News From The Matthews

Termespheres…ever wonder how they are created?

Found this Youtube video showing Dick Termes creating one of his large Termespheres. It hurts my brain thinking about how to go about sketching on a sphere.  Six point perspective  is the term.  We are lucky to have several Termespheres of differing sizes in our gallery.  When you’re out…

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With respect to The Big Read Spearfish, we have blogs to share with you.

Image from Honors English 101 Class blog

We are happy to have Black Hills State University (BHSU) as one of our Big Read Spearfish partners.  The Honors English 101 Class has created a blog about “The Namesake,” which includes discussions and thoughts of the differences and similarities of our cultures, information on the author Jhumpa Lahiri, beautiful photography of life in India, and culinary photos of traditional Indian dishes.

Follow The Namesake Blog by The Honors English 101 Class

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The Good Lovelies Live Concert: 01/25/14

Audiences all over North America are falling in love with the funny, upbeat Good Lovelies. Winners of two major awards at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards — Vocal Group of the Year & Ensemble of the Year for the album “Live at Revolution.” The Good Lovelies are making waves across Canada, the United States, and now in the UK and Australia.

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2014 Foreign Film Festival

The cold, dark days of January will be brightened with up with color and music every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center 20th Foreign Film Festival. This year’s theme is movies from India – featuring Bollywood fun and classic Indian stories. Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India. Individual tickets are $8 general admittance or patrons may purchase a Producer’s Pass for $25. Each pass has four admittances which can be used in any combination and must be purchased in advance.

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A milestone: 10 years of the Spearfish Piano Duet Club

The Spearfish Duet Club began in 2003 under the leadership of Marianne Bieber and the late Synva Chrysler as a way for intermediate and advanced pianists to maintain their piano skills and at the same time have fun and enjoy each other’s musical talents. Members of the community as well as BHSU music students and faculty are involved in the performance and rehearsal activities. Dr. Janeen Larsen serves as coordinator, and concerts are presented in December and May.

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Mehndi Gloves a fun Big Read Art Event


For the December Big Read community art project,  we created Mehndi Art Gloves.   Originating in ancient India, Mehndi is the artistic application of designs to the hands and feet. The folks that attended enjoyed the practice of Mehndi without staining their skin by creating radial designs in marker while wearing a glove.

As part of The Big Read, this event was free and open to the public.

Also, we love the smell of markers.


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Oh the weather outside was frightful…

Santa had a way of getting these girls to reveal their Christmas wishes.
December 7 dawned with brilliant sunshine and below zero temperatures.  This particular Saturday was also Spearfish’s annual Christmas Stroll event.  Shops throughout town were open for shoppers, including The Matthews, and then the finale of an evening Christmas parade.  Due to the extreme bitter cold, the parade was canceled (and rescheduled for 12/14).  Fortunately, many of the businesses carried on.

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Holiday High Tea: 12/14/13

A Spearfish tradition continues on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. WHEN: 1:00 p.m. TICKETS: $20 Call 605.642.7973 Advance reservations required by 12/09/13 This is an afternoon to enjoy with the people who matter in your life. After a morning of holiday shopping, bring your…

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Woman in Black: Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2013

What is the secret of Eel Marsh House?  A simple tale between 2 men. A spine-tingling story.  Highly acclaimed, this play combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It gives audiences an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.

Come with a friend. You won’t want to drive home alone.

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Lynn Trefzger: 9/27/13

7:30 p.m.
Subscription Series event.  This show may also be purchased as an individual ticket.

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