang throughout the arts center.  FREE, open to the public, for all ages.

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Town & Gown Community Book Discussion

“The Namesake” Town & Gowns Book Discussion. This is a BIG READ SPEARFISH event. The honors students of Black HIlls State University will lead a book discussion between college students and the community. All ages welcome. FREE.  …

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Community Art Project: India-style Christmas Ornaments

Brought to you by The Big Read. Each month a community art project featuring some aspect of Indian art, family immigration stories, or reading, is being offered.  All supplies are provided.  Ages dependent on the project offered.  A full description of each art project is available at www.matthewsopera.com one…

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Community Art Project: Mehndi Art Gloves

Brought to you by The Big Read. Each month a community art project featuring some aspect of Indian art, family immigration stories, or reading, is being offered.  All supplies are provided.  Ages dependent on the project offered.  A full description of each art project is available at www.matthewsopera.com…

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Community Art Project: Handmade Bookmarks

Brought to you by The Big Read. Each month a community art project featuring some aspect of Indian art, family immigration stories, or reading, is being offered.  All supplies are provided.  Ages dependent on the project offered.  A full description of each art project is available at www.matthewsopera.com…

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Opening RECEPTION: Over Land & Sea

Opening night reception is Friday, February 7 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Matthews’ Art Gallery.  It is free to the public.  Refreshments and cash bar will be available. CLICK for…

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Over Land & Sea: Spearfish Immigration Stories

This 2 week event — Feb. 7 to Febb 22 –showcases ten Spearfish locals and families who have immigrated to the United States. This event is associated with the Big Read Spearfish book, “The Namesake.” CLICK for…

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Over Land & Sea: Spearfish Immigration Stories

This 2 week event — Feb. 7 to Febb 22 –showcases ten Spearfish locals and families who have immigrated to the United States. This event is associated with the Big Read Spearfish book, “The Namesake.” CLICK for details. Our featured…

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Community Art Project: Passports

Brought to you by The Big Read. Each month a community art project featuring some aspect of Indian art, family immigration stories, or reading, is being offered.  All supplies are provided.  Ages dependent on the project offered.  A full description of each art project is available at www.matthewsopera.com one…

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Over Land & Sea: Spearfish Immigration Stories

This 2 week event — Feb. 7 to Febb 22 –showcases ten Spearfish locals and families who have immigrated to the United States. This event is associated with the Big Read Spearfish book, “The Namesake.” CLICK for details. Our featured…

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