Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center is the keystone of the public arts community in Ocean Springs, and is located in the historic 1927 Ocean Springs Public School Building. The Center provides a diverse set of programs and facilities for the arts. The beautiful lobby area houses the spectacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted by James McConnell Anderson and fired by Peter Anderson and now lovingly restored and protected. Inside the Cultural Center there are 11 art rooms, each filled with beautiful artwork for visitors to view.

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!
  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Apr 30, 2017

A Free Event in the Duckett Gallery

Chamber Orchestra is a vital part of the orchestra program at Gulfport School District. The Chamber Orchestra often performs for civic and community groups, as well as traveling internationally. The administration, faculty, and staff of the Gulfport School District take pride in being able to offer a full and varied instrumental music program. We presently offer string orchestra and small ensembles in grades four through twelve. In addition, we will offer full orchestra at the high school level. It is our goal to produce an outstanding orchestra, to develop in each student an appreciation of the art of music as part of general culture, to discover and develop the talents of students in the field of orchestral music, and to develop students’ knowledge and skills of listening to orchestra music, as well as reading and performing orchestral music throughout their life.

DANIEL MARTINEZ 

Daniel began his cello studies at the age of nine in his hometown of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He continued his studies at the Victoriano Lopez Music School in San Pedro Sula and in 2001 he entered The University of Southern Mississippi on a full scholarship, studying there with Dr. Alexander Russakovsky and serving as principal cellist in the university orchestra. After earning his Bachelor of Music degree in 2006, he accepted a teaching position with the Gulfport School District Strings Program in Gulfport, Mississippi. In 2009, he was honored to take the position of Director of Orchestral Activities with the Gulfport School District.

Daniel loves conducting, playing chamber music, and is currently a member of the Mobile, Gulf Coast Symphony, and Pensacola Symphony Orchestras. Since 2014, Mr. Martinez also serves at the music director and principal conductor for the Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra which includes some of the best high school orchestral players from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Daniel is an avid follower of fútbol (or soccer) and spends much of his free watching both international and club matches. He, his wife, Catherine, and their cat, Stormy, are big fans of FC Barcelona.

SASHA FERREIRA

Sasha began his violin studies in Havana, Cuba. While there, he won first prize for the best interpretation of the Cuban music in the regional and national “Amadeo Roldán” violin competition, the most prestigious Cuban violin competition. He continued his studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, graduating with honors in 1997.  Recently, Sasha finished recording “Cuban Music…with a Violin Touch,” his second compact disc as a soloist. Along with his performance career, he taught for many years at Markham College and the National Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru.

Sasha moved to the United States in 2007 and became an American citizen in May of 2013. He obtained his Master of Music degree in violin performance at the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2012, Sasha earned his Doctoral degree in violin and viola performance from The University of Georgia. Sasha is currently a faculty member of the Winter School of Music at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and teaches at the Gulfport School District in Gulfport, Mississippi. He regularly performs as a soloist as well as with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until May 30, 2017

Learn the principles of oil painting in an experimental and fun way. For those who wish to explore their creativity while painting, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate. All levels are welcome. Students will learn to harness components of painting such as the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, paint application, brush work, creating the illusion of light and depth, and creating texture, etc. During the six sessions each student whill develop their personal styles, and complete a beautiful painting. Each student can work from photos and other references such as magazine pictures or images from books. Allow Monique to provide you with valuable feedback and guidance in a structured but relaxed environment. Soon enough, you’ll master the art of oils and expertly depict and creatively interpret what you observe. Materials not included, however beginner oil painting kits are available for purchase.

Instructor: Monique Moniot Greathouse

Dates:

April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Registration Deadline: April 18th

Fee does not include materials. Please call for supply list.

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 4, 2017

Featuring vocalists and instrumentalists age 19 and under from the Mississippi Gulf Coast area and beyond. Performers are auditioned and hand picked on classical repertoire to bring you an evening of exceptional young talent!

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 4, 2017

Join us and learn how to make a delicious healthy sandwich.

Menu:

  • Ginger Turkey Burgers on Fresh Bun
  • Japanese Sweet Potato Fries
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 5, 2017

Learn how to make these scrumptous Enchiladas and bite down into a sweet authenic Mexican sweet, Churros. Join us for this perfect lunch with Chef Cheri.

