FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Betsy M. Rowell 601-550-5699
Creative Economy Workshop Scheduled
Wiggins, MS—The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is planning for their second annual Creative Economy Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016. The day-long program is being hosted at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. the program kicks-off at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Cost to participate is $10.
We have an outstanding agenda for the day, speakers from across the state will share information on a variety of resources available to small communities. Representatives from MS Arts Commission, MS Main Street Assoc. and others will be in attendance. Mississippi’s creative economy employs more than 60,000 people in job sectors ranging from design to culinary arts, museums and heritage. Most important, the concept is creating a buzz across the state and is generating excitement in small towns that now see new opportunities they may not have considered, new ways to generate, attract and keep jobs. Taking advantage of our county’s cultural and creative resources can both stimulate the local economy and lay the foundation for future growth and stability.
Lunch is being prepared for us by the award-winning Stone High School Culinary Arts students. You may register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is organized under the general laws of Mississippi as a not-for-profit, public corporation authorized by the Mississippi State Legislature in 1999. The organization plays a vital role in providing one voice to local business owners and those looking to locate in Stone County.
Betsy M. Rowell, Executive Director
Stone County Economic Development Partnership
115 Hatten Avenue East
P.O. Box 569
Wiggins, MS 39577
Emily Sumrall’s 9th grade students dedicate “community banners” and mosaic tile benches to Stone County. The banners and benches were created by students in conjunction with fabric artist Marcus Weekley and tile artist Elizabeth Veglia and community volunteers. The banners will hang in Stone High School and the benches will be located on the nature trail between Perk Elementary and the Community Arts Center.
Sponsors for this project were: Bank of Wiggins, Friends of Stone County Libraries, Stone County Arts Council, Betsy and Otis Rowell and the SC Telling Trees Project. The project partner is MGCCC.
Artist Sherry Carlson recently presented a flower watercolor workshop for the Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) and in support of the Community Arts Center.
Upcoming SCAC events:
April 11 – Glass Sun Catchers full day workshop
April 16 – 5:30-7pm at the Community Arts Center – Stone County Arts Council Members Show. Public is invited!
April 2 – 5:30 pm at the Community Arts Center – SCAC meeting. Open to all interested!
For further information or to register for workshops, call 601-928-6298.
March 20-22 Pine Hill Day. If you can help Daisha (601-928-6289) or Kelly (601-528-1123) with their efforts to pass out our SCAC information please contact them (March 21).
March 23: Join Friends of Stone County Libraries for the Dr. Seuss Celebration and Seuss Book Give Away at the Wiggins Library from 3:30-5:00pm.
March 24: SCAC Monthly meeting at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus-5:30 pm. Bring pictures for the SCAC art show.
March 25: 8:15-2:15 Artist- Elizabeth Veglia/Sandra Cassibry- Mosaic Tile Workshop with MGCCC Art Students SHS 9th Graders – SCAC members welcome to stop by (Visual Arts Center).
March 27: 8:15-2:15- Quilter Marcus Weekley works with community volunteers and a second group of SHS 9th graders at the CAC in a fabric arts workshop making community banners. We need one more volunteer. Please call Kathryn Lewis 228-697-4505 if you are interested.
March 28: 9am-noon- Artist Sherry Carlson presents Watercolor Workshop: Painting Flowers. Call Sandra at 601-928-6298 to register and for additional information.
Save the Date: Full day workshop- April 11- Suncatchers with Daniel Calcote!
Join us for the Fabric Arts Show at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College through February 2015.
Join the Stone County Arts Council at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus for the Fabric Arts Show featuring the “Stone County Community Quilt” on January 27th at 6:00 pm. In addition to the “Quilt”, Fabric Art pieces from participants in the Quilt journey will be on display. This opening is open to the public so join us! The Pine Hill Dulcimers will perform at 6:30 pm.
- Canvas Weaving workshop with Artist Sarah Johnson, January 31 from 9-noon
- Funky Fish workshop with Artist Kelly Spacht, February 21 from 9-noon
- SCAC February 24th meeting: 5:30 pm at the Visual Arts Center, all are invited
- Water Color Flowers workshop with Artist Sherry Carlson, March 27 from 9-noon
For further information regarding workshops or to register, contact President Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298.
Mark your calendar for January 27, 2015 at 6 pm at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus! The Stone County Community Quilt will be on site along with a Fabric Arts Gallery Show featuring students, community leaders and artists who participated in the creation of the Community Quilt.
If you have a fabric art piece/quilt that you would like to show please contact Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298 by January 22nd to let her know the size and number of pieces you have available. This event is sponsored by MS Gulf Coast Community College and the Stone County Arts Council.