Shawnee Hills Arts Council

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,...
A Civil War Weekend is planned Feb. 16-19 at the Shawnee Hills Art Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts council/arts center has announced that highlights for the weekend include presentation of a play, “Soldier Come Home”; exhibits, which include guns and quilts; reenactors and storytelling...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center again is offering area residents an opportunity to adopt a flamingo for a good cause. Proceeds generated by the special project will go to the arts center’s capital development fund, and specifically for the replacement of restrooms in the performing...
A scene from Las Posadas at the Anna Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 20.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna hosted a Las Posadas celebration on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. The celebration recalled the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Cast members in the program included Caroline Hansen, Jadden Brimm, Tess Brummer,...
Veterans will be saluted at an upcoming program which is planned in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center plans to honor veterans at an upcoming event. On Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m., the arts center plans to host a Celebration to Freedom: Salute to Veterans and Active Duty...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center plans to host two upcoming events. Haunted House A “Haunted House of Horrors” is scheduled to be open Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The arts center will be transformed into an abandoned fire station...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center hosted a Zombie Walk through downtown Anna on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kids and adults arrived at the arts center in torn and splattered clothes and received a zombie makeover. The group walked on Main Street to show off their zombie attire before returning to the arts center for snacks and games. Photo by Amber Skelton.
(Editor’s note: the accompanying article was submitted by Lee Hackney from the Anna Arts Center.) The Zombies limped through downtown Anna on Oct. 1. Several undead or “normal” walked freely among the Zombies.  After the Zombies’ excursion downtown they returned to their crypts at the Anna Arts...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna has announced its fall season of shows. Tickets for each performance are $15 or $25 for a season pass. “Little Shop of Horrors” “Little Shop of Horrors” is the award winning musical by Alen Menken and Howard Ashman first opened off-Broadway in...

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