Thursday, October 2, 2014

PAINTING PARTY AT THE CAC

Franklin County Arts Alliance Presents:
Art Spa~ahh!
with Artist, Kathy Rachal
"A Painting Party Un-Corked!"
Saturday, October 18th
2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of courthouse)
Mt. Vernon, TX
fee:  $30
*All art supplies & instruction included.

Sign up:
Through the Cultural Arts Center
OR
Through Artist, Kathy Rachal
Phone: (903) 975-3882

"Bring your wine and your friends and celebrate!"

Friday, September 19, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION TOMORROW MORNING @ CAC


***This photo courtesy of Jack Cook.

Time to celebrate our newly restored courthouse!
Come join the Franklin County Arts Alliance:

Opening Reception:
Where on the Square Are Ken & Friends Exhibit

TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 
10am-11am (Before the Courthouse Dedication)

Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of courthouse)

*This exhibit will feature a collection of photographs taken in and around the Mt. Vernon square by young students involved in Franklin County Library classes coordinated by Ken Greer.  Persons viewing the exhibit will have a chance to enter a drawing to win a copy of a Ken Greer courthouse photograph.  Photos and other artwork of the courthouse and Mt. Vernon square taken/created at various times by local artists & photographers both amateur & professional will also be exhibited during this event.  For more information email: franklincountyarts@gmail.com or call: 903-434-9130 or 903-305-8023.


**The Cultural Arts Center will be open until 2pm tomorrow.

Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!



Friday, September 12, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, SEPT. 20TH


Photo courtesy of Jack Cook.

Time to celebrate our newly restored courthouse!
Come join the Franklin County Arts Alliance:

Opening Reception:
Where on the Square Are Ken & Friends Exhibit

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 
10am-11am (Before the Courthouse Dedication)

Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St.
(one block west of courthouse)

*This exhibit will feature a collection of photographs taken in and around the Mt. Vernon square by young students involved in Franklin County Library classes coordinated by Ken Greer.  Persons viewing the exhibit will have a chance to enter a drawing to win a copy of a Ken Greer courthouse photograph.  Photos and other artwork of the courthouse and Mt. Vernon square taken/created at various times by local artists & photographers both amateur & professional will also be exhibited during this event.  For more information email: franklincountyarts@gmail.com or call: 903-434-9130 or 903-305-8023.


**The Cultural Arts Center will be open until 2pm that afternoon.

Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

Friday, September 5, 2014

A CALL FOR FC COURTHOUSE & MV SQUARE ARTWORK

WHERE ON THE SQUARE ARE KEN & FRIENDS EXHIBIT
SEPTEMBER 19-NOVEMBER 19
Opening Reception September 20th (Details below)


This exhibit will feature a collection of photographs taken by young students involved in Franklin County Library classes coordinated by Ken Greer.  These are exceptional photographs taken in and around the Mt. Vernon square.  Persons viewing the exhibit will have a chance to enter a drawing, the winner of which will get a copy of a Ken Greer courthouse photograph.  Photos and other artwork of the courthouse  and Mt. Vernon square taken/created at various times by locals will also be exhibited during this event.  

This exhibit will include both professional and amateur photographs and artwork.  Contact us if you are interested in entering.  Email:franklincountarts@gmail.com or Phone: 903-434-9130 or 903-305-8023.  We will take in exhibit pieces by appointment or during regular business hours on Fridays (10am-3pm).  This "Ken & Friends" Exhibit will open with a reception at the Cultural Arts Center (CAC) on September 20th from 10am-11am before the courthouse dedication ceremony.  The CAC will be open until 2pm that day for anyone wishing to come see the exhibit.  

*This photo, courtesy of Jack Cook, can be viewed in the coming exhibit.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

OUR FINAL 2014 FCAA CHILDREN'S SUMMER ART CLASS


Come join our FCAA Children’s Summer Art Classes

FREE!


Our final class of the series!

