FCE artists recognized by Art Guild

Friday, August 10, 2018
Members of FCE attend the artist of the month reception on Friday, Aug. 3 at the Marshall County Art Guild. From L to R: Deborah Foster, C.J. Johns, Carolyn Berlepsch, Brenda Newman, Mary Randles, Carol Helton, Peggy Hunter, and Melba Price. Sitting: Jackie Ginn, Claudia Braden, Emily Gordon, and Anna Childress.
Tribune Photo By Erin Morris

Women from the Marshall County Family and Community Education Club were the August artist of the month for the Marshall County Art Guild. They were honored for their aesthetic art achievements that were featured in the county art show.

From watercolor painting to needlework, the art reception featured different kinds of artwork. It highlighted the talents from the current members. There are over 40 categories members can choose from in the competitions. The top two winners will proceed to compete at the state competition in November.

FCE is a program offered by the UT Extension office. The club actually had a different name. It was once known as the Home Demonstration Club. According to the current central region president of FCE, Emily Gordon, Marshall County had 23 Home Demonstration Clubs at one time.

Originally, the club was intended to provide educational and instructional classes for homemakers. Since the name change, the club has now expanded into something much bigger.

Art isnt all we do here at FCE, Gordon said. We have so much more to offer.

Not only does the club meet monthly to explore their creative sides, but FCE has service projects for members. Members say its a great opportunity for the club to give back to community.

Its a learning experience. We learn from one another, member Jackie Ginn said, adding that the club is a great place to find friends and build long lasting relationships for anyone.

In Marshall County, FCE meets three different times a month in the Extension office, NHC Oakwood, and Ostella.

For more information, contact Terri Orr, FCE agent for Marshall County, at 931-359-1929.