Arts Calendar

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· Apex Gallery, Room 201 Classroom Building, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph St., Rapid City - "Preaching to the Birds," a mixed-media installation by Black Hills State University assistant professor of art Ann Porter, is on display through March 2. Porter's art blends her religious upbringing with a love of beauty and her own quirky sense of humor. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Call 394-1254.

· Artforms, 360 Main St., Hill City - Featured artists for February are Karell Lehmann, a potter from Rapid City and Alice Smith of Hill City, a poet who also paints. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call 574-4894.

· A Walk in the Woods Gallery, 506 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer - Painter Ron Holyfield is the featured artist at the gallery this week. Holyfield's subjects include bison, pheasantsand geese in winter fall and summer landscapes. 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 in the Ruth Brennan Gallery is "Between Earth & Sky," by Lynn Thorpe and Bright Springman. The exhibit runs through March 17. In the Central Gallery, Black Hills area high school teachers get a chance to show off their talents. The exhibit, which runs through March 10, is sponsored by the Rapid City Arts Council. Dahl Arts Center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 394-4101 or go to www.thedahl.org.

· Dakota Artists Guild exhibit for February and March will be at the First United Methodist Church, 629 Kansas City St., Rapid City. The exhibit features artists from Suzie Cappa Center for Art Expression and Enjoyment at Black Hills Workshop. The exhibit includes a variety of media with collage, paints, pastels and batik. The exhibit is open during regular church hours. DAG artists also are on display at Hill's Diamonds, 632 St. Joseph St., Rapid City. Featured are Brigid Hoffman, Rachel Farrar and Christine Ann Dargatz. DAG members also have a variety of pottery and paintings on display. The exhibit is open during regular store hours.

· Spearfish City Hall Atrium n Susan Nelson of Lead will display her watercolors in the atrium through February. The city hall building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 722-7568.

· Sturgis Public Library - The Sturgis Middle School students will be displaying their art during February at the library. Call 720-2293.

· Surroundings Gallery, 21 N. Fourth St., Custer - Featured artist is Denise Thompson of Custer. She makes hand-crafted paper using a variety of recycled elements. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 673-2278 or 1-888-495-6368 or go to www.surroundingssd.com.

· Warrior's Work/Ben West Gallery, 277 Main St., Hill City - The featured artist for February is Lori Jones. She works in acrylics or pen and ink. Jones, a K-12 art teacher in the Hill City School District, encourages students of all ages to pursue their dreams and showcase their talents in local and regional art shows. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

n West River Gallery, 518 7th St., Rapid City - Currently featuring the romantic art of Jack Vettriano through the month of February. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 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. The museum will host a Family Fun Day titled: "Happy Chinese New Year!" The workshop runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the museum. Participants will do projects related to Chinese culture with a take-home packet. Cost is $3, which includes admission to the museum exhibits. Call 394-4103.


· Sturgis Area Arts Council presents "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25; 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, and Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Sturgis Community Center. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and $5 students (grades 3-12), and are available at the door.

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· The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra presents "Is there a Doctor in the House?" Saturday, March 31. This dinner theater show begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Cost is $60 per person. Tickets are on sale at the civic center box office. Call 348-1924 or 431-0354.

· Black Hills Community Theatre presents "Copenhagen" March 16 to April 1 at Dahl Arts Center. This play by Michael Frayn offers intriguing speculation about what may have transpired in 1941 during the atomic science revolution. For tickets, call BHCT box office at 394-1786.


· Guitar Masters 2007 featuring Brandon Sprague, Donnie Williams, Christopher Robin Johnson and James Van Nuys, 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City. Tickets are $16; call 394-4101, ext. 200, for reservations.

· Butch Thompson, jazz pianist and clarinetist, formerly pianist with Garrison Keillor's PBS show "A Prairie Home Companion," will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City. His concert will include classical jazz, ragtime and blues.

Nostalgia series

· The Friends of the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are presenting the 13th Annual Nostalgia Film Series. This series features classic films that are shown on consecutive Sunday evenings at Elks Theatre. This year's series, "The Start of Something Big," is comprised of films that were so popular that each of them inspired a sequel. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Call Devereaux Library at 394-1262. This year's films include:

· Sunday, Feb. 18 - "Funny Girl," starring Barbara Streisand;

· Feb. 25 - "Double Indemnity," starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray;

· March 4 - "East of Eden," starring James Dean;

· March 11 - "To Sir, With Love," starring Sidney Poitier;

· March 18 - "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart.

Allied Arts kickoff

· The Allied Arts Fund Campaign Kickoff Party will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at First Western Gateway Condominium Association, 333 West Blvd., Rapid City. The Allied Arts Fund provides financial operating and promotional support to 11 Black Hills area arts organizations. The kickoff party features entertainment from Allied Arts member organizations and artists, door prizes and refreshments. Call 394-4106.

Reading series

· South Dakota Humanities Council Reading Series will discuss "Ethnic Oasis" by Liping Zhu and Rose Estep Fosha at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Lazelle Room at the Sturgis Community Center. Discussion leader is Kathy Antonan of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Quilts wanted

· "Stitches in Time," the annual quilt show sponsored by the Black Hills Quilters Guild, takes place June 8, 9 and 10 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per day, or $9 for a 3-day pass. Nationally recognized quilter Robbi Joy Eklow of Chicago will present a trunk show on Saturday evening and a lecture on Sunday. All quilters are invited to enter their quilts by June 1. Call Carol at 342-4126 or go to www.blackhillsquilters.com.

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