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    • 1 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 8
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    In this class students will learn how to use acrylic paints to create shadow, facial features, and paint fine lines. Students will paint on  dried gourds to create a cute gourd
    witch
     approximately 8-10" tall.

    Oct 1, 9am-12pm.

    $25 materials fee payable to instructor.
    $50 class fee per student for non-members.
    $45 class fee per student for members of Hancock Arts.
    Class appropriate for ages 12 through adult.



    Your instructor, Holly Coia, studied illustration at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, and Art Education at Kutztown State University of PA. Coia also earned ancillary certification to teach Gifted and Talented in Visual Arts. Her teaching experience ranges from pre-K to college level, and from the mountains of Pennsylvania to the great city of New Orleans. In addition, she designs greeting cards and has written and illustrated two children's books.

    Holly Coia lives in Bay St. Louis, MS, where she makes her living as and artist and craftsperson, teaching art and piano and is a workshop facilitator for both children and adults. Learn more on her website here.

    • 1 Oct 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Hancock Arts, 405 Blaize Ave.
    • 1
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    Batik papers: Participants will be introduced to basic batik tools and techniques. Batik is a method of drawing or printing with hot wax on fabric or paper to cause a resistant to dye or paint. Students will create a collection of interesting batik papers that can later be used in various ways. Supplies include various papers, acrylic paints, batik tools and wax. There will also be a collection of fabrics to experiment with. 

    $65.00 fee non-members.
    $58.50 fee for members.
    $20 materials fee payable to instructor at start of class.

    This class appropriate for ages 15 through adult.

    Instructor: Suzanne Deuel Findeisen grew up and lived in Ocean Springs, MS until 1990.  She graduated from Ocean Springs High School in 1975 and received her degree in art education and fine arts from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Her teaching career began in 1980 with the Ocean Springs School System and later took her to Capitol Hill Day School in Washington, DC. From 1985-1990, she owned and operated a retail shop in downtown Ocean Springs called, “Gumbo” This shop started the hand-stamped craze of the 80’s, and was successful on many levels. The DC move in 1990 took her back to classroom where she taught art from 1990-2007 at an independent school on Capitol Hill. During her years there, she participated in the famous Eastern Market and sold her hand-made goods which included pillows, tees plus hats and accessories. She had many side hustles that revolved around art and fashion. Suzanne’s current creation, House of FIN,  is an accumulation of her love for wearable art, quality products and the ability to fuse art with fashion and home decor. 



    • 8 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
    • 16
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    Art Without Walls is a pop-up market that offers local artists the opportunity to display and sell their own artwork in the historic Bay St. Louis Depot Arts District.  There are 7 pop-up markets scheduled for 2022.  Artists are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to display their talents.

    Pop-up markets are scheduled for 2nd Saturdays during the Spring and Fall months.  The pop-up market time is from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Set up begins at 10:00 AM.

    The pop-up markets will be held on the grounds of The Arts, Hancock County located at 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis. Artists may begin to set up tents beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.  At this time, artists will be provided a welcome packet for the current pop-up market.  The packet will include tent assignment and the sales tax form.  

    Art Without Walls, a pop-up market does not require a booth fee.  However, artists who wish to participate must be a member of The Arts, Hancock County.  To join, please visit hancockarts.org/join-us.  Artists are required to charge 7% sales tax for all items that are sold.  At the end of each market, all sales tax collected and the original sales tax form will be turned in to a representative from The Arts, Hancock County.  The Arts will submit your sales tax for you to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

    All artists will need to register on the provided registration form.  You will need to register for each individual session. 

    Just click on the green registration tab.


    • 8 Oct 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
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    In four fabulous hours you will learn enough about the stencil process of screen-printing to begin printing in your home or studio. Using textile paints, fabric and easily removable stencils such as cut and torn paper and wax rubbings, we will create mono-prints, repeats, color overlays and discover the amazing variety of marks and textures possible with a screen and simple stencils.

    No drawing or printing experience is required. While we will be printing on fabric, the process is applicable to paper as well. Screens, squeegees, textile paints and some fabrics will be provided, as well as detailed handouts.  Appropriate for ages 18 and up.







    Student supply list:

    - Fabric – While Kerr will supply some fabric; you might want to bring white or light color fabrics (old sheet), t-shirts, aprons, tote bags….
    - Small sharp scissors for cutting stencils (we will have some available if you have none)
    - Roll paper towels
    - Sketchpad or anything to create designs on
    - Pencils and Ultra fine sharpie
    - Apron or old shirt to protect clothing

    Instructor will bring the following supplies: TEXTILE PAINTS, STENCIL MATERIALS AND MISC. STUFF:

    • wax for rubbings 
    • transparent and opaque textile paints
    • fabrics
    • exacto knife
    • small self-healing cutting mat
    • samples
    • books for reference and MORE stuff

    $68.50 per person for non-members
    $61.65 per person for members
    $15 per person materials fee payable to instructor on day of class

