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GIVE BIG! Information and Directions here!

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GIVE BIG! Information and Directions here!

https://cfnrv.givebig.org/c/NRV/a/floydartcenter   The annual GIVE BIG campaign is coming on April 24, 2019. Please consider supporting the outstanding educational programs, events and arts at Floyd Center for the Arts!   Click on the big button above or any of the links in this post to go to the GIVE BIG site. Thanks so much!   GiveBIG: https://cfnrv.givebig.org/c/NRV/a/floydartcenter We need your help. Please join us in supporting the arts in Floyd by joining The Floyd Center for the Arts, Give Big Campaign. It is quick and easy and secure. Your gift give will: • send a young person to our afternoon arts program • pay an artist to lead our free-to-the public Open Studio • give a young and emerging artist the chance to enter a gallery show • Or, send a student to art summer camp. There are many gift levels and every gift is significant, no matter the amount. Here’s is what you can do, sometime during the day, Wed. 24 April, go to the Give Big site and give BIG,...

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Please Join Us! Opening Reception for 4 New Exhibits on Saturday, April 13, from 5 – 7 pm

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Please Join Us! Opening Reception for 4 New Exhibits on Saturday, April 13, from 5 – 7 pm

Opening Reception for The Fiber of Art, TAVA Inter Exhibit of Art Quilts, Studio Perspectives and Springhouse School Art Show, plus a Poetry Reading, and an Author Talk! Floyd Center for the Arts is excited to present four new exhibits opening on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This event is free and open to the public. The Center put out a call to artists for The Fiber of Art exhibit in the Hayloft Gallery, and the community responded! Nearly 60 works were submitted, all featuring, depicting or somehow related to the theme of Fibers, in a broad range of media with some very unique materials, such as home grown wool and alpaca fiber, handmade paper, block-printing, leaves, batik, glass, photography and more. During the reception, Mara Robbins will also offer a poetry reading that relates to her installation. Artists featured in the Fiber of Art exhibit include the following: Amy Fitzgerald Amy Nichols Barb Gillespie Charlie Brouwer Eric Cowan Gibby  Waitzkin Glenda George Gunilla Abt Jenna Pynn Jennifer Spoon Jonnie Andersen Kathleen Sciarine Kathryn Gauldin Laura C. Frazier Liz Mears Maggie Brindley Mara   Robbins Martha A. Olson Megan McKewan Perry Drevo Suzy Yoon Tom Barnhart In conjunction with the Fiber of Art exhibit, there will be an additional fiber exhibit featuring 12 art quilts created by the Textile Artists of Virginia. Each quilt is somehow related to words utilizing the Latin prefix ‘inter’. About the group: Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA) meet bi-monthly in Southwest Virginia to support each member as a fiber artist, to explore the boundaries of the medium, and to educate and increase public awareness of fiber art. Their work has been exhibited at the Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, the Virginia Quilt Museum and other quilt venues over the past five years. In addition to the fiber exhibits upstairs, the Center will also welcome ‘Studio Perspectives’, an exhibit by a group of Radford University graduate students, into its Falcon Gallery. Z.L. Feng, a professor of art at Radford University, leads this diverse group of students, some who are full-time degree seekers and others who are attending part time. The studio management class provides guidance for those seeking professional opportunities outside the university. As part of this experience, the class tasks students with exhibiting their artworks in gallery environments. “This group offers a variety of artistic visions,” Feng said, “and it is important for our graduate students to be able represent themselves in a manner that highlights their artistic merits. These exhibitions give them an outlet to put their course work into practice.” The artists include Heather Hagerman Horn and Reilly N. Gordon who work in watercolor; L.S. King, a photo-based printmaker; Melissa Schappell, a multimedia artist; and Pam Watkins, who is a painter.  Feng will also have one of his paintings on display with the class. During the same time period, an exhibit of new works from the students and faculty of Springhouse School will also be on display in the Center’s Breezeway Gallery. Scott Perry will also read from his new book, Endeavor during the reception. From the author, about the book – “Endeavor: Cultivate Excellence While Making a Difference isn’t a self-help book. It’s a help-others book. You enhance your life most through work that elevates the lives of others. That work is found at...

