Kid’s Art Camp: July 6-10
Jun04

Kid’s Art Camp: July 6-10

Join the Annual Kids Camp at the Jax! This year will we have new and exciting activities and classes. Youth Ages 8-14 (siblings age 7 or 15 may also participate)   July 6-10, 2015  Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm Jax Members $150 / General Public $175 / Deposit $75 All materials and afternoon snack included!   About the week: Students will move around The Jax campus to attend 3 or 4 different classes during each camp day. Students will...

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Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour
Jun02

Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour

The Floyd County Artisan Trail Tour returns for it’s 5th year,  June 12-14, 2015! The Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour is a 3-day event at over 35 sites across Floyd County with activities at artisan home-studios; galleries and shops; farms and farm markets; and restaurants and lodging sites that promote local food and art. Beginning this year, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts will be the new host organization of the Trail. “We are...

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Art Works For Us
Mar12

Art Works For Us

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is administering a new public sculpture/outdoor art program through Floyd County, VA. Artwork will be installed in August 2015 and mapping/advertising of the program will begin. Tour will be for one calendar year, and The Jax anticipates this program to reoccur each year. Artist Charlie Brouwer led an informational meeting on the program. Public art has a long history- from ancient temple mounts...

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Pinhole Photographer, Willie Anne Wright

Civil War Redux Exhibit Artist Willie Anne Wright Wright is a native and current resident of Richmond, and holds degrees from The College of William and Mary and VCU. Wright’s paintings, serigraphs, and drawings were exhibited in juried and invitational shows until 1972 when her focus shifted to pinhole photography as her primary creative medium. Among the museums that have acquired her works is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in...

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Pinhole Photography

What is Pinhole Photography? Simply put, pinhole photography is lensless imaging. There are four common elements included in any method of photograhic image recording: a device to organize the light rays into an optical image (usually a lens) a timing method (usually a shutter) a light proof container (the camera) a light sensitive medium (film – or today, a digital media card) to capture the formed image A pinhole camera is a simple,...

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Photography in Brief

Brief History of Photography Long before the first photographs were made, Aristotle and Euclid described a type of pinhole camera in the 4th and 5th centuries BC. The ancestor to the pinhole camera is the camera obscura, a device most likely used in ancient China first. Leonardo da Vinci described a natural camera obscura: A hole in a cave wall will act as a pinhole camera and project a laterally reversed, upside down image on a piece...

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Gallery of Ernest Bryant, Featured Artist 2014
May20

Gallery of Ernest Bryant, Featured Artist 2014

Wood Sculpture by Ernest Bryant Furniture, Doors and Fireplaces by Ernest Bryant Drawings by Ernest Bryant Ernest Bryant’s Studio and Wood Zoo (Outdoor wood sculptures at his...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival
Mar15
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FAD – Nov. 8 at Noon

The topic for the next Floyd Art Dialogue (at Noon on Nov. 8) will be “The Art World”.  It will be led by, former Executive Director of the Taubman Museum. David has had a lot of experience in the “art world” and  we are eager to hear the discussion he leads.  Some proposed questions are: “What is the art world?” – “Where is it?” – “Where is it going?”. We are...

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Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) Jax Breezeway Gallery Exhibition

Jacksonville Center’s Breezeway Gallery will be filled with selected artworks from the Blacksburg Regional Art Association’s membership starting next week. Visitors can see the exhibit during Jax business hours through December 1. “In our ongoing effort to partner with region-wide organizations who wish to showcase their membership and their services we are excited to have the talents of such a renowned sister organization in our...

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