News and Events

February Meeting and Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council will hold their regular meeting on February 20, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Community Arts Center, Perkinston Campus-MGCCC.  All interested citizens are invited. For further information, call Sandra Cassibry- 601-928-6298.
After the meeting, Kym Garraway will lead a Watercolor Workshop from 6:30-8:30 pm, Community Arts Center, Perkinston Campus, MGCCC. Cost is $25 members, $40 non-members.  All supplies are furnished for at least one piece of art. To sign up for class or for further information, contact Sandra Cassibry 601-928-6298 or Kathryn Lewis 228-697-4505.

Creative & Cultural Economy Workshop

Join us for the 4th Annual Creative & Cultural Economy Workshop.

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Painting Class with Elizabeth Huffmaster

Painting class with Award Winning Artist Elizabeth Huffmaster is scheduled for 9am-3pm on January 20, 2018. Medium is watercolor on Yuppo and is for all experience levels.  All supplies furnished to finish art piece.

Cost: $60.  Sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council.

Location: Visual Arts Center: Perkinston Campus, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Class size limited. To sign up or for additional information, contact Sandra Cassibry (601-528-2343) or Kathryn Lewis (228-697-4505).

Coming Events

September 18, 4PM-5PM, Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Stone County Arts Council Presents Kids Artists Workshop Fall Tree
September 19
530-630PM, Malone Fine Arts Building, Room 104, MGCCC, Perkinston
Monthly Stone County Arts Council Meeting
630PM, Malone Fine Arts Building, Gallery, MGCCC, Perkinston
Gallery Opening, Joy Jennings and Mary Ann Long:
Two Views, Two Styles, and Two Stone County Girls
 
September 23, 9AM-3PM,Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Join Artist Kelly Spacht for a Free-Form Basket Workshop. Call Sandra Cassibry at 601-528-2343 for more information and to register.
 
September 25, 6PM-730PM, Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
PAWS for ART – The Stone County SPCA (SCSPCA) in partnership with the Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) is offering a fun night of art, sipping lemonade and sweet tea, and painting the State of Mississippi.  Fee is a donation of $45 to benefit the SCSPCA to pay for kitten/cat spay/neuter. Instruction by artist Sandra Cassibry. PLEASE register ASAP so we can have adequate supplies on hand. To register, contact Kathryn Lewis  at 228-697-4505 or klewis23@yahoo.com. All Supplies are furnished.
 
Community Notes:
September 24, 730AM-10AM, FUMC Wiggins
Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Friends of Stone County Libraries
                              
November 11
Dedication of Stone County’s Bicentennial (36th) Mural – A Gathering of Heroes

New Mural Takes Shape

“A Gathering of Stone County Heroes” is the newest Stone County mural. This mural celebrates Mississippi’s Bicentennial.

Newest Mural
A Gathering of Stone County Heroes

Grant for Teaching Artist

Amy Perry, Cher Barefoot, Angelia Ross and Teaching Artist Tonya Hayes celebrate the announcement that Stone Middle School in Wiggins, Mississippi, received a grant from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE), to research, study and present the story of Emilie and Marie Stapp. The Stapp sisters were Stone County community advocates , philanthropists, and Emily was a world known children’s writer.
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Stone County Centennial – Mississippi Bicentennial Poles Update

The newest set of Mississippi Centennial – Stone County Bicentennial Poles are in place at the Stone County Economic Development Office, located in the historic Wiggins Depot. The poles celebrate Stone County’s Centennial and Mississippi’s Bicentennial, its culture and heritage. The pole project was funded in part through a Bicentennial grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Humanities Council.
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Fund Raiser for Stone County SPCA

Sip lemonade or tea, paint Mississippi, and snip (spay/neuter) a cat!
Fundraiser for Stone County SPCA to help match spay/neuter grant and make Stone County cats and kittens adoptable at Pet Smart!
September 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Community Arts Center, Perkinston Campus
Fee:$45 – This is the fee to spay/neuter a cat and get it ready for adoption. The entire fee goes to SCSPCA (make check out to SCSPCA).
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Collage Class – August 26, 2017

Summer Art Workshop 2017!

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Briley Hines (McHenry), Paxton and Lucy George (Perk), Katharine Spacht (Perk), and Donna and Davis Walker were among the students at the Summer Art Workshop sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council in partnership with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Art Instructor Kelli Spacht worked with students to create different art pieces each day!  Students learned weaving, drawing, abstract watercolor painting, and made Chihuly inspired bowls.