Visions of Renewal: Inspired Work about Healing & Recovery Surrounding the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:30pm
Artist Holly Roddenberry, Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse, The East Carolina ArtSpace, and FCAC will sponsor “Visions of Renewal: Inspired Work about Healing & Recovery Surrounding the Opioid Epidemic” at the East Carolina ArtSpace, 3747 South Main Street, Farmville.
This exhibit and discussion will focus on Holly’s art, the impact of the current Opioid Epidemic, and the role of art and faith in recovery.

Lisette Fee, Artist of the Month

Lisette Fee, Jeweler, is the Farmville Community Arts Council’s Artist of the Month.

Join us on Sunday, January 6, 12:30pm-2pm, for a reception honoring Lisette, at the old Elks Lodge that has been newly renovated and is now “3856 South on Main”.

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

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


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.

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

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, and visit our Facebook page.