Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

COFFEE TALK & TINKER: Crocheting in the Round (RE:Create)

Crocheting in the Round

Bring that coffee shop conversation and your coffee friends – to RE:Create and see what happens when you explore creativity together.

In this session, Ava Sauter instructs us on crocheting in the round. This is a FREE event.

Are you tired of the boring back and forth of crocheting in rows? If so, join us for the exciting basics of crocheting in the round. In this workshop, participants will learn the “magic circle,” how to make a basic flower, and then start to crochet your very own stocking cap. Basic knowledge of crocheting is helpful, but not necessary.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About the Artist

Ava Sauter defines herself as a renegade crocheter. Patterns are rarely followed and little additions are generally a must. With that said, she has a great understanding of the basics of crocheting and how those skills can be built upon. She enjoys creating her own designs and makings useable gifts for the people in her life.

 

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

ART HAPPY HOUR with the Black Hills Balinese Gamelan

 

Art Happy Hour with the Black Hills Balinese Gamelan

Rod Garnett and members of the Black Hills Balinese Gamelan will be on hand to tell people about Balinese musical traditions and the new local ensemble, Raga Garnita (Joyful Heart). Tuesday Art Happy Hour participants will have a chance to play the instruments and learn about the essential community-centered aspects of music and art in Bali, Indonesia.

Jeffrey Winter and Darrell Harr will also share their experience of inventing the wrench gamelan instruments that will be displayed.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral SpearfishRecommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. *Some of these events will have wine and beer for sale. IDs will be checked. 

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About Rod Garnett

Rodney Garnett is professor emeritus in the University of Wyoming, Department of Music, and has worked extensively as a freelance musician in orchestras, jazz and chamber music ensembles, folk music ensembles, and recording studios. He is a recipient of the 2003 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award and the 2008 University of Wyoming Internationalization Award and was the 2007 University of Wyoming Presidential Speaker. He continues to be an active performer and teacher, utilizing many styles and forms of flutes.

Garnett completed the Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2014, focusing his dissertation work on the highly relational aspects of aural musical learning in the Republic of Moldova. He continues to collaborate with colleagues around the world to learn more about cultural improvisation and creativity among musicians in emergent social and material settings, and the embodiment of aesthetic responses in daily life.

He initiated the Black Hills Balinese Gamelan “Joyful Heart” in October 2017, along with a community of talented local musicians and collaborators.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Jessie Rencountre (RE:Create)

Author Visit with  Jessie Taken Alive Rencountre

Book title: “Peta Shows Misun the Light” (Peta means Fire or light in Lakota and Misun means Little Brother.)

About Author

Jessie Taken Alive – Rencountre lives in Rapid City with her husband and four daughters. She currently teaches a program called JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) at Rapid City High School.  Jessie worked for 8 years as a school counselor and was influenced to write her first children’s book after hearing many of the hurtful situations elementary children would share with her. The story is for all ages and teaches compassion and forgiveness. It reminds us of the ability that we all have to change the world.

Jessie’s story won her the title of being named the 2017 Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer’s Award. She will be sharing her story and the process of how the story came to her. 

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

Re:Create Makerspace in Art Gallery

From February 3 through March 24, 2018, the art gallery will be transformed into a makerspace with the theme, Re:Create — Making art from found objects. 

More information to be added at a later date.

 

Workshop: Earth Totem with Becky Grismer (RE:Create)

Found Object Earth Totems

Kick-off the RE:Create space with Spearfish sculptor, Becky Grismer. This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

Details about this workshop
Make your own miniature found object sculpture in the style of Becky Grismer’s Earth Totems. Using found objects with interesting shapes, both naturalistic and man-made, Becky will guide you through the process of making your own sculpture using found objects and reclaimed materials, while discussing the symbolism and significance of the totem.

A totem is usually a natural object, animal or spirit believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance and is adopted by that group as an emblem. Totems and totem poles function in cultures worldwide as a method of storytelling, a representation of family or clan, and spiritual practice.

Becky’s Earth Totems pay homage to the idea that all things in nature–objects, plants, rocks, and creatures–all possess a sacred, animated or spiritual essence. Using both man-made and natural objects from the earth, they are meant to celebrate elements of the natural world around us. The significance of re-using, reclaiming, and recycling objects that have been discarded into the totem serves as a way to elevate something viewed as “junk” into something beautiful that can be celebrated. The man-made components also serve as a reminder of what we discard and how it affects our natural resources.

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About Becky Grismer

Becky Grismer (b. 1978 Aberdeen, S.D. USA) was born and raised in eastern South Dakota. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, in 2002. She lived and worked in St. Paul, MN for several years before returning to South Dakota. Becky has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows. Her work has been included in public collections and can be found in private collections throughout the world. She currently resides in Spearfish, SD, working as a sculptor.

Visit Becky’s Website

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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ArtCentral FILM FESTIVAL: “If You Build It”

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. 

Following each film, the co-hosting organization will help facilitate a discussion about ideas presented in the film. Co-hosts for films are organizations in our community and will help us talk about how these issues relate to the Spearfish community. The co-hosts will also actively promote each film to their organization to increase awareness of the film series offerings.

ADMISSION

All films are FREE! General Admission.

FILMS

“If You Build It” | Jan. 21, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.

2013, NR, 1h 25m
Directed by: Patrick Creadon | Location: The Matthews Opera House theater

CoHosts: BH Home Builders Association and SHS Shop Instructor, Eric Ligtenberg

“If You Build It” follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina. They work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build a project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills. It shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible. DISCUSSION follows the movie until approximately 5 p.m.



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about all of the movies in this film series

Feb. 20 |”Waste Land” | 6:30 p.m. | The Matthews theater
Mar. 20 | “Make No Noise: The Story of a Skatepark” | 6:30 p.m. | The Matthews theater
Apr. 12 | “More Than a Word” | 6:30 p.m. | BHSU – Jonas Room 305

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