Arts Calendar

Film series · Galleries · Theater · Concerts · Museums · Art shows


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 from March 12 to April 13. The display is titled The Farmer Series. An opening reception will be 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 16, with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. that evening. 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 - Kathy Sigle 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.

· 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. The exhibit will open with an artist's reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. 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.

· 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. An open house will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22. 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.


· 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. Today is a Family Fun Day at The Journey. A program titled "See the Starts," will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include projects related to stars and constellations, a video, Lakota star knowledge, telescope use and a take-home packet. Call 394-4103.


· 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.


· Local gospel group D'Vine Favor, also known as the Davis Sisters, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Rapid City Central High School theater. Admission is free with a donation to the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

· 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.

· 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 students and $20 adults. Call 394-4111.

· 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.

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 - "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart.

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 Groups 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, go on sale Friday, March 23, at Dahl Arts Center. Tickets are $10 all ages. Performances will at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at Dahl Arts Center. Proceeds benefit Camp Friendship, a local 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.

Fools 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 & Shoes Dance Group will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Matthews Opera House. Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children ages 5-12, or a family pass for $35. Call 642-7973.

Heartland film

· The Voices of the Heartland Film Group present "Why We Fight," a film by Eugene Jarecki at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Elks Theatre in downtown Rapid City. Tickets are $5 at the door. An open discussion will follow the film.

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.

Painting class

· "Exploring Fine Art Acrylics," continues with a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at 3936 Yucca Drive, Rapid City. Marie Louise Tesch will demonstrate using acrylic paints and mediumsto create mixed media collages. Cost is $25. Call 342-3328.

Horse expo art

· The Black Hills Horse Expo Art and Photo contest will be March 24-25. The theme for all entries is horses. Call 787-5833 or go to the Web site at www.blackhillshorseexpo.com

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