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.

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).

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.

SCAC Announces Coming Events

Stone County Arts Council Reminders:

  • March 18- 5:30 pm – SCAC meeting
  • March 18-6:30 pm – Daisha Walker’s presents  “The Emilie and Marie Stapp Story.” This program was funded by the MS Humanities Council in partnership with the Stone County Arts Council and the Friends of Stone County Libraries. The two new Stapp traveling murals are hanging in the Visual Arts Center Gallery until April 8th.
  • March 21-22 – Pine Hill Day – SCAC will sponsor a booth. Please sign up with Sandra Cassibry to help man the booth.
  • March 26 – Arts Day at the Capitol. If you would like to attend, call Kathryn Lewis  at 228-697-4505 for more information.
  • March 27 -Noon at The Lightered Knot- Dianne Williams (Author and Arts Commission Cultural Arts Director) shares stories and sign her new book on MS Tall Tales. This book features  two Stone County stories.
  • March 27 – 6:00 pm – Top of the Hancock Bank Building (Gulfport) – Elizabeth Huffmaster Art  Show Opening. This event is free.
  • April 10- 6:00 pm –  Cassibry and Calcote Gallery Opening- Visual Arts Center
  • April 9-11 – Children’s Book Festival at USM – This event features award winning authors and illustrators. More information is available online.
  • April 12: 9:00 am -2:00 pm -Silk Fabric Painting Workshop with Kelli Spacht-$60 for members and $75 for non-members…sign up by calling 601-928-6298.
  • April 15: 5:30 pm – SCAC meeting
  • April 15: 6:30 pm – Cross Painting Workshop with Sandra Cassibry ($30 for members and $40 for non-members). Call 601-928-6298 to register.

We do amazing work!!!   Congratulations to Elizabeth Huffmaster for wining a purchase award and $500 watercolor award at the Fairhope Art Show. Congratulations also to member Marilyn Ammons for winning “Best in Show” at the Daphne Arts Show sponsored by the Mobile Watercolor Society.

 

Stone County Arts Council News – Much to Know!

The Stone County Arts Council SCAC) enjoyed a great acrylic workshop with Kym Garraway on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Later in this post, you can check out the photos from this event or can see them on our Facebook page. The SCAC was  honored to provide a student scholarship to the workshop. Special thanks to Kym for donating the proceeds from the workshop to the Yellow Brick Community Arts Center project!

Upcoming Events/Workshops!

February 18, 5:30PM – Important SCAC Planning Monthly Meeting, Visual Arts Center-Perkinston Campus

February 21-23 – Folk Music workshops and at William Carey University. For more information check the WCU website or contact Karen McQueen.

March 1, 9:00AM-2:00PM –  Elizabeth Huffmaster’s Watercolor Workshop (Student will choose from watercolor paper or yupo and flower patterns  or can design their own.)  Cost: members $60, non-members $75. Call  601-928-6298 for more information or to register.  All materials to complete one piece will be provided. Visual Arts Center-Perkinston Campus 

March 5 – Read Across America – Share a story and art activity with Stone County Students. If interested in participating,  call 228-697-4505.

March 11, 12:30PM-1:30PM -“The Emilie Stapp Story” presented by Daisha Walker (funded in part with a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council); Admission is free. The newest Stone County Traveling Mural will be introduced on the life of Emilie Stapp. The Mural, painted by Kym Garraway, is funded by the Stone County Arts Council and The Friends of Stone County Libraries. Visual Arts Center-Perkinston Campus

March 15, 9:00AM-2:00PM – “Art and Spirituality” presented by Joy Jennings, Watch for coming information on this incredible opportunity! -Visual Arts Center-Perkinston Campus

March 18, 5:30PM – Monthly SCAC Meeting followed by “The Emilie Stapp Story” (see March 11 for more information); -Visual Arts Center-Perkinston Campus

March 21-22 – Annual Pine Hill Day – SCAC will have a booth.

March 27; 12 noon – Storyteller and Cultural Arts Director of the Mississippi Arts Commission Diane Williams will be in Stone County at the Lightered Knot Kitchen (sponsored by the Friends of Stone County Libraries) telling stories and signing her new book on Mississippi’s Tall Tales (including some Stone County stories).

April 15, 5:30PM – SCAC monthly meeting; Visual Arts Center – Perkinston Campus

June 23-27 – Mark your calendars for K-12 students for the summer performing arts camp at MGCCC-Perkinston. For more information, contact Daisha Walker at 601-928-6289.

Other Notes

Come see Elizabeth Huffmaster’s Gallery Show now open at the Visual Arts Center.

SCAC member and artist Sherry Carlson, with the MGCCC – Perkinston Campus Art Students, is painting a traveling mural featuring the characters in Emilie Stapp’s many books. This mural will hang at alternate times at Wiggins and Perkinston Elementary Schools. An accompanying lesson will be shared with the students to share with them the incredible story of Emilie Stapp and the characters of her books.

2014 dues are due. We have lots of wonderful “art” going on and we need YOU!! Please let us know what you would like to do for “art” this summer – studio classes? 2 day classes? more Saturday classes?

See you soon!

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Join Us for the Elizabeth Huffmaster Gallery Opening

The exciting work of Elizabeth Huffmaster will be opening for public access on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 6PM at the Visual Arts Center of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus.  We hope you will join us for this existing evening.

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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.

 

Elizabeth Huffmaster July 13, 2013 Workshop

Enjoy photos of the watercolors from the July 13th workshop with Elizabeth Huffmaster. Check our schedule frequently for more planned workshops and events.

Elizabeth Huffmaster

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Stone Countians enjoy painting at Elizabeth Huffmaster’s recent watercolor class sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council. Elizabeth’s next class is a watercolor canvas class July 13th. Call 601-528-2343 or 228-697-4505 for further information. All proceeds from these classes benefit the “Yellow Brick” Community Arts Center project.

Watercolor Canvas Workshop with Elizabeth Huffmaster – 07-13-2013

huffmaster-1 The Stone County Arts Council will sponsor a “Watercolor Canvas” workshop with artist Elizabeth Huffmaster on July 13th at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The workshop is from 9 am – 3 pm. All supplies will be furnished to complete one work – a floral piece or a crab.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants.  The cost of the workshop is $60 for members and $75 for non-members.

Please contact Sandra Cassibry to register or for further information at 601-928-2234. This workshop benefits the “Yellow Brick Community Arts” project.