SCAC April Meeting and “Painting Flowers” Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council will hold their April meeting on April 18th, 5:30 pm at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Following the meeting, artist Joy Jennings will present “Painting Flowers.” All supplies will be furnished. Cost for members is $25. Cost for non-members is $35.

For further information or to register, call Sandra Cassibry at (601) 928-6298.

Joy Jennings

Stone County Arts Council News

The Stone County Arts Council will meet March 21, 5:30 pm-Community Arts Center, Perkinston Campus . The monthly Meeting followed by a workshop presented by Kelly Spacht: “Painting Jellyfish.”  All supplies furnished. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Call Sandra Cassibry (601) 928-6298 for additional information and to reserve a spot.
Arts at the Capitol, March 29, 12:30-2:30, State Capitol Rotunda, Jackson, Mississippi -Stone County will have a table!
Coast Bicentennial Celebration, March 31 – April 1, 2017. The Pine Hill Dulcimers will play at 4:30 pm on March 31st at Centennial Park on Highway 90 in Gulfport.
Award Winning Children’s Author Louise Borden will have a book signing and author feedback session on  April 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Wiggins Library.
Congratulations to Sandra Cassibry and Daniel Calcote, their students and Stone County  for the beautiful Bicentennial Mural (Number 8, mosaic tile) that was dedicated on March 18, 2017 during the Pine Hill Celebration on the grounds of the Stone County Courthouse.

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


Abstract Landscape Workshop Photos

The “Abstract Landscape” workshop presented by Alabama artist Marilyn Ammons sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council at the Community Arts Center was a huge success!

Centennial Poles at the Bank of Wiggins

Centennial poles Bank of Wiggins

Celebrating Stone County’s Centennial! The first set of “Centennial Garden Poles” are located at the branch of the Bank of Wiggins! The Bank was one of the sponsors for the poles. Local artists painted the Centennial Poles, the Heritage poles that celebrate businesses that are at least 100 years old, and a theme pole that celebrates the business  (painted by artist Kym Garraway).

Congratulations to Stone County and the Bank of Wiggins on their 100th Birthday!

Pictured l to r: Vicky Bass, Jessica Hickman, Chelsie Black, Tammy Ladner, Jen Bowman, Ron Stanley and Bret Berger.


Telling Trees – Our Firefighters


Fire Chief Jody Hatten shared the Wiggins Fire Station story for the Telling Trees Project with recent SHS graduate and MGCCC student, Jackson Jones. The February 2016 production of “A Gathering of Heroes”-sharing Stone County’s Best – included our Stone County’s Fire Fighters.

Photo by Kim Jones

We Gather Together


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SC100 – Fabulous Friday 02/26/2016

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Friday SC100SC100 Logo

Building Creative Economy Assets


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Stone County Arts Council Meeting

The Stone County Arts Council will meet on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 5:30 PM at the Visual Arts Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Campus at Perkinston.  This is an adjustment to the regular meeting date due to conflicts.

Agenda will include planning for future workshops and other events. All are welcome.

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