Margie Moore, Visual Artist

April 2019 Artist of the Month is Margie Moore from Farmville, NC

We are so delighted that Margie will be exhibiting her paintings on the eve of the Farmville Dogwood Festival!

Please join us in welcoming Margie on April 25, 5:30pm-7pm at the DeVisconti Fine Arts Event Center, located next to the GlasStation at 3732 W. Wilson St., Farmville.

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen LIVE at the FCAC

For the second concert in our Roots and Blues series, we welcome Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen to Farmville on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7PM.

For years, Pat sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Katrina destroyed her home. She relocated to North Carolina and has recently started touring with the Music Maker Blues Revue. During her performances, “Mother Blues” unfurls the tapestry of her life experiences to her audience in soulful words and music. She shares the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of the famous female blues singers she idolizes—women like Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James. Read more about Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen and listen to some of her sound clips by visiting:

 https://musicmaker.org/artists/pat-mother-blues-cohen/

We are grateful to the NC Arts Council’s Grassroots Grant Program and the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge for sponsoring this series.

Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers.

To purchase a ticket, please click here:

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Roots and Blues

We are thrilled to announce that through a generous grant from the NC Arts Council’s Grassroots program, we have received funding to bring two Music Maker performing artists for two live performances in our theatre. For the first artist in our series, we are excited to welcome Cool John Ferguson to the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, March 16th at 7pm!

Read more about the Music Maker Relief Foundation: https://musicmaker.org/

Tickets are $10 for FCAC members, and $12 for nonmembers. This event is sure to be a sell out! Get your ticket today by clicking here:

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2019 Annual Farmville Reunion Jam

  

On Saturday, March 2, the 2019 Reunion Jam will take place at the Paramount Theater, 2-6pm,3723 N. Main Street in Farmville, NC.  Free. If you play any instrument or just want to listen to the tunes, please join in the fun.

The Low-Tide String Band, The PCC Flutes, The Rusty Bucket Boyz, Patty Hopkins’ students, The Downbeats and more will be taking the stage.

At 2pm The Farmville Downbeats will start us off.  Here’s what band member Frank Jones has to say:

My 1960s Vintage High School Rock Band, The Downbeats, are on schedule for their first Reintroduction Concert.  All six original members are amazingly still alive in their late 60s. Highly successful statewide from 1966-1969, we were all on or about our 17th birthdays in Farmville High School, although obviously inexperienced in the new exploding world of American Rock and Roll we were very talented and soon to be playing at more regional venues in North Carolina, culminating in a giant NC State Democratic Fundraiser for Bob Scott associated with the 1968 NC Democratic Convention. Come and see some significant local R&R history still alive and peaking again after 50 years.”

See you on Saturday!  Join us as you are able while we have a musical jam with anyone who wants to play!

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Through Our Eyes with Dr. Bill Guillory

Friday, February 8, 2019, 6-8pm, Paramount Theater, “Through Our Eyes” is an historical and cultural storytelling of African Americans’ contribution to Farmville during the 1950’s and 1960’s. This event will be facilitated by Dr. Bill Guillory, one of the most dynamic transformational speakers, conference and seminar facilitators of our time. The sessions will be videoed and documented in a publication preserving the legacy of the rich history of Farmville’s African Americans. This event is free and open to the public; 3723 Main Street, Farmville, NC

John Dupree & Michael Horne: Artists of the Month

John Dupree and Michael Horne will open their Farmville Artist of the Month Exhibit & Reception on Feb. 7 at 5:30 in the DeVisconti Fine Art and Event Center located at 3732 W. Wilson St.

Please join us for this celebration of art in the Farmville community!

Artwork by Michael Horne
Artwork by John Dupree

 

Cool John Ferguson LIVE AT THE FCAC

We are thrilled to announce that through a generous grant from the NC Arts Council’s Grassroots program, we have received funding to bring two Music Maker performing artists for two live performances in our theatre. For the first artist in our series, we are excited to welcome Cool John Ferguson to the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, March 16th at 7pm!

Read more about the Music Maker Relief Foundation: https://musicmaker.org/

Tickets are $10 for FCAC members, and $12 for nonmembers. This event is sure to be a sell out! Get your ticket today by clicking here:

https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=d43b36378510ece62810741c2dba062b

Sheila Turnage Book Talk & Signing

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:30-7pm at the DeVisconti Event Center (next to the GlasStation), 3732 W. Wilson St, Farmville.

Join us for a wonderful evening of Book Talk & Signing with local award-winning author, Sheila Turnage.  She will discuss her latest book, and the final segment of the Mo and Dale mystery adventures,  The Law of Finders, Keepers.  She will also sign her books.

Books will be for sale throughout the event by Farmville Furniture.  A partial portion of the sales will be contributed to the building fund for the Farmville Public Library.

Annual FCAC Membership Meeting

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5:30pm at the Paramount Theatre, located at 3732 N. Main St., Farmville, NC

RSVP by January 25 by calling 252.753.3832 or email info@farmvillearts.org

Hors d’ oeuvres-Entertainment-Business Meeting

All current members are eligible to vote at the annual meeting.  If you have not renewed your annual membership for 2019, you may do so by mailing a check, payable to FCAC, PO Box 305, Farmville, NC, 27828; or online at www.farmvillearts.org; or in person on Jan. 31 prior to the meeting.