    About your instructor: Kerr Grabowski exhibits and teaches surface design, color and design workshops internationally. Known for her innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes, Grabowski integrates her love of color, mark-making, and spontaneity with the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind silk fabrics, art wear and mixed media pieces. Formerly Head of Fibers at Peters Valley School of Craft in NJ, Kerr now maintains a studio in Bay St Louis MS.
 A Mississippi Council on the Arts Fellowship Recipient and a NJ Arts Fellowship Recipient, Kerr is widely published, including Textiles Now, Ornament, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six, Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art, NY Times and an instructional DVD, Adventures in Surface Design. In her search for a more intuitive, painterly way to print fabric, Kerr created the process Deconstructed Screen Printing. She produced a DVD Deconstructed Screen Printing on her technique.

    Much of my work in textiles and clothing stems from an interest in cultures where art is an integral part of daily life-where mark making is a natural activity, a part of the celebration of being.”

    For more on Kerr, read this article by Ellis Anderson in Gulf Coast Woman Magazine.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis MS
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    Bring an hors d'oeuvres to share; Arts furnishes wine and beverages. Members and non-members are invited.

    Program: COSTUME SWAP! Bring what you have to share or swap.Sculptures, structures, lights and more! How The Arts can be involved in Lundi Gras 2023.

    Registration is not required to attend.

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 10
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    In this six-week series,  students will learn line drawing, contour drawing, gesture, shading, sketching trees and buildings. Other techniques taught are proportions of the face and figure, and pen & ink techniques. 
    This class is appropriate for ages 10 through adult.

    Classes will meet for 6 Thursday afternoons from 1-2:30pm:
    October 13, 20 & 27, and Nov. 3, 10 & 17.
    $180 fee for non-members
    $162.00 fee for members.
    $45 materials fee per student, payable to instructor.

    Instructor is Holly Coia, an interdisciplinary art teacher with many years' experience teaching children and adults.

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hancock Arts, 405 Blaize Ave.
    • 20
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    Bring a beloved journal entry, and we will grow it into what it wants to be. You will experience basic narrative techniques, develop setting, description, dialogue, shaping, revisioning - how to get to the heart of your work. In this class you will take a raw piece of writing and learn how to shape it into a fully realized piece, whether for your own satisfaction or for possible publication. Experience group feedback on what works and what does not. Give your words the time and attention they deserve.  
    $25.00 fee non-members.
    $22.50 fee for members.
    August 27, 9am - 3:30pm

    Brinyour lunch and beverage!! You will also need your journal or computer, laptop or whatever you use for writing. Bring the journal entry that you want to expand. Paper and pens will be provided for writing exercises. 

    Beginners and experienced writers welcome. Class appropriate for ages 16 through adult.

    ELLEN MORRIS PREWITT is an award-winning writer. She was the Peter Taylor Fellow at Kenyon College Summer Writing Program. Her short story received a Special Mention, Pushcart Prize XXXI; another story was nominated. She studied under Richard Bausch at the Moss Group and attended Sewannee Writers Conference and the Community of Writers Fiction Workshop. Her essay was included in Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir by Sue Silverman (University of Georgia Press) as an example of how to use metaphor. Her first book, Making Crosses, was published by Paraclete Press. She won the Tennessee Writers Alliance Fiction Contest as judged by Ron Rash and the CIPA EVVY Audio Book Award, Cain't Do Nothing with Love, whose stories have been downloaded over 55,000 times.

    For eight years, ELLEN facilitated a writing group of Memphians experiencing homelessness. She edited the group’s ezine, set-up public readings, led field trips, organized four annual Community Writers Retreats where the housed a nd unhoused wrote together, worked with Rhodes College students to provide original content in establishing The Bridge street newspaper, and edited the group’s memoir, Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness (Triton Press, 2014). For this, she was named an Upstander by Facing History and Ourselves and as Champion, Memphis and Shelby County Homeless Consortium (2015). 

    Read more about your instructor here: https://ellenmorrisprewitt.com/


    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 11:59 PM (CST)
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS
    • 50
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    The Arts, Hancock County 2022 Juried Exhibition

    This year our Juried Show and Awards will be held Saturday December 17, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at The Arts, Hancock County 405 Baize Ave, Bay St. Louis, MS. The exhibit will run from December 17 2022 through January 17, 2023. Food and beverages will be provided by The Arts. Awards totaling $1,300 will be awarded with judging results announced the night of the Arts Holiday Reception on Saturday December 17.

    Open Window for Submissions;
    October 15 - November 17

    Juror announcement will be made soon.

    Important Deadlines:

    Saturday, November 17, midnight: Deadline for submission(s)

    Wednesday,  November 23: Arts will forward all work to juror

    Wednesday December 7: Juror will notify The Arts of acceptance. The Arts will notify artists within 24-48 hours.

    Tuesday & Wednesday, December 13 & 14: Artists may bring works to The Arts from 9pm-4pm.

