Tuesday, October 3, 2017

OUR NEXT EXHIBIT

Franklin County Arts Alliance Presents:

MEANDERING THROUGH MT. VERNON
Recent Works by Sandra St. John

Photo courtesy of Sandra St. John


JOIN US DURING COUNTRYFEST
OCTOBER 14th from 10am-2pm

(EXHIBIT OPEN: OCTOBER 13-NOVERMBER 10)



CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
MT. VERNON, TX
(One block west of courthouse)




Friday, August 25, 2017

MARIE-CLAIRE'S ARTIST STATEMENT



MARIE-CLAIRE’S ARTIST STATEMENT:

“Although I work in various other media, I primarily use acrylic paints on wooden panels and sculpt in clay.  A fourth of my work is based on visual reality and is technically disciplined; the rest of my work emerges from my subconscious in the form of spirals and circles.” 

–Marie-Claire Montgomery




Join us September 1st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for an Opening Talk & Reception for Figures, Circles & Spirals, An Exhibit by Marie-Claire Montgomery (September 1st-29th), at the Cultural Arts Center, 100 Rusk St., Mt. Vernon, TX. 

*Artist Statement & photos courtesy of Marie-Claire Montgomery




Monday, August 21, 2017

OUR SEPTEMBER ARTIST





OUR NEXT EXHIBIT (SEPT. 1-29)
FIGURES, CIRCLES & SPIRALS,
AN EXHIBIT BY MARIE-CLAIRE MONTGOMERY

Here is a brief history to help you get to know Marie-Claire!

Our September artist, “Marie-Claire Quichaud Montgomery was raised in the suburbs of Paris, France.  She conceived of and executed aesthetic projects from her earliest years.  Family friends invited her to visit them in Bryan, Texas.  A week after she arrived, she was painting murals and recording tapes for a French language lab at Texas A& M University.  She has mostly lived and worked in Texas ever since.


Marie-Claire graduated from the Chicago School of Interior Design and Decoration and operated an interior design practice, centered in the Dallas area.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas and completed some graduate coursework in sculpture.  Private collectors in Europe and the U. S. own her pieces. “

*Photo & Bio courtesy of Marie-Claire Montgomery

Monday, August 14, 2017

OUR NEXT EXHIBIT

Franklin County Arts Alliance Presents:


Figures, Circles & Spirals


An Exhibit by Marie-Claire Montgomery

Open from September 1st to 29th



CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
MT. VERNON, TX 
(One block west of courthouse)


Opening talk & reception will be from 

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday, September 1, 2017


YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED.

Photo courtesy of Marie-Claire


Friday, August 4, 2017

GRAVITY ART CLASS FANTASTIC!



Our CHILDREN’S ARTS & SCIENCE CLASS, featuring GRAVITY ART, on Saturday, JULY 15TH from 2pm-4pm was FANTASTIC! Everyone had a BLAST!

Thank you to the 14 children who participated! You guys are so creative! Thank you to their families for allowing them to participate!

KAY MAJORS was a fabulous instructor, and her daughter, MADELINE did a wonderful job as her assistant! Thank you both!


Thanks to Keitra Stoker,  Hayley Pickens-Dickson, & Christian Galloway for your hard work! 


Many thanks, again, to the St. Clair Endowment, through the FCHA, for helping to make this class possible!

*Photos courtesy of Keitra Stoker


LOCAL ARTIST TO OPEN STUDIO/GALLERY & GIFT SHOP



Local artist, Jerry Boyd, is planning a soft opening  of his Studio/Gallery and Gift Shop at the intersection of HWY 37 and FM 21, South of I-30 in Franklin County, next to Colvin's Body Shop (in the building where Bloomin' Crazy was located), on August 15th.



He will offer lessons in Clay Processes, Drawing, and Painting on a monthly basis.  Each weekly Clay class will be a three-hour block. There will also be a time-flexible three hours of lab each week. The $110 monthly fee for his Clay Classes includes: 50lbs.of clay, glazes, two firings, as well as, the weekly classes and lab.

 Jerry is planning to do something similar to Painting with a Twist, called Painting For Fun. In time, he will do something similar with ceramics. The idea there being that people can pick from bisque ware to glaze, while enjoying some wine with friends, The attendees would then come back to pick up their glaze fired pieces.



JERRY’S HISTORY:
* Bachelor of Fine Art, Texas Wesleyan University, Ft. Worth;
* Studied Ceramics, Life Drawing and Watercolor at University of Texas at Arlington;
* Earned Texas Teacher Certification at Texas A&M Commerce
* Taught High School Art in Muentser, TX.,
* Taught High School Art at Mt. Pleasant High School for 26 years
* Taught Drawing I, Drawing II at North East Texas Community College and most recently Ceramics I and II, Fall semester of 2016.
* He does Drawing in a variety of Medium, Portraits, Acrylic Painting on canvas and Ceramics.
* He teaches wheel throwing techniques, slab and hand building techniques as well as sculpting.

**Jerry will also feature other local and area artists in his Gallery and Gift Shop.  Any interested in talking with him about it may call or come by his shop.   


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JERRY:
Call: 903-588-2358 OR Email: gboyd1948@gmail.com
CHECK HIM OUT ON FACEBOOK: Jerry Boyd


***Information & photos courtesy of Jerry Boyd.