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Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour

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Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour

The Floyd County Artisan Trail Tour returns for it’s 5th year,  June 12-14, 2015! The Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour is a 3-day event at over 35 sites across Floyd County with activities at artisan home-studios; galleries and shops; farms and farm markets; and restaurants and lodging sites that promote local food and art. Beginning this year, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts will be the new host organization of the Trail. “We are so excited to be working on the Artisan Trail this year. It is a perfect project for The Jax because it...

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Rhythms of Glass Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Mears

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Rhythms of Glass Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Mears

Unique ways to use glass will soon be on display in Floyd, Virginia, crafted by nationally and internationally-known glass artists. “Rhythms of Glass,” a new exhibition of glasswork will open on Saturday, May 30, at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts (The Jax). Creative techniques for using glass can make objects appear otherworldly, to shimmer with a spellbinding effect. This exhibition hopes to show innovative expressions artists are discovering in the use of glass. The public is invited to a “Meet the Artists” opening reception on...

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House & Garden Tour Preview and Callaway Raffle

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House & Garden Tour Preview and Callaway Raffle

      3575 Webbs Mill Rd. (Rt. 8)      Jim & Laurel Pritchard     This Floyd County house was built entirely by hand by the husband and wife owners, a reproduction of a historic house in Lexington, MA. Most of the furniture is also handmade,  much of it lavishly painted in antique styles. Old wavy glass is used throughout in handmade window frames. 428 Sowers Mill Dam Rd. Mike & Liz Mears  An early 1900’s farmhouse, much expanded, contains some of the most sophisticated glass creations made in America, as well as glass garden...

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Jax Juried Exhibition 2015 & Help Night

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Jax Juried Exhibition 2015 & Help Night

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA, invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show. Locally known as “The Jax”, this nonprofit, community arts center, is a renovated dairy barn that promotes the area’s rich artistic movement, by providing artistic events, exhibitions and connections with the more heavily populated areas of Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA and Greensboro NC. Top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded....

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New Works People’s Choice Winners

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New Works People’s Choice Winners

We are happy to announce the People’s Choice winners from the 2015 New Works Exhibition:   #1. Fragile Cycle by Nikki Pynn                   #2. The Best Dog Ever by Jennifer Carpenter                 #3. Dandelion Blooms by David...

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FAD: Art and the Internet, APRIL 24!

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FAD: Art and the Internet, APRIL 24!

On March 27, RESCHEDULED! FOR APRIL 24, 12 noon at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) will take on the topic of “Art and the Internet”. Some questions to consider include: How has the Internet affected the arts? Has the Internet’s influence been positive or negative? Has the Internet affected your personal art making or art appreciating? Is the Internet being used for the arts here in Floyd County? Are there any new ways we could be using it? Bring your lunch and join the...

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Gene Egger Solo Exhibition

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Gene Egger Solo Exhibition

April 25 to June 22, 2015, The Jax will be hosting the first solo exhibition in our new room with artist Gene Egger. A reception will be held April 25. The images Gene Egger is choosing to share in this exhibition are prints of sketches made “on site” while traveling to Florence, Siena, Rome, Ronchamp, France and other venues in Europe. This exhibition also includes 7 prints from small settlements around the Blacksburg area. Egger’s process of choosing a vantage point to draw from involves him walking up and down a town’s Main...

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House and Garden Tour

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House and Garden Tour

  Don’t miss the Spirit of the Blue Ridge House and Garden Tour of Floyd County and Meadows of Dan on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The houses and gardens on this tour are distinctly different from one another – but all are intensely personal expressions of what matters to their owners: books, plants, trees and flowers; handmade works in glass, clay, paper, wood, fiber, metal, paint– even neon. The collections include regional, European, and Asian artists; unknown creators of antique quilts and North American...

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Art Works For Us

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Art Works For Us

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is administering a new public sculpture/outdoor art program through Floyd County, VA. Artwork will be installed in August 2015 and mapping/advertising of the program will begin. Tour will be for one calendar year, and The Jax anticipates this program to reoccur each year. Artist Charlie Brouwer led an informational meeting on the program. Public art has a long history- from ancient temple mounts and winged lions, through the Renaissance with cathedrals and saints, and into Post WWII Europe as cities were...

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New Works 2015

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New Works 2015

As usual, our hard-working and talented Hayloft Gallery Committee has installed a spectacular showcase. But they could not have accomplished such good work without good ARTWORK. This is truly an exciting display of so many new pieces created by many individuals among our regional artisan pool within the past year. We are so excited to give you a sneak preview here — but come by during our open hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 10A to 5P) and see for yourself. So many truly extraordinary pieces of work, and some items in media different...

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