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Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul, Jan. 21

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Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul, Jan. 21

Throw off those winter blues, and come join us for some Hoppie Vaughan blues! Hoppie Vaughan and The Ministers of Soul will be preforming for a night of blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts on January 21, 2017 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 in advanced and $20 at the door.  You can buy tickets in person, over the phone and online through PayPal below.     About Hoppie Vaughan: Hoppie is a native South Carolinian and grew up playing through the club circuit all over the South East.  His musical style could be described as rhythm & blue-eyed soul.  1996 Moved to Roanoke, VA. In the last ten years Hoppie has released 6 CD projects.Voted best local band by City Magazine 2009.  Hoppie voted best musician Roanoke City Magazine 2012 & 2013....

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016 Plein Air Crush weekend. We invite artists to come and join fellow national and regional painters for a WEEK of plein air painting in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia!  Patrons of the arts will be invited to participate in many free and ticketed portions of the week.  More information about how to buy patron tickets will be available in the Spring of 2017.  This event is hosted by Floyd Center for the Arts and sponsored by many local businesses.  This week is sure to have fun for everyone! Week highlights include: Welcome Reception for artists on Tuesday evening, mix & mingle with guests from around the region at Floyd’s Dogtown Roadhouse. Days of painting and demonstrations in and around the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette Winery, Riverstone Organic Farm and in downtown Floyd. Wednesday afternoon wine tastings at Chateau Morrisette. Thursday evening a Farm to Table Dinner sponsored by Riverstone Organic Farm, Floyd for participating artists and ticketed patrons. Patrons will have the option of purchasing artist works created at the farm that day. Special Sunset and Night Painting at the Floyd Artisan Market on Friday night during the traditional Friday Night Jamboree. Quick Paint Competition Saturday morning. Gala Awards Reception with a “Wet” Painting Sale on Saturday afternoon and evening. Cash award of “Best in Week” and Quick Paint Competition will be Juried by nationally renowned plein air painter Valerie Craig of St. Davids Pennsylvania. Participating artists may request free host housing in and around Floyd County in private residences, or opt to secure accommodations at their own expense by making reservations at one of Floyd’s unique inns or hotels. Registration is $35 (Center Members) or $40 (Non Members) Applications Due: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Download the Application HERE! Applications may be submitted by mail to 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd VA, 24091 or emailed to info@jacksonvillecenter.org Application Fees may be paid by mailed check, in person at our office, over the phone by credit card, or online by PayPal below. (Please select Member or NonMember from the dropdown menu and click on “Buy Now”.) Artist Application Fee Center Member $35.00 USDNon-Member $40.00 USD Proposed Schedule: Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 (Subject to Change) Monday, August 14  Arrival – Possible art class, instruction – open to attending artists and/or general artists Tuesday, August 15  Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond – Open paint for artists in the county and Welcome Reception for the artists and hosts only   6 – 8 pm   Dogtown Roadhouse Wednesday, August 16 Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond – Artists paint the Parkway & surrounding areas Wednesday, August 16  Chateau Morrisette Winery – Artist Demonstration, 1-3pm and Private Wine Tasting, 3-4pm Thursday, August 17  Riverstone Organic Farm – Artists paint at the farm, Farm Tours, 3-4pm, Farm to Table Dinner with the artists, 6 – 10pm   Artist works created during day will be available for sale. Friday, August 18   Town of Floyd – Artists paint the town – Art Demonstration & Talk: Quick Paint Judge 1 – 3pm, Special Sunset & Night Paint, 7 – 10pm at the Artisan Market Saturday, August 19  Chateau Morrisette – Quick Paint Competition & Awards, 9 – 12pm, Open Paint in the afternoon.   Gala Awards Reception – Best in Week & Quick Paint Competition Awarded, and “Wet” Painting Sale  at Floyd Center for...