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7th Annual New Voice Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, February 9, 5 – 7 pm

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7th Annual New Voice Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, February 9, 5 – 7 pm

The Floyd Center for the Arts is once again pleased to welcome several emerging regional artists displaying their work in the Seventh Annual New Voice Exhibit. The public is invited to the Exhibit’s Opening Reception, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5:00 -7:00 pm, where light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. This exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, April 6, 2019. Each year the Center invites regional university art instructors to recommend current and former students who are either just starting along their artistic paths, or who are somehow changing their artistic journey in a significant way. The Center also accepts recommendations from its board members and gallery committee members, in order to include a wide variety of new talent in this exhibit. This year’s referrals came from Radford University, Virginia Tech, Hollins University, Bluefield College and Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee members. Also on display at the Center through April 6, will be “Sacred Spaces”, photography by Russell young, in the Falcon Gallery and “Blues Hounds and Other Rock and Roll Animals”, acrylic paintings on wooden panels and found objects by Blacksburg artist Ken Pease. The 2019 list of invited artists is as follows: Miranda Banks, Rocky Mount, VA Julia Bollinger, Copper Hill, VA Justus Darby, Virginia Tech Nicky Dronsick, Bluefield College Reilly Gordon, Radford University Kayla Keen, Hollins University Kate Lydon, Hollins University Aaron Moseley, Floyd, VA Kaitlin Rife, Bluefield...

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Olga Vinokur in Concert March 31 at 3:00 pm

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Olga Vinokur in Concert March 31 at 3:00 pm

The Floyd Center for the Arts and the Blue Ridge Music Festival proudly present internationally acclaimed pianist, Olga Vinokur in a program of classical piano on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Olga Vinokur is an internationally acclaimed pianist and a dynamic performer on the classical and contemporary music scene who is gaining recognition for “the strength and consistency of her artistry” as noted by NYTimes. She has appeared in US and internationally as recitalist, with orchestra and chamber musician in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, Merkin Hall, Town Hall in New York, Shangai Oriental Art Center in Shangai, Rudolfinum’s Dvorak Hall and Municipal House’s Smetana Hall in Prague, King’s Place in London, among many others. Ms. Vinokur was a featured artist in the London Chamber Music Society, EuroArts Festival in Prague, Prague Chamber Music Society, Young Artist Festival in Russia, Woodstock Mozart Festival in USA, Israeli “Music in Galilee” Radio Music Festival, Rolfs Piano Festival in USA, International Piano Festivals in Paris and Canary Islands of Spain among many others.  Ms. Vinokur participated in Tel-Hai International Piano Master-classes in Israel where she was awarded a prize in honor of Ada Caspi. She is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York where she played solo recitals and chamber concerts, which included the world premiers.​​ Ms. Vinokur is presented in the film documentary “Women of Music”, a classical music series on Bravo TV station in Canada, which features interviews and performances with today’s top classical performers from around the world. She has been heard on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” in New York, BBC in London, the Israeli “Voice of Music” radio station, Czech National Radio, Dutch radio, National radio of France and Switzerland, Russian National Public Radio among others. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and prizes. Tickets for Olga Vinokur on March 31st are $25 for adults, and $15 for students, in advance. $30 at the door, $20 for students.   Ticket options Adult ticket $25.00 USD Student ticket $15.00...

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Mayfaire Applications Now Available!

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Mayfaire Applications Now Available!

