Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25
Mar17

Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25

The Floyd Center for the Arts invites our community to free paper flower making workshops on Saturday, March 25. The workshops are being organized by Roanoke College’s Olin Hall Galleries as part of their Paper Blooms Project.   Talia Logan, Olin Hall Galleries Director, will lead participants in creating “map roses” during three workshop time frames. Demonstrations start at 10am, 12:30pm and 2pm at the Center. All flowers made will...

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19
Dec30

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...

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POLYMER CLAY RETREAT Sept 23-25, 2016, Floyd VA With Jana Roberts Benzon

Download a PDF flyer of this information here! Jana Roberts Benzon has a diverse artistic background in various mediums, but polymer clay has captured her creative spirit like nothing else. Jana has focused on creating her brand of intricate “millefiori” canework and in perfecting her innovative techniques for building and reducing canes.  From those canes, Jana loves creating interesting, dimensional jewelry pieces often...

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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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Jax Juried Exhibition 2015 & Help Night
May16

Jax Juried Exhibition 2015 & Help Night

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA, invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show. Locally known as “The Jax”, this nonprofit, community arts center, is a renovated dairy barn that promotes the area’s rich artistic movement, by providing artistic events, exhibitions and connections with the more heavily populated areas of Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA and Greensboro...

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Upcoming Cultural & Afternoon Arts Opportunities
Nov06

Upcoming Cultural & Afternoon Arts Opportunities

For the remainder of the year, Afternoon Arts will continue every Thursday to provide unique creative opportunities for your 4-12 year olds!  Staff members Leia Wood and Marcie Hancock will be alternating weeks of instruction. Local artist Aven Tanner will take over instruction in January, but here’s a preview of what you can expect for the next two months: Nov. 6: Making images from printing with paint your hands (Leia) Nov....

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Free Children’s Arts Classes thru October
Oct09

Free Children’s Arts Classes thru October

Through a partnership with Blue Cow Arts, Floyd’s Jacksonville Center is able to offer weekly youth classes free of charge through the month of October. The classes are especially designed for young people in mind: for upper elementary and middle-school-aged children, a weekly class (Mondays from 4 – 5 PM) called Cultural Arts, led by Ferrum professor Susan Virginia Mead is free; and for the younger set (pre-K through 7th grade),...

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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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Open Studio with Ernest Bryant, Aug 23-24
Aug18

Open Studio with Ernest Bryant, Aug 23-24

Ernest Bryant is The Jacksonville Center for the Arts’ Featured Artist of the Year.  You can learn more about Ernest Here. His work is on display at the center, but for this weekend only, he will open his studio to visitors.  He invites them to tour his studio, “Things” and take a stroll through his “Wood Zoo”. Hours for his open studio will be Saturday, August 23, 10am-5pm and Sunday , August 24, 12-5pm. His studio address is 741...

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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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