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Please navigate at your leisure. We are constantly updating our information, so visit often, and, if you have any questions, please call us at 903-640-2196. Better still, come by and see us at 200 W. 5th St. We want more strangers to become friends!
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Art Auction scheduled for June 8
The Creative Arts Center will be holding an auction of art during the opening reception of the Photo & Glass Exhibit on June 8 from 1 to 3 PM. Any artist wishing to donate an original work should bring it to the arts center by May 28 for cataloging. Any medium is welcome, including intaglio prints. If framed, the piece should be wired for hanging. Chris Cravens, Art Chair of the Fannin Community Foundation and originator of the auction idea, is challenging all member artists to donate a work for the auction. This is our artists' chance to help us fund raise when spare cash is limited and we need your help!
June 8, Red River Photo Club & CAC Glass Exhibit
Red River Photo Club and CAC Glass Exhibit The annual Red River Photo Club Exhibit is schedule to open June 8 and coincides with an exhibit of glass by the Creative Arts Center. Opening reception is Saturday afternoon, from 1 to 3 PM June 8. Both are open exhibits (to members and non-members). Rules and Regulations for the RRPC exhibit can be found at www.redriverphotoclub.org and for the CAC Glass Exhibit, see more...
New Artists Wow Opening Reception Crowd
Rock stars, bling, beautiful paintings and drawings, confections, jewelry and more greeted the large crowd during the opening reception of the New Artists Exhibit on Friday, May 10. The unusual collection evoked many reactions and sales from the patrons who attended. Many new faces and familiar friends welcomed the 16 new artists who have joined the Creative Arts Center since early last summer. This 25% increase in artist members is a huge vote of support for the gallery and its efforts. Of note in this exhibit: a guitar constructed by John Simpson and his detailed and expressive posters in colored pencil; a self portrait by Ronald Grant, using coffee and tea as a medium; a radically blinged-out violin and toaster by Tommy Stone and many other fine works of art in various forms. The exhibit runs through June 4
Soul, Spirit & Blues Jam
Kim and the choir of Little Bethel Baptist Church rocked the house on Thursday, May 9. Ending with a beautiful and soulful rendition of I Cried My Last Tear, Kim brought tears to the eyes of those who attended the evening event. After the choir wrapped up, local musicians played together and sang some tunes. Watch for the date of the next Jam Night at the Creative Arts Center.>>see more
Tickets Now on Sale for Kidz Krew Variety Show Friday, May 24
Each May, the Kidz Krew Performing Arts Program hosts their annual Variety Show Dinner benefiting the Building Fund. This year's show will be at 6 PM, Friday, May 24. Mark your calendar because seating is limited and tickets are in advance only. SPONSORSHIPS ARE NEEDED!! If you would like to help sponsor the show, contact the arts center. The more sponsors the kids get, the more the Building Fund grows. Tickets are $15 for adults; $6 for kids age 6 and under. Ya'll come!
Summer Camp and Anime` at the Creative Arts Center
As May winds down and the end of school approaches, the Creative Arts Center is gearing up for Summer Camp activities. The Kidz Krew Variety Show on Friday, May 24 at 6 PM is the final activity for the performing arts group this school year. This Variety Show and Dinner promises to be a fun-filled evening and reservations are required since seating is limited. Tickets are $15 for ages 7 and up and include the show and dinner. Tickets for ages 6 and under are $6. Summer Camp is scheduled for June 17-21 and July 15-19. Theatre Camp will be from 10 AM to noon and Art Camp will be from 1 to 3 PM in the afternoon. Each camp is $50. Toastmasters has offered to teach a module on Extemporaneous Speaking for kids age 14 and older in Theatre Camp. This course will hone audition skills and the ability to speak clearly and with confidence in front of an audience. Younger kids will be taught by Tyler Hamilton, a drama major at the University of North Texas. Tyler will direct a short skit and teach projection and other acting skills. Art Camp participants in June will learn about photography. Kids of all ages are welcome, and if interest warrants, an additional class will be offered from 3 to 5 PM and the age groups split. Faye Fetters, an award winning young photographer, will direct the June Art Camp.
An exciting addition to the lineup of exhibits this summer is the
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Anime` Exhibit in August.
Scheduled to accommodate students, this exhibit will hopefully generate some interest from young local artists who draw and paint in this genre. The opening reception is Friday, August 2 from 5 to 7 PM. >>rules and entry form
Two Fannin County Youth Artists Among the Winners!
Erin Hollahan, a 7 year old homeschooled second grader from Leonard, Texas recently won the Art Contest sponsored by the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG). Her entry "Cliffs of Texoma Lake" will be featured on the cover of TCOG's Summertastic Texoma Youth Guide for 2013. Cannen Fellegy of Collinsville was 1st runner up. Cannen is a 10 year old fourth grader, whose piece was entitle "Down by the Water." Another Fannin County resident, Gabriela Chavez of Ravenna, was 2nd runner up. Gabriela is an 8 year old second grader. Congratulations to these three young artists and watch for their work in the Summertastic! Youth Guide.
INNER LANDSCAPES is now on sale Get your copy of INNER LANDSCAPES and get inspired! This book is a project designed especially for us and the poems and short prose in it are touching, funny, profound and thought-provoking. The books are on sale at the Creative Arts Center for $20 +tax. See what ekphrastic writing is all about.
Knitting Classes begin April 16
Knitting classes will start on Tuesday April 16. These will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 PM. If you need to get there a little late, give us a call and let us know. Valerie Pollock is the teacher and this first class series will focus on beginners. You can sign up for as many sessions as you like, but you DO need to sign up. Cost is $20 per session - Hobby Lobby costs more and you have to drive to Sherman! Yarn will be provided and if you stick with the sessions, you will complete a project. Initial session will have demo needles to use. Please call the arts center to get on the list so we know you're interested! 903-640-2196.
Art Is... April 1st & 15th. Come join other artists to paint, draw and get motivated. We meet from 5 to 7 PM on the first and third Monday of each month. Thanks!
For more information, call Executive Director Lisa Avila at 903.640.2196. email@example.com