Menu:

  • Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
  • Churros

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 11, 2017

Join us and learn how to make a delicious lunch

Menu:

  • Grilled Yogurt Marinated Chicken on a Mediterranean Salad
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies 

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 12, 2017

Once you taste the bacon jam on these warm buttery biscuits, you will never want another jam again. Learn how to make the perfect jam for the perfect biscuit with Chef Cheri.

Menu:

  • Sweet Potato Chipotle Biscuits with Bacon Jam
  • Green Salad
  • New York Cheesecake 

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 18, 2017

Growing up Chef Cheri’s family had to make that dollar stretch, so her grandmother came up with an inexpensive, delicious dish that pleased everyone. Come and learn how to make this dish that taste like you spent a lot of money on to make.

Menu:

  • Poor Boy Steak
  • Mushroom Gravy
  • Mash Potatoes
  • Lima Beans
  • Chess Pie

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 20, 2017

Movies can inspire us to change our lives, seek new adventures and enjoy good food. Join Chef Cheri Hiers for this hands on adventure into the world of Fried Green Tomatoes.

Menu to be announced, and the Barbeque will be pork.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 25, 2017

Menu:

  • Bloody Mary Tomato Salad with Pickled Shrimp
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • May 26, 2017

The melding of summer vegtables create a rich, healthy lunch that you will make again and again of course a slice of sinfully delicious Coke Cola Cake blows the diet.

Menu:

  • Bacon and Summer Vegetable Pie
  • Coke Cola Cake

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017

The chefs of tomorrow will spend their “staycation” learning about different cultures and creating tasty, kid-friendly dishes from around the world.  Each day will focus on delicious and unfamiliar foods from far away lands.  In addition, the chefs will be taught kitchen safety, knife skills (age appropriate), table setting and service, and dining etiquette. 

Instructor: Robin Pate

Ages: 6-12

Registration Deadline:  May 29th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017

Want to sew on a button or make gifts for your family and friends? Basic sewing will help you learn the basic hand sewing stitches and how to use a sewing machine for a variety of projects. Students will complete 6 – 8 projects during the week. Material included in the fee.

Instructor: Becky Rutz & Gloria Gaines

Ages: 10 & up

Registration Deadline:  May 29th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017

Gear up for  fun filled games and activities about the Native Americans that lived in Mississippi. We will learn about where they lived, their languages, their cultures, their clothing, their farming, gathering, and hunting, and the foods they ate.

Instructor: Dennis Walker

Ages: 7-12

Registration Deadline:  May 29th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017

This class is a collaboration with the Theatre camp. In this “behind-the-scenes” class, students will help create the props and paint parts of the set for the Theatre Camp’s production of An adapted Harry Potter play. At the end of the week, the kids will get to see their work grace the stage of the Mary C theatre! This class is a great chance for kids to be creative, brainstorm ideas, and learn to use resources on hand to create some prop magic.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 9-15

Registration Deadline:  May 29th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

The focus of the camps will be on 2D art forms that are exampled by Masters who are recognized in present times through their works that were accomplished in historic eras.  The student artists will work in studio each day to complete a work that is influenced by the Master Artist of the Day.  Mediums will include colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic paint, markers, crayon, and papers. 

Each day, campers will complete at least one work and will have opportunity to work on a second piece.  

Instructor: Anita Weems

Ages: 8-15

Registration Deadline:  June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

The chefs of tomorrow will spend their “staycation” learning about different cultures and creating tasty, kid-friendly dishes from around the world.  Each day will focus on delicious and unfamiliar foods from far away lands.  In addition, the chefs will be taught kitchen safety, knife skills (age appropriate), table setting and service, and dining etiquette. 

Instructor: Robin Pate

Ages: 6-12

Registration Deadline: June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

The chefs of tomorrow will spend their “staycation” learning about different cultures and creating tasty, kid-friendly dishes from around the world.  Each day will focus on delicious and unfamiliar foods from far away lands.  In addition, the chefs will be taught kitchen safety, knife skills (age appropriate), table setting and service, and dining etiquette. 

