The murals dedicated to the life and work of Emilie and Marie Stapp were on display in the Malone Fine Arts Building at the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College during August 2014. Look for these murals and related materials to be on display at other Stone County venues throughout the year.
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Harvesting Knowledge Through History
The Murals of Stone County recently dedicated “Harvesting Knowledge Through History” at Stone High School. The County’s 31st mural was dedicated thanks to First Bank and their representatives Jody Miles and Daphine Cazeaux and Jack’s Home Improvement. SHS teacher Emilie Sumrall and her 2014 9th grade class inspired this mural.
Stone County Arts Council Announces August and September Dates
Celebration of Stone County’s Agriculture
Emilie Sumrall’s 9th grade English class at Stone High School completed this spring an extensive project studying Stone County’s history, government, transportation, leaders/heroes and agriculture. The students decided they wanted to take a huge step and become “first hand participants ” in Mississippi’s official “Mural County” and sponsor a mural celebrating the farmers and Stone County’s agriculture. Working with mural artist Kym Garraway, the mural is now underway, will be finished this summer and installed in the hallway leading to the SHS cafeteria in August.
A special thanks to Jack’s Home Improvement for donation of the boards for the mural.
Coming Soon – A Mural Celebrating Stone County Produce
- There are approximately 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables produced by Stone County farmers for sale. Some of this produced is donated to our food pantry at some time during the year for free distribution to the needy.
- This will be another painted mural of a farmer and the produce. The farmer will be generic representing all races, sexes, and creeds that call Stone County home.
- Each participating student’s fingerprints will be placed in the farmer or produce to create the visual effect.
- We are working on the idea of creating the image with professional artist, student artists, and the classroom students dedicated to this project.
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!
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.
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!
Workshop with Mural Artist Kym Garraway
Save the Date! Stone County Arts Council is sponsoring a workshop with mural artist Kym Garraway on Saturday, September 14, 2013. To register or get more detailed information, contact Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-2234.
Sunset Through the Longleaf Pine
Sunset Through the Longleaf Pine is the original Stone County Mural. Erected in Blaylock Park in Wiggins facing Pine Street, the mural allows the viewer to see what the pioneers who settled in Mississippi’s virgin pine forests in the early part of the 20th century saw every day. Today, one of the few remaining stands of Longleaf Pines can be seen from the Flint Creek Water Park.
The ceramic tiles in this mural were cut by hand. The bricks fronting the mural are some of the original Pine Hill bricks.
Mural artists were Elizabeth Veglia and Sandra Cassibry and the art students of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston Campus. The mural was dedicated in 2007. Photo is by Cille McHenry Litchfield.