Photos – Sherry Carlson’s Watercolor Workshop

Artist Sherry Carlson recently presented a flower watercolor workshop for the Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) and in support of the Community Arts Center.

Upcoming SCAC events:
April 11 – Glass Sun Catchers full day workshop
April 16 – 5:30-7pm at the Community Arts Center – Stone County Arts Council Members Show. Public is invited!
April 2 – 5:30 pm at the Community Arts Center – SCAC meeting. Open to all interested!

For further information or to register for workshops, call 601-928-6298.

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Updates from Your Stone County Arts Council

Join us for “Prime Time Family Reading Time”, a six-week reading program for adults and their lower elementary age children (ages 6-10). Parent/caregivers and children ail enjoy award winning books presented by a storyteller and discussion leader on topics such as fairness, courage, and dreams. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm at the Community Arts Center at MGCCC on 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14. Contact Shugana Williams at 601-928-6259 for more information. This program is provided by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Mississippi Humanities Council. Local sponsorship is by MGCCC and the Friends of Stone County Libraries.

The Literacy Celebration will be March 23, 2015, at 3:30 pm at the Wiggins Library. We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss bday with storytelling, activities, face painting, birthday cake and free Seuss books for children pre-k through 2nd grade! Come and celebrate. This program is being sponsored through a generous grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

The SCAC thanks all of you for your support of the Building Creative Economy Assets Conference. In one word, the event was Priceless! Thanks SCAC, MGCCC, SCEDP and the MS Development Authority. Pictures are available at the end of this article.

Daisha Walker and Kelly may be asking for our help for Pine Hill Day March 20-22, 2015. Thanks to them (and for others) for volunteering to help make the SCAC visible at the Pine Hill Celebration.

The next SCAC meeting is at the VAC: March 24th, 5:30 pm. Also, don’t forget Artist Sherry Carlson’s water color flower workshop March 28, 2015 from 9 until noon. Contact 601-928-6298 for more information and to register.

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Coming Events

Join the Stone County Arts Council at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus for the Fabric Arts Show featuring the “Stone County Community Quilt” on January 27th at 6:00 pm. In addition to the “Quilt”, Fabric Art pieces from participants in the Quilt journey will be on display. This opening is open to the public so join us! The Pine Hill Dulcimers will perform at 6:30 pm.

Coming Workshops:

  • Canvas Weaving workshop with Artist Sarah Johnson, January 31 from 9-noon
  • Funky Fish workshop with Artist Kelly Spacht, February 21 from 9-noon
  • SCAC February 24th meeting: 5:30 pm at the Visual Arts Center, all are invited
  • Water Color Flowers workshop with Artist Sherry Carlson, March 27 from 9-noon

For further information regarding workshops or to register, contact President Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298.


Celebration of Emilie Blackmore Stapp

Almost finished! The second traveling Emilie Stapp mural featuring the characters from her books is being painted by artist Sherry Carlson with the art students at MGCCC-Perkinston Campus. This mural is funded by the Stone County Arts Council in partnership with the Mississippi Humanities Council, MGCCC and the Friends of Stone County Libraries. A special thanks to Sherry who is donating her time and talent, Sandra Cassibry (Fine Arts Chair/art instructor at MGCCC-Perkinston Campus) and the Pink Rooster Gallery in Ocean Springs for helping secure the canvas.

These murals will travel to the schools in Stone County and help tell the incredible story of Emilie Stapp, children’s writer and philanthropist, who lived in Stone County. This mural and a second traveling mural sharing Stapp’s life will be featured March 11th, 12:30-1:30, at the Visual Arts Center for Daisha Walker presentation on Stapp funded by the Mississippi Humanities Council, March 15th, 10AM-4PM, during the Doll Show and Tea Party at the Senior Citizens Center sponsored by The Old Firehouse Museum, and March 18th at 6:30PM  at the Visual Arts Center when the Walker presentation is repeated.


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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