June is the fifth anniversary of the Cherokee County Arts and Humanities Coalition, known as Arts Council of Tahlequah, and the community is invited to get involved.
Summer Arts and Leadership Day Camp began this month with weekly, themed arts, music and leadership activities and opportunities at the ACT Gallery in Cort Mall. Arts for All Camp is $150 per week per child, or $200 for two siblings. Camp runs through Aug. 2 as a service to working parents who appreciate a fun way for children to explore the arts.
Photos, paintings and sculptures of flowers are being accepted for the June and July ACT Gallery exhibit of Florals. A donation of $10 per piece, up to three, is appreciated. Paintings from Plein Air Red Fern featuring Tahlequah will transition out as flowers bloom on gallery walls.
Learn about early Cherokee County education through the eyes of retired Methodist minister Connell Ghormley, guest speaker on June 10 at 2 p.m. at the ACT Gallery in Cort Mall for the 2nd Sunday at 2 monthly history series. His grandfather was the first superintendent of schools and his father served in that capacity as well. Ghormley also has stories about his time growing up in Tahlequah and the Cort Mall building.
Join Gwen LaCrone on Saturday, June 15, 1-4 p.m to paint a bright poppy. This is abasic acrylic painting class for any level of artist. All supplies are provided for the $25 class, including an 11-by-14-inch canvas and acrylic paint. Retired from WISH, a domestic violence program, LaCrone started painting in 1975. A self-taught artist, she loves all mediums and has taught art for several years.
The celebration continues with a birthday party June 22 at 4 p.m. in Ned's. The event will feature music, literary readings, open mic, games, food truck, art auction, art booths, live art and more. Music will be performed by Meandering Orange, Doc Fell, Osage County and 3Fs, and will begin at 5 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or over, and the cost is a $5 cover.