Did you know that oral histories are the foundation of The Telling Trees project? The initial interviews focused on the foundational industry of Stone County. Check out the Oral Histories section of the website for additional information.
The Murals of Stone County are featured in the Summer 2013 edition of “Our South” magazine’s Places feature.
Copies of this issue will be available later this week at the Stone County EDP and The Old Firehouse Museum. “Our South” has featured other Stone County interests including the The Old Firehouse Museum in the Spring 2013 edition and the George Austin McHenry House in the Summer 2012 edition.
Looking for articles about projects of the Stone County Arts Council? Check out Articles of Interest.
Are you an elementary school teacher looking for meaningful materials that are Core Compliant to include in your classroom cirriculum? If so, check out The Longleaf and Me….A-Z and The Watershed and Me…A-Z.
Sunset Through the Longleaf Pine is the original Stone County Mural. Erected in Blaylock Park in Wiggins facing Pine Street, the mural allows the viewer to see what the pioneers who settled in Mississippi’s virgin pine forests in the early part of the 20th century saw every day. Today, one of the few remaining stands of Longleaf Pines can be seen from the Flint Creek Water Park.
The ceramic tiles in this mural were cut by hand. The bricks fronting the mural are some of the original Pine Hill bricks.
Mural artists were Elizabeth Veglia and Sandra Cassibry and the art students of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus. The mural was dedicated in 2007. Photo is by Cille McHenry Litchfield.
Stone Countians enjoy painting at Elizabeth Huffmaster’s recent watercolor class sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council. Elizabeth’s next class is a watercolor canvas class July 13th. Call 601-528-2343 or 228-697-4505 for further information. All proceeds from these classes benefit the “Yellow Brick” Community Arts Center project.
The Williams “W” Mural is located on Highway 26 West in Wiggins. This mural was sponsored by Pete Williams Engineering. Artist was Kym Garraway.
Welcome to the Stone County Arts Council. While still “under construction”, we hope you will check often for event and class information as well as learn about the projects the SCAC has underway. We would love to have you join us. Membership is open to all Stone County Mississippi citizens.
For membership information, please click this link: SCAC Membership Form Full Page
The Stone County Arts Council will sponsor a “Free-Form Basket” class with artist Kelly Spacht on August 10th at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The workshop is from 9 am – 2 pm.
All supplies will be furnished to complete one basket. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and the cost is $45 for members and $60 for non-members.
Please contact Sandra Cassibry to register or for further information at 601-928-2234. Proceeds from this workshop benefit the “Yellow Brick Community Arts” project.
The Stone County Arts Council will hold its next meeting on July 16th at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at 5:30 pm. For further information about the Arts Council contact Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-2234. This council is open to all citizens.