Instructor: Robin Pate

Ages: 6-12

Registration Deadline: June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Anything goes in this fun filled class! Includes some favorite student projects and activities, including drafting designs for their own inventions, mock advertisements, integrating art and poetry, illustrating words, and playing art – based games in which the students collaborate in groups / teams.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 5-10

Registration Deadline:  June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Children will learn drawing, painting, and collage in this class for beginning artists. This class is highly popular throughout the school year, and is now available for summer!

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 7-10

Registration Deadline:  June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Want to sew on a button or make gifts for your family and friends? Basic sewing will help you learn the basic hand sewing stitches and how to use a sewing machine for a variety of projects. Students will complete 6 – 8 projects during the week. Material included in the fee.

Instructor: Becky Rutz & Gloria Gaines

Ages: 10 & up

Registration Deadline:  June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. It consists of three lines. The first & last lines have 5 syllables, and the middle line has 7 syllables. It rarely rhymes.

Camp Haiku is a fun-filled week that will introduce children to creative writing styles such as personal narrative, imaginative writing, poetry, and haiku. Students will create and design their own writing journal on the first day, and simple art activities may be included with writing activities throughout the week(illustrating student poetry). Students will also learn about Mississippi writers.

Instructor: Kristina Mullenix

Ages: 13-17

Registration Deadline:  June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Junior Chefs will learn kitchen safety and sanitation, from scratch cooking skills and light gardening with fresh herbs and vegetables. The Junior Chefs will reinforce what they learn and practice public speaking skills at the 11:30 demonstration. Friends and families can join the Junior Chefs for their daily Lunch and Learn specials for $5 per person.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Ages: 8 & up

Registration Deadline: June 5th

MENUS

Monday, June 12th

  • Spinach Pasta
  • Pesto
  • Cauliflower Alfredo
  • Watermelon Cake with Fresh Whip Cream

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Teriyaki Turkey Meatball and Pineapple Kabobs
  • Vegetable Stir-fry
  • Baked Pears

Wednesday, June 14th

  • Frittatas, Potato Cakes
  • French Toast
  • Fresh Fruit Syrup

Thursday, June 15th

  • TBA

Friday, June 16th

  • Hagrid’s Cottage Pie
  • Professor Sprout’s Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauldron Cakes

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Join us as we take the wonderful characters from the world of Harry Potter and use our imaginations to put them into new situations in our very own play! In this week-long workshop, we will develop skills in acting, storytelling and playwrighting culminating in an original performance on the final day.  Through improv and creative brainstorming we’ll create and perform in a brand new magical adventure with all our friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

Instructor: Cliff Thompson

Ages: 7-13

Registration Deadline:  June 5th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

The chefs of tomorrow will spend their “staycation” learning about different cultures and creating tasty, kid-friendly dishes from around the world.  Each day will focus on delicious and unfamiliar foods from far away lands.  In addition, the chefs will be taught kitchen safety, knife skills (age appropriate), table setting and service, and dining etiquette. 

Instructor: Robin Pate

Ages: 6-12

Registration Deadline: June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

Want to sew on a button or make gifts for your family and friends? Basic sewing will help you learn the basic hand sewing stitches and how to use a sewing machine for a variety of projects. Students will complete 6 – 8 projects during the week. Material included in the fee.

Instructor: Becky Rutz & Gloria Gaines

Ages: 10 & up

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

This Summer Session is sure to keep your kid’s entertained and educated! The first portion of the camp will involve learning basic Clay Handbuilding. Monday-Wednesday, the children will be introduced to clay and will complete one project.  The second part of the week will be spent learning about paint and composition and will also include music breaks! The children will go outside for a short music break to encourage further self expression and unity. We will sing songs along with Kelsey Wishik’s guitar playing, play percussive instruments, taking turns to express ourselves and then singing all together. 

By the end of the week, participants will be able to take home some original paintings, musical skills, and journaling techniques!

**Materials will be provided except for a journal. Children are encouraged to bring their own notebook and writing utensil.

**Note: Because the ceramic project will have to be glazed and fired, the finished pieces will need to be picked up the following week of summer camp.  

Instructor: : Kelsey Wishik

Ages: 7-16

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

Students will learn the fundamentals and basics of drawing in this educational class. Learn contour drawing,  shading, and techniques to draw different textures and surfaces in this class designed for beginners.

