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.
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!”