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Scratch board class forming

The Franklin County Arts Alliance is currently accepting registrations for a scratch board workshop scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20. Lorelle Bacon of Winnsboro will be the instructor. The $90 fee for the two-day class includes all supplies needed. See the Jan. 19 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Arts alliance renames south hall, authorizes improvements

Arts alliance renames south hall, authorizes improvementsThe south hall of the Cultural Arts Center will now be known as the Jack Cook Exhibit Hall. Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance renamed the area at their annual membership meeting Thursday, Jan. 14.

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Children’s play to be presented

Children’s play to be presentedNate the Great, a new musical based on the first volume of Marjorie Weinman Sharmat’s popular children’s book series about a boy detective, will be performed at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College on Saturday, Jan. 30. For more information, see the Jan. 14 edition of the Optic-Herald.

“Out of the Ordinary” music to be performed locally

Come hear music “Out of the Ordinary” in a concert at the Mount Vernon Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.

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Arts dinner, meeting at CAC tonight

Debbie Porter will provide musical entertainment for the  annual membership dinner and meeting of the Franklin County Arts Alliance.

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Nichols wins Dept. 56 gift certificate

Brian Nichols of Mount Vernon was the winner of the $50 gift certificate for a Dept. 56 Snow Village collectable. The gift certificate was awarded after the close of the exhibit in the Old Depot Museum. See the Jan.14 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Jim Hightower releases new album

Singer-songwriter Jim Hightower, a native of Franklin County, recently released a new album. He writes and records songs about Arkansas and his newest release is More Arkansas Stories in Song, set to be available in mid June. See the Jan. 7 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Kent displays art at NTCC Whatley Center

The Northeast Texas Community College art department presents “Clayworks” a selection of pieces by Franklin County artist Cindy Kent. The display will be open through Friday, Feb. 5 in the Whatley Center Foyer. See the Jan.14 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Arts Alliance annual meeting next week

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will conduct its annual membership meeting Thursday, Jan. 14. The meeting will get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a pot luck dinner at the Cultural Arts Center (CAC).

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