Have Afternoon Tea with Artist Alma Burke

Artist Alma Burke. Photo: Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.
Artist Alma Burke. Photo: Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.

By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council

Alma Burke will be the featured artist at Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Back Galley for an afternoon tea May 21, 2016, 3-5pm. Burke’s art will be on display, and she will give a short presentation.

The public is invited to this free event. Tea and cookies will be served. The Back Gallery is in the FCAC headquarters at 22 S Main Street, in Franklinton NC. Bueke’s work will be shown — and available for purchase — through June 9, 2016.

Alma Burke has been painting professionally for about ten years. She works primarily in acrylics and oils. Her work has been exhibited throughout the state, including shows at Meredith College, the Wake County Public Library, Up Front Gallery in Franklinton, and the Coffee Hound Bookshop in Louisburg NC. She has won numerous awards including “Best of Show” at the Kerr Lake Art Show and several first place awards at North Carolina Senior Games. Alma also teaches workshops and art classes.

The show is part of FCAC’s popular “Afternoon Tea with the Artist” series, which began last summer. A different artist is featured monthly, giving the community the opportunity to meet artists in person and providing the artists with a venue for showcasing their work.

FCAC’s galleries are open Thursday through Saturdays, 10:30am-5pm. Contact FCAC by email or call 919.497.6910 for more information.

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Donna Campbell Smith, an author based in Franklinton NC, worked in the horse industry for over thirty years as an instructor, trainer, breeder, and writer. She has an AAS Degree in Equine Technology from Martin Community College and is a certified riding instructor. Smith has written four non-fiction books on equine management: The Book of Donkeys, (The Lyons Press 2016) The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press 2005), The Book of Draft Horses (The Lyons Press 2007), and The Book of Mules (The Lyons Press 2009. All her books are available at Amazon.com or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at www.donnacampbellsmith.com.