Happy New Year!

The Stone County Arts Council is off and running for 2014. A number of events and workshops are currently scheduled (as outlined below) and there is a lot more to come!

January Arts Council Meeting

The Stone County Arts Council will have its next meeting on Jan. 21st at 5:30 pm at Bodine Pottery with an Open House and pottery demonstration to follow at 6:30 pm. All interested participants are invited. Refreshments will be served. Join the Stone County Arts Council in celebrating potter Pat Bodine and Bodine Pottery!

Acrylic and Basket-making Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council is sponsoring an acrylic canvas workshop with Artist Sherry Carlson and a Pine Needle Basket-making workshop with Sandra Cassibry on January 25, 2014 at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of MGCCC. Participants may choose to take one or both workshops. Carlson’s workshop is 9 am-noon; Cassibry’s from 1-4.

For one workshop the fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. For both workshops the fees are $60 for members and $75 for non members. Class size is limited. Call Sandra Cassibry at 601-528-2343 or 601-928-6298 to register. All supplies are furnished for participants to complete one piece in each workshop. (All memberships must be renewed for 2014 to get the member rate!) Proceeds from this workshop will help support the “Yellow Brick Community Arts Project.”

Gallery Opening

On February 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm, Award Winning Coast Artist, Elizabeth Huffmaster will show her work at the Gallery at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of MGCCC. Join the Stone County Arts Council for the opening.

Kym Garraway Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council is sponsoring an acrylic canvas workshop with Hattiesburg artist Kym Garraway on February 15, 2014 from 9AM-2PM at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of MGCCC. The workshop fee is $60 for members and $75 for non-members (All memberships must be renewed for 2014 to receive the members’ rate!) All supplies are furnished for participants to complete one art piece. Proceeds from this workshop will help support the “Yellow Brick Community Arts Project.”

February Arts Council Meeting

The Stone County Arts Council will meet February 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of MGCCC. All interested citizens are invited. For more information contact Sandra Cassibry at 601-528-2343 or 601-928-6298.

 

SCAC News and Reminders

Hope everyone is ready for the Labor Day weekend and the start of college football.

The Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) will hold the next meeting at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) Visual Arts Building on September 10th at 5:30 p.m.  Hope to see everyone there as we continue this wonderful year.

There will be an Art Exhibit opening on September 16th at 6:00 p.m. at MGCCC Visual Arts Building with featured artist Kym Garraway.   The public is invited to the gallery opening and the gallery will be open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment until October.   For more information or to schedule an appointment call Sandra Cassibry at 601.928.6298.

There will be a “Watercolor Workshop” by Kym Garraway held on September 14th at MGCCC Visual Arts Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There are a couple of seats left, please call Sandra Cassibry at 601.928.6298 to check for availability and reserve a spot.  All proceeds from this workshop will go to help fund the “Yellow Brick Community Art Project”.

On a sad note, the SCAC has learned that Mrs. Nancilee Bodine of Bodine Pottery has passed away this week.  She was the past president of this association and loved the “Arts”. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, Pat Bodine, and her family at the great loss of this lady.  The arrangements are not known at this time, but we will forward as soon as available.

Thank  you for your support of the arts and the Stone County Arts Council.