Arts Calendar

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· 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 - Jim Whartman's work is featured 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.

· Black Hills Bronze Fine Art Foundry & Gallery, Hill City. - Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tours are available upon request. Call 574-3200.

· 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 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.

· 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.


· 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 "Seeking the Hills" storyteller series will feature Melvin Miner at 2 p.m. today. His presentation is titled: "The Spiritual Places and History of the Black Hills from the Lakota Perspective."


· 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.

· 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 Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The concert is titled: "Favorite Son," and features cellist Bill Rounds, the winner of the first Young Artist Competition. Also featured is Taryn Arbeiter, the 2007 Young Artist competition winner on violin.

· The Jamestown College Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 710 Kansas City St., Rapid City. The concert is free.

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· Slip Disc Productions presents an evening of acoustic music featuring Seth Brian, Joe Bucholz, Mike Vinton, Jake Fogle, Neko, Amanda Conway, with special guest Mike Reardon at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Dahl Fine Arts Center, 713 7th St., Rapid City. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds benefit the Norbeck Society. Call 484-3115.

n The Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater as part of the Rapid City Concert Association series. Call 394-4111 for tickets.

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.

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:

· Today - "East of Eden," starring James Dean;

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

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

St. Patrick's Ceili

· The Scottish and Irish Society of the Black Hills will present a Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 717 Qunicy St., Rapid City. Music will be provided by String Thaw. Call 716-7186 or visit their Web site at blackhillscelticevents.org.

Gold camp kids

· "We are Deadwood, too: Children of the Gulch's ethnic communities featuring Anne Rogers, Adams Museum & House publications coordinator and assistant curator. Rogers' lecture will focus on the race- and class-based disparities in early Deadwood as experienced by the gold camp's children. The event will be held at Adams Museum, 54 Sherman St., Pioneer Room, Deadwood, at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Call 578-3724.

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 605-386-4321.

Horse expo art

· The Black Hills Horse Expo Art and Photo contest will be March 24-25. The theme for all entries is horses. The Expo is a fundraiser for the Northern Hills Area CASA Program. It costs nothing to enter. Call 605-787-5833 or visit the Web site at www.balckhillshorseexpo.com.

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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