Community Banners and Mosaic Tile Benches

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.

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Dedication of Community Banners and Mosaic Tile Benches

Please join us Monday, May 18th at 6PM in the cafeteria of Stone High School for the dedication of the latest additions to the “Murals of Stone County”, our Community Banners and the Mosaic Tile Benches (click link to the article about these wonderful benches).

The banners were created on March 27, 2015, with award winning quilter Marcus Weekley. The banners celebrate Stone County’s 100 years! Thanks to our sponsors: Bank of Wiggins, Betsy and Otis Rowell, Friends of Stone County Libraries, and the Stone County Arts Council in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the Stone County School District.

Upcoming Events

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!

Quilting with Marcus Weekley

Members and guests of the SCAC recently participated in a quilting workshop with Marcus Weekly.

The Stone County Arts Council has announced the following meetings and workshops for August-September 2014:
August 12, 5:30 PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston – Stone County Arts Council Monthly meeting. Open to all interested citizens.
August 19, 6:00 PM,Stone High School, Wiggins – Mural Dedication: Stone County’s 31st Mural will be dedicated . The mural is dedicated to Stone County’s strong agricultural presence and is titled: “Harvesting Knowledge through History.”  The mural was created by one of Emily Sumrall’s ninth grade classes with mural artist Kym Garraway and was funded by First Bank with donations from Jack’s Home Improvement. All citizens are invited.
August 30, 9AM-2PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston – Stone County Arts Council with quilt artist Marcus Weekly is offering a quilting workshop. For further information and to register for the class call Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298. Class size is limited.
September 16, 5:30 PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston – Stone County Arts Council Monthly meeting. Open to all interested citizens.
September 16, 6:30 PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston –  “Make It, Take It, Share It” workshop with three rotating sessions making shell crosses, stamped cards and angels. Workshop fee is $25- participants will make one, take one, and share one for a donation for the upcoming “Calling All Angels” fundraiser during the MGCCC “Festival of Lights.” Call 601-928-6298 to register for this workshop.

Stone County Arts Council Announces August and September Dates

The Stone County Arts Council has announced the following meetings and workshops for August-September 2014:
August 12, 5:30 PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston – Stone County Arts Council Monthly meeting. Open to all interested citizens.
August 19, 6:00 PM,Stone High School, Wiggins – Mural Dedication: Stone County’s 31st Mural will be dedicated . The mural is dedicated to Stone County’s strong agricultural presence and is titled: “Harvesting Knowledge through History.”  The mural was created by one of Emily Sumrall’s ninth grade classes with mural artist Kym Garraway and was funded by First Bank with donations from Jack’s Home Improvement. All citizens are invited.
August 30, 9AM-2PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston – Stone County Arts Council with quilt artist Marcus Weekly is offering a quilting workshop. For further information and to register for the class call Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298. Class size is limited.
September 16, 5:30 PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston – Stone County Arts Council Monthly meeting. Open to all interested citizens.
September 16, 6:30 PM, Visual Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston –  “Make It, Take It, Share It” workshop with three rotating sessions making shell crosses, stamped cards and angels. Workshop fee is $25- participants will make one, take one, and share one for a donation for the upcoming “Calling All Angels” fundraiser during the MGCCC “Festival of Lights.” Call 601-928-6298 to register for this workshop.