Arts Calendar

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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 March are Jeanie Severson, a polymer clay artist, and Nancy Ashley, landscape painter. 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 - Kevin Thompson, a Custer native, 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 in the Ruth Brennan Gallery is "Fifty Portraits," an exhibit of new work by Rapid City photographer Chris Benson. In the Central Gallery, Black Hills middle school students get a chance to show off their talents. The exhibit, which runs through March 31, 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.

· Custer County Library, Custer. This month's art show is from the 7th and 8th grade art class of Custer Middle 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.

· Dakota Artists Guild exhibit for 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.

n 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 - Lakota Artist Billy Stewart is the featured artist at Prairie Edge. Stewart creates some stunning, brilliant pieces in which he uniquely combines realism along with very simplified forms. 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 April 1 to 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 - Beth Jeffery of Beth & Co., Deadwood, is the featured artist April 1-7 at the gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.


· 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 at 10 a.m.


· Black Hills Community Theatre presents "Copenhagen" through 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.

· 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'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.

· 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 "Moon over Buffalo."


· Kenny Putnam and Gordy Pratt will be in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Matthews Opera House. Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children ages 5-12, or $35 for a family pass. Call 642-7973.

n The Black Hills Chamber Music Society presents the rescheduled concert of Butch Thompson, jazz pianist, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark St., Rapid City. Call 718-5666.

· The Sturgis Community Cantata, "For God So Loved the World," will be 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 3, at Grace Lutheran Church.

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· The Custer Community Church Choir, under the direction of Skip Swenson, will present "Amazing Grace," a musical created by Sue C. Smith and Russell Mauldin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Custer Community Church. The musical retraces the events that lead up to Easter Sunday and reminds listeners of God's grace. Narrating the musical is Karen Rosga, with solos by Deach Koch and Bonnie Swenson. The event is free. Call 673-4795.

· A variety of local bands and individual talent will perform at the Black Hills Country Music Association winter fundraiser, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1, Loud American Roadhouse, Sturgis. Admission is $5. Raffle, door prizes, silent auction. Fundraiser provides assistance to needy people in the area. Call Chip Bradley, 393-8426.

Photo competition

· The Rapid City Arts Council and Rapid City Journal are once again partnering to inspire photographers to show us their best in the annual Dahl Mountain Photo Competition. This is a juried exhibit, based on mountain culture (landscape, wildlife, mountain sport or extreme sport) with three categories, youth, adult and professional. Entries will be accepted from March 19 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Download an entry form at www.thedahl.org/dahlmountain, or visit the Dahl Arts Center, 713 7th St., Rapid City. Call 394-4101 for more information.

Art show

· The Wall Art Guild will sponsor an amateur art show at Wall Drug Store March 31 and April 1. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is open to anyone with paintings, wood carving, sculptures, pencil sketches and photography. There will be adult and youth categories. For entry blanks or information, contact Lori Schreiber at 386-4321.

Writing contest

· The Dahl Arts Center and the Black Hills Writers Group are seeking submissions for the Laura Bower Van Nuys short story writing contest. The contest is part of the Arts Council sponsored Dahl Mountain Culture Festival and the stories must be based on mountain culture. Entry forms are available at the Dahl or online at http://www.thedahl.org/Literary_Arts.htm. There is a $5 per story entry fee. Call 394-4101, Ext. 200.

'Night at the Casbah!'

· Tickets for "Night at the Casbah!", Rapid City's annual belly dance extravaganza presented by Gypsy, Black Hills Belly Dance, are on sale now at Dahl Arts Center. Tickets are $10 all ages. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at Dahl Arts Center. Proceeds benefit Camp Friendship, a local summer camp for disabled children.

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.

Fool's Ball

· The Rapid City Arts Council will host the Second Annual Fool's Masquerade Ball on Saturday, March 31 in the Yesterday's Ballroom of the Hotel Alex Johnson. The party begins at 7 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres. The band, DD & The Fayrohs performs at 8 p.m. Kenny Putnam will join the band for selected tunes during the night. Tickets for the ball are $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. Tickets are available at the Dahl Arts Center. Seating is limited to 250. Call 394-4101, Ext. 200 to reserve a table.

Dance performance

· Rhythm in Shoes dance troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. Tickets can be purchased at the opera house box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling the opera house at 642-7973. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Also, a dance workshop will be offered for students on Sunday, April 1 at the opera house. Call 642-7973, Ext. 5.

Heartland film

· Voices of the Heartland Film Group presentes "Why We Fight," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Elks Theatre, downtown Rapid City. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Krueger to appear

· Black Hills Writers Group, with support from the South Dakota Humanities Council and the City of Rapid City, present award-winning author William Kent Krueger. He will give an hour-long talk called "For Love or Money: Six Reasons to Write," followed by a book signing. The event will be held in the Sylvan Room II at the Best Western Ramkota, Rapid City at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4. It is free and open to the public. Krueger is the author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series. His books have won several awards, including many Anthony Awards and the Minnesota Book Award.

Calling all cowboys

· The Spearfish Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with the Women's Entertainment Network and Pilgrim Films, is seeking a local cowboy to be featured on an upcoming reality TV dating show, "City Girls." They are casting for a down-to-earth cowboy type or small town guy with great family values. Those interested should be between the ages of 26 and 36, and have a big personality. If you fit the bill or know someone who does, contact Becky Cattie at 818-752-5552 or bcattie@pilgrimfilms.tv or Spearfish CVB at 642-2626 or info@spearfishcvb.com. Check it out at www.we.tv/

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.

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