Hot Tea on a Cold Saturday
Event: Tea Party
Artist: Marti King
Date: March through April 2017
Location: Back Gallery at FCAC, 22 S. Main St., Franklinton NC 27527.
Our Afternoon Tea with Marti King March last Saturday was a great success.
The yummy refreshments and hot tea hit the spot on a cold day in March. The selections for the show include brilliantly colored alcohol ink on tile and acrylics as well as watercolors. Floral and landscapes dominated the chosen pieces. Several paintings sold during the afternoon.
The good news is if you missed the tea party you can still come view (and buy) Marti’s works in the Back Gallery at FCAC Headquarters at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton during our regular hours (10:30-4pm Thursday and Friday and 10:30am – 2pm on Saturdays.)
Versatile and passionate about people and life, Marti paints and creates with an array of media. Her latest passions include her “Beaded Creations” hair adornments and scarves designed from a combination of fiber and beads, and her stunning alcohol ink paintings. She also teaches art classes.
Marti says that to be born and raised in Germany surrounded by castles and beautiful quaint villages, a little girl can’t help but dream. Encouraged by her grandparents to draw and create, Marti learned to capture the vibrant life all around her. Marti came to America as a teenager to be with her parents, finish her education and to learn English. She always loved to paint, but it wasn’t until after she married and had children, that she returned to her first love─ art. Marti initially painted for the love of the craft and to create unique gifts for her friends. Recognizing her gift, they encouraged her to show and sell her work, which has been shown and sold in Europe and the United States.
Members of Franklin County Arts Council may apply to show their art in the UpFront Gallery or to be a featured artist in the Back Gallery, both in the FCAC Headquarters in Franklinton by contacting Pamela Andrejev at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-497-6910.
You are cordially invited to a FREE EVENT
Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 11 to 4pm
Location: Up Front Gallery
22 S. Main
Street, Franklinton NC 27525
Intimate seating for screening of films from around the USA.
Awards – Red Carpet
Free popcorn, refreshments.
List of films and times will be announced in April.
Donations gladly accepted.
Seventeen members of the Franklin County Arts Council have exhibited their works at the Wilson Art Center’s Boykin Gallery.
The show opened with a reception and finished on February 18th. Everett Mayo, acting as a liaison to the Wilson Arts Council, curated the exhibit. He gives credit to the Arts Council of Wilson in a statement saying, “I cannot thank the ACW Visual Arts Director, Amy Hughes enough for making our venture to Wilson most welcome, not to mention her outstanding curatorial skill hanging the artwork from the FCAC ... it looked positively great.”