    Saturday, December 17: Show and Awards Holiday Reception at The Arts 6pm-9:30pm.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2023: Artists to pick up artwork between 9pm-4pm.

    Artists, please see the requirements and information below to guide you with your submissions:

    • Open to all members in good standing of The Arts Hancock County age 18 and over.
    • Submission fee is $35.00 per member and is non-refundable.
    • Deadline for entry is Saturday, November 17, 2023.
    • Up to 3 works can be submitted. One image per entry. Note: 3D entries can provide up to 2 additional images to show your work from different angles.
    • Please email your artwork images to hancockarts@gmail.com.
    • Dimensions: A minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side.
    • Please note that low image resolution has been a major problem in previous years for judges trying to judge your submissions. It is recommended that you photograph your image with proper lighting, a good camera or i phone with sharp focus. Also, it is best to remove your artwork from glass prior to photographing to reduce glare.
    • File Format: Save all images as JPEG.
    • Recommended Resolution: between 72 and 300 ppi Maximum file size: 5 MB
    • Artwork must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and executed within the last two years. Entries must not be copies, or derivatives of copyrighted or published paintings or photographs. All mediums of 2-D and 3-D fine art will be accepted. Installations are not eligible for entry. Maximum piece size is 36" x 48" including matting and frame. Individual pieces of work completed in a series will count separately. Artwork must be framed; gallery wrap canvas with no visible hardware and at least two-inch thickness accepted unframed. Artwork must be wired and ready for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). Artists must bring stands for non-hanging sculptural works. There is no guarantee of artwork being accepted; the juror has complete responsibility for decisions.
    • If you would like to sell your work, please include the sale price with your entry. Sales will be handled by The Arts, Hancock County. Commission split is 70/30 (70% to the artist.)
    • The Arts, Hancock County does not assume any liability for artwork displayed in this exhibit.
         

      Award Categories:


      Category 1. Painting / Mixed media.  Includes all 2-dimensional original artwork including painting, drawing, mixed media, encaustic, fabric. Excludes 3-dimensional work and photography / digitally manipulated images.  1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

      Category 2. Photo/ Digital. Includes photography and digitally manipulated imagery. 1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

      Category 3. 3 Dimensional. Vessels sculpture and assemblages in 3-dimensions. Materials includes pottery and ceramic, wood, mixed media assemblages. 1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

      The Founders Award of $400 will be awarded for Best in Show across all categories.  This sponsored prize honors the founders of The Arts, Hancock County.

      Best of Show winner will be excluded from category awards. The award of prizes is the sole discretion of the show juror.

    NOTE:

    • In order to register for this event, you must be a member in good standing of The Arts, Hancock County.  You can join at https://hancockarts.org/join-us.  As soon as you join, you can register for this event.  Thanks for your support!
    • All decisions of the Juror are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry you give The Arts, Hancock County the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the opening or as part of the art directory selected artists. All artwork must be on display and cannot be removed from the exhibition for the entire exhibition period, December 17 - January 17, even if the work is sold.

    • 16 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 9
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    In this class students will construct a wearable headdress from a variety of materials such as dried and artificial flowers, twigs, feathers, jewelry and other ephemera. We will use glue guns, wire and strong glues onto a base structure.  All materials will be supplied - however, you are welcome to bring anything personal you'd like to add to your headdress.

    You will have a headdress suitable for the upcoming Costume Fund-raiser, Mardi Gras, Frida Fest, Lundi Gras, the Easter Parade or any other event that calls you out in your best attire! 

    Note: If you are sensitive to glues, dried flowers and such, please bring a face mask and gloves.This class appropriate for ages 15 through adult. 



    $65 for non-members
    $58.50 for members

    INCLUDES MATERIALS!!

    Instructor is Emma Connolly.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • La Terre, 22591 Rue La Terre, Kiln, MS 39556
    • 14
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    MAKING AND USING A TOTEMIC EFFIGY RATTLE

    Part 1 - October 22, 10am-5pm  
    Divining a Totemic Animal Guide 
    [OPTIONAL].

    Cost: $60 members/$66 nonmembers.

    Spend a day in the woods at La Terre Bioregional Center in council and in nature divining a totemic animal guide appropriate to you right now.  Plus, choosing, working, and finishing–in an appropriate manner–the sacramental handle to be affixed to the effigy rattle.

    * This event is a prelude to the "Making an Effigy Rattle" series Parts 2 & 3. For the best immersive experience, please register for the entire series.  You may register for Parts 2 & 3 here: https://hancockarts.org/event-4955973

    * A simple yet YUMMY vegetarian lunch is included!

    Part 1 will be at La Terre Bioregional Center, 22591 Rue La Terre, Kiln, MS 39556.

    INTRODUCTION:
    “O most honored Greening Force; 
    You who roots in the Sun; You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel that earthly excellence fails to comprehend" [Hildegard].

