Franklin County Arts Council Announces Artist of the Year

Cooking On An Open Fire At The Tar River, NC by Clina Polloni. Source: FCAC
Cooking On An Open Fire At The Tar River, NC by Clina Polloni. Source: FCAC

By Dawn Herrin

The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) has selected their Artist of the Year: Clina Polloni.

Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born in Chili. Her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals, and nature expressing her art through the canvas in oil painting. Her new project “The motif of the human figure” is a dialogue with natures light and colors.

In her new paintings she is portraying the people of North Carolina in their environment and activities, representing a time and history of our state.

Clina Polloni lives with her husband, Thomas C. Allen, at The Marigold Plantation, where she has her art studio.  In her studio, she exhibits her paintings and teaches painting classes.  The Marigold Plantation is located at 13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC.

The Franklin County Arts Council is “a nonprofit community organization which is passionate about developing all areas of arts within our diverse community.” Their headquarters, including art galleries, is located at 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC.

FCAC Members-Only Benefit:  Free painting classes, taught by Clina Polloni, are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month in 2018, 1-4pm. Classes will be held at FCAC’s Up-Front Gallery, 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC.

For more information on this local artist, or membership, visit the Arts Council online at fcacarts.org., email, or call 919.497.6910.

Art Events in 2018

FCAC is busy planning to make 2018 another exciting year for our local artisans and patrons. In addition to the Spring Gala, Writer’s Retreat, Photography Show, and Artist Teas, FCAC plans to present workshops and classes throughout the year.

Artists interested in being a part of the 2018 scheduled events, email FCAC.

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