News and Events

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.

Upcoming Events

STONE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL SPONSORS COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Award Winning Artist Marilyn Ammons of Spanish Fort, Alabama, will present: COLLAGE FROM A-Z. The workshop includes creation collage papers and supplies and the use of them to finish a collage art piece. The workshop will happen on August 26, 2017, from 9AM – 3PM at Community Arts Center-Perkinston Campus, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Cost is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Call 601 528-2343 to confirm space and additional information. Participants are encouraged to bring COPIES of “family” pics, letters, documents, travel artifacts..etc to include in your personal collage. Bring your own lunch.



BICENTENNIAL MURAL: You Are Invited to Participate!

Mural artist Kym Garraway will be painting the MISSISSIPPI BICENTENNIAL HEROES MURAL on the south wall of the Stone County Education Center (corner of Broad and First Streets) September 4-8, 2017. Community artists who would like to participate, please contact Kathryn Lewis at 228-6974505 to sign up for your time to paint. Stone High art students and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College art students will also be assisting.
Citizens are invited to come by and watch the journey. This mural is funded through a Bicentennial Grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Humanities Council.

Photos from Workshop with Joy Jennings

SCAC / Oil on Canvas Workshop

Join us for the Stone County Arts Council April meeting on April 18 at 5:30 PM, Community Arts Center, Perkinston.
Following the meeting at 6:30 PM, Artist Joy Jennings will conduct an Oil on Canvas workshop. 12″x12″ canvas plus some oil paints will be provided. If you want to paint on a larger canvas or use another medium, please provide your own materials. Cost: Members $25, non-members $35. Contact Sandra Cassibry for additional information and to register for the class-601-528-2343 or 601-928-6298.

Author Louise Borden Visits Stone County Schools

Children’s author Louise Borden recently visited Stone County schools and the after-school program. Using books donated by Wynn and Carolyn Alexander, this project was an official Bicentennial program supported by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Development Authority.

SCAC April Meeting and “Painting Flowers” Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council will hold their April meeting on April 18th, 5:30 pm at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Following the meeting, artist Joy Jennings will present “Painting Flowers.” All supplies will be furnished. Cost for members is $25. Cost for non-members is $35.

For further information or to register, call Sandra Cassibry at (601) 928-6298.

Joy Jennings

Stone County Arts Council News

The Stone County Arts Council will meet March 21, 5:30 pm-Community Arts Center, Perkinston Campus . The monthly Meeting followed by a workshop presented by Kelly Spacht: “Painting Jellyfish.”  All supplies furnished. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Call Sandra Cassibry (601) 928-6298 for additional information and to reserve a spot.
Arts at the Capitol, March 29, 12:30-2:30, State Capitol Rotunda, Jackson, Mississippi -Stone County will have a table!
Coast Bicentennial Celebration, March 31 – April 1, 2017. The Pine Hill Dulcimers will play at 4:30 pm on March 31st at Centennial Park on Highway 90 in Gulfport.
Award Winning Children’s Author Louise Borden will have a book signing and author feedback session on  April 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Wiggins Library.
Congratulations to Sandra Cassibry and Daniel Calcote, their students and Stone County  for the beautiful Bicentennial Mural (Number 8, mosaic tile) that was dedicated on March 18, 2017 during the Pine Hill Celebration on the grounds of the Stone County Courthouse.

Louise Borden Visits Stone County!

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Award winning children’s author Louise Borden will visit Stone County. This official bicentennial project is  made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council and through support from the Mississippi Development Authority in partnership with the Friends of Stone County Libraries and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC). Louise Borden is the author of 19 picture books, and several picture book biographies.
Ms. Borden is a featured presenter at the 2017 (50th Annual) Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival April 5-7 at the University of Southern Mississippi.  All of Borden’s events are free and open to the public. For further information contact Kathryn Lewis at (228) 697-4505.
Louise Borden’s Schedule for April 3, 2017:
9 am
America Is
Malone Fine Arts Building, Perkinston Campus, MGCCC
                 
1pm
The Journey that Saved Curious George
Malone Fine Arts Building, Perkinston Campus, MGCCC
                                                                        
3:30pm
America Is …Mississippi Is
Stone Middle School, Wiggins
5:30pm
Book Signing and Author Feedback (Refreshments)
Wiggins Public Library, Wiggins

Thank You Wynn and Carolyn Alexander!

Wynn and Carolyn Alexander donated $500 to the Friends of Stone County Libraries to purchase books for Award Winning Louise Borden’s visit. Each classroom teacher attending the presentations and each public and school library in Stone County will receive a book. This donation will be used to help match the Bicentennial Grant received from the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Development Authority.

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(L-R): Carolyn Alexander, Tonya Bolton (representing Stone County School District), Wynn Alexander.

 

News and Notes from the SCAC

A Gathering of Heroes

The “Perk Players” in partnership with “The Telling Trees Project” presented A Gathering of Heroes.  Admission to the production included donations to “Our Daily Bread Food Pantry”! Over 15 flats of food were donated!
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Food Collections

Third Annual Creative Economy Workshop

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership, MS Gulf Coast Community College and the Mississippi Creative Economy sponsored the Third Annual Creative Economy Workshop, February 23, 2017, at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Featured speakers included Tonya Sanders Hays (Wings Director and writer of the two “Telling Trees” Plays featuring Stone County stories), Rick Wilemon (William Carey University-curator, painter, and sculptor) and Bethany Byrd (Marketing) “Own Your Hill”.  Robert St. John was the luncheon keynote speaker and the Ultimate Panel Discussion followed – Tres Hombres– Robert St. John (Chef, Restaurateur, Author), Malcolm White (Director Mississippi Arts Commission) and Wyatt Waters (watercolorist and author)! 65+ participants enjoyed a day of sharing and learning from these incredible workshop leaders!
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Wyatt Waters, Malcolm White, Robert St. John

Stone County Arts Council March Meeting                       and Kelly Spacht Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council will meet on March 21, 2017 at 4:30pm at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The meeting is open to all interested participants.
Following the meeting, at 5:30pm, artist Kelly Spacht will present the workshop “Painting Jellyfish.” The workshop is open to SCAC members for $25 and non-members for $40. For more information and to register, contact Sandra Cassibry at (601) 928-2343 or (601) 928-6298.
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Kelly Spacht Jellyfish

Join us at The Mary O’Keefe for Red Creek Currents!

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Invitation
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Book

 

Artist Wyatt Waters and the SCAC Paint Red Creek

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Wyatt Waters’ Easel
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SCAC with Wyatt Waters at Red Creek