Instructor: : Carmen Lugo

Ages: 11-15

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

If you participated in a Basic Sewing class, this class is designed to hone your skills as well as teach you a few new techniques. Selecting a pattern, choosing material, cutting, sewing and finishing a project. Students will complete approximately 4 projects during the week. Materials included in supply fee.

Instructor: : Becky Rutz & Gloria Gaines

Ages: 10 & up

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

Junior Chefs will learn kitchen safety and sanitation, from scratch cooking skills and light gardening with fresh herbs and vegetables. The Junior Chefs will reinforce what they learn and practice public speaking skills at the 11:30 demonstration. Friends and families can join the Junior Chefs for their daily Lunch and Learn specials for $5 per person.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Ages: 8 & up

Registration Deadline: June 12th

MENUS

Monday, June 19th

  • Oven Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chef’s Salad
  • Fresh Ranch, Herbed Vinaigrette
  • Carrot Halwa

Tuesday, June 20th

  • Turkey Burgers with Fresh Buns
  • Vegetable Chips
  • Meringue Cookies

Wednesday, June 21st

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Herbed Cheese Biscuits
  • Ultimate Mini Cheesecakes

Thursday, June 22nd

  • Green Onion Sausage
  • Omelets
  • Pancake Muffins with Fresh Fruit Syrup

Friday, June 23rd

  • Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
  • Meatballs and Red Sauce
  • Cheese Danish

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

In this class, children will learn about the lives of famous artists and prominent art movements, and create works inspired by their art. Educational and fun, this class was a big hit last year, and we’re excited to offer it, again!

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 6-10

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

In this class, children will learn about the lives of famous artists and prominent art movements, and create works inspired by their art. Educational and fun, this class was a big hit last year, and we’re excited to offer it, again!

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 6-10

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

In this week-long workshop, younger students will learn songs and dances from Broadway’s biggest shows culminating in a revue show on the final day. Perfect for beginners and experienced performers alike, students will develop skills in character development and basic vocal and dance technique.  An all-singing, all-dancing week of musical theatre magic!

Instructor: Cliff Thompson, Lauren Simpson, Morgan Taylor

Ages: 6-10

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017

The focus of the camps will be on 2D art forms that are exampled by Masters who are recognized in present times through their works that were accomplished in historic eras.  The student artists will work in studio each day to complete a work that is influenced by the Master Artist of the Day.  Mediums will include colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic paint, markers, crayon, and papers.

Each day, campers will complete at least one work and will have opportunity to work on a second piece.  

Instructor: Anita Weems

Ages: 8-15

Registration Deadline:  June 12th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

If you know the basics of sewing, and taken intermediate sewing, then this is the next step to becoming a pro.

Instructor: : Becky Rutz & Gloria Gaines

Ages: 10 & up

Registration Deadline:  June 19th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

Learn the basics of drawing and painting from life in this class that focuses on the fundamentals. Perfect for beginning artists.

Instructor: : Carmen Lugo

Ages: 6-10

Registration Deadline:  June 19th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

A very interactive, hands-on summer camp for children. Children will work side by side with a professional chef and learn the science of food. Each day we will do a different science experiment and link that experiment to the menu we are preparing for the day. There will be a take home from each class to re-emphasize the lesson for the day at home. The importance of safety and healthy food practices will also be taught.

Instructor: Chef Danie, Culinary Arts Instructor at Gulfport High and restaurant owner

Ages: 6 – 10 (Younger ages will be considered)

Registration Deadline: June 19th

Clean up will be taught at the end of every class to ensure proper sanitary techniques are employed. Hand washing as well as a safe and sanitary way to clean the kitchen

CLASS ONE – Monday - The Science of Making a Simple Dough.

 

  • Yeast and how it works
  • Children will learn the art of making pizza dough and a rustic sauce as well as simple knife skills to cut up toppings for pizzas.
  • EXPERIMENT – Science experimentwith yeast
  • MENU – Mini pizzas with various toppings and breadsticks.
  • TAKE HOME – Pizza dough and sauce for another pizza!

 

CLASS TWO – Tuesday - Egg-cell-lent Eggs

  • Children will learn the importance of eggs in a balanced diet as a great source of protein.
  • EXPERIMENT – Science experiment with eggs.
  • MENU – Easy omelets. Deviled eggs and easy scrambled eggs and fresh fruit salad.
  • TAKE HOME – Fresh farm eggs and Milk.

