Workshop: Bookmaking with Michael Baum (RE:Create)

Bookmaking

Spend part of your Saturday learning how to create your own book.  Michael Baum, assistant professor of Studio Art at BHSU, is the instructor. 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 Michael Baum

Michael Baum is a South Dakota native, whom over the last twenty years has focused much of his time exploring the mountain ranges of California, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, and Alaska. His interactions with nature and the wilderness became the impetus for his graduate studies in fine art, which he completed at Washington State University with an emphasis in drawing and printmaking. Michael is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Michael’s recent drawings have been exhibited at Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, The Tucker Cooke Gallery, UNC Asheville and featured in INDA 9, International DRAWING Annual. His work has been selected for the South Dakota Governor’s 6th & 7th Biennial Art Exhibitions. Michael has been a past recipient of a career development grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.

Regionally his work has been featured at The Plains Art Museum, the South Dakota Art Museum, the John A. Day Gallery at the University of South Dakota, and The Dahl Arts Center. His work has also been accepted into multiple public collections, which include the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Oregon, the Museum of Art/WSU in Washington, the Boise Art Museum, Idaho, and the Missoula Art Museum in Montana.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Meg English (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Meg English

In 2010, Meg English began the Belle Fourche Writer’s Group. The Belle Fourche Writers Group serves beginning, amateur and published writers in the area. They have published one anthology and present regular public readings. She and her husband writer, John English publish and distribute a series of history in photography books, including, “The Black Hills A History in Photographs.”

Meg English is a veteran classroom teacher. She has an undergraduate degree in language arts, a master in history, and a doctorate in educational administration. She wrote a weekly education column for the Black Hills Pioneer from 2011-2012. She currently teaches English Language Arts at Newell High School.

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: Sewing – Microwavable Bowl Holders (RE:Create)

Basic Sewing: Microwavable Bowl Holders

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

In this session, Elizabeth Freer instructs us on sewing fabric bowl holders that are to be used in microwaves. 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.

No previous sewing experience required, but those with machine sewing experience are also welcome! Using simple sewing methods (straight stitching, turning corners, basic assembly, and topstitching), we’ll work step by step to make a microwave-safe bowl holder out of 100% cotton materials (fabric, thread, and batting).

These are not only very simple to make, these reversible bowl-shaped pot-holders are useful for heating up bowls of soup this winter. Come join us and make your very own soup bowl holder.

If you have cotton fabric that you love (it must be 100% cotton to be microwaveable), then feel free to bring it with you, otherwise, donated materials will be available. If you have a sewing/fabric marking pen (disappearing or Mark-B-Gone) or fabric pencil, please bring it along. If you are more comfortable hand-sewing, that is also an option, but may take longer to complete.

We’ll take turns sewing on the two machines in RE:Create, have some coffee or tea, and enjoy the morning together. 

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 Instructor

Elizabeth Freer, a constant crafter, and dabbler in many art forms is currently managing ArtCentral for The Matthews Opera House. After moving to Spearfish in 2016 from San Francisco, she started her project management and creative consulting business (Dialogue, LLC).

Her hands have been busy creating since she was quite young. In elementary school, she started working in ceramics; studied sewing in middle and early high school; watercolors, painting, batik and photography in high school while she also experimented with fimo and jewelry making on the side; photography and drawing in undergrad; and now regularly works at her knitting while intermittently picking up some of her other favorite crafting hobbies (or debating which book to read). And, she is always looking for the next thing to try and create.

Currently, she’s enjoying getting to know the many and varied artists, crafters, and those who are creatively curious in and around Spearfish, and she looks forward to welcoming you to RE:Create.

 

ART HAPPY HOUR: Believe Your Voice

Believe your Voice

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Doula Sylvia Anne Marchetti will explore how to find our voice, how to listen to it, nurture it, respect, and protect it. We will explore moments of our lives that may not look like much and start to learn how to mine them for the nuggets they are. Sylvia Anne Marchetti leads this event.

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 Sylvia Anne Marchetti

Sylvia Anne Marchetti is a writer, a teacher, a gardener, a listener, and a weaver of her life. She is a Doula who traverses the land halfway between the earth plane and the spirit plane with people helping them to die wise and make the transition into the spirit world a wondrous hike. She has traveled and lived in many different places and has continued to weave each place into her soul.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Marsha Warren Mittman (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Marsha Mittman

Marsha Warren Mittman’s poetry, essays, and short stories have been widely printed in the U.S. and Europe. A humorous memoir, “You Know You Moved to South Dakota from New York City WHEN…”, was just accepted for publication. She’ll be discussing “Kick-starting Publication” and reading an excerpt from her latest “Chicken Soup for the Soul” tale.

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.

ArtCentral and BHSU collaborate with the production, “Art of My Life” in October

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.

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Workshop: Found Sound (RE:Create)

 

Found Sound

Experience found sounds with BHSU music professors, Nancy Roberts and Symeon Waseen. Create a “box drum” and participate in a drum circle. Participants will also perform a found sound piece by famous composer John Cage. No musical experience is necessary, just the desire to hear the music in the objects around us.

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

Dr. Nancy Roberts is an associate professor of voice, opera, and music education at Black Hills State University. She has a Bachelor’s in voice from William Jewell College, a Master’s in voice from Indiana University a doctorate in voice from the University of Kansas where she was a regular with KU Opera Theater. Nancy has performed roles in a number of operas and musicals, including “Amahl” and “The Night Visitors” at The Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. In addition to opera roles, she has been a featured soloist with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, the Rapid City Municipal Band, and The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills. Many of her students have placed first in their categories in both the statewide Music Teachers National Association statewide competition, and the South Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and several of her students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in voice.

Symeon Waseen holds a doctorate degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Composition and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a double major in Piano Performance and Theory/Composition. He has studied with Thomas Wegren, Marilyn Shrude, Robert Morris, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. In addition to composing, Dr. Waseen is an active performer, specializing in music by contemporary composers, and has premiered several works written by himself and his colleagues. He has performed or had works performed at events such as the national SEAMUS conference, Heidelberg New Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, Western Illinois University New Music Festival, College of Southern Nevada New Music Festival, O Instituto Villa-Lobos da Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and has been awarded the Eastman School of Music “Wayne Brewster Barlow Prize” for his Concerto for Voice and Voices. More recently he was the South Dakota Music Teachers Association 2012 commissioned composer. Symeon has been teaching theory, composition, and piano at Black Hills State University since fall 2010.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Mary Livingston (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Mary Livingston

Mary is “hooked” on history or rather documenting history. And, she loves historical research but hates the writing. Come listen to how she overcame her “handicap” to write five local history books. She can give you ideas how you can write your own book even if you are not a writer.

Mary, a retired educator, earned her BA at BHSU and her Masters at SDSU. She is the author of “Whitewood Historical Notes & Folklore,” “Frawley and Anderson Families,” “Centennial School #11,” Finding Grandpa’s Homestead,” and editor of the Lawrence County Historical Society’s “Lawrence County, South Dakota, Town Timelines.” In between books she has published a number of pamphlets, such as, “Whitewood, South Dakota, Business Advertisements in the Whitewood Plaindealer Newspaper 1917,” and Whitewood’s Historical Walk.”

About Author

To come.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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