2017 ArtCentral Summer Art Project coming up with “Linking Fences”

We’re looking for a few good fences

ArtCentral and The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center announce a fun way for citizens to get involved with the Linking Fences Community Art Project this summer. Residents and business owners are urged to don their creative thinking caps and beautify the Spearfish community by designing and constructing their own fence art at home and work.

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April 2017: ArtCentral Initiative Making Progress…

ArtCentral Initiative Making Progress on Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, Art Central Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center was awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant in 2016 which is funding the formation and work of ArtCentral. ArtCentral is a community collaboration to centralize the arts as an integrated asset for inclusivity, economic development, and outreach in Spearfish.

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ArtCentral “Linking Fences” | CALL FOR ARTISTS | 2017

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Using the chain link fences that typically divide us to forge new connections

The Matthews and ArtCentral are excited to announce our second community project, “Connecting Our Community Through LINKING FENCES.” Through this project, we are inviting the community to join us in creating community art projects on chain link fences throughout Spearfish. We encourage the community to partner with neighbors, friends, organizations, and strangers alike to take part in LINKING FENCES.

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Cardboard Chaos by ArtCentral

What if the box is more exciting than what was inside?

cc-squareThe Matthews, through the work of ArtCentral, will host Cardboard Chaos, an interactive creative makerspace for all ages, in the Matthews Art Gallery.

Cardboard Chaos will have an opening event at 3-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the art gallery. ALL AGES welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

HOURS

Normal hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from February 4-25. The event is free and open to everyone.

 

 

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OPENING DAY: Cardboard Chaos

What if the box is more exciting than what was inside?

cc-squareThe Matthews, through the work of ArtCentral, will host Cardboard Chaos, an interactive creative makerspace for all ages, in the Matthews Art Gallery.

Opening day!

Cardboard Chaos will have an opening event at 3-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the art gallery. ALL AGES welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Normal hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from February 4-25. The event is free and open to everyone.

 

 

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