• News for Community

    Friday, March 05, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) will offer an introductory rug hooking workshop on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Landis House, 67 N. 4th Street, Newport.  Participants will hook a small mat of their choice from a list of approved kits.  They will learn to design their own rugs, what tools and equipment are needed, and all steps necessary to complete a hooked project. No ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) invites poets to enter the 23rd Annual Poetic Excellence Awards. This contest is open to all area poets, regardless of county of residence. The deadline for poetry submissions is April 16, 2021. Entries must include cover sheets with the poet's name, contact information, and the title and first line of their poem(s), and an entry fee of $5 per page. Poets ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
    CARLISLE, PA (February 26, 2021) – “March is our Month,” Anne Couldridge, Executive Director of The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC), says with a smile. In March, which is Intellectual & Developmental Disability Awareness Month, the team at CPARC is excited to “raise awareness about the social issues facing people with intellectual disabilities.” CPARC will launch a three-part video ...read more
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    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) is accepting applications for its annual Joni Williamson Scholarship until April 2, 2021.   Joni Williamson served as Executive Director of the Perry County Council of the Arts for 10 years. Under her guidance, PCCA evolved into an organization that supported the arts, arts education and arts-related tourism on a regional level, but always paid deference to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) will host its popular workshop series for writers, A Novel Idea, from April 7-April 28. This virtual workshop will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. via Zoom and will focus on adapting life stories into an artistically crafted memoir.   Participants will paint their own picture of a personal moment or experience and share their unique journey ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    The deadline for entries for the 2021 Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) Youth Art Day is Monday, March 15, 2021. Categories include dance, music, drama, visual art, video, literature, and graphic design. Readers may submit entries online at perrycountyarts.org/youth-art day.  A $2 fee for each entry applies. Public, private, and home-schooled students residing in or attending school in Perry ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) is hosting a Spring “Home Good Shows” of local and regional artwork and handmade goods, at PCCA Gallery, One S. Second St., Newport, from April 17 to June 12.   Central PA artists are invited to display and sell original and unique home goods that are perfect for spring re-decorating and Zoom room re-vamping. Artists may submit their 2D or 3D artwork of any ...read more
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    Monday, February 08, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) invites the community to get creative from home during its Virtual Paint Together party on Saturday, March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Led by local artist and PCCA Gallery Manager Leah Keilman, this fun painting party will be held on Zoom, where participants will learn how to create a floral painting for Spring decorating or gift giving.   PCCA is offering supply ...read more
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    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) will host “On and Off the Grid,” an exhibition of colorful, geometric abstract paintings, by PCCA member artist Thom Kulp, from February 13 to April 10 at PCCA Gallery, One S. Second St., Newport. This show presents Kulp’s interpretation of the grid format as a viable means of artistic expression and a metaphor for the restrictions that we have all had to ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) will host its popular workshop series for writers, A Novel Idea, from January to June 2021. This monthly virtual workshop, held on second Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. via Zoom, will focus on adapting life stories into an artistically crafted memoir. A Memoir is a journey through the writer’s past. It is not an autobiography—one’s entire life—but a slice of ...read more
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