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Arts center schedules Fall Courtyard Concert

Back by popular demand, the blues duo of Johnny C. Lately and Diamond Jack will perform acoustic blues music in the Courtyard of the Cultural Arts Center Nov. 7. For more information, see the Oct. 15 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Color the Courtyard event successful

Color the Courtyard event successfulThe second Color the Courtyard event sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Alliance and local banks was termed successful.

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Friday reception to open Carson exhibit

An artist reception will mark the opening of the Sarah Carson photography exhibit at the Old Fire Station Museum. The reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.
The exhibit is of vintage photographs from the Neal Gay-owned era of the Mesquite Rodeo.  For more details, see the special CountryFest section in the Oct. 8 edition of the Optic-Herald.

Tablescapes event slated in November

The Franklin County Arts Alliance will present a creative and decorative table setting display and competition - “TableScapes.”  The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, at the Cultural Arts Center. See the Oct. 15 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Artist to talk about her work

Artist to talk about her workPhotographer Sarah Carson will do an “Artist Talk” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Old Fire Station Museum. She will talk about the exhibit which opens that weekend, and the area of travel photography. For more details, see the Oct. 1 edition of the Optic-Herald.

One man show

One man showArtist Ted Clemens visits with Judd Scott during the opening reception of his one man art show at The Frame Up on Saturday, Oct. 3. Mr. Clemens’ miniature works were on display and available for purchase at the event. Approximately 60 people attended the event.

Shakespeare Club meets Thursday, Sept. 17

The new  2009-10 club season was opened with a meeting  of the Shakespeare Club at the home of Jean Ann Marshall  Thursday, Sept. 17. The speaker for the meeting was Mary Jo Huff.  See the Oct. 1 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

The Supper Quilt displayed Saturday

The Supper Quilt, which replicates the famous painting “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the gym area of the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. See the Oct. 8 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.

Pieces sought for members exhibit

Pieces of art work are being sought for a members only exhibit at the Old Jail Art Museum. Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance are eligible to enter their work for the exhibition.

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