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Call for Artists: 15th Annual New Works Exhibit

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Call for Artists: 15th Annual New Works Exhibit

You are invited to participate in The Floyd Center for the Arts’ 15th Annual New Works Exhibit In the Hayloft Gallery, February 10 to April 1, 2017 Each year The Floyd Center for the Arts invites our local and regional artistic community to show us whats new in your world during this annual exhibit.  Please read about this exhibit below.  Applications are due Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Download the Application Here! Member/Non-Member Rates 15th Annual New Works Gallery Exhibit Application Fee – members $25.00 USD15th Annual New Works Gallery Exhibit Application Fee – non-mbrs $30.00 USD The Floyd Center for the Arts invites you to show off your newest creative inspirations in the 15th Annual New Works Exhibition. 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. Entries: Please mail the second page of this form to The Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd VA 24091, OR email the form to info@jacksonvillecenter.org. Please submit digital images (jpeg files, no larger than 1MB) along with the information required on the application form. Label all picture files with the title of the work. Entry Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $25/members, $30/non-members is required. This fee includes up to 3 submissions. Applications are due received no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Selection: The Gallery Committee will review all entries and reserves the right to withhold entries from the exhibition. Notification of results will be sent out by Monday, January 23, 2017 by phone or e-mail. Delivery and Pickup of work: Accepted work must be delivered to the Center Monday, February 6, 10-4pm. Work must be picked up Monday, April 3, from 10-4pm 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. Meet the Artists’ Reception: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5-7pm   Hayloft Gallery Artist General Policies To aid in the facility of hanging shows, the Gallery Committee has established a scheduled time for the removal and arrival of artwork, and the policies listed below. Pick-up and Drop-off times are announced in the application, other times must be pre-arranged with The Floyd Center for the Arts staff. A volunteer committee member will be present at the Floyd Center to take down and document work being picked up by the artist as well as receive, document and store incoming new work. All work must have its own identification (title and artist) securely fastened on the back of each piece. Each piece will be entered and initialed with the date received on the inventory form. Verify the inventory information. Labels (Title, Artist name, Medium and Price) will...

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Support Our End-of-Year Campaign

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Support Our End-of-Year Campaign

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Floyd County High School and TAVA Exhibits Opening Dec. 9

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Floyd County High School and TAVA Exhibits Opening Dec. 9

Join us on Friday, December 9 from 4-6 pm, for the opening reception of new exhibitions in the Hayloft, Breezeway, and Falcon Galleries. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided! Hayloft Gallery: Floyd County High School Exhibition Students from the Floyd County High School will have 200 pieces of artwork on display between December 9, 2016 and January 28, 2017 upstairs in the Hayloft Gallery. With work from 79 students, there’s paintings, drawings, and sculpture of many different styles. There will also be 4 Awards of Excellence each with a $50 cash prize sponsored by Pizza Inn and C.W. Harman and Son! The 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. The group encourages members to help each other to continually grow as artists. We share work in progress, explain our artistic visions, and learn from one another. From now until the end of January, they’ll have two displays in our Falcon and Breezeway Galleries. Falcon Gallery:  “Consequences” This exhibit is the result of a group dialogue that occurred shortly after the major earthquake in Japan with its resulting tsunami and scare at the nuclear plants. This led to further discussions about the results of positive and negative choices we have observed in the environment. Would there be different consequences if other decisions had been made? Each of these quilts depicts an environmental consequence. The diverse subject matter varies from over population, to the butterfly effect, and cancerous lung cells. One quilt is a direct rendering of the word “consequences” and another focuses on fitting the pieces together. Other quilts call for reducing tsunami damage, appreciating a woodpecker’s artwork, and protecting the neurons in our brains. Breezeway Gallery:  “Priceless”- Only the Heart Knows What Is Beyond the Mere Value of Money Interpreting the title meant that most members started with a memory.  This series of art quilts depict moments of joy and sadness; they reflect memories of the past and imagine what could be possible in the future. Farming Memories describes how the family farm gets sold and how sorting out house and barn bring back memories and stories. Jelly Belly Stem Cells are vital to today’s world and the future of healthcare.  Porch Time describes how one artist would stop what she was doing every evening to sit on the front porch with her husband to enjoy the view and talk about the day. One artist makes fun of her quilt’s name Virginia Reel by separating the different meanings (a traditional quilt block, folk dance, roller coaster at Virginia Beach, and another name for a spool of film). Jaguar in Ancient Maya Culture explores how Jaguars were once revered; today we name cars and football teams after them and hunt them for fur coats. The importance of cherishing and nurturing the soil that provides a home for many organisms and animals is illustrated in Vinescapes.  Join the Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA) to see their passionate, compelling, and personal interpretations of this...