The Floyd Center for the Arts 2nd Annual Mayfaire Saturday & Sunday – May 4 & 5, 2019 – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday, 11 :00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday EXHIBITING SPACE/SIZE: All Vendor Spaces are Outside on the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts, booth space size is approximately 11’ x 11’ – This is a Rain or Shine event, tents are highly encouraged! Demos Encouraged  EXHIBITING FEES: $80.00 for Non-Member  $65.00 for Center Member Questions?  info@floydartcenter.org or 540-745-2784 mayfair application 2019...

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The Rainier Trio Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 pm

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The Rainier Trio Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 pm

The Rainier Trio with Special Guest Elizabeth Shelor Matheson Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm Now in its tenth season, the Rainier Trio is an exciting and energetic group that captivates audiences with gems from the violin-viola-piano trio repertoire. A combination written for since the 17th century, the repertoire includes works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Milhaud, bridging genres from classical to ragtime and tango. Joining the Rainier Trio as a special guest, Elizabeth Shelor Matheson. Hailed as “two perfect virtuosos” at their international performance debut, Kevin and Bryan Matheson of the Classic Strings Duo were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. The duo has been recognized for its mesmerizing and spirited performances – two perfect virtuosos, playing as one. They have teamed up with pianist Brenda Wittwer, a native of Charlotte, NC. She has been accompanist for Theater Charlotte, Pfeiffer University Concert Choir and Sounds of America, a musical group which toured the 48 contiguous states. They have performed a series of concerts in Pittsburgh and on the classical radio station WQED with Alex Jones, principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic. The trio has performed at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and collaborated with opera singers at the Vocal Arts and Music Festival at Virginia Tech. Their CD was chosen as “CD of the week” by WQED Pittsburgh. Purchase Tickets Here   Rainier Trio, March 2, 2019, 7:00 pm Adult ticket $25.00 USD Student ticket $15.00 USD The Classic Strings Duo and Rainier Trio are partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.    ...

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Call to Artists – The Fiber of Art – Apply Before March 15, 2019

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Call to Artists – The Fiber of Art – Apply Before March 15, 2019

2019 Themed Exhibit – “The Fiber of Art” In the Hayloft Gallery, April 13 – June 1, 2019 Call to Artists, Community Members and Organizations  Theme: Fiber of Art – We invite artists and makers of all kinds to exhibit work that is literally made of fibers, depicts fibers, refers to fibers, or is metaphorically about fibers. Technically a fiber is something that is much longer than it is wide, but for this exhibition we are thinking that there are many ways the theme can be explored. This can include weaving, quilting, and stitchery, but also dietary fiber, fiber optics, the social fabric, threads of ideas, string theory, or the warp and weft of the universe! Entry Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $25/members, $35/non-members is required. This fee includes up to 3 submissions. Applications are due received no later than Friday, March 8, 2019.  Deadline Extended through March 15, 2019! Selection: The Exhibit Committee will review all entries and reserves the right to withhold entries from the exhibition. Notification of results will be sent out by Friday, March 22, 2019 by phone or e-mail. Delivery and Pickup of work: Accepted work must be delivered to the Center Saturday April 6, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or Monday, April 8, 10:00am—4:00pm. Work must be picked up Monday, June 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm or by special arrangement. Each piece of work must be permanently identified on the back with title and artist. Wall art must be fitted with wire or other means for secure hanging. Gallery staff will not prepare work for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are NOT acceptable. A “People’s Choice” award of $50 will be awarded. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece. The winner will be announced after the end of the exhibit. Sales: A 30% commission for members and 40% for nonmembers will be charged for all sales by the gallery. Sales tax will be collected and reported by The Center. Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 13, 5-7pm Fiber of Art application...

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Change the World!

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Change the World!

