ARTCENTRAL: “Art of My Life: A Multimedia Celebration of our Creative Souls”

ArtCentral Spearfish and Black Hills State University (BHSU) present an original theatrical production, “Art of My Life: A Multimedia Celebration of Our Creative Souls.” Performances take place at both BHSU and The Matthews Opera House.

The shows at BHSU’s Woodburn (mainstage) Theater take place at 7:30 p.m., October 4-5. The shows at The Matthews Opera House Theater take place at 7:30 p.m., October 13 and at 2 p.m. on October 14.

Director Bert Juhrend, BHSU theater professor, and his selected cast of four to six BHSU students devised this original production with the shared theme through ArtCentral, “What would life be like if art was taken away?”

This event is free. The Matthews is reserved seating. Get your FREE ticket to reserve your seat(s) below.

 

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Show Details:
Sat., October 13 at 7:30 pm
Sun., October 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:
All seats FREE

ARTCENTRAL: “Art of My Life: A Multimedia Celebration of our Creative Souls”

ArtCentral Spearfish and Black Hills State University (BHSU) present an original theatrical production, “Art of My Life: A Multimedia Celebration of Our Creative Souls.” Performances take place at both BHSU and The Matthews Opera House.

The shows at BHSU’s Woodburn (mainstage) Theater take place at 7:30 p.m., October 4-5. The shows at The Matthews Opera House Theater take place at 7:30 p.m., October 13 and at 2 p.m. on October 14.

Director Bert Juhrend, BHSU theater professor, and his selected cast of four to six BHSU students devised this original production with the shared theme through ArtCentral, “What would life be like if art was taken away?”

This event is free. The Matthews is reserved seating. Get your FREE ticket to reserve your seat(s) below.

 

LEARN MORE about this event.

 

Show Details:
Sat., October 13 at 7:30 pm
Sun., October 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:
All seats FREE

FILM FESTIVAL: “Me, The Other” (ArtCentral)

ArtCentral has announced the ArtCentral Film Festival – Season 2 to be shown at The Matthews in 2018. The films run from September through November, for a total of four moviesThe Northern Black Hills Rotary Club again partners with us to help bring this quality series of films to Spearfish. Through this series, we use art as a tool – films in this case – to engage our community on specific topics that are relevant to all members of our community.

ALL MOVIES ARE FREE

Me, The Other | Sept. 18, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

2018, NR, 110 minutes
Directed by: Shidan Majidi

Location: The Matthews Opera House theater

“Me, the “Other” is a documentary film about a diverse group of twelve students from diverse backgrounds (ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual orientation) living on the frontlines of prejudice by asking the questions we don’t discuss in classrooms, workplaces, and social places. Through their struggles and accomplishments, we find ourselves in each of them. Otherness’ is never one thing. The film is the centerpiece of a platform for creating conversations about what connects us and what keeps us apart.

DISCUSSION follows the movie until approximately 9 p.m.

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TRAILER

ArtCentral: “Me, The Other” first film of series

ArtCentral: “Me, The Other” Film Festival kick-off movie

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

The “What would it be like to live in a town where every house looked exactly the same (color, shape, landscaping)?” What if there was only one flavor of ice cream (mocha!), and no rainbow sprinkles? Without variety, this world would be a very boring and unhappy place!

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ArtCentral: Film Festival – Season Two

ArtCentral: Film Festival — Season Two

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

This fall, we are excited to bring the second season of the ArtCentral Film Festival to The Matthews in Spearfish. All films are FREE to our community, thanks to the support of the Northern Black Hills Rotary Club and the Bush Foundation through our 2016 Community Innovation Grant. The four films relate thematically to the mission of the Rotary Club and the goals of ArtCentral and demonstrate how our community is stronger when our organizations work together.

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ArtCentral: Linking Fences in Spearfish and Beyond

Linking Fences in Spearfish and Beyond June

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Starting this week, Spearfish will see a few Linking Fences projects start to appear. We are excited to highlight a few of the projects here!

“Crocheting Our Community” is a project developed by Sandra Callies, together with Joel Adams and Rose Marie Ludeman, will be installed on the tennis court fence at Spearfish City Park. Several Spearfish residents are helping to crochet large-scale doilies out of twine.

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June 2018: ArtCentral – June Updates

ArtCentral: June Updates

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

ArtCentral Spearfish has several exciting projects both underway and coming up!

Linking Fences is gaining momentum for our second season. We have a few community artist fences, as well as a few other community fences that are “under construction.”

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Another ArtCentral Film Festival starts in Sept. 2018! FREE

ArtCentral has announced the ArtCentral Film Festival – Season 2 to be shown at The Matthews in 2018. The films run from September through November, for a total of four movies. The Northern Black Hills Rotary Club again partners with us to help bring this quality series of films to Spearfish. Through this series, we use art as a tool – films in this case – to engage our community on specific topics that are relevant to all members of our community. The four films are free to the public. Three of the movies are listed as NR (not-rated) and one is rated R. 

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May 2018: Spring into Creativity

ArtCentral: Spring into Creativity

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Spring is the season of hope, renewal, and possibility. We open our windows to allow the fresh spring air to cleanse our home and mind. We clean out our home and put away the winter gear, hopefully including the shovels, and make room for summer. It is time to bring out the porch chairs, bicycles, and grilles. We welcome the warm breeze and the longer days.

There is a hope that comes with the change in seasons. We anticipate the end of the school year marking another year of growth; having more time for play with longer daylight hours; a fresh routine full of summer activities including casual visits with neighbors, walks through the park, sitting outside, and meeting friends for a hike. There are hopes and dreams of what summer will look like even though we know that there won’t be quite enough time for everything.

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ArtCentral FILM FESTIVAL: “More Than a Word”

 

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

“More Than a Word” | Apr. 12, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. (note the location)

2017, NR, 1h 10m
Directed by: John and Kenn Little | Location: BHSU – JONAS ROOM 305

Co-hosted by BHSU Center for American Indian Studies

“More Than A Word” analyzes the Washington DC professional football team and their use of the derogatory term “R*dskins.” Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, “More Than A Word” presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. DISCUSSION follows the movie until approximately 9 p.m.



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about all of the movies in this film series

Jan. 21 |”If You Build It” | 2 p.m. | The Matthews theater
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 

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