    Hildegard’s “Greening Force,” courses through nature within the lush green moistness of soul and fertile earth: “You who roots in the Sun.”  That healing greening force is ubiquitous; it can be felt, fostered, enkindled, through a soulfully sustaining connection to nature.  Alchemists–and Carl Jung too–spoke of the idea of a Unus Mundus, a “one-world” primordial and unified reality out of which the cosmos arises.  If the cosmos is so unified, at least in a spiritual sense, and I’m in it, then I literally am Earth (not just on it).  Sit with this truth to feel it.  Further, if I am Earth herself, what, then, is my role within her dynamism, my part in all of this and how can I come to know it?  How can I be expected to play my part if I don’t know what it is?

    This kind of questioning led me into nature to map out myriad pathways to unify and integrate my own microcosmic mind, body, and soul with the macrocosmic mind, body, and soul of nature.  Why?  For the sake of harmony that heals, indeed makes, my own soul.  Only through grounded relationships with human and natural worlds might such harmony occur and out of this resonance a feeling of being part of the “flow” of nature arises, of being blessed somehow, a fortunate son–no matter what happens.  Within that communion blessing comes the palpable, healing, Greening Force, “You who roots in the Sun.”

    This program is meant to be part of a journey of connection, of communion with nature, with a place similar to the one a person frequents and lives.  I am offering the opportunity to seek out and find a totemic animal guide through a series of threshold imagery and meditations that can bring soul and spirit into communion by bringing the drying, lifting air of spirit into communion with the moistening, greening, waters of an experiencing soul in a way that re-activates and re-vitalizes.  It’s meant to be a step towards moving into conversation with trees and flowers, with wind and mountains, with rivers and meadows–and city park squirrels and birds.

    Why do this?  First, to “divine” healing information for daily life, facilitated by a totem animal guide.  Such divining arises out of one’s relationship to place and its constituent beings.  Nature is communicating with me all the time, telling me how to be in this place, with these people and beasts and trees, under the constraining influences of this time.  Consciousness and my entire way of seeing and being is for mediating with place, for harmonizing my way with the way of place and time.  Having a totemic animal guide can help with that mediation.

    Secondly, nature totems manifest specific archetypal energies that are not unlike my own.  I can access these energy patterns by calling on them, invoking them, sharing in them through focused ritual and mimesis.  Because these totemic energies are like my own, I can call upon the totem to help me emphasize and focus specific energy patterns–even if they are not my strengths–when I need them.  Take Mars-energy, for example.  I might need “Mars-

    specific energy patterns” (the energy of assertion, agency, a call to action) in my life right now to take advantage of a fleeting opportunity by bringing all my gifts to bear–to make something happen.  Calling on an archetype is not forcing it into activation.  It’s more like Heraclitus’ idea that “character is fate.”  To wit: I already possess Mars energy; it may not be my strength, but I have it and can bring what I do have to the fore; I can emphasize it.  An animal guide can help with this because she is an icon of that energy pattern.  She shares in it, embodies it.  When we watch a wolverine or a cat, we see the Mars-energy pattern being acted out, made manifest in nature.

    Finally, a totemic guide can help one reconcile [i.e., bring into harmony].  When acting as a psychopomp (a soul-guide), a totemic animal guide can help reconcile one’s inner reality with what’s going on outside.  When acting as a muse, a totemic animal guide can help a person create art as it awakens the thinking mind to art’s wellspring: the experiencing soul.  When acting as a daimon (a life-coach), a spirit animal guide can help you become more fully you.

    Instructor is James Inabinet, PhD   

    Ecologist.  Eco-Philosopher.  Education Consultant.  Weaver [since 1986]; MA in Earth Literacy [2007], St. Mary of the Woods College; PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, Consciousness [2011], California Institute of Integral Studies.

    My focus of research and work begins with ecology, especially explorations into the dynamics of the nature-human relationship, especially as it pertains to the psycho-spiritual link between human and nature–and what that means.  It is through that link, I believe, that humans might finally recognize nature as the ultimate “locus of flourishing.”  Beyond mere survival, the birthright of all living beings is to flourish; the question is how?  My research includes seeking pathways to universal flourishing, how humans might live better on earth, as integral and functional parts of an ecosystem, as partners with neighboring animals, plants, other humans, and the place itself.

    My other focus pertains to “nature as muse,” including direct explorations into the intersection between nature immersion and art creation.  Part and parcel of this research is the development of specific techniques to aid artists with deep engagement with nature in order to access feelings/insights uncovered in the process.  From this, nature-inspired works of art may arise.  Nature is also a source of inspiration, which begins with communion, not just with nature itself but nature as it is “coming into being.”  Such communion is a viable pathway to wholeness, healing, and inspired and translational art, especially the ultimate art form: the art of becoming fully human.

    • 26 Oct 2022
    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 10
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    Creating a breathtaking seascape in oils is not as hard as you may think. In this 4-session series, you will learn to work with oils to create perspective, depth and movement in your piece. You will learn techniques to keep you going in this gorgeous method of oil on canvas.

