By Submitted Story on December 20, 2020
Update: Dare County Arts Gallery is currently closed through January 18. We will reopen in 2021 on Tuesday, January 19.
In December and January, Dare County Arts Council’s Courtroom Gallery will feature Vickie Jo Franks’ solo exhibit titled “A Heavenly Host.”
The two month exhibit will showcase Vickie Jo’s playful use of art elements and design principles united into compositions with messages. Vickie Jo’s work features bits and pieces of discarded and broken things that she collects and repurposes into art. These items are assembled to share social and environmental concerns, experiences and understandings. Combining a playful use of art elements and design principles, Vickie Jo creates compositions with these messages.
A Heavenly Host will be on display December 4, 2020 – January 23, 2021. Dare Arts Council is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo. Current Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm. Sunday & Monday: Closed. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at (252) 473-5558, visit us at Dare Arts Council, or follow us on Facebook.
Vickie Jo recently completed the requirements at UNC-Charlotte to be certified in Native Plant Studies and her garden is certified as a Native Plant Habitat. She earned a degree in visual art years ago, and realized the value of the arts to communicate concerns, beliefs, solve problems early on in life. “I identify with people that use art to overcome difficulties. The messages of social and environmental concerns in my art are efforts to turn hate into love. My art is confession and call to work together to accomplish solutions. I use art to process betrayals, anger, to give thanks, be grateful and connect with others to solve social and environmental problems we all share,” says Vickie Jo.