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Winterfest! December 3-4, 2016

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Winterfest! December 3-4, 2016

The Floyd Center for the Arts 22nd Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Festival will be held December 3 & 4, 2016, from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday and 11AM to 5PM on Sunday, featuring more than 30 local artisans and vendors this year. Plus, Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for children’s photos from 2:30-4:30 on Saturday. The first Winterfest was designed as a year-end showcase of local artisanship and creativity, in time for local residents’ holiday shopping, many of whom have always had a policy of buying locally made handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Twenty-two years later, Winterfest remains the best opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of handmade, local, unique gifts all offered at one place and close enough to Christmas to get some authentic gift buying done. Back for the third year – Festival of Trees. The Art Center has partnered with the Floyd businesses and organizations to celebrate the holiday season and also encourage shoppers to visit local outlets for gifts, decorations, and food for the season. The Third Annual Festival of Trees begins this week and runs through December 4. This year Festival of Trees has 50 participating businesses. Each pre-decorated, tabletop holiday tree will be on display at Winterfest, with the final bidding for visitors to win a tree to take home for the holidays finishing at 4:30PM on Sunday, Dec 6. Festival of Trees Participants:  Across the Way Productions, AmeriLife, Bank of Floyd, Bell Gallery, Bella La Vita, Blackwater Loft, Blue Mountain School, Blue Ridge Florist, Blue Ridge Restaurant, Buddy’s Boarding, Cast Iron Catering, Chamber of Commerce, Chantilly Farms, Citizens, Collins Chiropractic Clinic, Confectious Shenanigans, Farm Bureau, Farmer’s Supply, Floyd Co. Tourism Development Council, Floyd Country Store, Floyd Eco Village, Floyd Fitness, Floyd Humane Society, Floyd Jewelry, Floyd Pharmacy, Floyd Press, Floyd Rustic, Frog Hollow Pottery, Grateful Bread, Harvest Moon, Healing Tree Wellness Center, Heathers of Floyd, Hotel Floyd, Jeanie O’Neill Gallery, Jessie Peterman Library, Joli Ayn Wood, Mickey G’s, Monkey Business, New Mountain Mercantile of Floyd, Oddfella’s Cantina, Poor Farmers Market, Red Rooster, Republic of Floyd, Rising Sun Community School, Rose of the Winds, Schoolhouse Fabrics, Shear Elegance, Skin Solutions, Slaughter’s Greenhouse, Springhouse Community School, Tuggles Gap Restaurant, Union First Market Bank, Winter Sun, Woolly Jumper Organizers invite everyone to attend this longest-running, signature event and admission is free.  We have three additional non-profit organizations selling wares to support their mission – Blue Mountain School, Rising Sun Community School and the Floyd Humane Society. Blue Mountain is hosting a ‘Kids Only Store’ for children to shop for their holiday gifts. A Create-Lab for the youngsters will also be a part of Winterfest. There has always been a “Maker Children” aspect included in Winterfest, where supervised children’s hand-making adventures occupy young imaginations, while Mom and Dad are able to shop for unique gifts among many regional vendors. The Art Café will again be a significant element of the offerings, full of homemade delicacies, soups, snacks, and more. This year offering both breakfast and lunch. 2016 Winterfest Vendors: Artist/Business & Description: Abby Reczek Pottery – Functional handmade pottery A Crooked Little House – Vintage Upcycled Metal Art Barbara von Claparede-Crola – German specialty bread, honey, jams & jellies Blue Mountain School – Kid-Only Shopping for Handmade Gifts Boyd Wood Crafts – Handmade wooden kitchen items...

