5 de mayo 2017  
Celebrating The Hispanic Culture Through The Arts
Date: May 5, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 7pm
Location: Up Front Gallery
22 S. Main Street, Franklinton NC 27525

Teresa Fernandez, "Songs of the Soul". Is a singer born in Havana, Cuba.
Ramon Brito will play his Hispanic Harp.

5 Hispanic Artist will be Exhibiting:

Cornelio CamposCornelio Campos
Mexican artist born in 1971 in Cheran Michoacan-Mexico. Specializing in paintings that illustrate the complex realities of migrant life that are often concealed or misconstrued to the public. Creating a modern folkloric art style and exploring culture through vibrant colors and deep symbolism.


Displaying HarvestNora Hernandez
Born in Honduras. She studied Business Administration in Honduras. Founder of The Center for Personal Development (SSP), an institution dedicated to providing personal development. Her art expresses the beauty of the Latino Culture.

The Market GirlClina Polloni
Born and raised in Chile. Clina lives and paint in her studio in Franklinton, NC. She enjoys impressionism as well as realism and was able to develop her own unique style. Equally at ease portraying the people in their environment and activities, a dialogue with natures light and colors. Teaching is something that fascinate Clina, to be able to transfer all this knowledge of art in her painting classes.

A Painting of LifeGabriela Zabala
Born in Ecuador. She likes to contemplate the clouds, cook Ecuadorian food, paint and write poems. Work to improve the health of the Latino population in North Carolina. Her paintings as much as her poems are meaningful and an expression of whom she is in relation to a higher self and the real world.

Las EcuatorianasAaron Vick
Aaron Vick was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. Art is my passion since I was a child. My inspiration in painting Latin America culture started with my beautiful wife of forty-two years, Julia Polloni Vick, and my two fine sons. Julia was born in Chile, together we have traveled extensively throughout Latin America, especially Chile, painting and enjoying the family.



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 fcacarts@gmail.com or call 919-497-6910


Franklin Flicks 2017
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.”
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