News and Events

Mural Dedication at Perkinston Elementary Attended by Stone County Arts Council Members

Sandra Cassibry, Kelly Spacht, Kathryn Lewis, and Daisha Walker, proud sponsors as part of the SCAC, celebrate the new mural dedication at Perkinston Elementary on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Students Eagerly Learned How To Draw Trees During Debra Baldinger Workshop Last Saturday.


Dot Courson Workshop in April

Perkinston Elementary School Mural Dedication January 18th

The Perkinston Elementary School Mural Dedication will be  Friday, January 18th at noon at Perkinston Elementary Library. SCAC is a proud sponsor!




Drawing Workshop with Debra Baldinger

Learn to draw trees and landscapes with artist Debra Baldinger 9am-3pm on January 19, 2019.

Cost: $60 members/$75 non-members.  Sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council.

Location: Community 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.

Fabric Painting Workshop with Kelly Spacht rescheduled for Saturday, February 2nd

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $60 members/$70 non-members

To register or for additional information Call 601-928-6298 or 601-528-2343.


Lost in the Woods, An Exhibit of Artwork Inspired by Nature: Melissa Ladner, Artist

November 14, 2018 – January 31, 2019

Visual Arts Center Gallery, MGCCC Perkinston CampusLost in the Woods exhibit front.Lost in the Woods exhibit schedule.

4th Annual Tri-ART-a-Thon Thursday, November 15

Join us this Thursday for an evening of visual and performing art.

5:45 p.m.  Woodwind Ensemble Recital, Studio 113, Visual Arts Center

6:15 p.m.  Welcome by Dr. Ladd Taylor, Visual Arts Center Gallery (VAC Gallery)

6:25 p.m.  Lost in the Woods, Gallery Talk by Melissa Ladner, VAC Gallery

6:45 p.m., Viewing of Student Art Show, Gallery Talk by Daniel Calcote, Malone Hall Gallery

7:00 p.m.  Mississippi Sound and Perkette Perform, Directed by Brandon Ring & Britney Patton, Malone Hall Auditorium

7:45 p.m.  Stone County Arts Council Showcase, Gallery Talk by Sandra Cassibry, Community Arts Center

The evening will end with music by Kenny Myrick and students. Light refreshments will be provided. Enjoy!



SCAC Meeting tonight 5:30pm & Kym Garraway’s Pen & Ink Workshop 6:30pm

It’s not too late. Please join us for a short Arts Council Meeting at 5:30pm followed by

Kym Garraway’s Pen and Ink Workshop ($35) at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Community Arts Center. For more information, please call Sandra Cassibry at 601-528-2343 or email Hope to see you there!

Thank you,


FREE Lecture Demo & Seductive Surfaces for Painting & Collage Workshop with K.D. Tobin, Golden Certified Working Artist






Stone County Arts Council

Community Arts Center

of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

51 Main Street

Perkinston, MS 39573

With Golden Certified

Working Artist



September 25, 2018

FREE Lecture Demo 

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Paid Workshop

Seductive Surfaces

for Painting & Collage

1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Contact Sandra Cassibry for workshop pricing & registration


Come enjoy a free presentation on acrylic paints from A to Z. We will cover pigments, extending paints, Hi Flow and the exciting line of “OPEN” acrylics, the acrylic paint that stays wet and workable longer than regular acrylic, plus a whole lot more. There’s a little something for everyone. All attendees will receive a valuable information packet and free samples of Golden products. In the “Whole Lot More” section we will cover some of Golden’s newest products like the exciting line of watercolor mediums under the “QoR” label along with products from our subsidiary company Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints.


Explore new, fun and innovative approaches to collage and painting using acrylic mediums. Try new surfaces. Learn to create a multitude of surfaces with acrylic gels & grounds that can enhance the collage process. Explore grounds for washes, glazes, texture & layering, for drawing & painting & applying images. This class will be exploratory, fun and inventive. Suitable for all levels, Golden Artist Colors materials supplied. Artists should also bring along a few favorite drawing elements(no actual drawing talent necessary) such as pastels, colored pencils, etc., and a brush & palette knife or two, along with a small container for water & paper toweling. A bag lunch & something to drink is recommended if attending the morning session.

I hope you can join us and I look forward to meeting you

if it’s your first time or seeing past attendees again.

K. D. Tobin Art

Kevin Tobin  (941) 365-1117


Artist, lecturer, instructor & writer

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Blue Head Front & enlightened

I have been painting for over 35 years. Painting, sculpting, & teaching are my passion. My work has evolved from very large abstract-figurative to smaller, purely abstract pieces.  Close examination of a particular piece will reveal texture, hand-prints & even footprints that are part of the process of creation. Buried within many pieces are subtle snippets of newsprint, headlines, & other social commentary that act as time-code elements to root the piece and act as a reference to its place in time.

I am currently represented by Art Dimensions, Los Angeles and Stakenborg-Greenberg Fine Art, Sarasota. Works are also available at Saatchi Art and Museblock.

I find the act of painting akin to breathing, and while I continue to breathe I know I will always have a visceral response to the creative process and be at my happiest.

K.D. Tobin

“K.D.’s artistic talent is comparable to some of the best contemporary art I have seen in the market”.

Larry Oakner
Author & Advertising Creative Director

“Some of Kevin’s paintings have a whimsical Matisse-like quality; others are like Edvard Munch without the angst! Keep up the good work”

Marie Cantin
Producer at Rapid Eye Movement Productions, Inc.