FCAC Hosts Afternoon Tea with Artist Marti King

Artist Marti King. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.
Artist Marti King. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.

By Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC

Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to Afternoon Tea with Marti King on March 11, 2017, 3-5pm. Versatile and passionate about people and Life, Marti paints and creates with an array of media. Her latest passions include her “Beaded Creations” hair adornments and scarves designed from a combination of fiber and beads, and her stunning alcohol ink paintings. She also teaches art classes.

Marti says that to be born and raised in Germany surrounded by castles and beautiful quaint villages, a little girl can’t help but dream. Encouraged by her grandparents to draw and create, Marti learned to capture the vibrant life all around her. Marti came to America as a teenager to be with her parents, finish her education and to learn English.

She always loved to paint, but it wasn’t until after she married and had children, that she returned to her first love — art. Marti initially painted for the love of the craft and to create unique gifts for her friends. Recognizing her gift, they encouraged her to show and sell her work, which has been shown and sold in Europe and the United States.

Marti’s art will be on display through the month of March. The afternoon event will be held in the Back Gallery at FCAC headquarters, 22 S. Main Street, Franklinton, North Carolina. See more at fcacarts.org.

 

Marti King, bottom center, with her students. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.
Marti King, bottom center, with her students. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.

 

One of Marti King’s paintings. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.
One of Marti King’s paintings. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.

 

 

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