The 2nd Annual Black Hills Plein Air Paint-Out gathers artists together to be inspired by the Black Hills’ intimate scenes of granite outcroppings, prairie meadows, aspens and pines, lakes, and streams, abundant wildlife, and rich history.
Presented by Artists of the Black Hills and Hill City Arts Council, this event features almost 30 artists from 9 states creating artwork plein air, or “in the open air” September 25 through 28, 2019. See the events section on the organization’s website at www.artistsoftheblackhills.com for the full schedule of where to watch the artists paint live in action and how to bring home one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by the Black Hills!
The Hill City Senior Center will host a Fall Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Doors will open at 8:00 am, and the sale will close at 12:00 pm. The Center has a good and large variety of items at low prices. Please come check it out. Coffee and cinnamon rolls will also be available.
Saturday, October 12 — 7 pm — Hermosa School Gym
Live music by Allen and Jill Kirkham celebrating the history of our early western music, followed by an exhibit by the Hermosa Arts & History Association of past and present local musicians.
Suitable for all ages and free to the public, with support from the SD Humanities Council.
Coffee and cookies will be served. Donations to support HAHA’s programs gratefully accepted.
Come prepared to tap your toes and sway to acoustic music on guitar, bass fiddle, mandolin and harmonica. Allen and Jill Kirkham will perform their “History of Traditional American Western Music” program on October 12 at the annual Hermosa Arts & History Association Storyteller Event at 7:00 PM in the Hermosa School Gymnasium. The program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Kirkhams give oral and live musical presentations of public domain, traditional Western music, contemporary and original western music, 1870-1907. They share background and history behind the songs and include songs of the Black Hills, valleys, pine trees and plains, cowboys and cowgirls, horses and cattle, pioneer families, gold miners, ghost towns, cavalry, Native Americans, outlaws, gamblers and gunfighters.
Following the Kirkham’s performance, guests will enjoy an overview of Hermosa’s rich musical heritage with a HAHA exhibit featuring past and present local musical history. Local musicians will be celebrated through photographs and text.
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Jewel Cave National Monument and Black Hills Parks and Forests Association are hosting an open house and ribbon cutting to highlight the monument’s new film and theater. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:30 am, the film will show at 11 am, and on the hour until 3 pm. In addition to the film, there will be an explorer Q & A with current cave explorers, special Jr. Ranger activities, and hikes.