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Origami ornaments workshop Saturday, December 14

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is offering a class on how to make Origami Christmas Ornaments Saturday, Dec. 14. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at 100 Rusk St. For more information, see the December 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Gingerbread houses on display at arts center

A little gingerbread village is taking shape at the Cultural Arts CenterJulia, Alea and Alexis Minter’s gingerbread creation is on display at the Cultural Arts Center along with several others created by area families. The Franklin County Arts Alliance, with the assistance of First National Bank, made available gingerbread house kits earlier this year.

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Bigony honored by National Watercolor Society

Ron Bigony, an East Texas artist with ties to the local art community, was recently honored with the National Watercolor Society’s Signature status. Mr. Bigony’s work was carefully reviewed and closely examined by a jury of three and was determined to be of high quality.

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Texas Guitar Quartet concert slated here

The Texas Guitar Quartet will be presented in concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23. The group has firmly established a reputation as the premier guitar ensemble in Texas.

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Toe tappin’ time

More than 100 people filled the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, September 21 to be entertained by the Reilly Springs Jamboree.More than 100 people filled the Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, September 21 to be entertained by the Reilly Springs Jamboree. The group will be celebrating their 56th anniversary on Saturday, October 19 at their location in Hopkins County.

Public debate Tuesday at Cultural Arts Center

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will partner with the Mount Vernon High School Debate teams for a Cross Examination (CX) debate for the public at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12

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Exhibit opening

Marilyn Joyce discusses a picture with Carolyn Galloway, Carolyn Tillery, and Connie McGillMarilyn Joyce discusses a picture with Carolyn Galloway, Carolyn Tillery, and Connie McGill at the opening of an exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center on Friday, September 13.

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Exhibits, programs open in November

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is collaborating for a variety of programs during November.
The production Hiding In Plain Sight will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 2.

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Arts Alliance exhibit opening Friday, September 13

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will open an exhibit featuring the work of local artists Beverly Brewer, Mozelle Ramsay, and Dean Teague. Board members will serve as hosts for a light lunch

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