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.

Daniel Calcote-Summer Ceramics Class

This is a wheel throw class made up of four Thursday evening 6-9 pm sessions (July 12, 19, 26, and August 2). All four must be attended to leave with a finished piece.

Cost: $150.  4 sessions and supplies included

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

Class size limited to 10 participants. To sign up or for additional information, contact Sandra Cassibry (601-528-2343) or Kathryn Lewis (228-697-4505).

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

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.
MAAE is thankful to this generous gift from the Weissman Family Foundation.FullSizeRender

Additional Centennial Poles Planned

Stone County continues its Centennial Celebration and the Mississippi Bicentennial by adding four more sets of Garden poles to honor our culture, heritage and the arts! In addition to the Centennial poles in place at Jack’s Hardware, the Bank of Wiggins, and the Stone County Enterprise, additional poles will be added for the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, the Stone County Arts Council, Stone County Libraries and Mississippi Bicentennial Poles at the Stone County Centennial Mural. Partnerships include the Stone County Arts Council, Bank of Wiggins and the Friends of Stone County Libraries. These additional poles are “an official bicentennial project made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the Mississippi Development Authority.”
Pictured: Graphic Artist Jeff Jonescentennial-poles-jeff-jones

Hester Bass and the “Secret World of Walter Anderson”

On August 20, 2015, Stone County students and citizens “enjoyed the journey opening the door to literacy” with award winning Author Hester Bass and the “Secret World of Walter Anderson.” Thanks to our sponsors and partners Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP), Stone County School District, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Campus and Fine Arts Department, Friends of Stone County Libraries, the Stone County Arts Council, and the Pine Belt Libraries.

Stone County Students
All elementary students and middle school students attending Bass’presentation received an autographed copy of the “Secret World of Walter Anderson.”
Honorary Tomcat!
Laura Butler makes Bass an honorary Tomcat.
Heather Bass at book signing at the Wiggins Library.
Author Hester Bass at the book signing at the Wiggins Library.
Artist Elizabeth Huffmaster donates
Artist Elizabeth Huffmaster donates “opening the door to literacy” celebrating Walter Anderson.
Opening the door to literacy.
Opening the door to literacy.

Art and Spirituality with Joy Jennings

The Stone County Arts Council will sponsor a workshop on Art and Spirituality on Saturday, March 15 from 9:00 until 2:00 at the Visual Arts Center at the Perk Campus of MGCCC.  SCAC member and artist, Joy Jennings, will be the presenter for this workshop.  Joy has presented several of these workshops in this area, mainly through her church, St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Gulfport and the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.  She has recently completed a two-year course of study in spiritual direction from the Center of Ministry and the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, and she is now combining that training along with her art in these workshops. Participants can expect a quiet, reflective day to relax, create several artistic pieces, as well as have time for contemplative exercises to center ourselves and find those sacred spaces within ourselves.  Several optional art activities will be introduced, but if you are an artist and prefer to have this time to work on some of your own art projects, please bring your art supplies with you.  The supplies will be furnished for the art activities which are included in the workshop.  Light snacks will be provided throughout the day, but since we are staying until 2:00, you may wish to bring a sack lunch. The fee for the workshop, which includes all supplies is members $60 and non-members $75. To register or for further information call 601-928-6298.

REMEMBER: If you attended the Carlson, Garraway, Cassibry or Huffmaster workshop in 2014 and are a current SCAC member, Joy’s workshop is free, but remember to register by calling 601-928-6298 or contacting Sandra at her email at sandra.cassibry@mgccc.edu.