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).

New Mural Takes Shape

“A Gathering of Stone County Heroes” is the newest Stone County mural. This mural celebrates Mississippi’s Bicentennial.

Newest Mural
A Gathering of Stone County Heroes

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

Studio Classes

SCAC took May off, but watch for more news for June coming soon.
SCAC will offer the following Studio Classes at the Visual Arts Center at the MGCCC – Perkinston Campus:
June 23 with Marilyn Ammons, gel prints;
June 24 with Provie Musso-prayer flags;
June 25th with Kelli Spacht-silk painting.
Classes will last from 9-1 with a studio fee of $25 for each class. Register by emailing Kathryn Lewis at klewis23@yahoo.com.

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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Kym Garraway Exhibit Now Open

The Stone County Arts Council celebrated the opening of an exhibit by artist Kym Garraway at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on September 16, 2013.

The exhibit is open to the public from September 17, 2013 – October 31, 2013, Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM or by special appointment by dialing (228) 928-6298.

Here are some photos from the special opening evening.

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.

Exhibit by Artist Kym Garraway

Kym Garraway
Kym Garraway

Join the Stone County Arts Council and join us for the opening of an exhibit by artist Kym Garraway at the Visual Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on September 16, 2013 at 6:00PM.

The exhibit is open to the public from September 17, 2013 – October 31, 2013, Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM or by special appointment by dialing (228) 928-6298.

Gallery Exhibit

Join us any weekday from now through September 30th at the Malone Fine Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for a Gallery Exhibit of the work of members of the Stone County Arts Council and various workshop artists and participants.

The Exhibit is open from 8AM-5PM Monday – Friday.

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.