ART HAPPY HOUR: Cork Trivets (RE:Create)

 

Making Cork Trivets

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Mary Baker provides instruction on the creation of cork trivets. FREE!

Do you need to do something with all those corks left from your libations? Let’s make something fun and useful. If you have a favorite wine, then bring the corks along. Mary will instruct participants on how to make some handy kitchen trivets that are decorative only. As these will be assembled with corks and glue, they are not heat resistant. They may be used for use under plants or other decorative functions.

Each trivet requires approximately 50 corks. Please feel free to bring your stash of favorite corks to use in your project or make use of the variety of corks available in the RE:Create makerspace.

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 Mary Baker

Mary Baker was born and raised 20 minutes north of San Francisco. She was raised by a family immersed in the liberal arts. Her mother was an art appreciator and her father was a lover of art and history.

At the time Mary went to school, as a baby boomer, many new schools were built and there was great stock set in schooling children well and fully. Mary always enjoyed the many field trips to museums, zoos, historical sites, and beaches.

Even as a young child Mary immersed herself in trying many different fields of arts and crafts. She especially, to the frustration of her mother, loved picking up objects and using them in “found object art.” At that time she received a rock tumbler as a gift, which sparked a focused interest in rocks.
In a brand new high school, in an art department stocked with anything and everything, Mary was introduced to ceramics, printmaking, spinning fiber, painting, and weaving. This was where she developed the sense that three-dimensional arts and crafts were her forte.

Since school, Mary and her husband have raised two men in Spearfish. Once the children were old enough to fend more for themselves Mary was able to continue her dabbling in whatever crafts found their way to her. At this time she focuses on fiber, spinning, and knitting, and polishing local rocks to use in jewelry and home decoration.

Mary can be found most Saturday mornings in the summer at the Spearfish Farmers Market where she sells her polished rocks and jewelry.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Joanna Mechaley (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Joanna Mechaley

Joanna Mechaley is a writer of short fiction. Her stories are simultaneously inspired by the humor of Erma Bombeck and the darkly outlandish tales of Roald Dahl, featuring quirky, unconventional characters placed in preposterous situations. Recently she was challenged to adapt her short story, “Buying Time,” into a script for the stage and has discovered a fascinating link between live theater and literature.

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.

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.

 

WORKSHOP: Beadwork (RE:Create)

Beadworking

In this session, you will learn the basics of beadwork with Jace Decory and Michael Lekberg. This is a FREE event.

Although Lakota porcupine quillwork is oftentimes associated with the Lakota people as the foremost ancient art form, beading and beadwork of the 1800s swiftly became associated with the Lakota as their premier art form. Michael Lekberg and Jace DeCory will explore the history of beads and beading by sharing typical examples of the past, as well as contemporary beaded items. Participants will be introduced to the diversity of beading techniques, and by hands on learning of the Lazy (Line) Stitch. Workshop suited for young adults and adults.

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 Artists

Jace Cuney DeCory (Lakota/Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Asst. Professor Emeritus, American Indian Studies, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD. Recently retired, Jace taught American Indian Studies classes at BHSU for 33 years in the College of Liberal Arts. Jace has given a number of cultural presentations and her interests lie in Lakota history, art, philosophy, American Indian women and cultural change. Jace’s guiding forces are her two sons and grandchildren. She enjoys beading baby moccasins for relatives and friends. Jace credits Lakota elders for providing guidance, prayers and support throughout her life.

Jace is a proponent of healthy lifestyles for Indigenous people and has worked to develop health-related materials to inform and educate. She has given presentations at various health-related workshops, including the use of traditional tobacco (cansasa) in Lakota society for ceremony and prayer. Jace was instrumental in the development of a culture guide to assist folks working with American Indian people, entitled, Cultural Guide to American Indian Tribes in Montana and Wyoming, 2006, in her work a Project Export grant at BHSU.

Michael Lekberg was born and raised in the Black Hills (hometown is Sturgis) and has 55 years of beading experience. During a 27-year tenure as manager/buyer for Sioux Trading Post in Rapid City, he traveled extensively within a 7-state area to purchase tribally-made beadwork as well as teach beading classes at the shop. Currently retired, he is still teaching beadwork embroidery and maintains a great interest in following the careers of Native American Indian beadwork artists.

 

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.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Codi Vallery-Mills (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Codi Vallery-Mills

Codi Vallery-Mills is an award-winning agricultural journalist and children’s author. Her “Husker the Mule” children’s series reflects the western ranching lifestyle she was raised in and continues to live in today.

Stories of place and the western heritage of South Dakota are focus areas for Codi.

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.

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.

 

COFFEE TALK & TINKER: Polished Stone Pendants (RE:Create)

Re:create workshop

Workshop: Polished Stone Pendants

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

In this session, Mary Baker instructs on creating polished stone pendants.  This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Sign-ups are requested to make sure we have enough materials.

Mary Baker has so many extra polished stones. They are all found objects from the Black Hills and nearby areas. She thinks it will be lots of fun to share them. We’ll be using E6000 glue and adhering these pretty things to other found objects to create pendants for necklaces. Come help Mary pare down her excess of lovely things.

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. 

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.

 

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