Announcing the new November – January schedule for Afternoon Arts Classes! Visit our webpage to learn more about the program!
Sharon’s Class made Clay Pot and Pine Cone Fall Decorations on 11-1! Join her to make more on 11-8!
November thru January Schedule
| Teacher: Micah Accord|| Ages 9-12|
|November 1||Basic Introduction to Comic Art|
|November 8||Character Design|
|November 15||Background Design|
|November 22||No Class - Thanksgiving!|
|November 29||SUBSTITUTE TEACHER and project TBA|
|December 6||Giving Your Characters Personality|
|December 13||Writing a Story|
|December 20||Introduction to Inking|
|December 27||Beginning Your Page- Thumbnail and Layouts|
|January 3||Penciling Your Page and Beginning Inks|
|January 10||Finishing Inks and Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Page|
|Teacher: Sharon Hall|| Ages 4-8|
|November 1||Clay Pot Pine Cone Fall Decorations|
|November 8||Clay Pot Pine Cone Fall Decorations OR Pencil Drawing|
|November 15||Advent Calendars – Count down to Christmas!|
|November 22||No Class - Thanksgiving!|
|November 29||Lets make a Kame|
|December 6||Handmade Scrap paper Holiday Cards|
|December 13||Felt Ornaments – Sewn or Glued|
|December 20||Christmas Present Surprise|
|December 27||Mask Making|
|January 3||Acrylic Painting|
|January 10||String Art|
Tenor Scott Williamson
Scott Williamson, tenor and artistic director of Opera Roanoke, returns to the Jacksonville Center on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. along with members of Opera Roanoke’s Young Apprentice Artist Program in a performance titled “Tempest, Ghosts and Mad Queens.” This concert is the last in a series presented at the Jacksonville Center this fall and benefits both the center and the Floyd Historical Society.
“Tempests, Ghosts and Mad Queens” will feature scenes from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Menotti’s “The Medium,” Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann” and Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” in a mix of opera and Broadway. Songs from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and a world premiere setting by Opera Roanoke Apprentice artist James Lego will complete an original and eclectic evening of great music, theatre, dance and the spoken word. Everything will be staged, performers dressed in costume (a classic gothic look fitting for the Halloween season), with dancing featured in two of the scenes. Williamson will sing, conduct and narrate the evening, interweaving poetry between the scenes.
A “Meet the Artists” champagne and wine reception will follow the performance. Advance tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Jacksonville Center, 745-2784 or www.jacksonvillecenter.org, at the Floyd Historical Museum, 745-3247, or from Rebecca Weeks, 745-4256. Tickets purchased at the door are $30 per person.
Williamson was the winner of the Center for Contemporary Opera’s 2005 competition and was featured in a solo recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2007. He has appeared with Tulsa Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lake George Opera, Bronx Opera, Opera Roanoke, and in Britain with the New Kent Opera Festival, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Stage credits include the title role in Gounod’s Faust, Alfredo in La Traviata, Iro in Monteverdi’s II Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Armand in Massenet’s Therese, Handel’s Acos ad Damon, the Magician in Menotti’s The Consul and most recently, a young steersman in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. His performances have been praised by The New York Times, the Times of London, Opera News, the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun.
In 2011, Opera Roanoke launched the apprentice program with the company’s acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly. In its first year, the program more than tripled in size, growing from 6 to 20 young singers, conductors and production assistants.
Carefully selected from the region’s colleges, universities and recent graduates, Apprentice Artists work directly with Opera Roanoke’s artistic staff and have select opportunities to work with guest artists. Young Apprentice Artists will sing in the chorus of main stage productions. A select number of Apprentice Artists may sing comprimario roles and/or cover principal roles in main stage productions.
Come one, come all to the ghoulishly fun Halloween KidFest, where children of all ages (even those young at heart) will enjoy traditional Halloween inspired activities.
When: October 28, 2012
Where: The Jax
- Arts & Crafts with Ferrum College student volunteers and New River Valley Macaroni Kid
- Pumpkin Decorating, pumpkins donated by Sinkland Farms!
- “Gross Stuff” Feeling Game – “Are those slimy round thing peeled grapes or EYEBALLS!”
- Ghoulish Goodies, candy donated by Food Lion in Floyd Va.