    All students will pay a $35 supplies fee, payable to instructor in first session. Instructor will furnish all oil paints, brushes, canvases, cleaner, fixative and protective gloves.

    Your instructor, Bonnie Vallery, is a third generation artist and granddaughter of well known Maine seacoast watercolor artist Susie Wass Thompson. She was mentored by mother and grandmother, but is a self-taught painter. She has been painting in oils since 12 yrs of age and has had many pieces juried into shows all over the U.S.. Bonnie lives in Kiln, MS.


    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (CST)
    • 414 South Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
    • 154
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    Come join The Arts, Hancock County for our 2nd Annual Benefit Gala at the home of Mamie Hillery.  This is a continuation of The Arts 2.0 Capital Campaign and a celebration of our new HANCOCK ARTS CENTER. 
    Sat., October 29, 7-11pm.

    Join us for an amazing evening of Halloween revelry, specialty foods and treats.  Fantastic hits will keep you moving all night long.
    $125 per person includes delectable foods and beverages and a frightfully good time!

    Wear your most creative costume and mingle at our NIGHT ON THE BEACH GALA and guess who is behind those masks and accessories - you may win a prize!

    Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Dancing is required.



    • 1 Nov 2022
    • 3 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 15
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    In this 2-session class you will learn to work with oil paints as you are coached by instructor Bonnie Vallery in creating a soft and lovely seascape image. Your substrate is a panel of historic slate roof from the New Orleans French Quarter!  Your artwork will be suitable for hanging in your garden, front door, or use as a hotplate or wall hanging.  Fee for non-members is $66.00
    Fee for members of Hancock Arts is $60.

    All students will pay a $25 supplies fee, payable to instructor in first session. Instructor will furnish all oil paints, brushes, slates, cleaner, fixative, hardware, protective pads and protective gloves.

    Your instructor, Bonnie Vallery, is a third generation artist and granddaughter of well known Maine seacoast watercolor artist Susie Wass Thompson. She was mentored by mother and grandmother, but is a self-taught painter. She has been painting in oils since 12 yrs of age and has had many pieces juried into shows all over the U.S.. Bonnie lives in Kiln, MS.


    • 2 Nov 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 10
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    Take this opportunity to create your very own pendant using semi-precious stones from around the world, and wrapping them in Sterling Silver. Enjoy the pride you will feel when your family and friends ask where you got that beautiful pendant and you proudly reply, “I made it!”. Or the excitement of the recipient if you gift your pendant to someone special. 

    Your instructor will provide a selection of semi-precious stones, Sterling silver, use of tools and a chain. She will guide you through this 4 hour class. 

    Fee for Arts Members: $75.60
    Fee for Non-Members: $84.00

    More exquisite stones will be available for purchase from the instructor if desired - Each of the better stones is priced separately. The cost of the semi precious stone depends on its rarity, value, and level of hardness. She will have a large selection of stones from all over the world. A few examples are turquoise, larimar, lapis, charoite, opal, labradorite, malachite, and rhodochrosite, plus many more.

    Every student will complete the class and go home with a gorgeous one-of-a-kind pendant.

    Your instructor is Connie Boyd. Ms Boyd has taught wire wrapping with sterling silver for many years at Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, and taught classes at her home or the client's home.




    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hancock Arts, 405 Blaize Ave.
    • 9
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    Mother Nature provides a bounty of beautiful materials with that can be used in many different ways to create art. In this class we will use some of these natural materials to create a unique work of art. The instructor will show examples, then we will begin by roaming around outside the Art Center gathering each item that we want to include in our piece. See what speaks to you as you gather. The things you can use may surprise you!


    $12.00 fee for non-members.
    $10.80 fee for members.
    This class is suitable for ages 12 and up & adults. A younger child may accompany a registered parent at no charge. Scissors and cutters will be used.

    Instructor for this class is Donna Erlach, who has also taught similar classes at the Alice Mosley Museum.

    • 8 Nov 2022
    • 15 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS
    • 11
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    MAKING AND USING A TOTEMIC EFFIGY RATTLE

    Parts 2 & 3 of Three-Class Series:

    NOTE: Part 1 on October 22 is an "optional" experience, but it is an essential part of this series if you want to be fully aware and understand your totemic guide. Due to Part 1 being in a different location you must register separately.  Register for Part 1 here:  https://hancockarts.org/event-4955970]

    Part 2:  Making an Effigy Rattle - November 8

    Tuesday from 5-8 at Hancock Arts in BSL. Designing, cutting-out, punching, and sewing a rawhide effigy rattle, followed by a short gratitude council.        

    Part 3:  Assembling an Effigy Rattle - November 15

    Tuesday from 5-7 at Hancock Arts in BSL.

    Assembling, choosing and inserting–in an appropriate manner–the 44 tiny sacramental stones that will go inside the totemic effigy rattle.  Plus, decorating the effigy rattle to finish with soft leather lace, Navajo handspun wool yarn, and assorted beads, followed by a short gratitude council.

