News From The Matthews

“Gaslighting” is a big deal on Angel Street | Book now

  What deception is going on in the house on Angel Street? Did you know that the term “gaslighting” was coined from this 1938 drama? The original title in Britain was “Gas Light” and renamed “Angel Street” in the US. In 1939, Patrick Hamilton’s thriller ”Gas Light” opened…

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24th Holiday High Tea | A few tickets left!

One of our oldest and favorite annual events is just around the corner.  The Holiday High Tea is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in The Matthew’s Theater.  Tickets go ON SALE NOV. 1.  They will be available during business hours in the gallery, by phone (605.642.7973), or online. All seats are $25.  Tickets must be purchased no later than Dec. 5. 

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Nicola Meeks

Born and raised in England and Wales, Nicola moved to the United States in 1989, settling in the Black Hills to raise her family. Her acrylic hand-pulled prints are made using a homemade “Gelli plate.”

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Intermediate Painting Class | Nov. 10 | van Gogh month

In the spirit of “Loving Vincent” month at The Matthews, artist Jayne Rose will instruct an intermediate acrylic painting class from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10 in the Matthews art gallery. The maximum size of the class is eight people. Cost is $65 per person. For ages 16 and up.
Registration is required and ends at end of day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Details and online registration follows.

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November is “Loving Vincent” month | Nov. 1-19

It will be raining Vincents in Spearfish this November!
Along with the movie screenings of “Loving Vincent” Nov. 17-19, we have put together a fabulous array of “Loving Vincent”-themed activities throughout November until the final moving screening on Nov. 19. All ages will enjoy different creative activities in the art gallery, downtown Spearfish, and Grace Balloch Memorial Library.

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Larry Stearns


Larry Stearns was born and raised in northwestern South Dakota and has recently retired to the Black Hills. He has always enjoyed working with his hands and was inspired by his brother to start turning pens ten years ago. With further encouragement from his wife, Pat, he decided to try making decorative pieces such as vases and bowls as well as functional pieces like coffee mugs. Currently, he creates writing instruments and decorative items while continuing to hone his craft.

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Sylvia Cox

A dyed-in-the-wool Midwesterner from Ohio, Sylvia began creating jewelry late in life as a third career. She began intensely studying jewelry-making techniques about fifteen years ago at local classes in California. Her studies continued at the Revere Academy in San Francisco, followed by a one-year apprenticeship with a classic goldsmith in Santa Cruz, California. During this time, she exhibited and sold her work at several galleries on the Monterey Peninsula. After moving to South Dakota, she spent a year as the head goldsmith in one of the local Black Hills Gold factories.

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Stephen Mullins

Stephen Mullins resides in Wyoming where he is a high school art teacher. After traveling for some time, Stephen went to the University of Wyoming where he received his B.F.A. in Studio Art and his B.A. in Art Education.

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