CLASS THREE – Wednesday - Simple Fresh Market Soup

  • Children will learn the importance of eating whole fresh foods.
  • They would learn how to make good food choices in any situation. They would also learn how to make a simple soup out of fresh veggies from the market.
  • EXPERIMENT – Science of processed food Soda experiment.
  • MENU – Fresh Market Soup
  • TAKE HOME – A container of fresh soup.

CLASS FOUR –Thursday - Tasting without Smell

  • Children will learn the importance of the sense of smell on the flavor of food and how to cook with aromatics.
  • EXPERIMENT- Taste test without smell.
  • MENU – Fresh lemon curd – Stuffed mini potatoes w/ herbed chicken.
  • TAKE HOME – Fresh lemon curd.

CLASS FIVE – Friday - Making Pasta

  • Children will learn the age old method of making fresh pasta and the easiest marinara sauce as well as the importance of picking fresh ingredients and eating correctly.
  • EXPERIMENT – How to tell if eggs are good or bad.
  • MENU– Fresh fettuccine pasta and an easy marinara sauce.
  • TAKE HOME– Fresh Pasta

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

One of our most popular summer camps! Throughout the week students will learn the proportions of the face, and how to shade and render features. Students will create two self portraits, one in graphite, and one painting.  A great class for a beginner artist!

Instructor: : Carmen Lugo

Ages: 9-13

Registration Deadline:  June 19th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

If you participated in a Basic Sewing class, this class is designed to hone your skills as well as teach you a few new techniques. Selecting a pattern, choosing material, cutting, sewing and finishing a project.. Students will complete approximately 4 projects during the week. Materials included in supply fee.

Instructor: : Becky Rutz & Gloria Gaines

Ages: 10 & up

Registration Deadline:  June 19th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

Junior Chefs will learn kitchen safety and sanitation, from scratch cooking skills and light gardening with fresh herbs and vegetables. The Junior Chefs will reinforce what they learn and practice public speaking skills at the 11:30 demonstration. Friends and families can join the Junior Chefs for their daily Lunch and Learn specials for $5 per person.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Ages: 8 & up

Registration Deadline: June 19th

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

Kids will learn to keep an art journal filled with writing, sketches, ideas, and artwork. Different phototransfer, drawing, painting techniques and journal prompts will be given for this class. Please provide a hard backed journal.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 5-10

Registration Deadline:  July 3rd

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

Junior Chefs will learn kitchen safety and sanitation, from scratch cooking skills and light gardening with fresh herbs and vegetables. The Junior Chefs will reinforce what they learn and practice public speaking skills at the 11:30 demonstration. Friends and families can join the Junior Chefs for their daily Lunch and Learn specials for $5 per person.

Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers

Ages: 8 & up

Registration Deadline: July 3rd

MENUS

Monday, July 10th

  • Pork Chops
  • Sautéed Apples
  • Grilled Corn
  • Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Tuesday, July 11th

  • Roast Chicken and Vegetables
  • Ricotta Gnocchi
  • Vanilla Pudding

Wednesday, July 12th

  • Chili, Cornbread
  • Strawberry-Basil Crepes

Thursday, July 13th

  • Marinated Chicken Fajita Kabobs
  • Salsa
  • Fresh Tortillas
  • Lemon Rosemary Cookies

Friday, July 14th

  • Whole Wheat Pizza with Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Chocolate Pudding

  • Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

  • Oct 7, 2017

Tentative 2017 Dates

Fall Dance Festival celebrates the visions and accomplishments of southern modern dance choreographers. Each professional choreographer selected for the festival will teach a master class and present excerpts of their work at the Formal Choreography Showcase. An Informal Choreography Showcase will also be held to provide emerging southern modern dance choreographers the opportunity to share their work-in-progress dance pieces with the local dance community and audiences. The vision of the festival is to promote the growth of a professional Gulf Coast dance scene and to build the awareness of dance as an art form for local audiences.

Offering professional level master classes and two choreographic showcases: Known Mass (New Orleans, LA), Tsunami Dance Company (New Orleans, LA), KM Dance Project (New Orleans, LA) and Summer Baldwin & Co. (Ocean Springs, MS).