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FAD: Art and the Internet, March 27

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FAD: Art and the Internet, March 27

On March 27, 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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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. Lecture and Presentation “Gardens Great and Small” by Chip Calloway, nationally renowned architect, at The Jax beginning at 5:00 PM. Presented in partnership with Union Bank & Trust.  ...

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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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Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of Membership

Spring is just around the corner! As we look forward to getting out and about again after a winter’s dormancy, we want to remind you of your favorite place to make stuff: THE JAX! Our 2015 workshop schedule is up on the website, so you can whet your appetite for making all the items you have realized you need to spruce up home, kitchen, garden, and work. Membership renewal letters recently went out and we don’t want you to forget all that the Jax has to offer in return for your dues. And those of you who’ve never joined as a...

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Open Studio – CERAMICS – Jan. 21, 1-6P

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Open Studio – CERAMICS – Jan. 21, 1-6P

We are very excited to announce a new piece of equipment for our Ceramics Workshop! Please let me introduce you to our new clay extruder, which, along with additional support for our open studios program and our general educational workshops, has been provided by generous grant awards from Blue Cow Arts Foundation and The Community Foundation of the New River Valley. This new piece of equipment is a system that forces clay through an opening of the user’s choice, into a shape or size that is uniform and consistent. Several attachments...

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Exhibition Deadline: January 12

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Exhibition Deadline: January 12

Don’t delay!  Deadline to apply for the Jacksonville Center’s upcoming Thirteenth Annual NEW WORKS Exhibit is Monday, January 12th! Applying is easy. Download the applications, pay the fee and send a digital image of the piece(s) you’d like to be considered for the show. Word Application PDF Application This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. All media welcome. Artwork must have been created within the last year and not previously shown at the Center. The Meet the Artists...

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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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