News and Notes from the SCAC

A Gathering of Heroes

The “Perk Players” in partnership with “The Telling Trees Project” presented A Gathering of Heroes.  Admission to the production included donations to “Our Daily Bread Food Pantry”! Over 15 flats of food were donated!
Food Collections

Third Annual Creative Economy Workshop

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership, MS Gulf Coast Community College and the Mississippi Creative Economy sponsored the Third Annual Creative Economy Workshop, February 23, 2017, at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Featured speakers included Tonya Sanders Hays (Wings Director and writer of the two “Telling Trees” Plays featuring Stone County stories), Rick Wilemon (William Carey University-curator, painter, and sculptor) and Bethany Byrd (Marketing) “Own Your Hill”.  Robert St. John was the luncheon keynote speaker and the Ultimate Panel Discussion followed – Tres Hombres– Robert St. John (Chef, Restaurateur, Author), Malcolm White (Director Mississippi Arts Commission) and Wyatt Waters (watercolorist and author)! 65+ participants enjoyed a day of sharing and learning from these incredible workshop leaders!
Wyatt Waters, Malcolm White, Robert St. John

Stone County Arts Council March Meeting                       and Kelly Spacht Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council will meet on March 21, 2017 at 4:30pm at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The meeting is open to all interested participants.
Following the meeting, at 5:30pm, artist Kelly Spacht will present the workshop “Painting Jellyfish.” The workshop is open to SCAC members for $25 and non-members for $40. For more information and to register, contact Sandra Cassibry at (601) 928-2343 or (601) 928-6298.
Kelly Spacht Jellyfish

Join us at The Mary O’Keefe for Red Creek Currents!



Artist Wyatt Waters and the SCAC Paint Red Creek

Wyatt Waters’ Easel
SCAC with Wyatt Waters at Red Creek


Book Signing – The Perk Paperboy

Len Blackwell, well-known Coast attorney, Stone County native and author of The Perk Paperboy, will be available to sign his book, The Perk Paperboy, before and after the 2pm matinee performance of “A Gathering of Heroes“: Stone County Stories on February 19, 2017,  at Malone Hall on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Len will also be available before and following the performance of “A Gathering of Heroes” at the Mary C. O’Keefe in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on March 4, 2017, at 7pm.

The play, inspired by Blackwell’s book: The Perk Paperboy, follows a young Len Blackwell on his paper route  journey as he discovers “everyday heroes” in his community. Additional performances include February 16-18, 2017, at 7pm at Malone on the Perkinston Campus. Tickets, available at the door,  are $5 or $5 in canned foods for the Stone County Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.

For additional information contactDirector Daisha Walker-601-928-6289.

Len Blackwell
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