Arts and Community

2019 Jodie Stockage Nature

Choice of Show 2019: Jodie Stockage, “Nature”

Annual Care Center visits

The Arts Council’s jolly troupe, under the direction of Barb Murray, presented a spring program to the county’s three care centers on June 15. They lamented that the Gardener had forgotten Forget-Me-Not, but rehabilitated her memory with little loss.

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Hills and Valleys

The 9th edition of the SCCA literary and visual arts magazine can be picked up for FREE at the Sullivan County Library in Dushore. It includes the four winners of our Literary contest and the 33 first, second and third place winners of the Youth Art visual prizes at the high school level. If you need a copy mailed, there’s a $3 postage charge. Send a check or MO to SCCA, PO Box 243, Dushore, PA 18614.

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Scholarships to Endless Arts in Eagles Mere

The Arts Council is financing three scholarships for high school students to the third annual week of arts courses put on through the Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts, October 3-6. The courses include, storytelling, eco-printing on fabric, document-fiction film, image transfer, iPhonography and writing. You can learn more or register at

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Kyler Burke Tops Literary Contest

For the third time in the last four years, Kyler Burke has taken first prize in the SCCA Literary Contest. Her short story, “The Art of Hallucination,” was praised by the Arts Council judges, Connie Hatch, Ben Olena and Sarah Parrish, for its language and gripping style.

Second prize went to Samantha Skoranski for her short play on war and annihilation, “The End of All Things,” and her two poems, “Ask Me” and “On My Own.”

Cassidy Skoranski two poems, “Waves” and “Just Breathe,” earned her third prize with their lessons in survival under tough conditions.

Fourth prize was awarded by the judges to Kirk Kleinsasser for his poetic entry, “Stress,” about the pressures of life and the flow of time.

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Countywide Calendar

The Countywide Calendar will be retired at the end of July, since it gets too few visits to justify maintaining it. TheSullivan Review runs full listings under Events of Interest. Also, sign up to receive Connie Hatch’s delightful email Sullivan County Area News (S.C.A.N.), which provides a wealth of calendar news: wbsc62 at 

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For a list of all our major programs, look here.

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Local arts and other links:

Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum

Sullivan County Library

Sullivan County general page

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

Heading photo by Donna Sherwood