The Art and Culture Committee's mission is to promote and encourage the arts in our community. Members are encouraged to create, appreciate, and expand their knowledge through the power of music, art, drama, literature, and the culinary arts.. We encourage members to attend and support art programs throughout our community and state.
School Sailboat Project
⛵Come sail away!
About 90 Hartwell Elementary School first-grade students brought to life a book they have been reading, Toy Boat, by constructing a toy sailboat themselves and then testing it out on the waters of Lake Hartwell.
The students decorated the sails for their boats at the Hartwell Art Center with the help of the Hartwell Service League on Wednesday, May 18th, and then toured the sailboats on display throughout downtown Hartwell to gather inspiration.
The next day the students put their sailboat designs to the test at Big Oaks Recreation Center after reading the newest StoryWalk featuring Toy Boat that is now on display at Big Oaks for families to enjoy.
HSL Supports Historic Hart County Community Theater
In addition to many hours of volunteering at HHCCT's productions and helping with their promotions, HSL presented a check for $3,000 to the HHCCT board to help fund their necessary building renovations.
"Parade of Trees"
Our 2022 Parade of Trees was a huge success! More money was raised than last year. All trees were bid on and claimed. Thanks to all our members who helped out and gave their time.
HYDRA Painting Rocks Project
Ann Carswell and the Arts and Culture committee, led a project for the HYDRA students in an after-school session of painting rocks. Approximately 40 students participated.
Support for HHCCT
Hartwell Service League recently made a donation to the Historic Hart County Community Theater to assist with the latest maintenance and updates including the repair of the lighting system and board, taking the number of working lights from six to twenty- four. Other repairs involve the main speakers and the historical doors. Pictured are Margo Seagraves, HSL, Lani Sessons and Donna McDowell , Theater Board Members, Barbara Setchel and Kay Cleveland, HSL.
Scholarships for HCCT's summer Youth Camps
Members of Hartwell Service League sponsored two scholarships and made a donation toward expenses for Hart County Community Theatre’s summer Youth Camps. Pictured are Ann Carswell, HSL’s Arts and Culture chair and Kerilee Pruitt, director of the summer camps.
A Valentines’ Project
Margo Seagraves coordinated a project between Arts and Culture Committee and the HCHS Honor’s Art Club at the High School, The students created colorful handprints which 2 of our members arranged into a heart shape on two different canvases. The words “Together we can!” and “Do small things with loves!” were printed on each canvas. Canvases are displayed at Common Ground and Hart County Library.
2021 State Silver Award goes to HSL's Arts and Culture Committee!
2021 Painted Pickets Project
Members of the committee, led by Margo Seagraves, worked together to to paint beautiful designs onto wood fence pickets, and then worked with members of the Hart County Botanical Garden to install the pickets in their Children's Garden. Margo Seagraves proposed the project and procured the materials with support from our local Home Depot. Pickets were first painted completely white. Then, member and artist, Ann Carswell, pencilled the larger designs onto several picket groupings. Then several groups of HSL members painted the designs and added their own creativity onto the remaining pickets. Once done, the pickets were installed in the shady Children's Garden of the Hart County Botanical Garden to add color and interest to this very shady area.
Historical Hart County coloring book Parade of Trees Valentines canvases for library and community Tote Bags for cancer patients HYDRA Painting Rocks Project School Sailboat Painting book project Together We Can Cook cookbook Youth art camps Art camp scholarships Provide refreshments for reception at Hartwell Art Center Support local arts and cultural places and events, Hartwell Art Center, Hart County Community Theater Create individual art Gingerbread Festival of Lights Journaling Create a scarecrow in support of Hartwell Main Street's "Scarecrow Bash"