Franklin County Arts Council to Hold Open House: Meet New Executive Director on Feb. 19

Logo of Franklin County Arts Council, Louisburg, NC
Logo of Franklin County Arts Council, Louisburg, NC

The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC), a nonprofit with a 40+ year history of promoting the Arts in Franklin County, North Carolina, is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Shameka Manson. An Open House is planned for Saturday, February 19, 2022, 11am-3pm, and all are invited to come and meet Shameka, and view her art in the FCAC Gallery on the Hill.

Shameka is a mixed-media painter, educator, and author.  She is a 2018 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and recently co-authored a book entitled The Evolution of African American Culture and the Fine Arts, with her former professor, Dr. Willie F. Hooker.  Before moving back to Louisburg, Shameka spent three years teaching Art in Guildford County Schools.

This free event on February 19 will be held at the Gallery on the Hill, 99 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC — up the hill behind Franklin County Ag Extension complex.

Franklin County Arts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Founded in 1979, the mission of Franklin County Arts Council is to promote and encourage the development and advancement of the arts; to cultivate an appreciation of the arts; and to promote funding and coordination of arts activities county-wide.  For more information, visit


Source: Ellen Queen, FCAC

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