Friday, December 27, 2013

DON'T FORGET: FCAA ANNUAL MEETING, THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014


FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE

2014 ANNUAL MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

Fellowship Potluck-6pm
Short Business Meeting-6:45pm-7pm
Entertainment: 7pm

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
(one block west of courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT:

JIM & MELANIE CLEVELAND
Performing Hollywood Music

* The FCAA will not be providing meat this year.  The Annual Meeting will be strictly potluck.  However, the FCAA will provide the paper products.

*There will be a call for nominations from the floor during a brief business meeting that evening.  We are in need of new officers & directors.  Anyone interested, please call, Jean: (903) 305-8023 or Christian:  (903) 434-9130.

*Open to Membership, Guest, & Any other interested parties.




COME JOIN THE FUN!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, December 20, 2013

FCAA 2014 ANNUAL MEETING


FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE

2014 ANNUAL MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

Fellowship Potluck-6pm
Short Business Meeting-6:45pm-7pm
Entertainment: 7pm

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
(one block west of courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX

FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT:

JIM & MELANIE CLEVELAND
Performing Hollywood Music


*Open to Membership, Guest, & Any other interested parties.


COME JOIN THE FUN!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

THIS SATURDAY


MAKING ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:00am-11:30am

Instructor:  Audrey Norman

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX

AGES:  14 & UP

FEE: $ 10

*To make reservations contact us:
Call:  (903) 434-9130


Friday, December 6, 2013

FCAA 1ST SATURDAY GUITAR CLASS

FCAA 1st Saturday Guitar Classes with Jim Cleveland have been canceled until further notice.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

TOMORROW'S QUILTING CLASS CANCELED

Tomorrow's FCAA Quilting Class with Michele Chitsey has been canceled due to reports of wintry mix in the weather forecast for tomorrow evening.  Everyone have a great week and stay warm!

Monday, December 2, 2013

MAKING ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS



“Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside Japan in the mid-1900s.” (Wikipedia)

On Saturday, December 14th, the Franklin County Arts Alliance is offering a class on how to make Origami Christmas Ornaments, instructed by Mt. Vernon High School Art Teacher, Audrey Norman.  (Check below for details.) This class will be a fun and festive way to kick-off the holiday season! 



MAKING ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:00am-11:30am

Instructor:  Audrey Norman

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX

AGES:  14 & UP

FEE: $ 10

*To make reservations contact us:
Call:  (903) 434-9130






Friday, November 29, 2013

FCAA 1ST THURSDAY QUILTING CLASS TO MEET THIS THURSDAY, DEC. 5TH @ CAC



It's that time again!  The FCAA 1st Thursday Quilting Class with Michele Chitsey is meeting this Thursday, December 5th from 5:45pm to 8:45pm at the Cultural Arts Center in Mt. Vernon.  This month Michele will focus on making Quilted Purses.  These purses will make great Holiday Gifts!  All are welcome, so come join the fun!

Friday, November 22, 2013

2013 HIGH SCHOOL U.I.L. DEBATE SCRIMMAGE



The 2013 High School U.I.L. Debate Scrimmage was FANTASTIC!  The affirmative team won!  Everyone did an excellent job!  Many thanks to Kristen Blase, Jessica Mentor, Kathleen Gekiere, and Mr. Carey Gable!



Friday, November 8, 2013

INFORMATION ON OUR HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD EXHIBIT


A BIT ABOUT CELLULOID
Don’t miss the opportunity to see Charlotte Chaney’s collection of celluloid (Warner Brothers) art. cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. Actual celluloid (consisting of cellulose nitrate and camphor) was used during the first half of the 20th century, but since it was flammable and dimensionally unstable it was largely replaced by cellulose acetate. With the advent of computer assisted animation production, the use of cels has been practically abandoned in major productions.” (Wikipedia,com)

TYLER ROBERTS
Local artist, 28-year-old, Tyler Roberts is originally from Mt. Pleasant. He is the grandson of Lucy Ellis. He says, “My grandmother gave me the eyes to see and open the door into the artistic world. She was an amazing artist. I started focusing on portraits in 2007 after she died. Since then, I’ve drawn only about 300 portraits. And,” he jokingly adds,” I have no intention of retiring until I’ve reached 10,000.” Exhibit guests will be glad to see he plans to continue.