- Story and Fortune Telling
- Face Painting by Fanciful Fun with Deborah Harris
- Apple “Bobbing”
- The Young Actors Guild of Floyd will be reciting Halloween favorites including: “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carrol, a selected scary Shell Silverstein poem, and Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” from around 1:30 to 2:30pm.
”SoulCollage” with Joanne Wolfe, Saturday Oct. 27, 1-4pm for only $33!
Give yourself the gift of an afternoon filled with time to create, listen to the voice of Soul, and celebrate your life in the class “SoulCollage”. Discover your wisdom and change your world, using this gentle, playful way to explore your inner life, and to recognize and honor the different aspects of your authentic self. All materials are provided by the instructor.
To sign up for this class click on the link here!
This weekend, microbreweries and home brews are the highlight of a weekend focus on craft beer in Floyd. The weekend’s main event, Floyd Oktoberfest at Chantilly Farm on Saturday, October 20 from 11am to 5pm, offers the opportunity to sample beer from local microbreweries and home brews, enjoy two local bands and local food. “The weather forecast looks very promising for an enjoyable festival,” commented Linda Fallon, president of the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, which is presenting the festival as a fundraiser for the organization.
Local restaurants offering menu pairings with craft beer throughout the weekend will kick off the weekend on Friday and end with “Beer and Brunch” offerings on Sunday. Local Restaurants participating in the Craft Beer Weekend in Floyd include: Dogtown Roadhouse, Mickey G’s Bistro, Natasha’s Market Café, Oddfella’s Cantina, The Historic Pine Tavern Restaurant and Woodberry Inn. Floyd Oktoberfest will be followed by an after party Saturday evening at Dogtown Roadhouse.
Train Wreck, a fun six-piece band based out of Blacksburg, featuring Floyd County residents, Chris Luster and Mike Kirby, will lead off the music entertainment for festival attendees. A rock, funk, dance, and blues band, with a big sound, and a fun, engaging personality; their covers include Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, and the Meters.
The Kind will also perform at the festival. A Blacksburg based folk-rock band, The Kind plays in a variety of styles that ranges from classic rock, R&B, and jazz to bluegrass and country; however, the arena which they most frequently blend their diverse influences is their huge melting pot of Grateful Dead covers.
Home brew tastings are included in the admission price of $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite home brew with the People’s Choice Award being presented during the festival. Oktoberfest will also feature up to twelve varieties from Virginia’s own microbreweries – Blue Mountain, Old Dominion and St. George Breweries.
Local food will be provided by Bootleg BBQ and Oddfella’s Cantina. Hot pretzels will also be available. Tickets may be purchased online at Jacksonvillecenter.org or by phone by calling the Jax at 540-745-2784.
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts has selected Charlie Brouwer to inaugurate its new Featured Artist Program.
One of the events with Brouwer, FAD (Floyd Art Dialogues) began on Sept. 13. Fourteen people with an interest in the arts gathered at the Jacksonville Center to discuss the meaning and purpose of the arts and the role they play in the lives of individuals and in our culture. FAD will meet again on Oct. 25 at 12:00 noon to continue the dialogue. Everyone with an interest in any of the arts is invited to participate in these brown bag discussions.
The Jacksonville Art Center is also offering a 2-day workshop on constructing indoor wood sculptures to be taught by Charlie Brouwer at his Floyd County studio. The class is open to ages 13 and up and no previous woodworking experience is required. It will include generating and developing ideas, and cutting, joining, and finishing techniques. To register for the limited enrollment, daylong Constructed Wood Sculpture Workshop to be held on two Saturdays, Nov. 10 and 17, contact the Jacksonville Center at 745-2784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floyd County artist, Charlie Brouwer installs his wood sculpture, ”He Always Carried It With Him”, at Harvest Moon.
Brouwer says that the man carries the large leaf so that he won’t forget his dependence on the natural world.
The sculpture, like others he has placed there, is on loan from the artist.
Floyd Art Dialogues with Charlie Brouwer at the Jax
“The Pursuit of Happiness” by Charlie Brouwer
8′x5′x4′ locust wood, screws, preservative stain
To kick-off the new Featured Artist Program, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is hosting ”Floyd Art Dialogues” (FAD) on September 13, 2012 at 12pm.
