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 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.

n Artforms, 360 Main St., Hill City - The featured artists for January are Mary Jo Marcy of Custer who makes pottery, scarves and purses, along with Neoma Mudlin of Hill City who does feather painting and woodcarving. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 574-4894.

· A Walk in the Woods Gallery, 506 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer - Kathy Sigle is the featured artist this week. She is from the Spearfish area where surrounding ranches and ranch life have inspired the realism in her paintings. 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 - Opening in the Ruth Brennan Gallery is "Between Earth & Sky," by Lynn Thorpe and Bright Springman. The exhibit runs through March 17. Central Gallery has an exhibit featuring the works by adult and child art students which runs through Jan. 28. 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 - Harlan Krutsch is exhibiting his drawings and paintings this month. Harlan uses various mediums such as acrylic, scratch art and pencils. Library hours are 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 673-8178.

· Roma's Ristorante, Spearfish - Featuring the photography of Randall D. Royer through Feb. 1. Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and

4 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 722-0715.

· Surroundings Gallery, 21 N. Fourth St., Custer - Nora Humphery of Custer is the featured artist this week. She does tole painting. 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.


· The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, will be the first two weeks of January for maintenance and cleaning. A new exhibit titled: "Seeking the Hills: A History Through Black Hills Tourism," opens Jan. 28 in the Stanford Adelstein Gallery. Call 394-6923.


· The Next Foundation presents "The Truman Show," the first film in a spiritual cinema series, at 1 p.m., today at Matthews Opera House, Spearfish, followed by discussion and meditation. Donations requested. Call Marsha Mittman at 644-8062 to register.

· Members of the drama department at Sturgis Brown High School will present their one-act play, "A Tribute to Milford Maulfmum," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 25 at Sturgis Community Center Theatre. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

· Rapid City Central High School Theatre students will present the one act plays "The Breakfast Club" written by John Hughes, stage adaptation by Justin Speck, and "E Pluribus Unum" written and composed by Justin Speck and cast at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, and Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Rapid City Central High School Theater. All seats are reserved. Cost is $5. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the activitiy counter in Central's main office.

· Black Hills Community Theatre presents Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" Feb. 2-18. Reservations will be taken beginning Jan. 25 for season ticket holders, and Jan. 27 for the general public. Call 394-1786.

· The Rapid City Concert Association presents "The Church Basement Ladies" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center theater. This delightful musical comedy celebrates the women who work so hard in the church kitchen. The show is aimed at all women whose toil and time form one of the pillars of their churches. The cast includes four women, the pastorate of a small country church and the organist/ pianist.

· Sturgis Area Arts Council winter production "Noises Off," will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 23 and 25, at Sturgis Community Center Theatre.


· Black Hills Bluegrass Band performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th St., to raise funds for the Friends of Bluegrass, a group that creates and facilitates area events and supplies funding and volunteer support for the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival. Tickets are $7 in advance; $7 for Dahl and Friends of Bluegrass members; $10 day of show. Call 394-4101

· Black Hills Chamber Music Society presents Musical Colors of the Black Hills at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City. This concert, organized by Elizabeth Benusis, will feature local musicians performing in a variety of chamber music ensembles. Tickets for adults are $13, college students and senior citizens $10, high school students $5.

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· The Presidents Information Center will present a new musical series beginning Jan. 26-27: "Music at The Bank presents The Sweet Side of Opera." The series will feature some of the best classical vocal talent in the area at the Presidents Information Center, 631 Main St., Rapid City. Cost is $29 which includes a catered dessert and beverages by Canyon Lake Resort. Dessert starts at 7 p.m. followed by an hour of light vocal classics at 8 p.m. The series is being organized by Eric Johnson. Call 484-2092.

· The Oak Ridge Boys will be in concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Tickets are $35 reserved seating or $50 for Gold Circle Reserved Seating. Call 394-4111.

Nostalgia series

· The Friends of the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announce the 13th Annual Nostalgia Film Series. The annual event features 10 classic films that are shown on consecutive Sunday evenings at Elks Theatre. This year's series, "The Star of Something Big" is comprised of films that were so popular that each of them inspired a sequel. The 2007 series begins today. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Call Devereaux Library at 394-1262.

This year's films include:

· Today - "Twelve O'Clock High," starring Gregory Peck;

· Jan. 28 - "Support Your Local Sheriff," starring James Garner and Walter Brennan;

· Feb. 4 - "Brief

Encounter," with Trevor Howard;

· "Feb. 11 - "Stagecoach," starring John Wayne;

· 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.

Watercolor workshop

· Richard Dubois will host a weekend watercolor workshop on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27, at Artspot, 1024 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer. The event will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call Kristi K. Scott at 673-5501 or 440-0079 for information or to register.

Reading series

· South Dakota Humanities Council Reading Series will discuss "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Sturgis Public Library/City Hall in the downstairs meetings room. Discussion leader will be Kathy Antonen of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Call for Entries

· The Carnegie Arts Center at Alliance, Neb., has announced a call for entries for its 14th anniversary visual arts show. The annual judged and juried visual arts show will be displayed in the Marjorie Leu Skala Gallery and Gallery B from March 27-April 29. Entry forms, accompanied by slides, photographs or original pieces, must be submitted to Carnegie Arts Center by 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Call 308-762-4571.

Young artists

· The Black Hills Symphony League presents the annual Young Artist Competition at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at First United Methodist Church, 625 Kansas City St., Rapid City. Tickets are $5. The winner of this year's competition will perform with the symphony during the March 10 symphony concert which will feature the first Young Artist Competition Winner, Bill Rounds.

'For the Birds'

· The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City will host a Family Fun Day titled: "For the Birds," from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at the museum. Participants will do projects related to feeding and observing birds. Cost is $3 (which inlcudes admission the museum exhibits). Call 394-4103.

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