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Fall Courtyard Concert announced

Johnny C. Lately and Diamond Jack will perform acoustic blues music in the Courtyard of the Cultural Arts Center Nov. 7. Admission is $12 in advance or $14 at the gate the night of the event. See the Oct. 22 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Keyboard concert set November 8

Mount Vernon Music announces its third concert of the 2009-2010 concert season at 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 8, in The Music Hall. The concert is one of the Agnes Burns Keyboard Concert series. See the Oct. 22 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

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.

DiPietro play opens at NTCC

Theatre Northeast will present the play “Over the River and Through the Woods” on the main stage of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 22-25. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.