Tim Sutton Trio—December 18, 7pm

Second Annual Christmas on Main Street December 18, 7pm, Paramount Theater

The Farmville Arts Council is pleased to invite the public to celebrate the rich and joyous sounds of the Christmas season with its second annual presentation of “Christmas on Main Street” The event will take place at 7pm, Tuesday December 18th, 2018, at the Paramount Theater, 3723 Main Street in Farmville, N.C.

Jill Howell, Dana Sawrey, and Tim Sutton (Tim Sutton Trio) will be joined by Nicole Chestnut, Ernest Silver, and 11-year old vocal sensation Mallory Flowers showcasing  an elegant arrangement of all your holiday favorites.

Tim Sutton Trio will be performing Christmas songs from their new  12-song Christmas CD project Noel, produced by Grammy award winner and Gaither Homecoming Artist Wesley Pritchard.

The idea behind “Christmas on Main Street” is to offer patrons the opportunity  to enjoy a delightful concert full of familiar tunes and grand classics that blend beautifully into the atmosphere of the season.

Individual tickets ($10 advance/ $15 at door) for this special concert go on sale November 15th and can be purchased online by clicking HERE:

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There is a $2 surcharge for any ticket purchased online. A limited number of paper tickets will be available at area merchants prior to Dec 18 (no surcharge for a paper ticket). Don’t delay…purchase your tickets today!

 

Artist of the Month

STUART SCHUCKMAN, visual artist

FCAC Artist of the Month for November

Thursday, November 15, 5:30-7pm, East Carolina ArtSpace

3747 Main Street, Farmville

You are invited to the Opening Reception for our November Artist of the Month, Stuart Schuckman.  Raised mainly in Wilmington, he has been drawing ever since he picked up a crayon.  Throughout high school he concentrated on pen & ink expressions but turned to watercolor and eventually gouache in his late teens.  He is building up his technical knowledge of landscapes, portraits, comic book-inspired art, fantasy, sci-fi, and superheroes. You may contact Stuart at s.schuckman86@yahoo.com

Coleen Starling, owner and baker of Cafe Madeleine will provide the refreshments along with the FCAC.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGE TO THE EAST CAROLINA ARTSPACE ON MAIN STREET.

Upcoming November Events

In Concert: The Farmville Downbeats

Sunday,  November 11,  2pm

The American Legion Building

3444 Bynum Drive,  Farmville, NC

Begun in the hallways of Farmville High School, it has been 50 years since the Farmville Downbeats reunited!  Jones Fuquay, Mike Taylor, Glenn Johnston, Henry D. Jefferson, Frank Jones, and Richard “Dick” Anderson will be putting down the tunes from the 60s at this reunion on Sunday afternoon, November 11 AND paying tribute to our veterans.  Come join the celebration of this family-friendly event as this awesome reunites to play beach music, rock & roll…be ready to dance.  Donations welcomed at the door.

Upcoming October Events

Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra to Perform Family-friendly Concert in Farmville, NC
The Farmville Community Arts Council is hosting The  PCC Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 7:30pm, at
Farmville Central High School Auditorium, 3308 E Wilson St, Farmville, NC 27828  
(This is a change of venue from the old Elks Lodge)
With over 45 musicians from the community and PCC, this is a free concert for the entire family.  (Donations will be accepted at the door).
There will be a Halloween Costume Contest for children 12 and under.  The winner will direct the PCC Symphony Orchestra.
Music includes:
“Selections from West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein; “Night on Bald Mountain” by Moussorgsky; “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1” by Bizet; “Soundtrack Highlights” by John Williams and more. R. Michael Stephenson is the Conductor.
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Tarboro Water colorist, H. Marie Easley, Will be the Artist of the Month in Farmville
Ms. Easley creates portraits and creates water color landscapes, focusing on the beauty of eastern North Carolina and Bald Head Island.  The Farmville Community Arts Council is hosting an Opening Reception for Ms. Easley on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30-7pm, at the DeVisconti Fine Art and Event Center, 3732-A West Wilson Street, Farmville, NC 27828.  This event is free and open to the public

Brews and Brushes

Back by popular demand! Our third Brews and Brushes event at Duck-Rabbit Brewery is an event that is not to be missed! Under the guidance of the multi-talented Lesley Albritton, you will create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece while enjoying delicious craft brew at the award winning Duck-Rabbit Brewery! Take a tour of the brewery and enjoy time with friends (old and new). We’ll even provide snacks for you. Space is limited. Purchase your ticket today. $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers.

