The purpose of the Franklin County Arts Council is to
*promote, encourage, and increase the public's knowledge and appreciation for the arts
*coordinate and provide services to the arts
*foster their growth and practice carry out all other purposes necessary or incident to the above
*be charitable, educational, or literary within the meaning of Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code
Any individual may become a member of the Council upon expressing interest in the arts and humanities and support for the purposes of the Council.
Board of Directors
The board of directors shall consist of the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Franklin Choral Representative, Franklin Players Representative, Dance Representative, Visual Arts Representative, and any other At-Large Members as designated by the Board.
President: Moli Gerken
Vice President: Jim Davies
Secretary: Dawn Collins
Treasurer: Jim Davies
Chorale Rep: Jesse Bunge
Dance Rep: Nina Esslinger
Drama Rep: Wendy Buseman
Visual Arts Rep: Dawn Vetter
Regular meetings of the membership are usually held monthly.
The Franklin Chorale
The Franklin Chorale was organized in 1978 by former director Mary Lou Semler. With auditions held annually, the Chorale rehearses weekly. The purpose of the ensemble is the cultivation and performance of fine choral music in our community.
The Chorale has brought many outstanding musicians to Hampton as guest artists on the Christmas concerts, and has featured local artists. The Chorale is under the direction of Jesse Bunge, who is the director of the 7-12 Hampton-Dumont community School vocal music program.
The Chorale feels very fortunate to be a part of this community. Your strong and continued support of our efforts has enabled us to establish and maintain this fine tradition. We thank you and look forward to your continued enthusiasm for, and appreciation of our efforts.