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German Christmas Party, December 11

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German Christmas Party, December 11

On Sunday, December 11 at 5 pm, Germany and Floyd will unite for an evening of German Advent and Christmas traditions. Clemens and Barbara von Claparède-Crola will open their home for a fundraiser supporting The Floyd Center for the Arts. Clemens and Barbara, originally from Germany, moved to Floyd County over 20 years ago, keeping their German heritage and customs a priority. “We only speak German at home, and we try to ‘live’ all the traditions we grew up with,” Barbara said, “because I want our daughters to know that their roots are German.” In Germany, Weihnachten (Christmas) is a religious holiday with simple traditions: Baking a gingerbread house, displaying advent calendars with 24 little gifts or chocolate for the kids to count the days until the “Weihnachtsmann”  (Santa) or the “Christkind” (Christ Child) arrives, and decorating the house with mostly homemade ornaments and fresh greeneries are just a few of them. Clemens and Barbara will share those traditions along with why neither the Christmas tree nor the presents are unveiled until December 24. Barbara, a prolific cook and baker, will provide a variety of German Christmas cookies, heavy hors d’oeuvres, traditional punch, as well as the Dresdner Christstollen (traditional sweet bread filled with nuts and fruits). Tickets are $50. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased below, in person, or by calling the center at (540)...

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New Exhibition at CAIO in Blacksburg

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New Exhibition at CAIO in Blacksburg

The Floyd Center for the Arts is organizing an exhibition at one of our neighboring arts organization’s galleries!  Photographer, June Damanti, Painter Sean Hatter, and Ceramicist Sidra Kaluszka will all have work on display at CAIO (Community Arts Information Office) which is the gallery of the Blacksburg Regional Arts Association.  Please join us on Friday, November 4th from 5-7pm for an opening reception.   CAIO is located at 149 College Avenue, Blacksburg, VA.  Normal gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday if a volunteer is available to man the...

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Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 23!

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Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 23!

This year’s family-friendly seasonal event is bigger and better than ever! Begun by Chris Shackelford back in 2001, Halloween Kidsfest has been a free community service for 14 years. 2016 will be no different with many traditional aspects and several new activities for all ages! Come for the tots, come for the frightening fun, come for the games and make-it-yourself workshops: Sunday, October 23, 1 to 4 PM all around the center. Returning from years past will be face painting,  fortune-telling, ghoulish garb, pumpkin painting, and sweet as well as savory treats and refreshments. There will be a Costume Parade (possibly 2 of them!), and the FREAKY PHOTO BOOTH! Children can pose before the freaky set-up and have their photos taken — and then will be able to hand-decorate the photos to use as personalized door signs for their rooms, or as seasonal cards, or as gifts for grandma and grandpa. Whatever participants make will be taken home with them at the end of the day. So mark your calendars and bring the whole family for costumed fun and games! Check out the facebook event here! Special Thanks to our Donors: Sinkland Farms The Floyd Country Store Slaughter’s Supermarket Mickey G’s Bistro The Crooked Toadstool Harvest...

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Pianist Olga Vinokur, October 16

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Pianist Olga Vinokur, October 16

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3 pm Pianist Olga Vinokur    Adults $25, Students $15 $30/$20 at the door Tickets can be purchased at the door. Olga Vinokur is an 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. She 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. Recently she has appeared as a soloist with Lambeth Symphony of London, Prague Philharmonic and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra of Czech Republic, Salome Chamber Orchestra, La Primavera Chamber Orchestra of Russia and others. Ms Vinokur has toured in China as a soloist with Manhattan Symphonee Orchestra where she performed in major concert halls of 11 different cities. American Record Guide described her solo CD as “comparisons with many of top pianists of the past 75 years. She stands up very well and also manages to say something new along the way…” New York Times has described her playing as “an exquisite performance” and BBC magazine called Olga “superlative.” An avid chamber musician, she has performed with distinguished St. Petersburg, Martinu, Nightingale, Primo quartets among others. Dedicated to new projects, Olga Vinokur is committed to performing the music of today. Known for adventurous and imaginative programming, she has premiered solo and chamber works collaborating with both established and emerging composers. “She knows just how to handle composers who surf the line between a Romantic sensibility and a modern sound” wrote New York Times. Recently Olga has recorded Taneyev Quintets CD with distinguished Martinu quartet on Supraphone Record, which was highly acclaimed.A native of Russia, Olga Vinokur began her piano studies at the age of six, and at twelve was awarded First Prize in the National Young Artist Piano Competition in Russia. Since then she has been a recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including First-Prize in the Prokofiev Piano Competition in Russia and major prizes in the Torrefranka International Piano Competition in Italy, the Koussevitzky Piano Competition and Artist International in New York, and the Rubin Academy Competition in Israel among others. She has been an annual scholarship recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Olga Vinokur began her studies in Russia. Moving to Israel,...

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