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What’s Inside: THE ARTS CENTER NEWSLETTER Issue 115 - March 2014 Courtesy of:

Hillerud Construction

A Word From Our Director Upcoming Classes New Exhibit: Dancing Dazzling Beads Dinner Theater: Relative Values Upcoming Special Events Special Thanks

From the director’s desk:

How could the Arts Center improve performances, community theatre and, at the same time, provide better services to confined populations? This may not be a question you have asked yourself, however, it’s one we have been contemplating for some time.

Taylor Barnes Executive Director

In years prior, performing artists and community theatre have had to bring (or borrow from someone) sound systems and lights – which occupied floor space and often wasn’t “ideal”. Scene changes and spot lighting wasn’t available to provide nuance to performances and sound wasn’t always uniform in the gallery. We also realized that a number of people weren’t physically able to attend excellent performances or to enjoy seeing their neighbors, friends, community members on stage. Thanks to a gift from Charlotte Hansen there will be changes! Charlotte’s gift and support from Jen Erickson and Adam Kilzer have created the Hansen Stage with a full sound system, stage lighting, microphones, video camera, projector and screen. This improvement (understatement) means more professional presentations and an opportunity to reach a much broader audience. We can now record performances and bring them to residents in care facilities and other confined settings… because confinement doesn’t mean deprivation. The stage upgrades will be on display during the next community theater production: Relative Values by Noel Coward. Dinner theater shows Thursday – Saturday, March 27, 28 and 29.

the time has come… We are seeking a new Executive Director: The ideal candidate will bring energy, tenacity and a passion for the arts, culture and heritage while communicating and advancing The Arts Center’s vision, value and programming to the broader community. He or she will have a well-rounded set of competencies that places him or her ahead of other candidates in the field including: leadership experience, diplomacy, interpersonal skills, self-management, personal accountability and customer focus. For the job description, qualifications and how to apply:

upcoming classes providing opportunities for artistic development and exploration Creative opportunities for adults (16 years of age and older)

More details and registration online at:

Photography - Level 1 with Troy Gunderson

Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm The Hansen Arts Studio • $50 members / $60 non-members Get the most out of your camera and desire to take great pictures! This introductory class will walk you through the principles of good photography, camera use, and important terms & techniques (bring camera with manual mode/options).

pysanky egg dying with Bonnie Tressler

Tuesdays: March 18, 25; April 1, 8 & 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm The Arts Center Classroom • $25 for all dates / $7 per drop-ins Pysanky is part of an ancient Ukrainian tradition of decorating eggshells with elaborate geometric patterns. Folk cultures around the world consider the pysanky a symbol of springtime and rebirth. Join us for all 5 nights, or just drop in on the nights that work for you. All materials provided.

Introduction to watercolor with Anna Jacobson

Saturdays: March 22 & 29; April 5 & 12 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm The Hansen Studio • $50 members / $60 non-members It’s easier than it looks, with a little help from Anna… Students will be introduced to watercolor essentials: how to handle the paint, color mixing, proper techniques and more. Beginner to intermediate students welcome. All materials provided.

Pinterest night: Silver spoon rings with Marissa Prentice

Monday, March 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm The Hansen Studio • $10 students & members / $15 non-members Calling all college students and young adults. We’ll be making DIY jewelry pieces from silver spoons as seen on popular Pinterest boards. All materials provided.

KNITTING - Beginner/Intermediate with Angela Seitz

April 7, 8 and 10th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm The Hansen Studio • $25 members / $35 non-members Do you know how to do a simple knit & pearl? If so, this is your next step. Students will learn how to use circular needles and work with multiple needles while creating a fabulous knitted hat. All materials provided.

Art gallery Yoga

Start your weekend with a unique yoga experience surrounded by art in The Arts Center Gallery. Yoga class meets the 1st & 3rd Saturdays. Punch cards available 5 ($27.50) or 10 ($55.00) sessions at the door. For additional information contact Sherry Schutt 701-320-3038.

art classes for kids Arts After School: Spring 2014 schedule is out. Classes start March 10th.

