The first family home of artist Harvey Dunn was the prairie. Yet, through his work as an artist, an illustrator, and a combat artist, Dunn frequently observed, imagined, and rendered others’ domestic moments, giving him an appreciation of home and family that crossed cultural and geographical boundaries. He once said, “take the word ‘home.’ In [...]
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ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA UPCOMING EVENTS
Curated by Rina Yoon and John Schuerman Do trees dream? In early evening trees speak to one another, it’s been shown, with a steady hum pulsing through below-ground fungal networks. You can hear them, the trees, whispering, crackling between the forest canopy and understory. It’s an alien language but communication nonetheless, as ancient as the [...]
Artwork by Mark Stemwedel Now – January 22, 2023 Visual Arts Center | Contemporary Gallery Mark Stemwedel is a Senior Lecturer in the Studio Art Program at South Dakota State University. He has taught courses in painting, drawing, color theory, art appreciation and design foundations since 2008. Stemwedel holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from [...]
Author Talks at the Matthews returns this fall with a new lineup of local writers ready to dive into their stories, their methods, and their inspirations. Join us in the fireplace room every Tuesday at 12:30 for an hour with some of the best authors in the Black Hills area! Are you interested in presenting [...]
In the wake of 2020’s racial upheavals, many predominately and historically white institutions began to hire BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to serve in executive leadership roles. Those organizations that successfully hired BIPOC Executive Directors (EDs) were frequently viewed as the most revolutionary, transformative, and inspiring within the field. Yet structural and systemic challenges [...]
Lincoln High School choir students perform their tea concert.
Expect the unexpected when a surprising new art exhibit opens in Lead. “Art About Art” is the first show exclusively featuring work by members of Black Hills Post-Naturalist Art Movement. The opening night of “Art About Art” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Lead-Deadwood Art Center, 309 W. Main in [...]
The new exhibit Who Else Lived Here? examines the dozens of people who once called the building at 131 North Duluth Avenue home. The exhibit is set to open at the Pettigrew Home and Museum on December 8th during the holiday open house.
The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center is excited to announce open auditions for “The Fantasticks,” a musical! The show is under direction of Casey S. Hibbert with musical direction provided by Connie Hubbard. Auditions will take place Thursday Dec. 8 & Friday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 pm in the Matthews theater. All are welcome! [...]
Join the Madison Area Arts Council as we welcome Madison High School Visual Arts students and their teacher Cassondra Ford to The BrickHouse for their first one-night only exhibition this season. As a special treat, the Madison High Culinary Arts program will be providing Hors d'oeuvres for our guests to enjoy. All ages are welcomed.
Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance at the Old Courthouse Museum. The dances will be taught to live music and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome!