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Members exhibit opens at Old Jail Art Museum

The annual Franklin County Arts Alliance membership exhibit will open on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Old Jail Art Museum. A reception from 4 to 7 p.m. will kick off the exhibit and will coincide with the exhibit. See the Nov. 12 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

TableScapes exhibit and competition opens Friday

The TableScapes exhibit and competition will be conducted on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 at the Cultural Arts Center. The event is sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Alliance.

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Members exhibit deadline extended

The deadline to submit pieces of art work for a members only exhibit at the Old Jail Art Museum has been extended until Friday, Nov. 6. Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance are eligible to enter their work for the exhibition. See the Oct. 29 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Sunday piano concert honors local teacher, Agnes Burns

Agnes Wilkinson Burns’ legacy will be continued with the Sunday Nov. 8 piano concert. Mount Vernon Music Association will sponsor the third annual Agnes Burns Keyboard Concert at 3 p.m. in The Music Hall, 402 Leftwich St. See the Nov. 5 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Entertainers sought for contest

The second annual Texas Star contest seeking to identify local area talent is set to begin. Area performing artists must submit a sample of their work for screening no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. See the Oct. 29 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Blues, jazz duo featured in Saturday Courtyard Concert

The blues and jazz duo of Johnny C. Lately and Diamond Jack will be featured in the Fall Courtyard Concert at the Cultural Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.  A ceremony marking the Franklin County Arts Alliance’s retirement of the promissory note for the center building is being moved to intermission time for the concert. Refreshments will be served. See the Nov. 5 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details on the event.

Classical guitar recital set

Classical guitar recital setAndrew Daniel, an internationally-acclaimed musician and Northeast Texas Community College faculty member, will perform a guitar recital  at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts.

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TableScapes deadline is fast approaching

The deadline to register to enter the TableScapes competition sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Alliance is fast approaching. The deadline to enter is Saturday, Nov. 7. 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 Nov. 5 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details on the event.

Harlos to be featured in keyboard concert

Harlos to be featured in keyboard concertDr. Steven Harlos, staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured artist for this season’s Agnes Burns Keyboard Concert. The concert is set for 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 8, at the Mount Vernon Music Hall. For more information, see the Oct. 29 edition of the Optic-Herald.