Nationally known artist, Floyd arts community member, and retired Radford University art professor, Charlie Brouwer, is the first featured artist in this program and will lead a discussion about the nature of art universally and, with the help of participants, put it in a local context. This is an open discussion regarding art and will deal with questions like: Does art serve a purpose? What good is art?
This event will be free and open to all with an interest in any of the arts, including visual arts, music, dance, theater and creative writing. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Based on the artists’ responses and interest, more times will be scheduled in the future to continue this enlightening dialogue.
This is one of two scheduled events with more to follow in the spring of 2013. The second event is a two-day “Constructed Wood Sculpture Workshop” on November 10th and 17th at Charlie’s studio. It will include generating ideas, and planning, as well as having students choose from a variety of techniques to construct a wood sculpture. The class will be for ages 13 and up and no previous woodworking experience will be required. The class is limited to 10 participants.
“Are we not all…?” by Charlie Brouwer
24″x9″x4″ hemlock wood, acrylic stain, pencil.
To register for the wood sculpture workshop, call 745-2784, visit jacksonvillecenter.org, or email us at email@example.com. For more information on Charlie Brouwer, visit www.charliebrouwer.com.
The Floyd AfterSchool Arts Enrichment Program is one of our first comprehensive efforts to address the need for creative outlets for children in our community. It is an after-school enrichment program for Floyd County school students in grades 1 – 7 who demonstrate interest in creative arts education and is sponsored by The Jax. A wide variety of challenging enrichment courses will be offered, for a very small tuition of only $20 per session, over the course of two sessions in the 2012-2013 school year (and hopefully in future years too!) focusing on fine arts, technology, language (written, sign and foreign), natural sciences, physical education, world cultures, and more.
Courses are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so it is very important for students to complete and turn in an application no later than September 10, 2012 to their homeroom teachers or to the main office at the Jacksonville Center.
You can help save classes from being cancelled at The Jax! Check out the classes coming up the first week of September and register for them by click on the class name!
Jax Members $243 / General Public $300
Materials Fee: $20-$40
Minimum Enrollment, 3: Maximum Enrollment, 8 Minimum Age: 16
‘In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts there are few’ -S. Suzuki
Get in touch with your inner artist and express yourself through a meditative exploration of clay. Participants will combine wheel and hand built parts to push the limits of clay and experimenting with molds, altering, colored slips, slip trailing and carved surfaces. Each day will start out with a silent meditation in the Zen tradition, cultivating awareness from our reflection into a more authentic creative experience. Sometimes some of our greatest work can come from experimentation and ‘mistake’s that evolve from it! This is a exciting clay class which will focus on hand building and wheel throwing for all levels.
Jax Member $243/ General Public $300
Materials Fee: $45-$65
Minimum Enrollment, 3: Maximum Enrollment, 12
Minimum Age: 18
Beginning to Intermediate
Learn the earthy and beautiful art of gourd weaving! Participants in this inspiring class will weave two different gourds; one will have a dream catcher woven in the front with an undulating weave on top, using many different materials: dyed reed, seagrass, yarns, cedar bark, and a rim of philodendron sheath and pods. Various techniques will be taught, including three-rod wale (triple twine), increasing and decreasing, and plain weave. Another gourd will be created using the coiling technique. A choice of seagrass or paper core will be offered.
Jax Member $62/ General Public $76
Materials Fee: $5
Minimum Enrollment, 3: Maximum Enrollment, 12
Minimum Age: 18
Would you like to cultivate the ability to seek out the sensory details that can create the most evocative writing? So much of this has to do with an author’s ability to invoke sensory perceptions, plus, tasting things and touching things and listening to things and smelling things and looking at things is FUN! This weekend will be spent experiencing all sorts of different sensory stimuli and experimenting with ways to translate our discoveries onto paper. Please let us know if you have any food/fragrance allergies.
We are currently seeking instructors for multiple education programs.
The ASAE (After School Arts Enrichment) program is in need of instructors for Thursdays from 3-5pm starting Sept 27th. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
**Special Announcement** – FloydJAMS is the local after school old-time music instruction program. They are looking for a fiddle and/or guitar instructor. If interested please email resumes to FloydJAMS@gmail.com.
The education department is looking for instructors for Adult OnDemand and traditionally scheduled classes. These instructors can be local or from out of town. Mileage and meals stipends are also funded. Interested candidates please email your resume to Leia Wood, email@example.com. The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.