For class schedule, descriptions and registration visit:

From the cover: Elizabeth Simonson, Globe, 2013 The exhibition is touring the State through the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Rural Arts Initiative program.

exhibitions revolving gallery exhibitions every four to six weeks

dancing dazzling beads March 6 – April 18, 2014 Dancing Dazzling Beads consists of work by today’s leading contemporary bead artists from across the United States and Canada. It is a rich, vibrant, and fun exhibition for the whole community. Visitors will be treated to both wall and floor pieces, and contemporary work based in bead history. The history of beads is fascinating. Beads have been traded around the world for centuries. When White traders moved into the American West, they brought beads along to be traded for pelts. Victorian women and folk artists always beaded but it wasn’t until the last few decades contemporary Western artists turned to beads. They recognized that through accumulation, beads and more beads could be amassed into works of art, making whole galleries dance with reflected light. Your invited to the opening of DDeads Thursday, March 6th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Take in the beautiful beadwork and enjoy the refreshments. In 2003, the North Dakota Museum of Art implemented a pilot arts education program to bring exhibitions of original artwork to all communities throughout the state. Through the Rural Arts Initiative, Museum staff delivers, installs, and returns to take down traveling exhibitions at no cost to the community. A primary focus of the program is to provide arts education opportunities for North Dakota schools. In order to assist schools that wish to attend the exhibition, the Museum provides reimbursements for mileage, bus drivers, etc. The Museum’s education staff creates numerous pages of lesson plans that contain learning activities for various grade levels (available for free at

Learn more about this exhibit & rural arts initiative: The Dancing Dazzling Beads exhibit is sponsored by

upcoming events bringing performing artists to the community

Last Annual Comedy Revue Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm This will be the 30th Last Annual Comedy Revue which certainly gives new meaning to the word last. We’re hoping to book a few acts from our past performers. The blending of new and old will ensure the Revue’s continued “bad” name and reputation earned during the last decade. Tickets at the door: $8 adults / $3 students. Sacks and masks will be offered at the door for those who would like to maintain secrecy about their attendance.

Gordy Pratt Performance Saturday, March 22th, 7:30 pm at The Arts Center Don’t miss this great evening with veteran entertainer, extraordinary guitarist, comedy writer and published songwriter, Gordy Pratt. Gordy has performed throughout the United States, appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, and opened for Kenny Chesney, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys and many more. Tickets at the door: $10 members / $15 non-members

Reader’s Theatre Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00 pm at The Legacy Center Do you enjoy the drama of theatre, but don’t like the spotlight? Then Reader’s Theater is for you! Join us for the reading of Prisoner for 2nd Street. For more information, contact: Dina Laskowski at or 701-269-9111

an artful happy hour

MEET PEOPLE, MIX DRINKS, MAKE ART Join us after work for a creatively good time. Monday, March 10th, 5’ish at The Arts Center

RelativeValues A hilarious comedy in a class of its own… written by Noel Coward

The Arts Center presents: Relative Values a 2nd ACT Community Theater production Noel Coward’s Relative Values is a satire of snobbery in all its guises, it deals with the clash of cultures between Hollywood stars and the English aristocracy. The story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party, Moxie, the Countess’s personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess’s butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas’s arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causing all chaos to break loose. Noel Coward, was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise.” He virtually invented the concept of “Englishness” for the 20th century.

Three Dinner Theater Productions Thursday, March 27 • Friday, March 28 Saturday, March 29 • 6:00 pm at The Arts Center Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb 27 $20 members / $25 non-members Payment required at time of reservation. Available at The Arts Center, 115 2nd Street SW, Jamestown, 701-251-2496 Learn more about the 2nd ACT:

Relative Values is sponsored by Jamestown Regional Medical Center in honor of its employees.

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT FREE! At The Arts Center Join us Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 pm for North by Northwest, 1959, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landau. Selected as one of the top 50 films of all time by the American Film Institute, this is considered by many critics to be Hitchcock’s greatest film. This fast paced thriller stars Oscar-winner Cary Grant as a New York ad exec who is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped by a group of spies. After a hair-raising escape, he is framed for a murder he didn’t commit and goes on the run with the lovely Eva Marie Saint. Famous for a wild plane attack and a harrowing chase across the faces of Mount Rushmore, this film is the rare combination of action, suspense and humor.

special thanks donations: Karen Crane, Jackie & George Barnes, Wood Chippers Club, Ryan Holzwarth, Pam Burkhardt, Sue & Terry Anderson, Bonnie Loose, Alice Cueva, Sue & Robert Carlson, Kathy & Harvey Huber, Mary & John Fluth, Taylor & Sandy Barnes, employee fund from Unison Bank, Jaci & Harley Trefz, AAUW, Alice Cueva, Mary Kay & Bill Kennedy, Ann & Joel Wilson, Bev Schaack, Kathy & Harvey Huber

business memberships: Liechty Homes, Investment Centers of America, Jamestown Travel, Central Business Systems, Richardson Electric, Gladstone Inn & Suites, Vining Oil & Gas

giving hearts day: A special thank you to all those you gave on Giving Hearts Day and helped us take full advantage of the matched funds. The day was a great success thanks to your generosity

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The Arts Center activities are supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Arts Center is participating in ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest.

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