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Winterfest #20 Applic. Deadline Tonight!

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Winterfest #20 Applic. Deadline Tonight!

The Jacksonville Center’s 20th Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration will be held on December 6 & 7, 2014 – Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm. It should be a big weekend, as several other community celebrations will be happening also, and there will be plenty to do and see! We are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Winterfest! As usual, The Jax Winterfest will include local art and crafts exhibits, refreshments, children’s activities, a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself, and other festive activities....

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Baroque Gems Concert

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Baroque Gems Concert

Regional musicians who are specialists in the Baroque Era (Bach, Handel, Corelli, and Vivaldi) will gather at Floyd’s Jax to present a retrospective of the period, including discussions of the period instruments they will be playing, starting at 3PM on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Tickets are $25 and the event includes a meet-the-artists reception following the afternoon performance. This concert is one among the series brought to Floyd by WDBJ7, Your Hometown News Leader. Judy Bevans (who played at The Jacksonville Center earlier this...

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FAD – Floyd Art Dialogue – Fri. Sept. 19th

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FAD – Floyd Art Dialogue – Fri. Sept. 19th

The topic seems a good one for this time in the life of Floyd County. Please join us and encourage anyone who might be interested to do the same. The topic for the next Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) is “Creativity and Community”.  Much writing and research has been done in the last decade about the relationship between creativity and communities and many communities have attempted to implement these ideas. To learn more about this development, search the Internet for “Creative Community”.  FAD hopes to consider questions such as these: ...

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Welcome Beth Macy & THE Factory Man

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Welcome Beth Macy & THE Factory Man

We are so excited to present both the author and the protagonist of the run-away bestselling book, Factory Man! And admission to this rare event is FREE. On September 21 from 4 to 6PM, both Beth Macy and John D. Bassett III will visit with Floyd and regional audience members to reflect upon the writing of this important book, subtitled: How one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local — and helped save an American town. The American town in question is our own Galax, VA, and the furniture-making enterprise is Vaughan-Bassett,...

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2014 Featured Artist

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2014 Featured Artist

Ernest Bryant, an iconic Floyd treasure and early volunteer board member of The Jacksonville Center, is our 2014 Featured Artist. Ernest has been involved with Jax for years, as a member of the Hayloft Gallery Committee, continuing his service begun even before the old barn was first renovated: creating exhibition spaces, arrangements, and opportunities for his fellow artists. Last weekend Ernest opened his studio to the public as part of his year’s activities with The Jax. Many people stopped by to see the artist in his natural...

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Open Studio with Ernest Bryant, Aug 23-24

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Open Studio with Ernest Bryant, Aug 23-24

Ernest Bryant is The Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ Featured Artist of the Year.  You can learn more about Ernest Here. His work is on display at the center, but for this weekend only, he will open his studio to visitors.  He invites them to tour his studio, “Things” and take a stroll through his “Wood Zoo”. Hours for his open studio will be Saturday, August 23, 10am-5pm and Sunday , August 24, 12-5pm. His studio address is 741 Lick Ridge Rd., Check, VA 24072 and you may contact him at...

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Crowdfunding The Arts

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Crowdfunding The Arts

We are proud to introduce Eliot, the new Jacksonville Center Spokescat. He is our ambassador for a new effort to diversify our fundraising reach to a global audience. From the platform, Indiegogo.com, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign in celebration of our 20 years of service to Southwest Virginia. Introducing our 20th Anniversary Campaign on Indiegogo: Eliot has starred in a movie that explains a little bit about Floyd and about The Jax; why we’re doing this, and what we need. You can see that movie on our Indie Campaign Site....

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Silent Auction Donations!

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Silent Auction Donations!

Last year, due to our extraordinarily generous friends and family, your Jax made $3,000 at the Silent Auction (a part of our Annual Membership Meeting). This year, the event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. We seek donations of art, or certificates for a service or skill you’d be willing to donate. We will need to hear from you about what you might be able to contribute by August 30. Auction items will be on display at the Jax from September 4 through the end of the social hour immediately preceding the Annual Membership...

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Civil War Redux: An Exhibition of Pinhole Photographs

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Civil War Redux: An Exhibition of Pinhole Photographs

. . . at bottom, photography is a running battle between vision and technology. Genius is constantly frustrated – and tempered – by the machine. —William Crawford, Keepers of Light (Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1979)  Through the photographic lens, we focus during August and September on the point where photography and history intersect. Coming to Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts Hayloft Gallery, August 9 – Sept. 27, 2014 (with the opening reception to be held on August 9 from 5 – 8 PM) will be Civil War Redux, pinhole...

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