Friday, March 30, 2012


The Franklin County Arts Alliance does rent the Cultural Arts Center  out to other groups and individuals.  Our own activity will take precedence, however, and we prefer rentals to be booked at least six weeks ahead of the event.  More information can be obtained during a visit with Christian on Fridays or through Beverly Strange, our Facility Rental Chair.

Friday, March 23, 2012

FCAA Believes the impossible is possible...

In Lewis Carroll's masterpiece Alice through the Looking Glass, Alice is forced to do six impossible things to defeat the Jabberwocky.  In a scene with the White Queen, Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."

"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.  "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

In the vein of six impossible things, the Non-Profit Franklin County Arts Alliance is:

1.  Looking for a great number of members, volunteers, and funding patrons to promote the arts in our community.  Looking for local bloggers, visual, literary, and theatrical program leaders and students.

2.  Looking for a band director and musicians to build an in-house Classical, Celtic, Christian orientated string and vocal group.

3.  Looking for mechanical, construction, and landscape savvy volunteers.

4. Looking for plain old smiles and beautiful encouragement.  Talented individuals in numbers, publicity, and marketing are welcome, as well as computer experts can take us into the future.

5.  Looking for a stainless dishwasher that reaches sanitizing heat during wash cycle, and electric wall heat-on-demand hot water heater to go with it and under cabinet ice-maker.

6.  Looking for 76 folding chairs to match the 24 presently in house and 12 large folding round tables would be nice too.

Our Cultural Arts Center at 100 Rusk Street is open from 10-3p.m. on Fridays.  Stop by to visit with Christian Galloway, our office manager and event coordinator.  Sign up, join us and support "Art" in Franklin County.  Donations are Tax Deductible.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show Fundraiser Scheduled

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is planning a Mad Hatter Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser for May 3rd.  We will have 100 tickets to give away beginning in April.  But, because nothing is really FREE, attendees will be asked to donate jewelry (or cash if you prefer not to part with your jewels).  That's really quite mad, but please be assured, all jewelry will be sold or artfully used to fund and promote artistic pursuits within Franklin County.  You can expect some of your jewels to be repurposed into other art media.  Also, Carol Kober at the Saucy Ladies Dress Shop in Mt. Vernon will be showing Spring fashions at the tea.  Anything purchased at her store as a result of the fashion show will net FCAA with a percentage of cost.  Carol has also donated real Mad Hatter tea from Yorkshire for your enjoyment.

Dear Past, Present, and Future Members;

Welcome to 2012. It is going to be an exciting year to explore art.  Just a reminder that, The Franklin County Arts Alliance has stepped out to hire Christian Galloway as an Events Coordinator.  she will be manning the Cultural Arts Office (100 Rusk Street)  on Fridays and the Center will be open to the public during the hours of 10a.m. to 3p.m.  We are actively seeking members and supporters.  If you are already a member and would like to host an art class or conduct other art related programs or shows during Friday open hours, please contact Christian at the CAC.  We are looking toward having phone service,  but at this time please know that your membership, support and understanding while we go through this development phase is greatly appreciated.  Memberships and other donations can presently be handled through the office or by pay pal over the internet.  You can email us at or send a note to FCAA at P.O. Box 1776, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457 for more information.    Thank you, Jean

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tomorrow, March 2,  we have an Area Artists Exhibit going up at the Cultural Arts Center, curtesy of Charlotte Chaney of The Frame Up Fine Arts Gallery.   So drop by and see us!  We are open to the public on Fridays  10:00am-3:00pm.   We look forward to seeing all of you at the CAC!