Franklin County Art Council NEWS

Student Arts Council Meeting & Workshop

Date: Oct 21st, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: FCAC Gallery located at 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton

The October meeting will feature, Dawn Lancaster, head of the Student Arts Council, she will introduce canvas painting with acrylics and mixed media tea bag art. REGISTER online or drop in and join us for this exciting experience. Fee $5.00 for per person. (Middle & High School aged students.)

If you are interested in working with our young artists as part of the FCAC team leadership or offering a workshop. To contact us email or call 919-497-6910

Student Registration Form
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Photography & Writers Guild/ Combined Meeting

Date: Nov. 13th, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: FCAC Gallery located at 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton

Please be advised. The Photography & Writer’s Guild are combining their meetings at a new time. New members are always welcome, feel free to stop in and check us out we’d love some new faces and inspiration.

The Writer’s Guild supports and encourages writers of all genres and levels of expertise. Follow the Writer’s Guild on Facebook!

The Photography Guild is a mix of experienced and novice photographers. Follow the Photography Guild on Facebook and Join-in the weekly challenge.


Tar River Festival 2017

Stop by the FCAC booth at Tar River Festival in Louisburg on Saturday, October 7th and meet Dawn Lancaster and members of The Student Arts Council. Dawn is an Eco Artist and team lead for the Student Arts Program.

For more information and directions:


Celebration Media Release

Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) has joined in the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with several upcoming events in October. The North Carolina Arts Council provides funding and guidance to FCAC and other arts organizations throughout North Carolina.

On Friday, October 6, two FCAC members will present at the United Arts Council’s opening of month-long exhibit of the works of 2016 Regional Artists grant recipients. Painter Everett Mayo Adelman, Art Professor and Gallery Director of NC Wesleyan College, and, Jane Falkner, author and journalist, are both participating in the Council’s First Friday event from 6 – 8 pm. The event is located at the United Arts Council’s headquarters located at 410 Glenwood Avenue.

On Saturday, October 7, FCAC Member and Director of the FCAC Student Arts Council, Dawn Lancaster, will teach a hands-on eco print workshop at the Tar River Festival in Louisburg from 10 am to 5 pm. Lancaster and other members of FCAC will be exhibiting in the annual event.

For more information visit the North Carolina Arts Council: click here for events >> 

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

FCAC is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to developing and promoting all areas of arts in our communities. Call (919) 497-6910.


For Immediate Release - September 7, 2017

Franklin County Arts Council Wants to Know What You Think

(Franklin County --) – The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC)l will host a potluck and informal meeting for volunteers and possible volunteers in our communities on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6 pm in the Leslie Martin Pottery Studio/Arts Council located at 22 South Main Street in Franklinton.

Join members and other community members to help spread the arts throughout Franklin County. Please bring a covered dish to share, a friend and/or family member and your ideas and creativity. FCAC wants to hear from you.

To complete a short survey about FCAC and what you’d like for the not-for-profit agency to provide, please complete a brief online survey or ask for a paper copy. The link for the online version is

For more information, please see FCAC’s website at or call (919) 497-6910.

July 24, 2017: For Immediate Release

Franklin County Arts Council Loses New Space in Louisburg.

Louisburg, NC – Franklin County Arts Council will not be moving to downtown Louisburg at this time. Under new ownership, the space the Council rented from the town located at 111 Main Street, has been sold, and the Council lost its lease.

According to Board President, Ellen Queen, the Arts Council and the Town of Louisburg remain committed to finding another space in downtown Louisburg. To find out future plans for this and other news from the Arts Council, please check the website at or send an email message to


Pass News:
June 17, 2017: Student Arts Council is introducing a new program. 
Past News:
May 5, 2017: Celebrated the "5 de Mayo".

Student Arts Council is introducing a new program effective June 17, 2017. 

Ages: 6th through 12th graders. Max participants is 10 students.
Location: 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, NC 27515.
Program Fee: $50
Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon

All supplies are included in the program. At the end of the program there will be a Student art show and fundraiser for the Student Art’s Council. 

List of classes 2017:

  1. June 17 - Eco print on paper. Start creating a book cover for a Journal.
  2. July 15 - Prepare water color papers for journal. Learn bookbinding to finish journal.
  3. August 19 - watercolor class
  4. September 16 - acrylic class
  5. October 21 - tea bag art
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 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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