Free Open Ceramics Studio for Empty Bowls Feb 23-24
Jan27

Free Open Ceramics Studio for Empty Bowls Feb 23-24

The glazing date for the open studio benefiting Empty Bowls, previously scheduled for March 24th, has been postponed due to impending weather concerns. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 31. The 11th annual Empty Bowls event will be held at The Floyd County High School on April 8th 11:30 to 2pm. The Floyd Center for the Arts invites potters of all experience levels to come make use of our studio, materials, and equipment,...

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Open Ceramics Studio *Additional Hours!*
Jan27

Open Ceramics Studio *Additional Hours!*

Due to the popularity of our Thursday open ceramics studio (noon to 5pm), The Floyd Center for the Arts has added a second open ceramics studio day to the week! Betse Dunham will be on hand to open the studio on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 9pm. We hope this alternate time slot will allow those with job/school interfering with the current time slot to attend. To recap, open ceramics studio will be held on Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm...

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Ceramics/Pottery Open Studio Changes!
Jul13

Ceramics/Pottery Open Studio Changes!

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is always changing and evolving with our community, so we are pleased to announce a new addition to our center.  Glory Langva, will be starting July 16th as our new Ceramics/Pottery Studio Manager.  She will be working to maintain the studio and its equipment, as well as offer helpful advice and assistance to participants in working in the studio. NEW OPEN STUDIO HOURS: Thursdays, 1-6pm The Pottery...

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FAD: Art and the Internet, APRIL 24!
Apr15

FAD: Art and the Internet, APRIL 24!

On March 27, RESCHEDULED! FOR APRIL 24, 12 noon at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) will take on the topic of “Art and the Internet”. Some questions to consider include: How has the Internet affected the arts? Has the Internet’s influence been positive or negative? Has the Internet affected your personal art making or art appreciating? Is the Internet being used for the arts here in Floyd County? Are...

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Open Studio – CERAMICS – Jan. 21, 1-6P
Jan15

Open Studio – CERAMICS – Jan. 21, 1-6P

We are very excited to announce a new piece of equipment for our Ceramics Workshop! Please let me introduce you to our new clay extruder, which, along with additional support for our open studios program and our general educational workshops, has been provided by generous grant awards from Blue Cow Arts Foundation and The Community Foundation of the New River Valley. This new piece of equipment is a system that forces clay through an...

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FAD (Floyd Art Dialogue) Next Meeting Nov. 21
Oct28

FAD (Floyd Art Dialogue) Next Meeting Nov. 21

To all with an interest on talking about the arts: The Oct. 24 Floyd Art Dialogue on “Education and the Arts” was a great discussion. Our special guests – students and staff from the Springhouse Community School – provided firsthand insights into how the arts can be an integral part of all education. One of the students, who is interested in music, suggested the next topic – “Sound and the Arts”. That suggests...

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FAD – Floyd Art Dialogue – Fri. Sept. 19th
Sep16

FAD – Floyd Art Dialogue – Fri. Sept. 19th

The topic seems a good one for this time in the life of Floyd County. Please join us and encourage anyone who might be interested to do the same. The topic for the next Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) is “Creativity and Community”.  Much writing and research has been done in the last decade about the relationship between creativity and communities and many communities have attempted to implement these ideas. To learn more about...

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FAD on 7/18/14 Discusses Family & The Arts
Jul15

FAD on 7/18/14 Discusses Family & The Arts

Family and the Arts The Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) this Friday at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts will be especially child friendly because the topic is about the intersection of family and the arts. These questions and more will be covered. What role have the arts played in the life of families? Can a family enrich the work of one of its members who is a painter, potter, writer, musician, actor…? Dedication to an art can be...

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FAD – Friday, June 20, Noon
Jun16

FAD – Friday, June 20, Noon

The topic for the June Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) is “Color and the Arts”. The discussion will cover technical, and emotional aspects of color, and the various roles it plays in all the arts. Some possible questions to consider: Do you think of color in terms of describing what you see or what you feel? Is color better than black and white? What do we mean by “colorful characters”? What is meant by the term color in music?  What is it...

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Free and Low Cost Open Studio Time at The Jax
Jun04

Free and Low Cost Open Studio Time at The Jax

As a community center for the arts, we are committed to furthering our community’s experience in the arts by offering new open studio times. We are now holding an open studio in drawing & painting, ceramics and glass. Please read more about each of these opportunities below! Ceramics Open Studio: Thursdays, 12-5pm The Pottery Studio will be open to all to use for a nominal fee of $5.00 per session. This charge is to cover the cost...

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