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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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Halloween Kid Fest Fun4Free

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Halloween Kid Fest Fun4Free

This year’s family-friendly seasonal event is bigger and better than ever! Begun by Chris Shackelford back in 2001, The Jax Halloween KidFest has been a free community service for 13 years. 2014 will be no different with many good old traditional aspects and several new activities for all ages. Come for the tots, come for the frightening fun, come for the games and make-it-yourself workshops: October 26, 1 to 4 PM all around The Old Barn on the Hill. Returning from years past will be face painting by Dede McGrath, fortune-telling,...

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NEW! Life Drawing Opportunity

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NEW! Life Drawing Opportunity

This is a valuable new opportunity for artists seeking to train weekly in drawing the unadorned human form. Every Tuesday from 2 to 4PM, the Community Room will be private for artists 18 and older to study and draw/paint from a live, nude model, as is the tradition going back hundreds of years. No individuals who are not intending to draw or paint the model will be admitted.  Artists are urged to call The Jax and confirm the group is meeting on Tuesday mornings. Join with fellow fine artists of all skill levels in this weekly session. The...

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Free Children’s Arts Classes thru October

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Free Children’s Arts Classes thru October

Through a partnership with Blue Cow Arts, Floyd’s Jacksonville Center is able to offer weekly youth classes free of charge through the month of October. The classes are especially designed for young people in mind: for upper elementary and middle-school-aged children, a weekly class (Mondays from 4 – 5 PM) called Cultural Arts, led by Ferrum professor Susan Virginia Mead is free; and for the younger set (pre-K through 7th grade), Thursdays from 4 – 5 PM is the long-running Afternoon Arts, with Lara Davis leading participants. These...

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