Date Change for Fund Raiser Gala - After reviewing our
several close encounters with unpredictable weather in February, we have
decided to move our fundraiser gala to May 20th. 6-10PM. We thank our gracious
hosts, Dudley and Barbara Whitaker for accommodating our request to move the
event . We will continue to share with you updates,donation needs and a
list of donated auction items as the months progress. We look forward to
seeing you all!
Artists of the Year Reception Thursday, February 9th from
6:30-8pm at FCAC Headquarters, 22 S Main St., Franklinton. Recipients of this
year’s award are Craig Kassan and Joy Ayscue.
Craig Kassan gives a
great deal of credit to his grandfather for getting him involved in art. He always helped with his projects and had a
meticulous attention to detail that he passed along. Kassan says, “At the age of eight, we built a
working toy wooden sailboat together. Granddad always made sure I got to the art store if needed, and
encouraged and supported me with all my projects.” Kassan has worked with pen and ink and other
mediums including oils, acrylics, and pastels, but found his true passion in
wood. The idea for his wall sculptures came about from a trip to Salt Lake
City. During the flight he became intrigued
with the patterns created by the plots of land as well as the crop circles from
the farms below.
Joy Ayscue says her voice
isn’t all that melodic so she uses the medium of acrylic painting to sing her
joy to the world. It is her passion to literally inject the powerful energies
that she experiences in her own life such as hope, faith, peace, motivation,
inspiration and especially the energy of love into each of her creations to
share them with others.
Open Mic – The FCAC Diversity Team will observe Black History Month with an Open Mic
February 25th at 3pm. Location is at One Man’s Treasure Auction
House on 200 E. Nash Street, Louisburg. The theme is Freedom and all genres are
welcome including poetry, prose and song. There will be a seven-minute time
limit for each performance. The public is invited to attend and participate.
This is a free event, including refreshments.