Shawnee Hills Arts Council

June promises to be a busy month at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center. The arts center is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. Here’s a look at the schedule of events on the arts center’s calendar: Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m., the home school Soul Schoolers drama club plans to present...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center is planning to host Paint the Town on Saturday, April 21. The event will offer participants a chance to create their own works of art from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the West Davie Street parking lot in Anna. The parking lot is across the street from the...
Cindy Wright created and made the costumes for the play "Scenes from Pooh." Eeyore (Anthony Jimenez) and Piglets (Brinley Corbit and Kenzie Stover)  are showing off their costumes. Photo provided.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center play "Scenes from Pooh" had a "kick off" early rehearsal Monday, Feb. 12. A group of 18 young actors and actresses shared the stage with Pete Housman's rehearsal for “Assumptions.”  "Assumptions" was the first play of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/...
The upcoming schedule at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center includes a kids art camp, a drama camp and a kids painting party. The kids art camp and the drama camp both are planned July 24-28. Hours for both camps are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Kids Art Camp: At the kids...
Jadden Brimm introduced the audience to the play as Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write the two novels. Photos by Amber Skelton.
Alice in Wonderland (Jossilin Needling) met Alice Through the Looking Glass (Brinley Corbit) in the play “Scenes from Alice,” written and directed by Dr. Lynn Steveson.  The play was performed April 28-30 at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts center’s Lee Hackney...
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to present its fourth annual children’s production, “Scenes from Alice.” “Scenes from Alice” is an adaptation combining materials from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” The original author, Lewis Carroll, wrote the two books four...
Staging of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center’s fourth annual children’s production is planned. “Scenes from Alice” is scheduled April 28-30 at the arts center, which is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. Performances are set for 7 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29-30. “Scenes from...
Lera Hoehner added some petals to her flower. She and her sister Jenna attended Paint the Town with their grandmother Carla Osman. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted Paint the Town in the parking lot across from Anna-Jonesboro National Bank in downtown Anna on Saturday, April 8. The community was invited to paint a picture in a four-foot by four-foot square. Kids also played in a bounce house. Lera Hoehner...
Some of teacher Darrel Dexter’s history classes at Egyptian High School in Tamms listened to Marlene Rivero’s at the Civil War Weekend. Along with Rivero, who was dressed in clothing from the time, are students Grace Klingeman, Amanda Bennett, Tristan Parker, Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff, Rileigh Petermichel, Jordan Reeves, Kacia Houston, Cheyenne Petzoldt and Trevor Smith.
The Civil War era came to life during a recent event in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted a wide range of activities during its 2017 Civil War Weekend, which was presented from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 19. Activities included a play, exhibits,...
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Marlene Rivero, standing, center, of Grand Chain, shared the story of Ann Stokes, who served as a nurse aboard the first U.S. hospital ship, the U.S.S. Red Rover. Rivero’s presentation was Saturday morning at the arts center. Stokes’ work as a nurse was a groundbreaking role, both for African-Americans and for women.
The Civil War era came to life during the past week in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted a wide range of events during its 2017 Civil War Weekend.  Activities began Wednesday night, Feb. 15, and continued through Sunday, Feb. 19. Events included a play, exhibits,...

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