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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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Coming to Floyd – One Performance Only

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Coming to Floyd – One Performance Only

Stephanie Nakasian & The Hod O’Brien Trio will perform on The Jacksonville Center’s intimate “Bistro Stage” on August 16 beginning at 7:30 PM. Food and beverages will be available throughout the evening, and a dance floor will invite audience members to move to the jazzy, bluesy grooves of this world-renowned ensemble. Tickets are just $25 ($15 for students) and are available online and at Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts. For over 30 years, jazz singer Stephanie Nakasian & jazz pianist Hod O’Brien have set the standard in...

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FAD on 7/18/14 Discusses Family & The Arts

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FAD on 7/18/14 Discusses Family & The Arts

Family and the Arts The Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) this Friday at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts will be especially child friendly because the topic is about the intersection of family and the arts. These questions and more will be covered. What role have the arts played in the life of families? Can a family enrich the work of one of its members who is a painter, potter, writer, musician, actor…? Dedication to an art can be quite demanding – how do artists and their families deal with balancing their time, energy, and interests? Can...

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Rainy Day Project

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Rainy Day Project

The sultry days of July seem a good time to share a project for parents to keep the kiddoes engaged on those rainy or too hot days, when they cannot be outside, as we’re sure everyone would prefer. Wax-Resist Drawing* This activity is great for young children or artists with special talents and needs. It can be themed to the season, to a lesson plan or area of concentration, or simply created as a gift for grandma or grandpa. What you will need: crayons paper black or dark-colored water-based paint (watered down to be thin) large paint brush...

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Concert to Benefit PLENTY! @ Jax

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Concert to Benefit PLENTY! @ Jax

Mark your calendars for this Saturday night, 6PM @ The Jax! Long-term Jacksonville Center tenant and music instructor, Scott Perry, is presenting a Benefit Concert Saturday night (July 12, 2014) at 6PM, with his renowned youth band, Scott Perry & 3 Shades of Blue. The performance will be held in The Jax Community Room, upstairs. Admission will benefit Floyd County food bank, PLENTY! Guests can choose to pay $10/person OR to bring 5 canned food items-PLUS-$5 to enjoy acoustic music and help the hungry in Floyd County at the same time....

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Charidy Anders

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Charidy Anders

Our entire community lost a heart of gold last week with the death of Charidy Anders. A gaping hole has especially been left at Floyd’s Jacksonville Center, where Charidy was much more than an employee. Hidden behind Charidy’s frank demeanor was a generous spirit, a great sense of humor, a kind soul, and a willing state of mind. She was so much more to the staff, the facilities, the campus, and the soul of The Jax than merely the primary individual who kept us tidy, ship-shape, and presentable. Charidy volunteered scrumptious snacks and...

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Jazz n Blues @ Jax

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Mark your calendars! August 16 at...

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Pinhole Photographer, Willie Anne Wright

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Civil War Redux Exhibit Artist Willie Anne Wright Wright is a native and current resident of Richmond, and holds degrees from The College of William and Mary and VCU. Wright’s paintings, serigraphs, and drawings were exhibited in juried and invitational shows until 1972 when her focus shifted to pinhole photography as her primary creative medium. Among the museums that have acquired her works is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and her body of work called “Civil War Redux” is a traveling show of the VMFA. The artist will be at...

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Pinhole Photography

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What is Pinhole Photography? Simply put, pinhole photography is lensless imaging. There are four common elements included in any method of photograhic image recording: a device to organize the light rays into an optical image (usually a lens) a timing method (usually a shutter) a light proof container (the camera) a light sensitive medium (film – or today, a digital media card) to capture the formed image A pinhole camera is a simple, light-proof container without any lens, but rather a single small opening/aperture, a “pinhole,” that allows...

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Photography in Brief

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Brief History of Photography Long before the first photographs were made, Aristotle and Euclid described a type of pinhole camera in the 4th and 5th centuries BC. The ancestor to the pinhole camera is the camera obscura, a device most likely used in ancient China first. Leonardo da Vinci described a natural camera obscura: A hole in a cave wall will act as a pinhole camera and project a laterally reversed, upside down image on a piece of paper. The camera obscura was most widely used by scientists (to study natural phenomena like eclipses)...

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