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  • 18 Jun 2018 9:55 AM | Laura Riddle (Administrator)

    Meet Leah Hauser, the 2018 David Morris Scholarship for Students in the Arts recipient. Leah graduated with honors from Fuquay-Varina High School and plans to attend N.C. State College of Art & Design. She was a member of the National Art Honor Society and served as Vice President during her senior year at FVHS. Leah was also a co-founder of the Cinema Club, collaborated on several community service projects, and held a number of leadership roles at FVHS. “She puts her all into everything she does,” says Nancy Robinson, Leah’s art teacher and FVHS Art Instructor. “She is well respected by her teachers and her peers. She has superb social skills, and her classmates often ask for her suggestions and advice on their work.”


    Photo credit: Prestige Portraits

    Leah is the first recipient of the David Morris Scholarship for Students in the Arts, created by FVAC in honor of long-time Fuquay-Varina resident and avid arts supporter, David Morris.The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors pursuing a college degree in an arts-related field. “All of our applicants were very talented, and worthy, which made our decision that much more difficult,” said Carol Kaminski, FVAC President. “In the end, we chose Leah, not just because of her talent, but also because of her extracurricular activities and community outreach where she used her artistic talent to make a difference in our community.”



    Self-Portrait

    Acrylic and glitter on canvas

    20 in X 24 in


    Koi Pond

    Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

    11 in X 14 in


    Snapshot

    Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

    18 in X 24 in



    Photo credit: Paul Wiltsey

    FVAC Secretary Shirley Hunsberger, presented the scholarship to Leah on behalf of the Arts Council during the FVHS Senior night. “Thank you so much for the David Morris scholarship as I am honored to have received it this year,” Hauser recently said in an email to the Council. “I truly appreciate the support that the Arts Council provides for students majoring in the arts.” The scholarship is an annual award open to graduating high school students in the Fuquay-Varina community. For more details, check out Artists Opportunities.

  • 09 Mar 2018 2:16 PM | Deleted user

    FVAC is on the GO>FV app!


    Download the Chamber of Commerce's new Go>FV App, and you can keep up with Fuquay-Varina Arts Council on the go. The updated Go>FV app is even more interactive and user-friendly. It has a new, modern look and lots of new features.

    From the main landing page, scroll down until you find the FVAC logo, and click to enter our content.

    The app is available FREE on the Apple Store or Google play. Click below to download...

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-fuquay-varina!/ id1171203198?mt=8

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fuquayvarina .android&hl=en

  • 15 Jan 2018 12:45 PM | Deleted user

    En plein air is a French term, meaning "painting in the outdoors".  Some of our FVAC Members and friends gathered to paint en plein air in various locations in and around Fuquay-Varina in 2017.  Read more on the "Rural Rendezvous" post, 3/181/17.

    Pictured below: Cassidy English, Ann Mayer, Vickie Wilson, Judy Lucas, George Howe, Leila Hartman, Diane Knesovich, Flora Pinkham.

    Holt Farm, March 17th, 2017
    Holland Road Sheds, March 29th, 2017
    BB King at Rock Harbor Grill, April 5th, 2017
    Hall Farm near Chalybeate Springs, November 18th, 2017
    FV Christmas Tree Lighting, November 30th, 2017
















  • 18 Mar 2017 12:25 PM | Deleted user

    by Vickie Wilson

    St. Patrick's Day morning was full of sunshine as three local painters met on the Holt Farm property near Holly Springs. George Howe, Flora Pinkham, and Vickie Wilson plied their skills with cold fingers for several hours painting en plein air, or outdoors.


    George chose to paint the old red barn beside Cass Holt Road. It is very difficult to paint with the sun directly on your painting surface and get the right values, but this was the angle he wanted.


    Flora drew a crowd of curious calves as she used a sketch to plan the layout of her painting.


    Flora stood sideways to her subject, the shed on the right, in order to eliminate the direct sunlight on her painting board. Vickie set up to paint the same shed, but she was in dappled light at first and more shade toward the end.


    George's barn painting nailed the colors and values he was after. With many years of experience, he was able to compensate for the brilliant sunlight on his work.


    Flora's shed turned out beautifully. She tweaked the colors a bit to help the shed stand out as a focal point. To the eye, the colors and values of the shed seemed almost the same as the tree patterns surrounding it.


    Vickie shortened the slope to the right of the scene to create a more interesting composition. She also made the emerging dogwood blossoms more prominent to give contrast to the right side of the shed.

    A special thanks to Joel Holt for allowing us access to his private property. These three plan to paint more local vistas during 2017. If you would like to join us, or if you know of places we could get permission to paint, please contact Vickie Wilson at vickiewilsonart@yahoo.com, or leave a comment below.

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