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Artist of the Month: Karla M. Jennings

Karla M. Jennings, a retired middle school math teacher and self taught artist, will be the Farmville Community Arts Council Artist Of the Month for May.
All are invited to the Opening Reception, Thursday, May 3, at the Paramount Theatre, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Karla started painting with watercolors in high school and began working in oils her senior year of high school through college.  Shortly after college, she took oil painting classes under Dan Morgan and Clara Flanagan through the Farmville Community Arts Council. She now teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor classes of her own in Snow Hill. Karla paints realistic scenes and enjoys painting things that relate to her rural upbringing in Greene County.
This will be the final Reception and Show for FCAC Artist of the Month for the 2017/2018 Season.  See you September 2018.

Youth Drama Camp 2018

When school is out, drama is in!

Using instruction and performance opportunities, kids will learn the fundamentals of theatre over the course of one week, including a performance on that Friday!

Join us to learn that left is right and down is front, as well as The Importance of Being Off-Book!

This drama camp is co-sponsored by the Farmville Community Arts Council and Farmville Parks and Recreation.

Contact Parks and Rec Director, Matt Johnston, at 252-753-6712 with any questions and to register.

Cost: $30

Location: Farmville Community Arts Council (The Paramount Theatre, 3723 N. Main Street

Dates: June 18-22

Ages: 6-9 and 10-18

Time: 9 am-12 pm for 6-9 and 1 pm-4 pm for 10-18

Thursday would be 9am-4pm for both age groups

Artists of the Month: Rebecca Thomas and Michael Horne

April 12, Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm

Paramount Theatre, 3723 North Main Street

April’s Artist of the Month reception is a celebration of TWO artists!

Both have been practicing their art throughout their lives. FCAC is delighted that Rebecca Thomas and Michael Horne will be sharing the Gallery at the Paramount Theatre throughout the month of April.

Rebecca B. Thomas is a pen & ink specialist. She is known primarily for her renderings of homes, businesses, and historic sites. She is also an accomplished portrait artist

Michael Horne Jr. is also a pen and ink specialist. One of his pieces of art was auctioned with great success at a pre-inauguration party in 2008 for President-elect Obama.

Please join us for this free event as we celebrate the art of Rebecca and Michael.

April is National Poetry Month!

Farmville is celebrating National Poetry Month!  Join the FCAC and the Farmville Public Library throughout the month for fun and informative opportunities to embrace your poetic side!

April 3, Tuesday, 6:30pm—Farmville Mayor proclaims that Farmville will participate in the month-long celebration of poetry; Town Hall

April 15, Sunday, 2pm-4pm—Take a Poetry WalkAbout with Sheila Turnage and Lori Drake—rain or shine; wear comfortable shoes; family-friendly. You will come away with a poem or two of your own.  Farmville Public Library

April 16, Monday, 6:30pm—An Evening of Poetry: Featuring Poets Malaika King Albrecht (Pamlico Poet Laureate) and Gabrielle Brant Freeman (professor at ECU). Farmville Public Library

April 17, Tuesday, 5pm-7:30pm—Farmville’s Agri-Cultural Market will include a PoeTree planting and the reading of Joyce Kilmer’s famous poem, “Trees”.  DeVisconti Gardens (behind the GlasStation on Wilson Street)

April 26, Thursday, All Day—it’s POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY!  Carry a poem in your pocket and share it with others. FCAC and the FPL will be sharing poems at the Farmville Dogwood Festival on Main Street and at School-A-Palooza.

If you need to find a poem or ways to celebrate poetry, check out www.poets.org

 

Artist: Randy Walters
Date:   Thursday March 8th,  2018
Time:   6:00 PM – 7:30 PM                                                                                                          Where: The DeVisconti Event Center, 3732-A West Wilson Street 

Randy Walters, owner of Farmville Furniture Company, will be the AOM for March. Randy has been interested in art since childhood and has been painting as long as he can remember. He has an art education degree from ECU and taught art in the Nash County Public School System (Southern Nash High School). He paints in oils and acrylics, primarily in an impressionistic manner. Some years ago, the Greenville Museum of Art hosted a one-man show of his work.

His work will be on display from March 8-28 at the DeVisconti Event Center on Wilson Street. FCAC is honored to partner with the DeVisconti Event Center in this endeavor and opportunity to explore additional spaces for display of artwork in Farmville.

Event: Reunion Jam N Farmville
Date:   Sunday March 25th,  2018
Time:   3:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                                                                                          Where: The Paramount Theatre 

Calling all musicians! The FCAC will be hosting a Reunion Jam N Farmville on Sunday, March 25 from 3-7pm at the FCAC! Family friendly, this event is your chance to play with friends, old and new, at the Paramount Theatre. Not a musician? That’s OK, too! We need you in the audience! Free admission, yet donations to the FCAC will be accepted. For more information, send us an email at info@farmvillearts.org., and visit our Facebook page.