The mission of the Perry County Council of the Arts is to build community through the arts.

Within this context, PCCA nurtures the creative spirit in adults and children, supports artists and celebrates their successes, enhances the local economy, implements arts education initiatives in seven counties, and brings vitality to Perry County, Pennsylvania.

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Country Casual Fundraiser
PCCA’s annual fundraiser takes place on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at The Winery at Hunters Valley. Live music, auctions, scrumptious local eats and wine! Have a blast while supporting local arts programming.

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A Novel Idea
Have you dreamt up a great storyline and fantasized about becoming a published author? If so, join Perry County Council of the Arts for the second installment of A Novel Idea and let award-winning authors help you with the structure and know-how to make your publishing dreams a reality.

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COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS

september

10jul - 2octAll DayThe Texture of Ireland(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons
14aug - 5sepAll DayEveryday Life Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery
6sep4:00 pm- 8:00 pmCountry Casual Fundraiser4:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Winery at Hunters Valley
7sepAll DayCLOSED - PCCA Gallery & Landis HouseLabor Day(All Day: monday)
11sepAll DayDEADLINE - Artisan Marketplace of Perry County(All Day: friday) PCCA Gallery
11sep - 3octAll DayPCCA Staff Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery
11sep5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSecond on 2nd5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Newport
11sep6:00 pm- 8:30 pmOpening Reception: PCCA Staff Exhibition6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PCCA Gallery
12sep9:30 am- 12:30 pmWRITING WORKSHOP – A Novel IdeaClass9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons
16sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPerry County Camera Club6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Newport Public Library
19sep - 20sep 199:30 amsep 20PAINTING – Two Day Encaustic WorkshopClass9:30 am - 4:00 pm (20) Landis House - Creative Commons
19sep11:00 pm- 1:00 pmSteve Liddick BOOK SIGNING11:00 pm - 1:00 pm PCCA Gallery
26sep10:00 am- 2:00 pmJEWELRY – Wire-wrapped Tree of Life Pendant WorkshopClass10:00 am - 2:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons

october

10jul - 2octAll DayThe Texture of Ireland(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons
11sep - 3octAll DayPCCA Staff Exhibition(All Day) PCCA Gallery
3oct9:00 am- 2:00 pmDrop-in Art Classes at Newport Canal Day9:00 am - 2:00 pm Downtown Newport
3oct12:00 pm- 6:00 pm2015 Little Buffalo Festival12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Little Buffalo State Park
9oct5:00 pm- 8:00 pmSecond on 2nd5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Newport
9oct - 22janAll DayPCCA’s First Juried Exhibition(All Day) Landis House - Creative Commons
9oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmOpening Reception: PCCA’s First Juried Exhibition and Awards6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons
9oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmOpening Reception: Artisan Marketplace of Perry County6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PCCA Gallery
9oct - 2janAll DayArtisan Marketplace of Perry County(All Day) PCCA Gallery
10oct9:30 am- 12:30 pmWRITING WORKSHOP – A Novel IdeaClass9:30 am - 12:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons
10oct11:00 pm- 1:00 pmWilliam G. Davies Jr. BOOK SIGNING11:00 pm - 1:00 pm PCCA Gallery
11oct3:00 pmSunday Arts Hour Presents Jennifer Blyth3:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons
14oct6:00 pm- 8:30 pmJEWELRY - Wire-wrapped Cabochon for Beginners WorkshopClass6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Landis House - Creative Commons
17oct9:30 am- 4:00 pmONE-DAY WRITING WORKSHOP – How to Write a MemoirClass9:30 am - 4:00 pm Landis House - Creative Commons
21oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPerry County Camera Club6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Newport Public Library
23oct6:00 pmYouth Coffeehouse Open Mic6:00 pm Millerstown Community Park Building
2015 PCCA RAFFLE
Jon Tritt painting 005Win this gorgeous Perry County woodland landscape painted by Jon Tritt of Marysville. Raffle tickets are $5 or 6 for $25 and may be found at the PCCA Gallery. Proceeds benefit PCCA. Drawing will be held at PCCA’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 1.
TESTIMONIALS
Art in schools is vital. It helps kids figure out that not every problem needs to get solved by following A+B+C because sometimes you can swing past X and through O to arrive at a different (yet valid) conclusion. Kids need the SPIRIT in art, they need to learn the visual voice that can create stories of beauty, or hurt, or fear, or joy or hope. To say things that can’t be said with words alone. Art curriculum can employ a wide variety of skills, reinforcing their relevance and importance in life (geometry in creating shapes, chemistry in mixing paint or glazes, engineering in building sculpture, verbal skills in reacting to their own work or the work of others, written or spoken, cultural and earth appreciation in examining art from other times and places…). I teach art to high school students and see daily what art brings to my students. Pride and accomplishment in their eyes, a “safe place” to create and take risks, a place where struggle is sometimes needed to learn past ideas, where they can come face to face with a splash, dot, line of paint and see it as beauty. All of this and more makes me feel compelled to fight to keep art in school.
Erin Welsh, Mifflin County High School art teacher
Keep up the great work! I love our PCCA! I get so much from the PCCA from afar in Montana!
Sarah, Montana
Thanks for being a great local organization and for the great events you bring to our area!
Anonymous