Arts & Culture

Arts Notes for March 20

Mary C. Center will host new classes, programs

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs, is holding a variety of continuing classes and workshops.

Programs include expressive sea life, art for meditation and mindfulness and printmaking with Dustin Porta; basic sewing, baby shower gifts, spring break mini sewing camps, rag T-shirt quilt and advance sewing with Gloria Gaines; beginning and intermediate stained glass making with Pam Coppola; art exploration for kids and introduction to drawing and painting for teens with Carmen Lugo; performing arts/broadway prep with Cliff Thompson; basic watercolor with Sharon Long; self-help and writer's workshop classes with D.W. Hartford; yoga in the gallery with Ellen Perkins; beginner, advanced and private voice lessons with Cliff Thompson; beginner, advanced and private piano lessons with Laurie Carpenter; individual guitar, Japanese and Spanish lessons with Billy Marter; and individual Ukulele with Katherine MacMahon.

Ages, schedules and costs vary for each program. Details: 818-2878 or

Two receive grants from Mississippi Arts Commission

Monique Moniot Greathouse of Ocean Springs has been awarded a $450 grant and the Pass Christian Public Library has been awarded a $750 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. The grants are a portion of the $1.61 million in grants the Commission will award in the fiscal year of 2015-16.

Pass Christian Public Library's grant will be used to partially fund the Crooked Creek String Band Concert in the Courtyard on June 3.

Moniot will use the mini-grant to attend "Painting Best Practices Workshop" taught by George O'Hanlon of Natural Pigments.