Fayetteville - Lincoln County Arts Center, Inc.
Enhancing the quality of life through the presentation, education, and promotion of all types of art

Open House, April 16th, 2016

Slawburger Open House

The Arts Center opened its doors at 10:00am for an open house in conjunction with the 2nd annual Slawburger Festival in Fayetteville. Art from local artists was exhibited on new display walls completed about two weeks before the open house. Local performing artists performed on the stage in the gallery during the day, and the open house ended with a professional songwriters show hosted by Jim Parker that included Jim McBride and Brice Long.

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Photos courtesy of Ron Hackett

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Rose Pyatt

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Robert Foster

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Sydne Spencer

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Taylor Hoch recites poetry

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Shane Atkins

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Kam and Josh

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Steven Massey

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John Tinger

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Marilyn Harris

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Tay and Jay

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Jim McBride

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Brice Long

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Jim Parker

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Jim Parker, Brice Long, and Jim McBride

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Greg Mitchell, Brice Long, Ron Hackett, Jim McBride, and Jim Parker

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Greg Mitchell, Brice Long, Ron Hackett, Jim McBride, and Jim Parker

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Audience

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Audience

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Audience

Artists displaying and selling art at our show

Martha Brown Martha Brown
Martha is a self taught artist whose favorite mediums include acrylics, pen & ink and watercolor. She frequently paints from photographs that she takes. “I love to paint rural scenes, old barns, homeplaces and animals. I have also painted many Magnolias,” said Brown. She graduated with a diploma from ICS art school.
Kristy Parkerson Kristy Parkerson
Kristy is a self taught artist who works mostly in glass designs and fills most of her spare time making trips to yard sales, auctions and flea markets or anywhere she can find objects that catch her eye and imagination to use in her designs. She also loves making wooden signs, working in glass, mosaics, painting on various wood items and crafting candles.
Janet Lindsay Janet Lindsay
Janet is a multi-talented artist who specializes in oils. Janet has a studio in her home in the Coldwater community where she paints beautiful oil portraits of people of all ages. Janet is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Fayetteville Art League. She works by commission from photographs.
Sydne Spencer Sydne Spencer
Sydne is an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Many hours of labor goes into each of her scratch boards. Sydne has been surrounded by art and artists her entire life and began taking art lessons at the age of 12. She spent her happiest hours of school in art class, and minored in fine art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Peggy Foster Peggy Gill Foster
Peggy was raised on a farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee where she dreamed of people and the beautiful countryside. She began to express that beauty in her paintings and sculptures. She studied art at Centennial Art Center in Nashville where she learned to place all the colors she dreamed and saw in her mind on canvas. Peggy is happiest when she is creating and being with her family.
Ron Adcock Ron Adcock
Ron joined the Art League around 2000 and has been showing his sculptures and paintings in the Gallery every since. In 2006 he made a gift to the Art Center of the statue that can be seen in front of the center. Ron engineered, designed and built the pedestal that the statue sits on today. This was his personal gift not only to the Arts Center but also to the people of his newfound home.
Mark Kelso Mark Kelso
Mark Kelso has been a member of the Arts Center since 2000, when his daughter Amber had her first Art Show at the Arts Center during the Host of Christmas Past. To fulfill his desire for creativity he picked up the camera. He has strived to find the beauty in Architecture, special events in our lives, and in general people going on about their daily lives.

Professional Songwriters Show

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Jim McBride
Jim McBride is a CMA Award Winning, Grammy nominated songwriter and former President of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. His writing career spans over 30 years and includes over 100 album cuts, 18 top 40 singles, 10 top ten singles and 6 number ones. Jim McBride's long-time songwriting collaboration with Alan Jackson produced the hits “Chasin' That Neon Rainbow,” “Chattahoochee,” “Someday,” “Who Says You Can't Have It All” and many other songs. McBride also wrote “Bet Your Heart on Me” (Johnny Lee); “Rose in Paradise” (Waylon Jennings); “I'm a Survivor” (George Jones); and songs recorded by Trace Adkins.
 
Brice Long
Brice Long
Brice has charted singles with “It’s Only Monday” and “Anywhere But Here,” and He's had cuts with Garth Brooks, Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, and many more. Brice received a CMA Song of the Year nomination for his Randy Houser hit, “Like A Cowboy,” and had a #1 single “Nothing on but the Radio” with Gary Allan. Brice grew up on a 60-acre farm outside of Hopkinsville, Ky. “Country Music was on the radio in the truck, on the tractor and in the barn,” Long said. “I just couldn't get enough. I would've crawled inside that radio if I could.”
 
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Jim Parker
Jim Parker from Huntsville will be hosting our show. Jim has been in the music business for over 50 years and has co-written songs that made the Billboard charts. He was a founding member of The Illusions and landed a record deal with Dot Records. Jim later moved to Los Angeles where the Illusions became The Kitchen Cinq and recorded with Lee Hazelwood's LHI label for three years. In 1975, Jim met Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Hall of Fame Songwriter, John Anderson. Their song, “Chicken Truck,” went to number 8 on the charts in 1981. Jim is well known locally for his Songwriters Series that brings hit songwriters from Nashville, Muscle Shoals, and surrounding areas to Huntsville for a monthly show.
 
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Greg Mitchell & Ron Hackett
Art League President Ron Hackett and songwriter Greg Mitchell will open the show. Singer/Songwriter Greg Mitchell and jazz guitarist Ron Hackett have known each other since 2000 when they worked together at the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC), but the didn't discover their mutual love for music and performing until just a few year ago. They started performing together in 2012 doing songwriter shows in Huntsville, Nashville, and the surrounding area. They perform Greg's original songs, an occasional cover song, and Ron plays some of his jazz guitar solos.