At the

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
(one block west of courthouse)
MT. VERNON

THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH 
(10am-12pm) 

ART & THEATRE (Michele Chitsey & Christian Galloway): CREATE A PLAY WITH STICK PUPPETS &  FLORAL ART with RONNIE BARNARD

EDIBLE ART (Carolyn Galloway from Red Oak Botanicals): CUPCAKE DECORATING

**These classes are made possible, in part, by the Franklin County Historical Association's St. Clair Endowment.

For more information:

PHONE:  (Christian) 903-434-9130 OR (Jean) 903-305- 8023


Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

Friday, August 8, 2014

THIS WEEK'S CHILDREN'S SUMMER ART CLASS


Come join our FCAA Children’s Summer Art Classes

FREE!



Only two classes left!

Saturdays: Aug. 9 & Aug. 16

(10am-12pm) 

At the

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
(one block west of courthouse)
MT. VERNON

THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH


ART & THEATRE (Michele Chitsey & Christian Galloway): CREATE A PLAY WITH STICK PUPPETS

EDIBLE ART (Carolyn Galloway from Red Oak Botanicals): CUPCAKE DECORATING

**These classes are made possible, in part, by the Franklin County Historical Association's St. Clair Endowment.

For more information:

PHONE:  (Christian) 903-434-9130 OR (Jean) 903-305- 8023


Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!


Friday, August 1, 2014

TOMORROW'S FCAA CHILDREN'S SUMMER ART CLASS


 Come join our FCAA Children’s Summer Art Classes

FREE!

Saturdays: Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16

At the

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
(one block west of courthouse)
MT. VERNON

THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND

ART & THEATRE (Michele Chitsey & Christian Galloway): CREATE YOUR OWN SUPER HERO

EDIBLE ART (J.P. JOBES from The Coffee Shop at Cypress Springs):  FOOD & SCIENCE

*We have added a class on Saturday, August 9th.

**These classes are made possible, in part, by the Franklin County Historical Association's St. Clair Endowment.

For more information:

EMAIL: franklincountyarts@gmail.com
PHONE:  (Christian) 903-434-9130 OR (Jean) 903-305- 8023


Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

Friday, July 25, 2014

FCAA CHILDREN'S SUMMER ART CLASSES BEGIN TOMORROW!


 Come join our FCAA Children’s Summer Art Classes

FREE!

Saturdays: July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 16

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
100 RUSK ST.
(one block west of courthouse)
MT. VERNON

THIS SATURDAY, JULY 26TH

ART (Michele Chitsey):  CRAYON RESIST

THEATRE RECESS (Christian Galloway):  PLAY

EDIBLE ART (*Jean Pamplin):  PAINTED FOOD

*Chef “Mama D” will be consulting for our children’s classes but will be unable to join us due to family emergency.

**These classes are made possible, in part, by the Franklin County Historical Association's St. Clair Endowment.

For more information:

EMAIL: franklincountyarts@gmail.com
PHONE:  (Christian) 903-434-9130 OR (Jean) 903-305- 8023
  
Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!

(Photos courtesy of FCAA Archives.)


MICHELE CHITSEY




CHRISTIAN GALLOWAY




JEAN PAMPLIN



Friday, July 18, 2014

FCAA'S NEXT MAIN HALL EXHIBIT @ THE CAC

SEPTEMBER 19-NOVEMBER 19

WHERE ON THE SQUARE ARE KEN & FRIENDS EXHIBIT

This exhibit will feature a collection of photographs taken by young students involved in Franklin County Library classes coordinated by Ken Greer.  These are exceptional photographs taken in and around the Mt. Vernon square.  Persons viewing the exhibit will have a chance to enter a drawing, the winner of which will get a copy of a Ken Greer courthouse photograph.  Photos of the courthouse taken at various times by locals will also be exhibited during this event.  

