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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Kid’s Art Camp: July 16 – 20
Jun04

Kid’s Art Camp: July 16 – 20

Save the Dates – Kids Art Camp – July 16 – 20, 2018 Information and Registration Coming Soon! 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:...

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20th Annual Winterfest Crafts & Gifts
Nov24

20th Annual Winterfest Crafts & Gifts

                Time has rolled around again for our longest-running event: Winterfest!! Happening December 6 & 7 this year, 10 to 5 on Saturday, 11 to 5 on Sunday. In celebration of this 20th annual event, we’ve got new vendors, new events, and many of the “standards” such as the yummy Jax Café offerings, our own Gift Shop will be open to expand your handmade gift-buying...

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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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Rainy Day Project
Jul10

Rainy Day Project

The sultry days of July seem a good time to share a project for parents to keep the kiddoes engaged on those rainy or too hot days, when they cannot be outside, as we’re sure everyone would prefer. Wax-Resist Drawing* This activity is great for young children or artists with special talents and needs. It can be themed to the season, to a lesson plan or area of concentration, or simply created as a gift for grandma or grandpa. What you...

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Day Camp for Creative Kids
Jun12

Day Camp for Creative Kids

Parents! No doubt, your 8 – 14 year-old children are still reveling in the start of summer vacation. But the time will come—likely about mid-July—when the novelty will wear off, and when you parents are wondering what will be next for keeping the kids positively engaged and entertained. And what ever happened to the time for yourself that you could count on during the school year? You might need a break, too, in another little while....

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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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Floyd High School Art Students and Heart Gallery Reception

The combined Exhibition Opening Receptions for two Jacksonville Center shows will be held on December 14, from 5 – 8 PM. Upstairs in the premier Hayloft Gallery will be the artwork of the Floyd High School art students. Downstairs, in the Breezeway Gallery, a partnership to raise adoption awareness will showcase portraits of children in Virginia’s foster care system who await forever homes. The exhibitions and the reception are free...

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Floyd High School Art Students and Heart Gallery Reception

The combined Exhibition Opening Receptions for two Jacksonville Center shows will be held on December 14, from 5 – 8 PM. Upstairs in the premier Hayloft Gallery will be the artwork of the Floyd High School art students. Downstairs, in the Breezeway Gallery, a partnership to raise adoption awareness will showcase portraits of children in Virginia’s foster care system who await forever homes. The exhibitions and the reception are free...

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