Calendar

August – September 2014

Aug
6
Wed
Fine HeArts Senior Art Exhibit in The Breezeway Gallery
Aug 6 – Oct 4 all-day

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

Aug
8
Fri
Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs of Re-Enactments in The Hayloft Gallery
Aug 8 – Sep 27 all-day

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/

Aug
31
Sun
Soft Soapstone Carving
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn to carve in stone! Darcy Meeker has taught stone-carving at the Vermont Carving Studio and founded the Backyard Stone Carvers group in Blacksburg, VA. Her own stone-carving teachers include Bob Lockhart of Louisville, KY, Hanneke Zwart of The Netherlands, and the late Bernard Matemera of Zimbabwe. Darcy Meeker will be providing Soap Stone and Alabaster rocks that can be purchased the first day of class. Rocks cost between $1 to $6 per pound and range in weight from 1 to 15 pounds. Materials to bring: Sketch book or drawing pad, photos, etc. Optional Materials to bring – (Darcy will have extra): Carving tools, Soap Stone or Alabaster Rock for carving, Wood tools, too, Emory paper, sanding pads, etc. – See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/classes/08-august/soft-soapstone-carving-scu082914/#sthash.AiDhOoLr.dpuf

Solar Etching
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Etching without acid! – Create an etching using nontoxic Solar Plate. Explore intaglio printmaking and learn how to make an etching the non-toxic way without acid and using water based inks that don’t require the use of solvents that clean up with soap and water. Students will learn how to print using a etching press (plate preparation, paper types and preparation, and inking). Time will be devoted to creative inking techniques for different effects in the creation of the print. – See more at: http://jacksonvillecenter.org/classes/08-august/solar-etching-twd083014/#sthash.fCfCM0zw.dpuf

Sep
1
Mon
Floyd Quilter’s Guild
Sep 1 @ 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

Sep
2
Tue
Applications due for the Self Portraits, 2014 Themed Exhibit
Sep 2 all-day
Drawing and Painting Open Studio
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drawing and Painting Open Studio
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
3
Wed
Ceramics Open Studio
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ceramics Open Studio
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm