Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018
Jun04

Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018

In Floyd for one performance: Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five Shawn Spencer is the vocalist for Star City Swag, a group based in Roanoke, VA, that harkens to a bygone era of classic blues and jazz. Drawn to the elegance and sophistication of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson, Spencer pays homage to these Sovereign Sirens. The Jacksonville Five features Chris Prokosch on Bass, Tom Floyd, Piano;...

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‘Pure Floyd’, Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood Opening Reception August 11, 2018
Jun04

‘Pure Floyd’, Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood Opening Reception August 11, 2018

Please join us for the Opening Reception of ‘Pure Floyd’, Oil Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood, in the Center’s Falcon Gallery on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5 – 7 pm.    This exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Joli has been painting and creating since 2003, both in the studio and on location “en plein air.” She is inspired by the mountain vistas and rural...

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Annual Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery Opens August 11, 2018
Jun03

Annual Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery Opens August 11, 2018

2018 Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery, August 11 – October 6, 2018 Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 5 – 7 pm.  Free and Open to the Public The Floyd Center for the Arts’ list of artists selected for the 2018 Floyd Juried Art Show in the Hayloft Gallery encompasses artists from across the United States. There were 38 artists selected for this show by distinguished juror W. Dorsey Taylor, Jr., owner of LinDor...

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A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm
Jun01

A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm

The current exhibition at the Floyd Center for the Arts presents work by 6 recent winners of Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowships. Their work provides a broad sampling of contemporary art ranging from the historical tradition of oil painting to common objects being repurposed into sculpture. Although several of the artists use photography, they practice it in unique and unusual ways. This exhibition provides an appropriate setting...

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Author Rebecca Godwin July 22  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Jun01

Author Rebecca Godwin July 22 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Rebecca Godwin has published two novels, Private Parts (Longstreet Press) and Keeper of the House (St. Martin’s Press), which was named a Top 10 Book of 1995 by the Charleston, SC, Post and Courier. Her short fiction has appeared in Paris Review, South Carolina Review, The Sun, and elsewhere, including in The Oxford American’s “Best of the South” issue. Among her honors is a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a MacDowell...

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2018 House & Garden Tour, June 30
May03

2018 House & Garden Tour, June 30

Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm You can buy tickets at the Center, online (scroll down to the “buy now” link), or at each individual house on Saturday, June 30th.  Please use cash or check at the houses only. Tickets $30 including gourmet box lunch Our 4th House & Garden Tour offers perhaps the most eclectic group of homes we’ve presented so far. The Bell House, oldest on the tour, is closest to Floyd...

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GIVE BIG NRV 2018
Apr13

GIVE BIG NRV 2018

Support for Artists and Arts Education, best define The Center’s role in the Floyd community. This year marks our twenty-second year of service.

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Spring Time Themed Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, April 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Apr11

Spring Time Themed Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, April 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The call was put out to area artists, asking the question, ‘From Slinkys to flowers, what does Spring Time mean to you?’ and the community responded with more than 50 works of art in a wide variety of styles and mediums, including metal, wood, clay, oil paint and more. Participating Artists in the Spring Time show are: Charlie Brouwer, Patricia Carr, Carolyn Deck, Christian DeMaria, Megan Elder-Taylor, Amy Gallagher, Barbara...

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Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018
Apr05

Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts will be transformed into an old-world village square at the Center’s first Mayfaire. All are welcome to join in this family-friendly FREE event, which includes art and craft vendors, live music, artisan demonstrations, kids’ activities and lots more. “We are so excited to host the community at this first-of-its-kind event at the Center!” says Becky...

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Puccini is Passion – April 28
Mar27

Puccini is Passion – April 28

Opera Roanoke Apprentices Present Puccini’s Masterpieces Opera Roanoke Apprentice Artists present the 2017-18 “Puccini is Passion” season preview featuring scenes and arias from Opera Roanoke’s 42nd season of Tosca and La Bohéme. We invite you to join us for an evening of lush melodies and delightful music sure to entice you. Puccini is Passion Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00...

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