Mitchell ACT has the finalists of the mural contest and we need YOUR help to find our winner! All you have to do is pick your favorite.
And Here’s a little something about the artists! –
Shaila Peterson, artist of the hat rack, was born and spent the majority of her youth in eastern South Dakota. She received her B.A. in advertising Design and Fine Art from Northern State University in 2002. Shaila has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States. She currently resides with her family in Lead SD working as a painter.
Alexa Brtna, artist of “5” is a local photographer who started her business at the age of 18. Along with her portrait and wedding work, Alexa has worked with many local businesses, creating a unique high fashion feel for her clients. Those familiar with Bliss Bridal and Hollywood Styles would have seen her editorial like photos done for them. Besides enjoying photography her passions include painting, swimming, and reading strange novels.
David Cantrell, artist of “Stranger”, is currently living in Mitchell South Dakota. He earned both his BFA and MFA in visual arts several decades ago, and have since continued to be a practicing and teaching artist at the professional level. He taught college art for a bit. Over ten years, and K-12 art almost ten years altogether. Hi largest piece ever was a community mural “Flowers From Our Garden” on the Trinity river emergency spillway which was 114X70 ft.
Sonni Howard, artist of “Day Chasing Night” has been a Mitchell resident since she was in 3rd grade. She currently works for graphic packing and has a 5 year old daughter. Sonni has always been interested in art in all different forms. She tends to draw and paint when she can but has been recently creating posters and crafts for company events as well.
**The work is up at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre for anyone to come and see in person! A link to voting will be posted in beginning of February to place a vote online. Votes can also be emailed, messaged to us on Facebook, or given to us in person at the theatre.**
Hannah is trying to finish her science project – a model of the solar system. But there’s a problem: it’s due tomorrow, she’s not finished yet, and it’s past her bedtime. How will she get it done? With a little help from her friends – the most talented troupe in the Milky Way!Join Hannah on a trip through the solar system in this ultra-cool edu-tainment “hip-hopera” that is out of this world! Move and groove along with the planets, moons, meteors, comets, asteroids and even some rockin’ scientists as they sing, dance and serve up the freshest facts in the galaxy.Show length: approximately 45 minutes
March 13th, 14th, and 15th
Right after they compete in the State One Act Festival, the cast of Shakespeare Abridged directed by Vicki Hansen, will be showing off their hard work for the community. 3 men and some of the best known plays by William Shakespeare condensed into one hilarious hour. Can they pull it off? Come see for yourself. Knowledge of Shakespeare is useful but definitely not needed for this hilarious production!
“Rumors”, a Neil Simon Comedy.
Running Feb. 27th, 28th, Mar. 6th, and 7th at 7:30 and Mar. 1st and 8th at 2:00.
“This Neil Simon comedy will be sure to have you rolling in the aisles. Four couples arrive at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to attend a party celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. However, the four couples soon discover that there are no servants, the hostess is missing and the deputy mayor”
The cast of Rumors:
Ken Gorman – Devin Carey
Chris Gorman – Megann Davis
Lenny Ganz – Paul Wishard
Claire Ganz – Beth Joramo
Ernie Cusack – Dennis Westgard
Cookie Cusack – Micaela Nelson
Glenn Cooper – Andrew Mefferd
Cassie Cooper – Jessica Mefferd
Officer Jen Welch – Keely Nelson
Officer Connie Pudney – Leulima Russell
Officer Ben Benson – Jon Kleinschmidt
March 19, 20, 21, 22
Brought to you by some of your favorite women in Steel Magnolias, A young mother discovers that she has breast cancer and reluctantly attends a support group during chemotherapy treatment. The group consists of six breast cancer survivors that band together to take on more than just their cancer and its side effects. They face death and take on life! They find new meaning for their lives through love and laughter. The play is both a comedy and a tragedy. Comedy is how many of the members deal with the tragedy of cancer. It underlines the tremendous and relentless spirit of breast cancer survivors. Cancer is nothing to laugh about – but you can choose to laugh at it!
Carol Grode-Hanks – Nancy
Julie Hart Schutte – Doris
Alisha Spurrell – Jane
Julie Hofer – Winnie
Julie Gross – Karen
Laura Keupp – Peace
Directed by: Linda McEntee
Proceeds benefit Kiwanis Eliminate Project and the Never Walk Alone Organization
Check out the Eliminate Project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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Mitchell, SD 57301
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A musical that runs May 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th at 7:30 and 3rd and 10th at 2:00.
“This heartwarming musical is about two American hikers who are exploring the Scottish highlands. They encounter something not on their map, the lost town of Brigadoon, which, resulting from a miracle from God, comes to life only for one day every century.