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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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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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 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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Floyd High School Art Students and Heart Gallery Reception

The combined Exhibition Opening Receptions for two Jacksonville Center shows will be held on December 14, from 5 – 8 PM. Upstairs in the premier Hayloft Gallery will be the artwork of the Floyd High School art students. Downstairs, in the Breezeway Gallery, a partnership to raise adoption awareness will showcase portraits of children in Virginia’s foster care system who await forever homes. The exhibitions and the reception are free...

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Locally-Made Gifts, Food, Children’s Activities @ Winterfest

Winterfest Crafts Festival will happen at Floyd’s Jacksonville Center – rain, snow, or shine – starting Friday December 6 from 5 PM to 8 PM; and Saturday, December 7 from 10 to 5. Local vendors of hand-crafted gifts will fill the barn and there will be supervised children’s craft adventures so Mom and Dad can shop for unique gifts while the kiddoes are making Christmas ornaments. This year’s WF is sponsored by Clark Gas & Oil. The...

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Floyd High School Art Students and Heart Gallery Reception

The combined Exhibition Opening Receptions for two Jacksonville Center shows will be held on December 14, from 5 – 8 PM. Upstairs in the premier Hayloft Gallery will be the artwork of the Floyd High School art students. Downstairs, in the Breezeway Gallery, a partnership to raise adoption awareness will showcase portraits of children in Virginia’s foster care system who await forever homes. The exhibitions and the reception are free...

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50/50 4 JAX: A challenge to artists

Floyd artist and author, Charlie Brouwer, is taking the lead position in a local/regional artists’ challenge: he will donate half the proceeds of his studio sales during the month of December to support Jacksonville Center programs, and he challenges fellow artists to do the same. Through this program, called 50/50 4 JAX, Brouwer hopes to encourage artists to participate in not only building their audiences via tapping into the...

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