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Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of Membership

Spring is just around the corner! As we look forward to getting out and about again after a winter’s dormancy, we want to remind you of your favorite place to make stuff: THE JAX! Our 2015 workshop schedule is up on the website, so you can whet your appetite for making all the items you have realized you need to spruce up home, kitchen, garden, and work. Membership renewal letters recently went out and we don’t want you to forget all that the Jax has to offer in return for your dues. And those of you who’ve never joined as a...

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Open Studio – CERAMICS – Jan. 21, 1-6P

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Open Studio – CERAMICS – Jan. 21, 1-6P

We are very excited to announce a new piece of equipment for our Ceramics Workshop! Please let me introduce you to our new clay extruder, which, along with additional support for our open studios program and our general educational workshops, has been provided by generous grant awards from Blue Cow Arts Foundation and The Community Foundation of the New River Valley. This new piece of equipment is a system that forces clay through an opening of the user’s choice, into a shape or size that is uniform and consistent. Several attachments...

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Exhibition Deadline: January 12

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Exhibition Deadline: January 12

Don’t delay!  Deadline to apply for the Jacksonville Center’s upcoming Thirteenth Annual NEW WORKS Exhibit is Monday, January 12th! Applying is easy. Download the applications, pay the fee and send a digital image of the piece(s) you’d like to be considered for the show. Word Application PDF Application 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. The Meet the Artists...

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Art Works for Us

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Art Works for Us

A public art program for a community the size of Floyd doesn’t really have to be complicated or expensive. “Breaking the expenses of a public art program down so that individuals, groups, business, and organizations can participate at a reasonable cost,” says Floyd sculpture artist Charlie Brouwer, “is a way to get a more widely-accepted regional public art effort started.” In partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Floyd County and regional businesses, The Jacksonville Center is launching a public art program...

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Brouwer’s “50/50 4 JAX”

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Brouwer’s “50/50 4 JAX”

Great good friend of The Jax, Charlie Brouwer, has announced his second annual “50/50 4 JAX” promotion. Here’s how it works: From now until December 29th of this year, for every purchase of his work from his studio, 50% of the sale will be donated to your JAX! Charlie’s sculptures range in size and price — not everything is a large, outdoor sculpture. Some items hang or sit inside, and all are varied, interesting and thought-provoking. In addition, Jax will offer a year’s membership to all who participate...

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20th Annual Winterfest Crafts & Gifts

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20th Annual Winterfest Crafts & Gifts

                Time has rolled around again for our longest-running event: Winterfest!! Happening December 6 & 7 this year, 10 to 5 on Saturday, 11 to 5 on Sunday. In celebration of this 20th annual event, we’ve got new vendors, new events, and many of the “standards” such as the yummy Jax Café offerings, our own Gift Shop will be open to expand your handmade gift-buying options, the supervised MakerKids Creative Lab (allowing Mom and Dad hands-free shopping), and one of the best...

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Festival of Trees — BID TO WIN

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Festival of Trees — BID TO WIN

In partnership with our local businesses, Floyd’s Jacksonville Center brings residents and visitors a great reason to do their holiday shopping locally: Lighted, Decorated Table-Top Christmas Trees available to bid on (they’re about 3 ft. tall and about 2 ft. across at the widest point). Over 40 businesses are participating in this event running from November 10 through the Jax’s 20th Anniversary Winterfest Crafts Festival. Patrons of local businesses can bid on these decorated, pre-lighted, artificial trees to take them...

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Upcoming Cultural & Afternoon Arts Opportunities

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Upcoming Cultural & Afternoon Arts Opportunities

For the remainder of the year, Afternoon Arts will continue every Thursday to provide unique creative opportunities for your 4-12 year olds!  Staff members Leia Wood and Marcie Hancock will be alternating weeks of instruction. Local artist Aven Tanner will take over instruction in January, but here’s a preview of what you can expect for the next two months: Nov. 6: Making images from printing with paint your hands (Leia) Nov. 13: Creative constellations (Marcie) Nov. 20: Thanksgiving activity (Leia) Dec. 4: Using bubble art to make...

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Hoppie Who? In Floyd Nov. 8

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Hoppie Who? In Floyd Nov. 8

Those who know Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul are huge fans. From Harvest Moon to the Floyd Group on Facebook, descriptions of his live performances include such words and phrases as: energetic; wild; bluesy fun; and can’t miss it. The popular band will appear at Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts on November 8 starting at 7:30. Hoppie is quite well known in Roanoke, his home turf. He regularly plays at Blues 5 as well as other nightspots. But he’s no stranger to Floyd audiences, either. “We last saw him at the Pine Tavern...

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FAD (Floyd Art Dialogue) Next Meeting Nov. 21

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FAD (Floyd Art Dialogue) Next Meeting Nov. 21

To all with an interest on talking about the arts: The Oct. 24 Floyd Art Dialogue on “Education and the Arts” was a great discussion. Our special guests – students and staff from the Springhouse Community School – provided firsthand insights into how the arts can be an integral part of all education. One of the students, who is interested in music, suggested the next topic – “Sound and the Arts”. That suggests some interesting questions: In which of the arts does sound play a role…all of them?, How do we describe...

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