Our Mission

The Franklin County Arts Council is a nonprofit community organization passionate about Arts and Arts education in our diverse community.

The mission of Franklin County Arts Council is to promote and encourage the development and advancement of the arts; to cultivate an appreciation of the arts; and to promote funding and coordination of arts activities county-wide

 
 
 
 
 

Our History

The Franklin County Arts Council was incorporated in1979 and had its beginning in the International Whistlers Convention. In 2014, the Whistlers Convention moved to other venues and The Franklin County Arts Council focused on encouraging, not only the appreciation of arts in Franklin County, but also to provide a public facility where artists would have a venue to showcase their artistry.


The Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers is an outreach program of the Franklin County Arts Council designed to capture the history of our community through the display of quilt blocks on historic buildings and structures in Franklin and surrounding counties.

While navigating the Quilt Trails in Central and Eastern North Carolina, travelers can enjoy the area’s art, history, agriculture, and scenic byways. What began as a local endeavor has spread from Franklin County to 7 additional counties and is still growing.

The plan is to follow the Rivers to the coast and include all Eastern North Carolina.

 

Board Of Directors

Pamela Andrejev
Board Chair

Pamela Andrejev is an award-winning photographer and gallerist with parallel careers in business and arts administration. She has been an exhibiting artist since the 80’s, prior to dedicating herself to photography, she originally focused on mixed media artworks celebrating her Oklahoma Cherokee heritage. Since moving to NC in 1993, she has been photographing the southern environs and taking prizes for her photography.
Pamela is a licensed real-estate broker with 20+ years representing historic and new properties. She is also a board member of Franklin County Community Foundation.

Linda Carlisle
Treasurer

Linda is a retired Aerospace Manager having moved to North Carolina from Venice Beach, California. Linda is a quilter. Since Linda started quilting, she has won 4 ribbons at the NC State Fair- one 1st, one 2nd, and two 4th place. Linda have been in a quilting bee in Henderson for about 10 years and enjoys the bonds of friendship that she has formed with the wonderful women in that group.

Dr. LaSaundra Booth
Board Members

Dr. Booth is the founder and executive director of the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra. Dr. Booth has performed with the Greensboro Philharmonic, Duke Symphony Orchestra, Durham Symphony, Raleigh Symphony, and completed a two week mini-tour in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Booth has a B.A. in Performance with a concentration in Cello, a Master's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in String Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership. Dr. Booth is a licensed Music Educator, and has been teaching for sixteen years. She currently teaches orchestra in North Carolina.
Dr. Booth is the Founder of Integrity Strings, a registered music booking agency.

 

 
 

Mary Rose Joyner
Board Member

Danney Dailey 
Board Member

Danney Dailey is a graduate of Bunn High School, attended Louisburg College, NC Wesleyan College, and earned his MAed in Reading K-12 from ECU.  Danney has been an educator for 18 years and is currently the Coordinator of AIG and Fine Arts for Franklin County Schools. 

His arts interests are music, poetry, and photography.

Ellen Queen
Executive Coordinator

Ellen Queen retired from AT&T and is the owner of Ellen Queen Photography. She attended Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula Montana before becoming a professional photographer. Ellen specializes in “Fine Art Portraiture” creating photographic heirlooms of life events.
After retiring from AT&T Ellen returned to Franklin County and became active in the Franklin County Arts Council where she served as a member of the Board and Board Chairperson before accepting the position of Executive Coordinator in June 2018.

99 South Bickett Blvd.
Louisburg NC 27549
919-497-6910 fcac.arts@fcacarts.org

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