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To get your event listed in the Arts Calendar, e-mail the information to features@ rapidcityjournal.com or mail to: Arts Calendar, Rapid City Journal, P.O. Box 450, Rapid City, SD 57709. Include the phone number of a contact person. Submissions will not be taken over the phone. Deadline is noon Monday for publication the next Sunday.


· Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph St., Rapid City - An exhibit of paintings that explore living in and on the land by Tim Vogl is on display through April 13. The display is titled The Farmer Series. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 394-1254 or go to http://apexgallery.sdsmt.edu

· Artforms, 360 Main St., Hill City - Featured artists for April are Nancy Jondahl from Keystone and Benita Wheeler. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Call 574-4894.

· A Walk in the Woods Gallery, 506 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer - Jim Whartman of Hemingford, Neb., is the featured artist this week at the gallery. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 673-6400, or go to www.WalkWoods.com.

· Central Gallery and Ruth Brennan Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City - Now on display through May 5, in the Ruth Brennan Gallery is "Fifty Portraits," an exhibit of new work by Rapid City photographer Chris Benson. Dahl Mountain Photo Contest Winners Exhibit on display in the Central Gallery through May 12. Dahl Arts Center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 394-4101 or go to www.thedahl.org.

· Custer County Library, Custer. This month's featured artists are from Custer High School. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

· Historic Deadwood Lead Arts Council, 422 W. Main St., Lead, will host the artwork of Lead resident Richard L. Fort. About 50 pieces will be on display featuring an eclectic range of styles from landscapes, portraits, abstracts and more. The exhibit will continue through the end of May. Call 584-1461.

· Prairie Edge, 606 Main St., Rapid City - Chadron, Neb., artist Kit Watson is the featured artist for the month. She uses pastel to paint the wide-open landscapes and the vast skies of the High Plains. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. Call 342-3086.

· Reptile Gardens Jungle Outpost Gallery, Rapid City - The Jungle Outpost Gallery presents Tribal Marketplace Art from the Four Corners of the World through May 15 at Reptile Gardens, Hwy. 16 South of Rapid City. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. A public reception will be 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Reptile Gardens. Call 342-5873.

· Surroundings Gallery, 21 N. 4th St., Custer - Judyth Tullberg, Custer is the featured artist April 8-15 at the gallery. Tullberg creates Renaissance Eggs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through

Saturday and closed on Sunday.

· Warrior's Work/Ben West Gallery, 277 Main St., Hill City - Featured is precious gem jewelry by Alexanna Creations. Hours are 10 a.m.-

5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and extended hours by appointment. Call 574-4954.

· West River Gallery, 518 7th St., Rapid City - Featuring the automotive artwork of Arlin Olson and the whimsical visions of toys created in the artwork of Edie Roberson. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. Call (605) 355-9730.


· The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City- The exhibit, "Seeking the Hills: A History Through Black Hills Tourism," continues in the Stanford Adelstein Gallery. Call 394-6923 for more information. Call 394-4103. The Journey Museum will be closed Easter Day, April 8. Regular hours will resume Monday, April 9.


· Black Hills Community Theatre's Cherry Street Players will team with the Black Hills Workshop's Suzie Cappa Players to present an adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at Central High School Theatre. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door.

· Three Black Hills State University students will be performing "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged" in a dessert theatre performance in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union at 7:30 p.m. April 19-21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Performers include Andrew Rexroad, Black Hawk; Jared McDaris, Spearfish, and Phil Braun, Gregory. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children and seniors. Admission is free to BHSU faculty, staff and students. The purchase of one $6 dessert is required for all attendees. Call 642-6268.

· Black Hills Community Theatre will present the musical comedy, "Smoke On The Mountain" May 4-20 at Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City. Directed by Eric Johnson, the cast stars Jaye Grant as "Vera," Dennyce Korb as "June," Kristin White as "Denise," Daniel J. Brusseau as "Burl," Terry Sterling as "Stanley," Dylan Fleming as "Dennis" and Todd Schultz as "Pastor Mervin Ogle." Shows are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for senior/military, and $11 for students. Call 394-1786.

