New Voice, Young Innovation Exhibition

Exhibition Showcases Emerging Artists Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts will mount an exhibition of artistry from new and/or young creators in its Hayloft Gallery. The show opens April 4, 2014 and runs through May 31. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held April 12 from 5PM to 8PM, which will celebrate not only these emerging artists, but also the Jacksonville Center’s talented instructors, whose works will be shown...

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FAD “Art History: What good is it?” – March 21, Noon

Our Floyd Artist Dialogues will continue on March 21, at noon.  Charlie Brouwer, Jax board member, facilitates this open discussion on the arts in our community.  All members of the public who are interested are welcome.  The meeting is free and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. This meeting’s discussion will focus on the question “Art History – What good is it?” and Steve Arbury, Professor of Art...

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Applying to the 2014 Juried Exhibit but Need HELP?

This year, The 2014 Jax Juried Exhibit is going national and in doing so, all applications are being processed through CaFE.org:CallforArtistsEntry. However, we know that not everyone is the best at the computer, so we are organizing a night of help on April 2nd.  Join us anytime between 4-6pm in the community room for help. We can walk you through making a CaFE account (which is free), and help you apply to the exhibit.  We will also...

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Shop Amazon? Use AmazonSmile to help Jax!

If you already have an Amazon.com account, you can automatically donate a portion of your normal shopping to The Jax! Same prices and variety of items as normal, but the AmazonSmile Foundation will slip just a bit of change to the nonprofit organization of your choice — at no cost to you nor to the nonprofit — for every purchase you make. The only thing you have to do is sign in at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular...

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FAD – Floyd Artists Dialogues Continues Feb. 28

The next FAD will be at noon on Feb. 28.   The topic will be “Public Art”…..Again During the last FAD meeting Susan Jennings, Arts and Culture Coordinator, Office of Economic Development for the City of Roanoke and Pat Sharkey, Floyd County Tourism Director, joined the discussion.  The group discussed many issues concerning Public Art, however have more to say on the topic.  One unanswered question was “What are the...

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February eNews and Special Offer on Classes!

Announcing Special Discounts on Classes: Your dreams of taking a blacksmithing, fine art, or pottery class are now more affordable!  Early Bird Specials: Sign up between now and March 15th and you get your choice of two ways to save: 10% off total tuition when you pay in full for two classes 15% off tuition when you pay in full for three or more classes Become a MEMBER: Take advantage of one of The Jax’s major member benefits:...

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Discounted Classes at The Jax!

Ever dream of taking a blacksmithing, fine art, or pottery class? The Jacksonville Center for the Arts wants you to stop dreaming and make it happen by offering many of their 70 different 2014 classes available at affordable discounts. * Early Bird Specials: sign up between now and March 15th and you get your choice of two ways to save: 1) 10% off total tuition when you pay in full for two classes 2) 15% off tution when you pay in...

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New Exhibitions Coming to The Jax – Artist Reception Feb. 8, 4-7pm

Both Jacksonville Center Galleries will change their exhibitions this month. Upstairs in the Hayloft Gallery, the 12th Annual New Works exhibition will showcase the freshest artistry by art professionals from all over the Commonwealth and beyond. Downstairs, in the Breezeway Gallery, the combined Blue Mountain Schools (elementary and high schools) exhibit will highlight the talents of the Blue Mountain students. Blue Mountain...

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FAD – Floyd Artists Dialogues Continues Jan. 24

From Charlie Brouwer:  “At our Dec. 13 FAD gathering, the 8 attendees took on the topic “The Art World II”.  We got into lots of thoughts regarding the greater art world, the Floyd art world, personal art worlds, and the ways all three relate or don’t relate. We came up with some examples of things the “high art world” could learn from the “low art world” and vise-versa. Once again, we...

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FAD – Floyd Art Dialogue

Floyd Art Dialogue meets this Fri. Dec. 13 at Noon at the JAX. We’ll be continuing our discussion on the topic of “The Art World”. Invite a friend! Charlie Brouwer, past Featured Artist of The Jax, retired Radford professor and current Jax board member, leads this monthly discussion.  “I look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts on this thing we call The Art World,” stated Charlie. Questions to...

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