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Creative on Purpose – A Conversation with Artist Charlie Brouwer

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Creative on Purpose – A Conversation with Artist Charlie Brouwer

Friday, October 26th 6-7:30pm in the Hayloft Gallery Join Charlie Brouwer and Scott Perry for a conversation about art, meaning, and life at The Floyd Center for the Arts. This event is free, open to the public, and includes a Q&A with the audience. Charlie creates outdoor sculptures that enhance the community and reflect human dreams and aspirations. Learn more here: https://www.charliebrouwer.com. Scott cultivates the health and happiness of the community by building music makers. Learn more here: http://www.becreativeonpurpose.com. Scott Perry, Founder of Creative on Purpose; a weekly email newsletter and broadcast about flying higher in deliberate endeavors that make a difference. Lifeboat III by Charlie Brouwer Charlie Brouwer on site with one of his art sculptures. A sculpture by Charlie...

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Maria Yefimova – October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM

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Maria Yefimova – October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM

Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova will be in concert, Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00PM at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Presented by the Floyd Center for the Arts and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. Tickets are $25 in advance. Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova has performed in Italy, Spain, England, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, and the United States. She appeared in such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Malii and Rachmaninoff Halls, Steinway Hall (NYC), Teatro Puccini di Merano (Italy), Lisinsky Hall (Zagreb), and Slovak Philharmonic Hall, among others. Her performances were described by critics as “highly artistic” (Virginia Gazette), “brilliant” (Novosti, Russia), filled with “passion and energy” (America Oggi), “judged to a ‘T’” (New York Concert Review), and “truly outstanding” (Berkshire Review for the Arts). Tickets can be purchased in person at the Floyd Center for the Arts, by telephone at 540-745-2784 or by clicking the link below. Maria Yefimova Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00 USD  ...

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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

Please join us for Thursday Afternoon Arts every Thursday, from 4-5pm, in the Classroom at the Floyd Center for the Arts! Tuesday’s Afternoon Arts will still be in the Pottery Studio from 4-5pm, as usual. Over the next few months, on Thursdays in the classroom, we will experiment with Painting, Mixed Media, Crafts, and More, with Center Staff & Guest Artists. Please sign up and pay at the Front Desk before bringing your children to the Classroom in the Center. The cost is $3 per class or 4 classes for $10 For ages 6 – 12 For questions please call the Center at 540-745-2784, or email...

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16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Opening Reception October 13, 5:00 – 7:00

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16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Opening Reception October 13, 5:00 – 7:00

All are invited to join us at the Opening Reception for the 16th Annual New Works Exhibition on Saturday, October 13, from 5 – 7 pm.  28 artists from throughout the region were selected for the New Works exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery by the Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee. This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. All artwork for this show was created within the last year and has not been previously shown at the Center. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece and the winner of the $50 “People’s Choice” award will be announced after the end of the exhibit.  Many of the featured artists will be in attendance and available to discuss their work.  Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will also be available. Opening the same night are exhibitions in the Falcon and Breezeway Galleries. Nick Milinazzo’s show, “New Pathways”, featuring recent abstract oil paintings, will be on display in the Falcon Gallery. Nick grew up in California where he earned his BFA in Painting from California State University, Stanislaus in 2009. In 2012 he received his MFA in Painting from Radford University. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA where he continues to paint and exhibit his art. Julie Dameron Fogle will exhibit her colorful acryclic and mixed media paintings in a show titled “Abstracts in Color” in the Beezeway Gallery. Julie grew up in Martinsville VA and received her BA in Studio Art from Virginia Tech in 1998. She currently resides in Roanoke VA. Forms of media for the16th Annual New Works Show include oil paint, photography, ceramics, wood, batik, handmade paper, watercolor, fiber art and more. The following is the list of artists that are included in the New Works Exhibition: Jonnie Anderson, Floyd Charlie Brouwer, Willis Patricia Carr, Roanoke Eric Cowan, Radford Susan Crockett, Dublin Holly Cromer, Blacksburg Kathleen Dawe, Ferrum Chris DeMaria, Floyd Aileen Fletcher, Christiansburg Carrie Gault, Floyd Barbara Gilespie, Floyd Rosana Lopez, Floyd Cheryl Mackian, Willis Megan Nilsson, Blacksburg Suzanne Paddock, Lynch Station Nathan Popp, Radford Tina Powers, Vinton Suzie Ross, Floyd Daniel Sanchez, Willis Martha Sawyer, Christiansburg Jennifer Spoon, Willis Claire Stankus, Salem Amie Thorpe, Roanoke Janice Upham, Riner Roz Waiwaiole, Fieldale Howard Wenger, Pilot Adija Wolf, Riner Joli Ayn Wood, Floyd 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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Wag the Dawg – Performing Friday, November 2, 2018 7:00pm

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Wag the Dawg – Performing Friday, November 2, 2018 7:00pm

Wag the Dawg (formerly A Band Called Stone Canyon) brings their upbeat classic rock, country and blues tunes to the Floyd Center for the Arts; playing hits from Allman Bros to ZZTop. Come dance! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in person at the Center, by calling 540-745-2784, or at the link below.  ...

