Writer, Photographer Events Announced in Eastern NC

Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.
Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC.

The Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC), headquartered in Franklinton NC, has several upcoming events. These FCAC events — a workshop, photography show, and poetry slam — include submission dates where a Call For Entries date is noted, and the event or exhibition date where provided.

FCAC Art Exhibition Workshop

Franklin County Arts Council will host a workshop titled, “Art 101 in the Naked City: How Not to Prepare Your Art for an Exhibit” with Everett Mayo on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30-8pm. Mayo will present an informal Power Point discussion with some “war stories” including personal experiences with things that “could have gone so much better.”

With a half-century both as an exhibiting artist and a gallery curator Mayo will highlight what’s important to both artist and art gallery.

Mayo’s works hang in galleries throughout North Carolina and in New York City. Currently, he is a professor of art at NC Wesleyan College, director of the Mims Gallery, and an active member of The Franklin County Arts Council.

Come and join this fun and free event. This workshop will be informative for art owners as well as artists. The workshop will be held at FCAC headquarters, 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC.

Participants may bring snacks and drinks to share.

FCAC raffle donations are encouraged.

Contact FCACarts@gmail.com or call 919.497.6910 to register.

Franklin County Arts 2016 Photography Show

Franklin County Arts Council’s photo guild will sponsor a judged show open to photographers of all ages and levels. Entries should be appropriate material for the general public viewing. Members of the Guild and the Arts Council will have final decision if a piece is suitable for display.

Eligible work of still photography regardless of process, chemical, or digital are accepted. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted.

Work should measure no more than 24-inches on its longest dimension, including the frame if applicable. Work should be framed, mounted, matted, or canvas wrapped with wired hanging. No saw tooth hangers. An 8 x 10 Artist Bio sheet including description of submissions (title, value, medium) must be provided.  Include jpg image of submissions if possible. Photos should be delivered to the gallery October 6-7, 2016.

Entry fees are $30/non-members and $25 for FCAC members per four photos. The deadline to register and pay fees is September 23, 2016. Email fcacarts@gmail.com to request an application.

The photography show kicks off with a reception on October 8, 2016, and that is when the awards will be announced — except People’s Choice, as votes will be collected throughout the show and that winner announced at the close of the show on Oct 27, 2016.

Poetry Slam

Franklin County Arts Council’s Diversity Team will sponsor its first poetry slam on October 22, 2016, at 3pm, at the Arts Council Building located at 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC.  This event is open to all ages but will be limited to twelve participants.  Each participant should come prepared to recite or read at least 3 poems in case he/she scores high enough to move from the first round to the third.  Judges will be from the audience. First prize is dinner for two at the Texas Roadhouse ($30 value).

Though the event is free, poets should register by October 20, 2016 at www.fcacarts@gmail.com.  Space is limited, so plan to get there early.  Refreshments will be served.

This is going to be a fun event for participants and the audience. Don’t miss it!

A Poetry Slam is a competition in which poets read their original poems and receive a score from judges chosen from the audience on a scale of 1-10. The highest and lowest scores are dropped and the middle three are kept. The highest score one can receive is a 30 and the lowest is a zero. Elimination rounds are played until only two contestants are left in the final round.

There will be three rounds: Round 1: all poets; round two with four poets; round three with two poets. In the first round all eligible poets will perform, each are allowed three minutes.

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