    $30 Materials Fee payable to instructor on first class.
    $90 class fee for Hancock Arts members
    $99 class fee for non-members

    Instructor is James Inabinet, PhD   

    Ecologist.  Eco-Philosopher.  Education Consultant.  Weaver [since 1986].; MA in Earth Literacy [2007], St. Mary of the Woods College; PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, Consciousness [2011], California Institute of Integral Studies.

    My focus of research and work begins with ecology, especially explorations into the dynamics of the nature-human relationship, especially as it pertains to the psycho-spiritual link between human and nature–and what that means.  It is through that link, I believe, that humans might finally recognize nature as the ultimate “locus of flourishing.”  Beyond mere survival, the birthright of all living beings is to flourish; the question is how?  My research includes seeking pathways to universal flourishing, how humans might live better on earth, as integral and functional parts of an ecosystem, as partners with neighboring animals, plants, other humans, and the place itself.

    My other focus pertains to “nature as muse,” including direct explorations into the intersection between nature immersion and art creation.  Part and parcel of this research is the development of specific techniques to aid artists with deep engagement with nature in order to access feelings/insights uncovered in the process.  From this, nature-inspired works of art may arise.  Nature is also a source of inspiration, which begins with communion, not just with nature itself but nature as it is “coming into being.”  Such communion is a viable pathway to wholeness, healing, and inspired and translational art, especially the ultimate art form: the art of becoming fully human.


    • 9 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis MS
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    Paulette Dove, Artist and Board Member of the Ohr Museum will talk about collaboration opportunities and ways Hancock Arts and artists can be more involved.

    Bring an hors d'oeuvres to share -  Arts furnishes wine and beverages.

    Members and non-members are invited.

    Registration is not required to attend.

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 72686 Diamondhead Drive North, Diamondhead, MS 39525
    • 5
    Register

    In this class you will learn advanced methods of setting glass tiles on a substrate, how to create your own design, and how to grout your project. All materials for this class are furnished by the instructor: mosaic pieces, grouting compound and supplies and substrate.
    This workshop is appropriate for ages 14 and up, and will take place at the artist's studio in Diamondhead.
    Fee for Arts members: $130
    Fee for non-members: $135


        

    Your instructor is Karen Tiner (aka "The Plate Thief"), a native of New Orleans who now lives in Diamondhead, MS. A lover of art her entire life, Karen has experience in numerous mediums from fiber to pottery. She studied art at Springhill College in Mobile, AL, and when she experienced mosaics she found her home in the art world. Through mosaic art, Karen has created her own visions using tiles, plates, ceramics, glass and other materials. She loves to share her passion with others through teaching and commissioned works. Her art can be found at Gallery 220 in Bay St. Louis. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. 


    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
    • 20
    Register

    Art Without Walls is a pop-up market that offers local artists the opportunity to display and sell their own artwork in the historic Bay St. Louis Depot Arts District.  There are 7 pop-up markets scheduled for 2022.  Artists are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to display their talents.

    Pop-up markets are scheduled for 2nd Saturdays during the Spring and Fall months.  The pop-up market time is from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Set up begins at 10:00 AM.

    The pop-up markets will be held on the grounds of The Arts, Hancock County located at 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis. Artists may begin to set up tents beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.  At this time, artists will be provided a welcome packet for the current pop-up market.  The packet will include tent assignment and the sales tax form.  

    Art Without Walls, a pop-up market does not require a booth fee.  However, artists who wish to participate must be a member of The Arts, Hancock County.  To join, please visit hancockarts.org/join-us.  Artists are required to charge 7% sales tax for all items that are sold.  At the end of each market, all sales tax collected and the original sales tax form will be turned in to a representative from The Arts, Hancock County.  The Arts will submit your sales tax for you to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

    All artists will need to register on the provided registration form.  You will need to register for each individual session. 

    Just click on the green registration tab.


    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, 335 Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS
    • 25
    Register

    In coordination with the quilt show at The Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, Hancock Arts is hosting an outdoor FIBER FEST that includes demonstrations and sales of products in weaving, dyeing, screen printing, knitting, quilting, embroidery and other methods of creating unique art through fiber, fabric or yarn.

    Artists will set up in the green space adjacent to the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum on Coleman Avenue. Waveland, MS. All vendors and demonstrators will bring their own equipment and supplies, including tents, chairs, dye vats, etc. All vendors that sell items (you must be member of Hancock Arts) will collect sales tax just like all other popups and sales offered by Hancock Arts, to be turned in at the end of the event.

    Vendor setup begins at 8am. Spaces are 10'x10', and registration to sell is free to all members of The Arts, Hancock County. If you are not a member, please join us, click HERE. 

    NOTE: For fiber demonstrators - You are NOT required to be a member of Hancock Arts, but you do need to register. Demo setups must be ready by 9:30am.

    Hancock Arts will have various types of wool fibers for sale.

    Register here if you are a fiber artist and want to participate by demonstrating and/or selling your creations or kits.