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Floyd County High School Art Exhibit- Opening Reception December 7th, 4-6pm

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Floyd County High School Art Exhibit- Opening Reception December 7th, 4-6pm

All are invited to join us at Opening Reception on Friday, Dec 7th, 4-6pm Floyd, VA – Floyd County High School students open their annual show at the Floyd Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 7th, 4-6PM. Also opening the same evening – Russell Young’s “Sacred Spaces” and Ken Pease’s “The Blues Hounds and Other Rock and Roll Animals.” Each year, Floyd County High School Art students and teachers prepare, hang, and display their artwork in the Hayloft Gallery.   This show is a learning experience for students as it allows them to understand the entire process of a professional artist. This year instructors Aven Tanner and Kimberly Ingram will introduce over 200 pieces of work from over 70 Floyd Co. High School students. Media includes pottery, sculptures in paper mache’, cardboard and clay, drawings in pencil, chalk and oil pastels, colored pencil and ink, and paintings in acrylic and oil. The High School show will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery until Jan. 19th 2019. Opening the same night, Floyd photographer, Dr. Russell Young will present his exhibition, “Sacred Spaces” in the Falcon Gallery. Dr. Young’s work explores some of Scotland’s hidden spaces as well as some of its most monumental architecture. Dr. Young said of his show, “My visual interest lies in permanence and decay, renewing and revisiting, places where time moves on a non-human scale. Such places with their quiet, serene surroundings nonetheless are rife with decades, or perhaps centuries, of tension, especially concerning memory and loss. The most difficult task is to transcribe the whispers of the spirits that are carried on the breezes into a visual media.” In the Breezeway gallery, Ken Pease displays his fun and whimsical work in wood and paint. Mr. Pease has been listening to his music too loud and painting weird and colorful pictures since he was a kid.  He has worked as a graphic and folk artist, a teacher, and a gallery manager. He is inspired by great music and musicians, his family, and stuff that makes folks laugh and feel good about this crazy world we all live in. For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM. If you have any questions regarding the exhibit or about the Center in general, please contact us at info@floydartcenter.org or...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 12 – 17, 2019

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 12 – 17, 2019

2019 Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists Application and Information Festival Dates: August 12-17, 2019 Call to Artists:   December 1, 2018 Deadline February 15, 2019 Notification by March 4, 2019 Combination of invitational and juried. $35 application fee for members, $40 for non-members. Those not accepted to the festival MAY participate in the Quick Draw event.  Cash and Merchandise Awards. Paint Southwestern Virginia’s most picturesque attractions on the Blue Ridge Platueau! Artists will enjoy discovering the mountains, hills, streams, and fields of beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. Painting venues including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Château Morrisette Winery, the Floyd EcoVillage, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, wine tastings, farm-to-table dinner, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale and Gala! Floyd Plein Air Biennial 2019 – Schedule (so far, check back soon for more information!) Current Schedule: Sun., August 11:                 Arrival – Artists arrive and settle into housing, register at the Center, materials stamping, pick up welcome bags Mon., August 12:               Apple Ridge Farm, Copper Hill Tues., August 13:               Blue Ridge Parkway Painting all day along the BRP, social media live feeds and pics noting where artists are set up. Wed., August 14:               Chateau Morrisette Winery Painting in and around the winery and vineyards all day. Thurs., August 15:             Floyd Eco Village Painting in and around the Eco Village and farm all day. Demo in afternoon by a Healing Arts Program Artist-in-Residence Fri., August 16:                   Town of Floyd Painting in and around the town limits of Floyd all day. Quick Draw:  The Friday Night Jamboree, 6-9pm Sat., August 17th              Collector’s Reception 5-6pm, (ticketed, open bar) Gala and Sale 6-9pm, cash bar Main sale/show in Hayloft (2019 Curated Show) Quick Draw works in Community Room Artists may have their painting supports stamped throughout the event at the art center and at the venues– only stamped supports will be eligible for judging and sale. Artists are encouraged to turn in framed paintings during the week – all work with the exception of the Quick Draw pieces, must be turned in by 4pm on Friday the 14th. Quick Draw pieces must be turned into the Center directly after the Friday night event. FPAB 2019 Application Form Artist Application Fee Member $35.00 USDNon-Member $40.00...

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