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Artist displays during Art At The Jam, Wendell Falls, Wendell NC. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council.
Artist displays during Art At The Jam, Wendell Falls, Wendell NC. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council.

FCAC Artists Joined the Wendell Farms “Art at the Jam” Event

By Donna Campbell Smith, Assistant Coordinator, Franklin County Arts Council

Wendell Falls Community, a member of Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers, invited the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) members to be art vendors during their regular Farmhouse Music Jam on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

It was a fun afternoon with music by Sideline Bluegrass Band. Artists Everett Mayo, Billy Farmer, Pamela Andrejev and Leslie Martin displayed their work under the eaves of the Wendell Falls community building called “The Tobacco Barn.”  Listeners congregated with lawn chairs and blankets spread on the grass to listen to the band as the sun set.

Quilt trail displayed in Wendell Falls, Wendell NC. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council.
Quilt trail displayed in Wendell Falls, Wendell NC. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council.

The children played and did chalk drawings on the sidewalks. Even the family pets joined in on the fun.

Leslie Martin, who was there to show her pottery said, “As a member of the Franklin County Arts Council, I really appreciated the generosity of the Wendell Falls team. We were able to set up our displays and enjoy a beautiful evening listening to live bluegrass music played by Sideline. It’s such a beautiful setting, marked by a quilt block from our own quilt trail group. Lot’s of people were out enjoying the band, the art and the café.”

Kelly Talbot, marketing manager for Wendell Falls said, “It was such a privilege to showcase the vibrant talent and rich passion of such skilled local artists. Wendell Falls maintains a long-term commitment to strengthen and support the growth of our community, and we’re excited to continue to see the FCAC flourish!”

About Donna Campbell Smith 60 Articles
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.