    • 3 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hancock Arts, 405 Blaize Ave.
    • 10
    Register

    Mother Nature provides a bounty of beautiful materials with that can be used in many different ways to create art. In this class we will use some of these natural materials to create a unique work of art. The instructor will show examples, then we will begin by roaming around outside the Art Center gathering each item that we want to include in our piece. See what speaks to you as you gather. The things you can use may surprise you!

    $12.00 fee for non-members.
    $10.80 fee for members.

    This class is suitable for ages 12 through adults. A younger child may accompany a registered adult at no charge. Scissors and cutters will be used.

    Instructor for this class is Donna Erlach, who has also taught similar classes at the Alice Mosley Museum.

    • 3 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 4 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • James & Peggy Inabinet's Property. 22591 Rue La Terre Kiln, MS 39555
    • 25
    Registration is closed

    The Arts, Hancock County MS will present our annual WALK IN THE WOODS - on the beautiful property of James and Peggy Inabinet, located at 22591 Rue La Terre, Kiln, MS.
    MORE DETAILS TO COME!
    Just imagine strolling through nature’s beauty along a trail and enjoying various forms of art bursting out from nature! 

     Artists and Performing Artists must be a member of The Arts, Hancock County.  If you would like to join The Arts, please go to hancockarts.org and click on the Join-Us tab..



    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
    • 22
    Register

    Art Without Walls is a pop-up market that offers local artists the opportunity to display and sell their own artwork in the historic Bay St. Louis Depot Arts District.  There are 7 pop-up markets scheduled for 2022.  Artists are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to display their talents.

    Pop-up markets are scheduled for 2nd Saturdays during the Spring and Fall months.  The pop-up market time is from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Set up begins at 10:00 AM.

    The pop-up markets will be held on the grounds of The Arts, Hancock County located at 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis. Artists may begin to set up tents beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.  At this time, artists will be provided a welcome packet for the current pop-up market.  The packet will include tent assignment and the sales tax form.  

    Art Without Walls, a pop-up market does not require a booth fee.  However, artists who wish to participate must be a member of The Arts, Hancock County.  To join, please visit hancockarts.org/join-us.  Artists are required to charge 7% sales tax for all items that are sold.  At the end of each market, all sales tax collected and the original sales tax form will be turned in to a representative from The Arts, Hancock County.  The Arts will submit your sales tax for you to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

    All artists will need to register on the provided registration form.  You will need to register for each individual session. 

    Just click on the green registration tab.


    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS
    • 14
    Register

    In this class students will learn how to use acrylic paints to create shadow, facial features, and paint fine lines. Students will paint on dried gourds to create a cute gourd Santa approximately 8-10" tall.
    $25 materials fee payable to instructor.
    $50 class fee per student for non-members.
    $45 class fee per student for members of Hancock Arts.

    Your instructor, Holly Coia, studied illustration at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, and Art Education at Kutztown State University of PA. Coia also earned ancillary certification to teach Gifted and Talented in Visual Arts. Her teaching experience ranges from pre-K to college level, and from the mountains of Pennsylvania to the great city of New Orleans. In addition, she designs greeting cards and has written and illustrated two children's books.

    Holly Coia lives in Bay St. Louis, MS, where she makes her living as and artist and craftsperson, teaching art and piano and is a workshop facilitator for both children and adults. Learn more on her website here.


    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 405 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis MS
    Register

    Our Annual Juried Art Exhibition Awards!

    Come and see & celebrate the prize winners!

    Also our Holiday Party - This will be a catered event so no need to bring anything!! -  Arts furnishes food, wine and beverages. Members and non-members are invited.
    Registration is not required to attend.

    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 405 Blaize Ave, Bay St. Louis MS

    The Business of Art:
    Selling your own work is challenging—but it can also be exciting.

    As an artist, you already know how much time and energy it can take to get someone to commit to acquiring an artwork. While this workshop will give you a lay of the land for selling your own art, it’s important to know that just as everyone’s personality is different, each artist’s experience selling their work will also be different. We hope to answer some of your questions, generate new ideas and assist you in becoming your own best marketer.

    Liz will address your questions, including these:

    • How do I get people to know that I make art in the first place?
    • I am an artist - how do I become a salesperson?
    • What other venues are available in addition to social media to gain exposure?
    • Should I have a website?
    • What about ETSY?
    • How do I develop my artist statement?

    MORE DETAILS TO COME!

    Registration opens January 1, 2023.







    • 15 Apr 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Depot Arts District in Bay St. Louis
    • 46



    REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN FOR THIS EVENT.

    #ArtsAliveBSL is an innovative art festival, where music, art, and theater mix it up for an unforgettable experience in the historic seaside town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Dozens of artists will show work and/or demonstrate technique and share their creative process with customers at locations across The Depot Arts District.

    In order to register for this event, you must first be a member of The Arts, Hancock County.  You can join at https://hancockarts.org/join-us.  As soon as you join, you can register for this event.  Thanks for your support!

