AUTHOR VISIT: Mary Buchholz (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Mary Buchholz

Mary is a life-long resident of the northern Black Hills area. Her family arrived in Harding, Colorado in 1890s and later settled in Belle Fourche. Her long-time passion is family history (genealogy) and area history. As a volunteer at the Tri-State Museum in Belle, she was the author of “ Image of America’s History of Belle Fourche.”

Mary has also published a family history book using Lulu Publishing on the internet.

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.

COFFEE TALK & TINKER: Peg Loom Workshop (RE:Create)

 

Workshop: Peg Looms

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 Ann Meyer and Cindy Wilson instruct us on peg looms.  This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Sign-ups are requested to make sure we have enough materials.

Peg looming was one of the earliest forms of weaving and also is one of the simplest. A wood, tabletop base with round holes drilled in it is fitted with round pegs. A rectangular rug is woven by passing the rug material back and forth around the pegs. There will be demonstrations of the process and hands-on practice of the weaving. Two peg looms will be available to work on.

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. 

 

 

ART HAPPY HOUR: Watercolor Pencil Painting

 

“No Straight Lines Allowed” Watercolor Pencils

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Jayna Watson provides instruction on the use of watercolor pencils. 

Using simple watercolor techniques, participants will create two small, basic landscape scenes – one fall and one winter, that will make you wonder how you did it!

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 Jayna Watson

Jayna has enjoyed drawing and painting since she was a kid. It is her escape from everyday life. She took several art classes at SDSU where she explored two and three dimensional art mediums, including drawing, textiles, and ceramics as part of her major in Landscape Architecture. Jayna’s successful projects are hanging in the homes of friends and family. Her failures are painted over with primer and readied for the next exploration.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Bob Schneider (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Bob Schneider

Robert Schneider is the author of “COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE: Philipp Schneider and Gottlieb Sayler Family History.” This family history is the story of Germans emigrating from Russia. It shows how historical events, such as the Reformation, wars, political strife, and economic problems caused people to uproot their lives and move thousands of miles in search of opportunities for a better life.

As an American history teacher in the Spearfish School District for 36 years, he tells his family’s unique story and through his story, shows the common thread that many immigrants families have experienced.

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.

Workshop: Weaving on a Picture Frame (RE:Create)

Weaving on a Picture Frame

Weaving can be simple and easy. We’ll learn basic vocabulary and simple methods using only a small picture frame and some yarn. Anyone can do this as there is no such thing as perfection. All levels of ability, beginner to expert, are encouraged to attend. You’ll end up with a picture sized weaving or perhaps a coaster for your hot cocoa mugs! This workshop is lead by Mary Baker and Cindy Wilson.

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

 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.

Cindy Wilson bio not available at the time of this article.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Jo Powell (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Jo Powell

Jo Powell is a retired art teacher who always wanted to write graphic novels and children’s books.

Her current focus is “Colorable History and Activity Books.” Powell researches area tourist attractions and turns them into history and coloring books that the whole family can enjoy. Thus far, she has written a book for the Tri-State Museum (Belle Fourche), The Vore Buffalo Jump, and Sundance, Wyoming. She is currently working on one of the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery. She has also written a graphic novel entitled, “Dr. Spot and the Moon Queen.” All of these were self-published using Amazon.com’s venue, CreateSpace, which she’ll be explaining in her talk.

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.

COFFEE TALK & TINKER: Decoupage Vessels (RE:Create)

 

Workshop: Decoupage Vessels

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

In this session, Tami Otis instructs us on how to decoupage common household vessels.  This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Sign-ups are requested to make sure we have enough materials.

Come and play while learning to decoupage with different mediums like fabric, yarn, lace, ribbon or tissue paper. You will probably be up to your elbows in the fun, so please be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting glue on and leave your jewelry at home!

Once you learn the basic techniques, if it stands still you may want to decoupage it!

Anyone can do this. There is no such thing as perfection. All levels of ability, beginner to expert, are encouraged to attend. You’ll end up with a piece of art to take home and enjoy. Supplies are available for your use there but feel free to bring something you would like to cover or your own mediums too. 

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. 

 

 

ArtCentral FILM FESTIVAL: “Waste Land”

 

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

“Waste Land” | Feb. 20, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

2010, NR, 1h 39m
Directed by: Lucy Walker and Karen Harley | Location: The Matthews Opera House theater

Co-host: BHSU Sustainability Committee

“Waste Land” is an uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist, Vik Muniz, takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials. They are true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves. DISCUSSION follows the movie until approximately 9 p.m.



LEARN MORE
about all of the movies in this film series

Jan. 21 |”If You Build It” | 2 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

ART HAPPY HOUR: Fiber Tiles

Fiber Tiles

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Elizabeth Mattson provides instruction on the making of fiber tiles. 

Fiber tiles are an outstanding way to use found materials to make something visually interesting and personal. The basic materials for fiber tiles can be easily found in your home; whether that’s string, fabric, beads, buttons, yarn, or twine. They can be made at any skill level and can be as simple or as complicated as you desire. Fiber tiles can also be made from very meaningful pieces to create a memorial piece for a loved one or commemorate a special day.

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 Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mattson

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mattson was raised in Buffalo, WY, where she was taught fiber crafts such as embroidery, quilting, garment making, and crochet. She currently resides in Spearfish, SD.

Sustainability is part of Elizabeth’s process as she repurposes materials such as fabric trimmings, dryer sheets, strips of canvas, and doilies. She is drawn to neutral color schemes, which allow her to showcase the unique textures and patterns found in her materials. Elizabeth hopes to present a unique perspective to the lost and forgotten elements of this beautifully textured craft.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Bobbi Sago

Author Visit with Bobbi Sago

Bobbi Sago has co-authored five books for Arcadia Publishing. They are “Spearfish, “Black Hills Gold Rush Towns,” “Black Hills National Forest Harney Peak, “The Historic Fire Lookout Towers,” and “Black Hills Gold Rush Towns II.”

Bobbi is the Special Collections Librarian for the Case Library at Black Hills State University and the Accessions Coordinator for the High Plains Western Heritage Center.

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.

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