· Coupon books for the Black Hills Playhouse 2007 season; the five coupons may be redeemed for any regular season show by contacting the box office in advance. Cost is $90. Send checks to BHP, P.O. Box 2513, Rapid City, SD 57709 or e-mail BHPHQ@aol.com Plays include "Luv," "The Mousetrap," "My Way," "A Year with Frog and Toad" and "Moonover Buffalo."

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· The Black Hills State University music department has a variety of events planned in April. All events are in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall at BHSU, and are free. Concerts include: Jazz Ensemble Concert will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12; BHSU Dakota Chamber Orchestra Concert will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15; "Two by Two," piano duet concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21; BHSU Concert Band and Chamber Players Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23; BHSU Concert Choir and Black Hills Gold Singers Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Call 642-6241 for more information.

· Concert pianist Valentina Lisitsa will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center theater as part of the Rapid City Concert Association series. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults. Call 394-4111.

· Tickets are on sale for "An Evening with Ray Price," which will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Tickets cost $36 and are available by calling 394-4111 or 1-800-GOT-MINE, online at www.gotmine.com or at Silverado in Deadwood.

· The Lyric Arts Trio from Kansas will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City. The trio of piano, clarinet and soprano presents chamber music from the 18th century to the present.

· Three musicians from Sturgis will present a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Sturgis Community Center Theatre. Musicians include David Martinson, Sturgis Brown High School band director on alto saxophone and clarinet, Zarah Mattox, a member of the Black Hills Symphony on horn and piano, and Jen (Moken) Loftin, a church choir director as accompanist on piano. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The event is sponsored by the Sturgis Area Arts Council.

Seniors Troupe

· Black Hills Community Theatre's senior troupe for adults ages 50-plus meets every Monday at the Arts Resource Center, 1202 E. St. Francis St., Rapid City. Two classes are available - one is from 10 a.m.-noon, and a second is from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. For more information, or to participate, call Mikal at 394-2250 or go to www.bhct.org.

Talent show

· Can you sing, dance, act or juggle? If so, the Homestake Opera House Vaudeville Committee is looking for a few good acts, especially acts similar to those performed from 1910 to 1939. The 6th Annual Vaudeville and Talent Show will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Homestake Opera House, Lead. The show is free with the donation of a can of food for The Lord's Cupboard. Call 722-3331.


· The Black Hills Storytellers and French Creek Folk will present an evening of stories and songs at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Custer County Annex Building. Donations are accepted for admission. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

Art show

· The Club for Boys 5th Annual Art Show and Auction will be Friday, April 27, at The Journey Museum. An artists' reception and silent auction will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a live auction at 7:30 p.m. The night will also feature hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 343-3500 for reservations.

Vocal competition

· The Dakota Choral Union and the Black Hills Chamber Music Society present the 20th annual Clare & Josef Meier Young Vocal Artist Competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City.

Quilters Guild

· The South Dakota Quilters' Guild spring retreat will be April 13-15 at the Crossroads Convention Center at Huron. Friday events include a tour of one of the local Hutterite Colonies. There will be five quilt classes Saturday as well as free demonstrations. Three classes are scheduled Sunday morning. Call Eldora Fischbach at 605-739-5281.

Opera fundraiser

· "Shall We Dance," an opera fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, will feature ballroom dancing exhibitions, hors d'oeuvres and wine in Bella Luce above Roma's Ristorante in Spearfish. Proceeds support scholarships for the summer Johanna Meier Opera Theater Institute. Tickets cost $25; call 642-6133 for reservations.

Slide show

· Authors and photographers Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker will present the slide program "Mummies & Mosques" at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and Friday, April 20, at Dahl Arts Center. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Wild About Wine

· "Wild about Wine: Animal Myths and Legends," will be Friday, April 13 at Prairie Edge art gallery, downtown Rapid City. The event, a fundraiser for Wildlife Experiences, Inc., will include wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. Special guests will include live owls, parrots, falcons ando other members of the Wildlife Experiences ambassador bird collection. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Call 341-2762 to make reservations.

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