WALT DISNEY SKETCHES BY DIXIE (OTTO) SINK
Dixie Sink, mother of Dennie Sink of Mt. Vernon, worked for Disney as an Illustrator in the 1930s. We are privileged to show, courtesy of Charlotte Chaney, some of her sketches from that time.





Franklin County Arts Alliance Presents:



HOORAY
FOR
HOLLYWOOD


An Exhibit Featuring Walt Disney Art sketches by Dixie (Otto) Sink, Warner Brothers  on Celluloid, courtesy of Charlotte Chaney & Screen Icon Portraits by Local Artist, Tyler Roberts

Opens:  November 15, 2013
 Light Lunch Reception 11:30pm-1:00pm

Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(One block west of Courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX



*Exhibit can be viewed on Friday’s from 10am to 3pm or by appointment. 

Contact us -- Email:  franklincountyarts@gmail.com or call Christian: (903) 434-9130.


Friday, November 1, 2013

NETWO MEETING @CAC: NOVEMBER 14TH


The Northeast Texas Writers Organization (NETWO)  will be meeting on Thursday, November 14th at:

Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of Courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX

There will be a 4:00pm Critique
&
at 6:00pm Regular Meeting.  

ALL  ARE WELCOME!

FCAA TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE SCRIMMAGE: NOVEMBER 12TH


Franklin County Arts Alliance
Hosting High School Debate Scrimmage



RESOLUTION:

Resolved that the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
6:00 p.m. 


Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX



Contact us -- Email:  franklincountyarts@gmail.com or call Christian: (903) 434-9130.




HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD EXHIBIT TO OPEN SOON


Franklin County Arts Alliance Presents:


HOORAY
FOR
HOLLYWOOD


An Exhibit Featuring Walt Disney Art sketches, Warner Brothers on Celluloid, courtesy of Charlotte Chaney & Screen Icon Portraits by Local Artist, Tyler Roberts

Opens:  November 15, 2013
 Light Lunch Reception 11:30pm-1:00pm

Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(One block west of Courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX



*Exhibit can be viewed on Friday’s from 10am to 3pm or by appointment. 

Contact us -- Email:  franklincountyarts@gmail.com or call Christian: (903) 434-9130.




*This artwork is courtesy of Tyler Roberts

FCAA & FUMC TO PARTNER IN MOVIE NIGHT THIS SATURDAY


The Franklin County Arts Alliance is partnering with the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon to present a Movie Night featuring a film called Hiding in Plain Sight, done by Dallas film company, King & Brown Enterprises.  

The film will be presented this Saturday, November 2nd @ 6pm in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary.  Admission is FREE.  

Here is a bit about King & Brown Enterprises and this film.

...Eric King and Michael Brown joined forces to form Poorchild Films in 2004.  A self-taught film-maker, Michael Brown writes under his name and directs under the assumed name, M. Legend.  FCAA showed a King & Brown Enterprises short film, ‘Arthur, Autumn, and a Violin’ on June 29 at our Arts & Film Fest. FCAA and the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon will partner in presenting King & Brown Enterprises’ award winning 90-minute film, ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ this Saturday (November 2).  This film depicts what happens when a middle class family loses their home.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

FCAA NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS


NOVEMBER 2013


VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.franklincountyarts.blogspot.com.

The Cultural Arts Center is open to the public every Friday from 10a-3p, and by appointment.  Contact us: Email: franklincountyarts@gmail.com or Call: 903-434-9130 or 903-305-8023.

LAMADE (Let Art Make A Difference Everyday) is an open class every Friday from 10a-12p.

