News From The Matthews

UPDATE: It’s all about recycled denim | CANCELED

UPDATE | MAR. 16 Cancelation
Due to road flooding, then drifting snow, near Lower Brule, artist Cary Thrall will not be able to attend the Mar. 16 denim cutting at The Matthews. This event will be rescheduled. However, the denim drive continues! 
ArtCentral Spearfish presents the third summer of its Linking Fences community project. Artist Cary A. Thrall is creating three fences across three communities for 2019 and denim is a big part of all three fences. And because of that…

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Candlelight Truck Stage event to benefit Youth programming

Candlelight theater to benefit future children’s programming
In a salute to Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, as part of the 2019 NEA Big Read Spearfish, The Matthews and the National Players Touring Theater invite you to step into a post-apocalyptic Spearfish and experience theater at its best under candlelight on our own traveling Truck Stage.  The Truck Stage performance will be on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. 

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40th Community Art Show announced | Apr. 10-18

The show has a new name!
The Matthews’ Community Art Show (formerly the Winter Art Show) is now in its 40th year, April 10-18, 2019. The show is being held in the Spring this year because The Matthews received a grant to be a part of the 2019 NEA Big Read. Many Big Read activities filled the gallery with fun and exciting apocalyptic themed work in January.

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Bark and Twig People Workshop

Come to the Matthews Art Gallery to take part in this FREE workshop where you learn how to make Bark and Twig People! Workshop begins at 5:00PM.    CLICK HERE to Learn More about the NEA Big Read and other upcoming events like this…

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Becky Grismer Workshop

  Hobby Lobby has been blown off the map! But you still want to make art. How you ask?   Get creative by looking at the objects around you in different ways to create a miniature found object sculpture that incorporates natural materials.   We will provide various found objects to…

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Bellman Brown Bag: Folk Art – A Mirror of Culture with Jo Powell

What is the Bellman? The Bellman Brown Bag series is a humanities program designed to explore ideas, history, literature, art, and culture.  Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month, noon to 1:00 p.m.  Designed to begin and end within each lunch hour, patrons are invited to bring…

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Auditions – Community Theater: Curious Savage

We have a new theater production coming up and we want YOU to audition! Auditions will be open February 12 and February 13 at 6:30PM. Come to the Matthews Opera House and try out your acting abilities for a chance to be part of this fun show.  Plot…

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Big Read Kickoff Discussion

  Big Read Kickoff Discussion A Free Event to Welcome the Community into Upcoming Big Read  Jan. 9 | Wednesday at 12:00PM | FREE | The Matthews’ Theater   Join Becky Naccarato Eastburn, Courtney Huse-Wika, Bert Juhrend, and Amber Wilde for a Panel Discussion on all of the upcoming…

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Me, the Other – Online Exhibit

“Otherness” is never one thing.
This collection of portraits and autobiographical statements tells a story of our community where we all share the human experience of being an ‘other’. Individual experiences lead us to a certain set of assumptions and pre-judgements. Yet, the experience of otherness often comes in unexpected places. Some otherness is external; some is internal.

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