Visual Arts 2016
Visual arts programming – painting, pastels and pottery are developing toward s offering instructor throughout the year. Homeschool and field trip groups are encouraged to register for specialized programming and opportunities for group instruction.
Youth Art Month 2016
Youth Art Month is nationally recognized, and a dedicated program the MACK offers to the students of McCormick County. The MACK works in coordination with District teachers and provided art projects, instruction time, supplies and sponsors the culminating exhibition to include award packages. This year’s theme is “Celebrating McCormick County’s Centennial”
Annual Juried Art
This program is offered annually at the MACK. Regional artists compete for various awards and there are great exposure opportunities for the represented artists. The participants range from first-time competitors to veteran artists. Each year there is a wide representation of various mediums, compositions and techniques. The Annual Juried Art Exhibition is held in February, the submissions are accepted in January.
Annual Juried Photography
Each year regional artists are encouraged to participate in a Juried Photography opportunity. The McCormick Arts Council offers another juried opportunity specifically to photographers to compete for awards and also have exhibition opportunities. The Annual Juried Photography Exhibition is held in July, the submissions are accepted in June.
Community Threads is an open community group for any participants interested in any stitching styled artwork. Projects focus on quilting, smocking, crocheting, knitting, standard sewing and much more. This program has produces hundreds of ‘giving back’ projects that have gone towards a variety of social support needs from breast cancer and Veteran families to survivors of loss. This program focuses on fellowship and friendships. “Come stitch with us” is the groups welcoming statement.
Dinner with the Masters
This program is designed to entertain, educate and engage our community art enthusiasts by dining with the “Master” themselves. This program unites culture, cuisine, lecture and performance. Featured Masters have included DaVinci, Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet and many others.
NEW! Mohair Fiber Arts Program
Adults are encouraged to enjoy learning about the art of Mohair creatures – from from goat to garment. This program will educate participant about the connection between agriculture and the arts. Participants will be educated in all scopes of Angora goats. An introduction will include animal care needs, shearing and fiber preparation and explore all of the uses of mohair including needle and wet felting.
Read & Feed
The Read & Feed program features a monthly piece of literature for participants to discuss, creating an environment for education and appreciation. The program is offered in the evening and includes a dinner; the menu is associated with the month’s reading. This signature program focuses on literature appreciation and discussion supporting local, regional and national authors. The McCormick Arts Council partners with the McCormick County Library and the Friends of the Library, which often sponsors the books for interested participants, to bring this program to the community.
The MACK offers a variety of year round classes and workshops. With 12 MACK Resident Artists, our visual arts programming in accessible and affordable while serving participants from beginners to advanced.
Acrylic – Clint Scott
Acrylic for Beginners – Pat Meyers / Pat McLean
Basket Crafting – Susanne Simoneau
Drawing – Helen Hutson
Quilting / Fiber Arts – Belinda Ramsey
Paint & Pour – Doug Crawford
Pastels – Chris McMullen
Photography – George Ligon / Russell Jeffcoat
Pottery – (Pending Instructor Confirmation / Schedule)
Oil – Bill Updegraff / Doug Crawford
Music is important to offer to students, of all ages. Student involvement in school music has a positive impact on other areas of their lives.Musical involvement improves a student’s self-discipline, dexterity, coordination, self-esteem, thinking skills, listening skills, creative abilities and personal expression. The McCormick Arts Council offers piano lesson directly on site and is able to assist with registration for violin and guitar through private lessons.
Historic Downtown McCormick Art Trot
Growing with multiple galleries, merchants, cultural partners and restaurants uniting to participate and build tremendous opportunities for our community.
Historic Downtown McCormick Tour / Local Field Trips
Growing community pride and awareness for our unique history, arts and culture through fun educational tours and sightseeing itineraries.
Clean Up McCormick
Supporting all efforts to put our best foot forward and protecting our community values and resources.
Community Pride Campaign
I “Love” McCormick T- Shirt Order Form
Community Threads (NEW! MULTI-PROGRAM MULTI-SITE)
Various community give-back projects and programs offered throughout the county
Painting a Brighter Future – Mural / Downtown Revitalization Program (New in 2016!)
Visually capturing our vision, engaging our future leaders and showing community pride.
Partner Program: Sundays at 4
Music and performance providing monthly in our community. Tickets are necessary.
Youth are encouraged to join for no admission fee.
Partner Program: Writers Workshops at the McCormick County Library
Writing workshops for our growing local authors.
Partner Program: Quilt Trail of McCormick County
Unique heritage pieces transformed into art and on display for our citizens and visitors.
MACK – Design Team
Growing graphic design recommendations, resources and regional talent. Connecting the need to the knowledgeable. Partnership is developing with PTC.
Bells & Whistles 29835 – The arts and history of our community shine!
Gold Rush – Heritage and history unite.
Holidays on Main – Festive and fun in our unique community.