August – September 2014
The Jax’s senior art group displays their artwork. This hard working art group is self-lead, free, and meets every other Thursday. – See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/at-the-center/breezeway-gallery/#sthash.4hpSWA6I.dpuf
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts has partnered with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to present works of Richmond artist, Willie Anne Wright. The exhibit includes images from Wright’s twelve year project of evocative views of dedicated re-enactors, using a lensless (pinhole) camera. http://jacksonvillecenter.org/at-the-center/hayloft-gallery/
Meets every other Thursday from 10am-12pm
This group is free to join. It is lead by volunteers and is self-lead. Please call The Jax to find out what materials you should bring when you plan to join the group.
- See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/at-the-center/clubs/#sthash.U98Pi0L7.dpuf
An ongoing weekly art opportunity for kids!!
Thursdays, 4-5pm, Ages 4-12, $3 per kid per session!
Celebrate creativity every week, with great art for kids at the Jax.
Kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to experience this array of arts and crafts, and thanks to some wonderful sponsors, each session is now only $3 per child!!
Parent participation is welcome, but not required.
You can register online or call or stop by the Jax during regular business hours.
Walk-ins: please call the center before class to make sure that we are holding class that day–advance notice will be given for Thursdays that will not be scheduled.
The Jax does close when Floyd County public schools are closed, so there will be no Afternoon Arts during school closures.
Love the wonderfully expressive, old-time, two-finger picking style made famous by such players as Bascom Lunsford and Will Keys? Wish you could play waltzes easily? If you’re a somewhat experienced clawhammer or three-finger banjo player, apply your skills with new techniques and individual guidance to bring forth your inner two-finger player! Emphasis will be on learning by ear, but tablature will be available. (Levels 2 & 3 – can play 10 or so tunes, slowly, in any style.) To learn more about this style, please check out this website: http://mountainbanjos.wordpress.com/two-finger-index-lead-banjo-picking/ – See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/classes/09-september/banjo-workshop-with-chip-arnold-the-2-finger-style/#sthash.YcyHwSPi.dpuf
Barn quilts can be painted and mounted on any structure, not just barns. Many chose to use the designs as art to decorate the interior of their homes. Locally, barn quilt designs are found on anything from barns, to sides of houses, above fireplaces, and even on the side of metal storage buildings. A website with hundreds of designs to choose from will be given when you sign up for the class.
Students who take the class are not required to have any background in art or quilting. Supplies are provided in the cost for the materials and the design is up to the student.
- See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/classes/09-september/barn-quilts-twd092714/#sthash.8PSUgk4S.dpuf