Calendar

Feb
6
Fri
13th Annual New Works Exhibition
Feb 6 – Mar 28 all-day

What have you been making? The Jacksonville Center for The Arts invites you to ring in the New Year by sharing your current creative inspirations in the 13th Annual NEW works exhibition. This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. All media welcome. Artwork must have been created within the last year and not previously shown at the Center.

Opening reception on Saturday, February 14.

Applications due: Monday, January 12

http://jacksonvillecenter.org/at-the-center/hayloft-gallery/

Feb
12
Thu
Blue Mountain Elementary Youth Art Exhibit
Feb 12 – Apr 6 all-day
Mar
28
Sat
Beginning Blacksmithing
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Wheel Throwing Intro
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Let’s deepen our wheel throwing skills and go beyond the limits of the wheel. We will practice our skills of bringing up our walls on our vessels so we can go beyond round forms. We will throw our pots without bottoms and add slabs to create rectangular, square, oval, and other diverse shapes for vases, cups, mugs, serving dishes, bowls, and other interesting forms. We will also practice hand building techniques to add to our wheel thrown pieces. We will learn to loosen up and explore the whimsy and naturalness in these non round forms! All levels welcome.
Sarah McCarthy is a full time studio potter who lives in Floyd, Virginia. She is a self taught artist who has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Sarah creates functional wheel-thrown and hand-built pots with attention to surface decoration and subtle Asian influenced glazes. She hopes her pots add to the beauty of the intimate spaces in our daily lives. www.sarahmccarthypottery.com

Mar
29
Sun
Beginning Blacksmithing
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Wheel Throwing Intro
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Let’s deepen our wheel throwing skills and go beyond the limits of the wheel. We will practice our skills of bringing up our walls on our vessels so we can go beyond round forms. We will throw our pots without bottoms and add slabs to create rectangular, square, oval, and other diverse shapes for vases, cups, mugs, serving dishes, bowls, and other interesting forms. We will also practice hand building techniques to add to our wheel thrown pieces. We will learn to loosen up and explore the whimsy and naturalness in these non round forms! All levels welcome.
Sarah McCarthy is a full time studio potter who lives in Floyd, Virginia. She is a self taught artist who has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Sarah creates functional wheel-thrown and hand-built pots with attention to surface decoration and subtle Asian influenced glazes. She hopes her pots add to the beauty of the intimate spaces in our daily lives. www.sarahmccarthypottery.com

Mar
30
Mon
Floyd Quilter’s Guild
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This organization establishes a framework within which experienced and beginning quilters may learn from one another, sharing techniques and quilting advances; and to foster within the community an awareness of quilting as both a historical and a living creative contribution to our lives as a community. – See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/at-the-center/clubs/#sthash.Xtrn7yJd.dpuf

Mar
31
Tue
Life Drawing Group
Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The purpose of the group is to study the human form from an artistic standpoint; for this purpose the model will be nude, as is the tradition. No instruction will be provided. The moderator will keep time and call breaks for the model.

Anyone artist (18 and over) in the community wishing to draw from the model is invited to participate for a fee of $15.00 per person. Any funds collected above paying the model’s fee will be donated to The Jacksonville Center.

Participants will need to bring their own easels, drawing boards, and all other drawing materials they wish to use. Non-drawing persons will not be allowed in the room.

Apr
1
Wed
Open Ceramics Studio
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$5 per person. All clay and tools provided. No instruction, however a studio assistant is available for help.

Apr
3
Fri
New Voice Exhibition
Apr 3 – May 23 all-day

The vision of the New Voice exhibit is to showcase regional emerging artists, pulled from area colleges and local talent, with enough space to exhibit a body of work while offering the community a unique look into contemporary creativity. As this exhibit becomes a part of our yearly schedule, we look to showcase new artists each year and encourage developing artists in the community to become involved with this process.

Opening reception on Saturday, April 11.