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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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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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