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