Winterfest Packs Barn with Handmade Gifts

On December 6 & 7, artisan booths will set up upstairs, downstairs and all around the Jacksonville Center barn, ready for shoppers to find those unique, locally-made gifts to check off their holiday lists. Friday, December 6 kicks off at 5PM for an evening of after-work shopping, live music, and festivities until 8PM. All day Saturday (10 – 5) will be optimum for visiting with friends, listening to wonderful live music,...

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Construction Project Pre-Bid Conference

In Floyd at a pre-bid conference, potential contractors listen to Will Dotson of VDOT explain the Department’s requirements for The Jacksonville Center’s entryway improvements—one aspect of the center’s newest construction project. Funded during 2012, the project is expected to be complete by mid-summer, and includes paving the driveway and front parking area, roofing the front silo, enhancing the ceramics studio, creating a vestibule...

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Live Music Lineup At Winterfest

Floyd’s Jacksonville Center will host its oldest continuously-running event again this year on December 6 from 5 to 8 PM and December 7 from 10 – 5. Winterfest Crafts Festival is the best opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of handmade, local, unique gifts during this holiday season. Artisan booths will be upstairs, downstairs, and all around the barn. Clark Gas and Oil is a sponsor of this year’s event, also featuring an...

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Ceramic Voyage in Asia: Donna Polseno Lecture

Floyd’s own internationally renowned ceramics artist, Donna Polseno, will discuss her several travel opportunities through Asia on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, starting at 6 PM. Polseno has traveled as a ceramics instructor in an exchange program between WV University and Jindezhen Institute of Ceramics in China. As The Jacksonville Center’s 2013 Featured Artist, Polseno has offered lectures and...

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Call for 2014 Class/Workshop Proposals – DUE Dec. 1!

We are now accepting proposals for classes and workshops to be held at The Jax in 2014.  The deadline is December 1, 2013 for all proposal submissions!   We’re looking for artists and teachers to help us create our 2014 schedule of classes. We are spicing up our offerings with new instructors, new classes, and new students. But, to do that, we need the help of anyone who’s thought about teaching a class, but felt they didn’t have...

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FAD – Nov. 8 at Noon

The topic for the next Floyd Art Dialogue (at Noon on Nov. 8) will be “The Art World”.  It will be led by, former Executive Director of the Taubman Museum. David has had a lot of experience in the “art world” and  we are eager to hear the discussion he leads.  Some proposed questions are: “What is the art world?” – “Where is it?” – “Where is it going?”. We are...

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Amy Moorefield Curates Exhibit Nature Nurture at The Jax

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is proud to present the exhibit imagined by Amy G. Moorefield, lately of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins Univ., now Deputy Director of Exhibitions for the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. The Jax Annual Curated Exhibit in the Hayloft Gallery, Nature Nurture: Reflections on the Land by Christine Carr, Genesis Chapman, and Suzanne Stryk, opens October 12, 2013 with a Meet the Artists...

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Floyd Art Dialogues (FAD) “Materials and the Effect They Have on What We Make”

Floyd Art Dialogues (FAD) meets again at noon on Oct. 11 at the Jacksonville Center. FAD is an informal, brown bag discussion on topics related to the arts. The topic for this meeting is “Materials and the Effect They Have on What We Make”. We will consider painters, sculptors, and potters, etc. but also musicians, writers, and dancers. The discussion could also expand to include a broader view of the arts to include...

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18th Annual Jax Membership Dinner and 8th Annual Silent Auction

  The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is holding its 8th Annual Silent Auction fundraiser in advance of the center’s 18th annual membership dinner and meeting on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7pm in the center’s community room.   Bidding for the silent auction is currently open to the public and bid winners do not need to be present when winning bids are announced.  This year’s auction features an original sculpture by...

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Extended Afternoon Arts Busses Students to The Jax

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is now offering Extended Afternoon Arts every Thursday beginning September 5, 2013.  For more than two years, Afternoon Arts has consisted of two classes, divided by age (Pre-K-3rd and 4th-7th), creating unique arts projects, led by local teaching artists and was held from 4-5pm.  Starting on September 5th, students can ride a bus from FES to The Jax and receive a healthy snack when they arrive. ...

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