This exhibit will include both professional and amateur photographs.  Contact us if you are interested in entering.  Email:franklincountarts@gmail.com or Phone: 903-434-9130 or 903-305-8023.  We will take in exhibit pieces by appointment or during regular business hours on Fridays (10am-3pm).  This "Ken & Friends" Exhibit will open with a reception at the Cultural Arts Center (CAC) on September 20th, time to be coordinated with the dedication ceremonies of the renovated courthouse.

FCAA CHILDREN'S SUMMER ART CLASSES INSTRUCTOR: MICHELE CHITSEY



Michele Chitsey with her Butterfly Quilt

Joy Michele Chitsey will be teaching the Art portion of our Children's Summer Art Classes.  She is a hometown resident and spent 33 years as a teacher with Mt. Vernon ISD teaching regular elementary classes, as well as, Jr. High Art classes.  Art has been a passion all her life: pencil drawing, oil painting, and quilting.  Her new interests include colored pencils and acrylic paints.  Michele is married to Danny Chitsey, and they have two children and one grandson.  

These FREE classes will be held at the Cultural Arts Center. 

July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 16
10am-12pm

The classes will be split between Art, Theatre, and Edible Art.

**These classes are made possible, in part, by the Franklin County Historical Association's St. Clair Endowment.

For more information:
Phone:  903-434-9130 OR 903-305-8023

Thank You for supporting the Arts!


Michele's painting, "God's Art"

Friday, June 27, 2014

2014 FCAA TEXAS MOON FILM FEST, JUNE 21ST










                                           




We had another wonderful evening of arts & film at our 2014 Texas Moon Film Fest last Saturday!  We have many people to thank.  We would like to send out  special thanks our President, Jean Pamplin for all her hard work in making this event possible!  





Many thanks to Mike Zepeda & Michael Allmon for sharing with us, their Zapman Productions micro-film, Reactionary Tale!  


*This photo courtesy of Dr. Andrew Yox, NTCC's Honors Director


Thank you, Dr. Andrew Yox,NTCC's Honors Director and NTCC's Honors Students for sharing/representing your film WRIGHT PATMAN!  




          
                                                              





              



A big thank you, to all our Open-Mic participants, especially, Doc & Denise Davis, Ron & Caryl McAdoo, and Sam Sneed!  






       

Thank you, to our lovely A/V techs and projectionist, Bob & Donna McFarland!  Thank you, Linda Hammond for your wonderful decorations!  Thank you to Sweet & Unique, Our Place, and The Cake Lady for delectable confections for our concessions! 














                                





Thank you, Amanda Johnson for the fantasic popcorn!  Thank you to Kristen Decker, Alyssa Auringer, Kelby Holt, and Kirstian Stokes for your help with concessions!  Thank you, to everyone who attended!  You helped make our 2014 Texas Moon Film Fest a fun & festive evening!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FCAA LUAU BUFFET A SUCCESS!



What a blast!  Good food, good felllowship, and a good time had by all!  Special thanks to Karl & Nancy Falster of Falster Farm for donating the pig!  Thank you to Linda Bolton, our Royal Raffle Winner for donating the pig back to the FCAA!  Thank you to our President, Jean Pamplin for all your hard work in making this possible!  Thank you to Dodie Tunnel for your decorating expertise & the generous use of your outdoor tables & chairs!  



Thank you to Donnie Manincor for smoking the delectable pig & all the wonderful veggies!  Thank you to The Cake Lady, Donna Manincor for your coconut rice and your outstanding cheesecake brownies!  Thank you to Sweet & Unique Tea Room for your fabulous pineapple fried pies!  Thank you to Our Place for your lovely brownies!  Thank you to Stan Narrimore & Johnny Newsome for your festive music!  Thank you, Doc Davis for your wit and humor as our auctioneer!  Thank you to Amanda Johnson, Kristen Decker, & Alyssa Auringer our wonderful servers for the evening!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Meat Auction!  Last but certainly far from least, thank you to everyone who attended for making this such a special occasion!




FCAA'S 2014 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS


*Photo courtesy of Susan Reeves.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SONIA SANCHEZ & KRISTEN DECKER OUR 2014 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!