    #ArtsAliveBSL Refund/ Cancellation Policy:

    In the event of circumstances beyond the control of The Arts,

    Hancock County (War, natural disaster, threatening weather, public

    health emergency or other acts of God) which force the cancellation

    of #ArtsAliveBSL, the following refund policy will be in effect.


    If The Arts, Hancock County is forced to cancel #ArtsAliveBSL, artists will receive a 50% refund of registration fee. 

                                                                                       

    If an artists cancels for any reason, the following refund policies apply: 


    This is a rain or shine event.  If the possibility of rain is predicted 48 hours prior to the start of the festival, the board of The Arts, Hancock County will make a determination about relocation of festival activities indoors.

    Artists are responsible for providing their own set-up, including tents, displays, tables, and chairs


    • 6 May 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • James & Peggy Inabinet's Property. 22591 Rue La Terre Kiln, MS 39555
    • 25
    Registration is closed

    On Saturday May 5, 2023, The Arts, Hancock County MS will present our annual nighttime art installation extravaganza - Under the New Flower Moon - on the beautiful property of James and Peggy Inabinet, located at 22591 Rue La Terre, Kiln, MS.

    This event, held under a spring full moon, will be magical. Just imagine strolling through nature’s beauty along a trail and enjoying various forms of art bursting out from nature! There will be 25 sites built by artists along with music, healing arts, and other forms of creative expression.

    This event does not require a booth fee.  Artists and Performing Artists must be a member of The Arts, Hancock County.  If you would like to join The Arts, please go to hancockarts.org and click on the Join-Us tab..



Past events

17 Sep 2022 GRAND OPENING, RIBBON CUTTING & FOUNDERS GALLERY
10 Sep 2022 Membership Meeting September Social
10 Sep 2022 The Art of the Cocktail: MIXOLOGIST REGISTRATION
10 Sep 2022 Introduction to Drawing with Graphite Pencils, & Collaboration with Cabi on the Coast
10 Sep 2022 Art Without Walls Pop-up Art Market - September
9 Sep 2022 "Funky Fish" SIP & PAINT, collaborative event with Cabi on the Coast
24 Aug 2022 Grant Workshop with Mississippi Arts Commission
16 Aug 2022 The Art of Dreaming: Working with Symbols & Images
13 Aug 2022 Introduction to Drawing: Graphite Pencils, with Rosie Dumoulin
10 Aug 2022 Membership Meeting & OPEN HOUSE
9 Aug 2022 Let's Get Hooked: Intro to the Art of Crochet, with Anne Neeb
21 May 2022 #ArtsAliveBSL Culinary Dessert Competition
21 May 2022 #ArtsAliveBSL Artist & Artisan Showcase
21 May 2022 #ArtsAliveBSL MakerSpace
21 May 2022 #ArtsAliveBSL 2022Volunteer Signup
7 May 2022 Under the New Flower Moon 2022
5 Jun 2021 Wall to Wall Volunteer Sign up
5 Jun 2021 Wall to Wall Mural Artist
5 Jun 2021 Wall to Wall Business Registration
5 Jun 2021 Wall to Wall 2021 Artist Hive
29 May 2021 Mardi Gras in May
29 Apr 2021 Fiber Collective Volunteer Sign up
5 Jun 2020 Strawberry Moon - Art on the Beach
2 May 2020 Under the Flower Moon 2020
21 Mar 2020 Arts Alive! 2020 Business Hotspot /Sponsor
20 Mar 2020 Arts Alive! 2020 Volunteer Signup
7 Dec 2019 The Arts, Hancock County 2019 Juried Exhibition
23 Oct 2019 General Membership Meeting - Tips & Tricks of Award-Winning Exhibitionists
25 Sep 2019 General Membership Meeting - Social Media for Showcasing Your Art!
31 Jul 2019 The Art of the Cocktail - Drink Maker's Registration
18 May 2019 Under the Flower Moon
23 Mar 2019 Arts Alive! 2019 Short Film Showcase
23 Mar 2019 Arts Alive! Showcase Host Business 2019
23 Mar 2019 Arts Alive! 2019 Artist & Artisan Showcase
22 Mar 2019 Arts Alive! 2019 Volunteer Signup
17 Oct 2018 The Arts Hancock County Juried Exhibition
1 Aug 2018 Art of the Cocktail
24 Mar 2018 Arts Alive! Short Film Showcase
24 Mar 2018 Arts Alive! Showcase Host Business
24 Mar 2018 Arts Alive! 2018 Culinary Artisan Showcase
24 Mar 2018 Arts Alive! 2018 Volunteers
24 Mar 2018 Arts Alive! 2018 Artist & Artisan Showcase
23 Mar 2018 Arts Alive! 2018 Juried Exhibit
21 Feb 2018 The Arts, Hancock Co. Potluck Meeting


Email:
hancockarts@gmail.com

405 Blaize Avenue
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
228-342-4521

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3498
Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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