Mar. 2018: This is how we RE:Create!

ArtCentral: This is how we RE:Create!

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

Over 550 people in our community have gathered over the last three weeks in RE:Create – our creative community makerspace in The Matthews Art Gallery. People have come in and discovered the magic that happens when we share our time, talents, resources, and knowledge with our community.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 6:30 pm (free), at The Matthews Opera House.

 

 

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ART HAPPY HOUR: Upcycled Bookends (RE:Create)

Upcycled Bookends 

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Shayna Monnens provides instruction on building customized bookends. FREE!

Join us for a bookend making session with local book lover and librarian, Shayna Monnens. Using a variety of found objects, participants create unique, one-of-a-kind bookends. Please feel free to bring along bricks to decorate, favorite objects to incorporate, or other items that you want to use to personalize your project.

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 the Instructor

Shayna Monnens is a local lover of books, dragons, and art. While her art skills are a bit abysmal, she certainly can be crafty. Most days you can find her planning and hosting youth programming at the local library. Shayna is a graduate of Black Hills State University with B.S. in History and Art. She obtained her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Laurie Williams-Hayes (RE:Create)

Author Visit with Laurie Williams-Hayes

Laurie Williams-Hayes co-wrote and illustrated the children’s book, “Shakespeare and the Crown Jewel, A Story of The Matthews Opera House.” She has written other children’s poetry and stories as well as poems for the magazines, “Beautiful Fork” and “Backroads.” She writes haikus and prints them in coats and on the artwork.

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.

 

Collage: The Art of World-Invention Workshop (RE:Create)

 

Collage: The Art of World-Invention

Spearfish artist (of collage, sculpture, illustration), Jo Powell, uses the RE:Create theme of found art with a workshop all about collage. 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
One of the most interesting things about collage is that it doesn’t have to follow real-world rules.

Collage allows the artist to invent new worlds. Worlds where there is no gravity, where water flows through the desert, or where children are in charge. In this project, images from magazines or from old tintypes will be put together to create a sense of a story in pictures. Come join Jo Powell in making a collage and explore new worlds.

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 Jo Powell

“Art is an expression. We express what and how we see or feel. Anyone can make art because everyone has feelings and can perceive.” — Jo Powell

This is a firm belief of the local artist, Jo Powell. She taught art for 25 years for the American school system overseas in Germany and then retired to the Black Hills where she continues to explore art in its many forms.

Jo Powell received a degree in Fine Arts and Sociology from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. She completed an M.A. in Art Education and a PhD in Educational Policy from the University of Illinois. After a 3 year tour of duty with the Army in Germany, she decided to stay and found a job teaching Elementary and Middle School Art for children of the U.S. military in Germany. 26 years later, she retired to Spearfish to be near family. She enjoys the small town sense of community, its arts orientation, and the inspiration gained from living with the beauty of the Bill Hills.

 

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.

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: 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. 

 

 

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