*2 Main Street Alliance Fundraising Luncheon @ CAC: 12p-2p. (Final day of Local Artist Exhibit)

2  (In conjunction with the First United Methodist Church) Showing of  King & Brown Productions film, Hiding In Plain Sight @ 6:00p in the FUMC Sanctuary.

Hooray For Hollywood Exhibit: Walt Disney Art on Celluloid (courtesy Charlotte Chaney) & Tyler Robert’s Screen Icon Portraits

11 Budget Committee Meeting 4p.

11  Board Meeting @ CAC 5p.

12 High School Debate Scrimmage @ CAC (6p).

13 Leaders of Tomorrow Stop by the CAC @ 10:45a.

14 Northeast Texas Writer’s Organization (NETWO) visits CAC for 5p Critique Session/ 6p Regular Meeting.

 * Indicates rental events at the Cultural Arts Center (CAC)

Friday, October 18, 2013

FCAA COUNTRYFEST 2013 BOOTHS A SUCCESS

At the end of the day on Saturday, Oct. 12, there was not much to pack-up in our double booth at CountryFest 2013.  FCAA members helped kids paint 150 pumpkins, gave away 25 Gingerbread Houses to be decorated for Christmas, and passed out 50 information packets available at the booths that day.

Huge "THANK YOU'S" go out to Jim Cleveland, Michele Chitsey, Gary Strange, Gail Reed, and Jean Pamplin for all your hard work on Saturday!  Thank you Betsy Cook and Gail Reed for the fantastic pictures!  Thank you to people of all ages who patronized our booths !







Thursday, October 10, 2013

FCAA'S LAEL NELSON PAINTING RAFFLE TO BE DRAWN ON SATURDAY @ COUNTRYFEST




LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE'S (FCAA) LAEL NELSON PAINTING RAFFLE!

AWARD WINNING ARTIST LAEL NELSON PAINTING “CHILDREN IN HAY”  WINNING RAFFLE TICKET TO BE DRAWN SATURDAY AT COUNTRYFEST.

VISIT THE FCAA COUNTRYFEST BOOTH FOR INFORMATION ON THE TIME OF THE DRAWING.
 
Lael Nelson is a Western and Nostalgic Realist.  Prior to a recent move,
Lael and her husband Marshall lived on the banks of Lake Cypress Springs
in East Texas and her art was featured locally through shows at the
Franklin County Historical Association, and at the Franklin County Arts
Alliance in the permanent art collection. Lael’s paintings have been
donated to raise funds for numerous organizations.  Her art adorned aprons
at the Methodist Church Bazaar and prior to the Winnsboro Bakery 
changing hands, her art was on the tins used to ship pound cakes,  The 
painting being raffled off by the FCAA this year was owned by another local 
artist, Kathy Rachal.  Lael has captured a number of awards and anyone  
who is familiar with her art will gladly give $5 for one of 300 raffle tickets in
order to earn a chance to win it.  The art being raffled is a
photo-realist painting of children in a hay barn gathering eggs.

Lael was raised in the ranching and wheat country of West Texas and 
spent twenty years as a commercial artist.  Most of her paintings are  
fashioned from photographs taken in the late 1880’s to the 1940’s.  They 
are so authentic to the photograph, viewers need to look carefully at the
creative aspect of the art Lael produces.  Mt. Vernon is grateful to have
had Lael as part of their creative community.  She has been missed since
her move to South Texas.  The men and women portrayed in her work 
exhibit the spiritual strength and toughness required for life on the open 
plains,  She works in watercolor, oil, and gouache on paper.  The Best of 
Portrait Painting; Best of Watercolor, Painting Light and Shadow; and 
Portrait Inspirations are just three of the publications Lael’s paintings have
appeared in.

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER ON FRIDAY (10AM-3PM) OR AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE BOOTH AT COUNTRYFEST ON SATURDAY.

1 TICKET $5 OR 3 TICKETS FOR $10

CONTACT US: email: franklincountyarts@gmail.com or by phone Christian: 903-434-9130.