News From The Matthews

Shakespeare’s back for the 4th year with “Twelfth Night” on Mar. 28, 2019

 

The National Players Touring Theater is back in Spearfish for the 4th time in as many years! This time the group will present William Shakespeare’s comedy  “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019. Now touring for its 70th consecutive year, this unique theater ensemble brings innovative productions to communities across the United States.
This is the fifth Subscription Series 2018-19 event. 

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Feb. 2018: Something for Everyone

ArtCentral: Something for Everyone

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.
This winter is an exciting time to be in Spearfish!
ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One is underway, co-hosted by Northern Hills Rotary Club. The second film titled “Waste Land” is on February 20th at 6:30pm (free), at The Matthews Opera House.
On February 3rd, RE:Create – our creative community makerspace opened in The Matthews. For 7 weeks (Feb 3 – Mar 24), there is something for everyone in the space, and it is all FREE!
ArtCentral Spearfish welecomes everyone!
 

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39th Winter Art Show winners announced

 

The Matthews Opera House & Art Center has announced the following award recipients for the 39th Winter Art Show. Best of Show was awarded to Dede Farrar of Rapid City for her acrylic painting titled, “Deerfield Trail in Autumn.” Awards were given during the artist reception on Thursday, Jan. 18. Visitors to the show are encouraged to vote for their favorite art pieces. At the end of the show, the People’s Choice award will be announced on Jan. 25, 2018. The show continues for public viewing through Jan. 25 during gallery business hours, 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. UPDATE: Jerry Ainsworth of Spearfish is our People’s Choice award winner. Scroll down for photo.

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Jan. 2018: Art for a New Year

ArtCentral: Art for a New Year

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.
New Years is a time of celebration, hope, goal setting, and optimism about what can be accomplished in the new year. It is a season of resetting, recalibrating, and maybe even recreating. We make resolutions – to try something new, to learn a new skill, or tackle a daunting project.
The turn of the year is a mark of time when we measure and reflect on the closing year. Was this a good year, a hard year, or a year to celebrate and remember? We reflect and resolve to improve in the coming year.

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RE:Create takes over The Matthews Art Gallery this February and March

February 3 – March 24
RE:Create is a creative community makerspace in the Matthews Art Gallery for two months this year – February and March. It opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 with a free workshop by sculptor, Becky Grismer. Later that day, from 4-6 p.m., an opening reception for the public takes place! Mark your calendars. 
This space is free, open to the public, and has programmed workshops each week that give the community an opportunity to learn from and engage with our local artists. This is a BIG ArtCentral Spearfish project.  

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“The Nerd” is cast!

Top row (L-R) Mitchell Mechaley, Shaley Lensegrav, Kirk Hauck Front row (L-R) J. Bruce Woodard, Colin Hanzlik, Killian Mechaley, Chelsea Case
Dec. 13 and 14,  director Joanna Mechaley conducted auditions for the community theater comedy, “The Nerd.” Performances are Feb. 8-18, 2018.

Tickets are on sale now.

Mechaley announced the cast Dec. 17. They are listed below.

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Dec. 2017: ArtCentral: Anticipation

ArtCentral: Anticipation

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.
There is a spirit of anticipation in the air. The fall shadowy light and fun creativity of Halloween set the stage for Thanksgiving, and then we eagerly await the winter holidays with the arrival of snow, holiday lights, and decorations. It is time for snowmen and snow angels, hot chocolate and decorated cookies.

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ArtCentral Film Festival Season ONE brings 4 films to Spearfish

ArtCentral has partnered with The Northern Hills Rotary Club to create a film series that will benefit the community. Through this series, we use art as a tool – films in this case – to engage our community on specific topics that are relevant to both partnering organizations.

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