Franklinton NC Afternoon Tea with Artist Clina Polloni

Artist Clina Polloni. Source: Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.
Artist Clina Polloni. Source: Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.

By Donna Campbell Smith, FCAC Assistant Coordinator

Franklin County Arts Council’s Afternoon Tea with the Artist will feature their third artist of this summer series. They invite the public visit with artist Clina Polloni at the tea on Saturday, July 16, 2016, 3-5pm, at the FCAC Center, 22 S Main Street, in Franklinton NC. Her work will be displayed in the Back Gallery where refreshments will be served. Polloni will give a short presentation about her art and be happy to answer questions.

Clina Polloni came to our area from Chili where she was born and raised. She moved to North Carolina in 1972 after graduating from the University of Chile. She now paints and teaches art from her studio and gallery, Marigold Plantation, in Franklinton.

Working primarily in oils, her colorful oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature. Clina enjoys impressionism as well as realism and has developed her own unique style. Her art has been exhibited in many places, including the Delta Arts Center in Winston Salem, Mims Gallery at Wesleyan College’s Dunn Center in Rocky Mount, and at the North Carolina State Capital.

Clina, an active member of FCAC, offers private and group painting classes at her studio in Franklinton, NC. She says she likes to talk to her students, learn what is inside their feelings and what they want to express in a painting. Through the painting process she teaches techniques, color mixing, perspective, light and shadows, proportions in forms, drawing and much more in order to develop their imagination, and in the process, their creativity.

For more information about Franklin County Arts Council’s events go to their website at FCAC’s UpFront and Back Galleries, are also located at 22 S Main Street, in Franklinton. The galleries are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:30am until 5pm.

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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 or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at