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The Martinů Quartet – September 27, 2018 7:30 pm

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The Martinů Quartet – September 27, 2018 7:30 pm

The Martinů Quartet will bring their world renowned music to the Floyd Center for the Arts, Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018, 7:30PM. Tickets are $25 in advance. The Martinů Quartet, originally the Havlák Quartet, was formed in 1976 by the then students of the Prague Conservatoire, inspired by and modelled on such string quartets as the Vlach and the Smetana. They put favourable circumstances to good use by intensive practice and study of the quartet repertoire, resulting in seven prizes at important international competitions. They are prizewinner of the ARD Munich (Germany), Evian (France), Yehudi Menuhin (Portsmouth, Britain) and The Prague Spring competitions. These successes stood at the start-line of the Quartet’s brilliant international career, placing it firmly in the internationally respected Czech string-quartet tradition. The original Havlák Quartet changed its name in 1985 as a token of its commitment to promote the work of one of the great masters of Czech music, Bohuslav Martinů. Their efforts have been rewarded by a MIDEM prize in Cannes in 2004 for the best CD of the year in the chamber music/solo category – the CD being the second of three NAXOS CDs with Martinů’s seven quartets and other chamber compositions. Although the main weight of its repertoire is centred on the music of the world’s great composers, the Quartet takes pleasure in seeking out neglected works and in giving first performances of pieces by contemporary composers. Their last double CD of Taneyev Quintets received great recognition (CLASSICA: “A magnificent recording.”, The Telegraph: “F ascinating”) MQ has received at MW Classical Music Web’s “CD of the Month’s” award for its recording of works by Sylvie Bodorová (Terezín Ghetto Requiem) and Ronald Stevenson. It is engaged on a long-term project of performing and recording the complete quartet output of the leading Czech composer resident in the USA, Tomáš Svoboda. MQ recently finished recording of chamber works by one of the foremost composers from the Czech Republic Petr Eben. The leading Czech CD publisher Supraphon will issue the CD at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death. Apart from its busy concert schedule which takes place in prestigious podiums at home and abroad, the Martinů Quartet plays on the Czech Radio, as it has done on the BBC, Radio France, ARD and ORF. Buy Tickets Here: Martinü String Quartet Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00...

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Silent Auction – Bidding Closes September 29, 2018

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Silent Auction – Bidding Closes September 29, 2018

  Email bidding is now open, too!  Interested in an item you saw featured on our website or on facebook?  Call or email to find out the current high bid, then email us YOUR high bid – it’s that easy!  All emails will be answered and bids updated within 24 hours of receipt.  For more information, or to bid, please contact Becky at 540-745-4873 or programming@floydartcenter.org We hope to see you soon at the Art Center!...

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New Date! Beth Macy Speaks about “Dopesick” Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 pm

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New Date!  Beth Macy Speaks about “Dopesick” Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 pm

“Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America” on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm Beth Macy will talk about and read from her new and already best-selling book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” followed by a book signing and reception.  We are expecting a crowd so come early if you’d like to secure your seat. Doors open at 2PM. Talk begins at 3. Book signing after talk.  More information about Beth Macy can be found HERE This talk was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 14, but was postponed due to...

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Winterfest 2018 Vendor Applications Now Available!

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Winterfest 2018 Vendor Applications Now Available!

The Floyd Center for the Arts’ 24th Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration will be held on December 1 & 2, 2018 – Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm along with other community celebrations. As last year, the dates are both Saturday and Sunday, which offers a second shopping day and provides more opportunity for sales and more options with any weather issues.  We are excited to celebrate the 24th Winterfest! Our festival will include local art and crafts exhibits, refreshments, children’s activities and other festive activities. Other businesses and organizations in Floyd will also be hosting special events that weekend and there will be cross promotion efforts with Winterfest to highlight the weekend events. The Festival of Trees was a huge success in 2017 and will return this year, as well. All artisans – including past participants – who want to exhibit this year will need to apply and go through the application process. Applicants will need to provide photos or links to website or Facebook page. Items for sale must be hand-crafted by the exhibitor. There is a discount on booth space fees for Floyd Art Center members. Winterfest applications are linked below and also available at the center.  Applications and fees are due by October 5, 2108 and artisans will be notified by October 19 regarding their acceptance status. Artists, please note:  This year the Floyd Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 2.  This will unfortunately cause the road to be closed between approximately 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm.  While we can’t do anything to change that situation, we will be sure to let our visitors know about it, so they are not caught off guard.  This could also mean that the Winterfest event is very busy between 11 am – 2:30 pm, as well as during the last half hour of the day on Sunday.  And, it could quite possibly bring us extra visitors, who are already coming to town for the parade and decide to shop with us! Please feel free to contact Becky at 540-745-4873 or becky@floydartcenter.org to discuss this, or with any other questions, comments or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you here soon! Warmly, The Floyd Center for the Arts 2018 Winterfest...

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Kids Art Camp! July 16-20, 2018

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Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 9:00am-3:30pm Tuition: Member $125.00/ Non Member $150.00 Material Fee: All materials included Class Description: Returning again this year is our popular annual Kids Art Camp – many adults want to join us, but Sorry – it’s just for kids!  This year will include lessons in printmaking, working with clay, fabric dyeing, and many more arts activities.  Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art, art techniques, and of course, we make art! The camp will be from 9:00am-3:30pm. During the week your child will engage in at least 2 different art classes during the day, have time outside to play and get some exercise, have their lunch with friends, and have a healthy snack.  Tuition includes all materials and classes and the healthy daily snack.  Lunches will need to be packed and brought from home.  The week will culminate with a Friday Art Exhibit.  Parents/family/friends are invited join us at 3:00 pm for a special art show that the campers will produce themselves. Minimum Age: Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.  However 6-7 year olds and 13-14 year olds may be taken on a case by case basis.  Please contact the Center to discuss your child with our Director of Programming, Becky Lattuca, at 540-745-4873 Minimum Enrollment: 7, Maximum...

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