Thursday, March 31, 2005

work-study exchange opportunity

If you are interested in a work-study opportunity at the Jacksonville School for the Arts in Floyd, Va, now would be a good time to initiate contact. When the school opens on June 3, 2005, three fully functional studios for pottery, glass, and blacksmithing will begin operation. Studio assistants are needed in these areas, but applicants with exceptional skills in other areas will also be considered. The school's work-study exchange program is currently under development, but there is a possibility that there will be some positions in the areas of technical support, graphic design, web development, etc.
The school website is up (a preliminary version, anyway...) at
It contains class descriptions, instructor bios, etc.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005



This is an art movement I had not yet heard about

Artrain visit in Danville

I just got this announcement...this is art on a train & its really cool. I was there in 2000 in Pulaski.

April 16 and 17 10 AM – 5 PM
Danville Science Center at The Crossing
Visit Artrain USA and discover the richness, complexity and breadth of Native American art. Examine varying perspectives on our society through the eyes of Native artists. See exciting, interactive artworks on computers as well as traditionally woven baskets using modern designs and materials. This engaging exhibition also includes paintings, ceramics, sculptures and much, much more. Tour Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture in Artrain USA’s three galleries onboard custom-renovated 1940’s vintage railcars. Visit the studio artists and take home a souvenir from the gift shop. People of all ages and experiences will enjoy their visit. Admission is FREE. DONATIONS are encouraged. For more information, please call Anne Moore at 799-5261, ext. 243

film fest on campus

Its called Lost Film festival and it's on campus. (Chemp?)

film fest tonight

Let's see here. Busy busy busy. well the first thing is that tonight there is a film fest at the lyric (or was it on campus?)...anyway its featuring work short films by locals (incl. Joe Kelley)...

Also, a status report on the Jacksonville School for the Arts I am writing: The site should be up by the beginning of April, but in the meantime there is an article about the school on Traces, including class descriptions, instructor bios, and some images from the new campus.

There are classes this spring at the Jacksonville Center, too, in all sorts of media. In May I will be teaching a kid's class called Bringing Your Stories to Life.


Monday, March 28, 2005

Jacksonville image library

this is a link to a work in progress documenting the inception of the Jacksonville School of the Arts & Culture in Floyd, Virginia. various artists & photographers are represented in this album.

traces downtime

traces looks as if it is down right now. thanks for your patience with this.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Jacksonville web album

Maria Mauceri just set up a web portfolio on of her work is also feaured in the Jacksonville School image library I am currently working on.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Jacksonville School catalogue

Still working on getting the Jacksonville School catalogue will be out soon. The website is under construction.

Monday, March 21, 2005

artifact tracker

New work posted today...Will, Artifact, Tracker, OK, Baby Phoenix, and a little barn and carriage. I will be putting Tracker up in my studio at the Jacksonville Center today. Construction of the studio complex at the Jacksonville Center is well underway, and the Jacksonville School for the Arts will indeed be opening its doors on June 3 of this year. Holy cats this is exciting. I myself am going to check out some blacksmithing classes. Anyway be sure to get your name on the mailing list soon if you are interested in getting a catalogue. There will be an open house at the Jacksonville Center on Earth Day weekend (April 22-23), and Chris Shackleford will be hosting a tour that weekend of the school's new ceramics, blacksmithing, and glass-working facilities. My own studio at the Center (room 124) is coming along nicely...the exposed rock wall is going to be a really fun feature, I think.

Friday, March 11, 2005


New work posted today: Pinchy, Nantoka as Kwannon, I think I see North II, Pet Moment. Also a poem. This Earth Day there will be an evening studio tour at the Jacksonville Center...stay tuned for details. Here is something that might interest stone sculptors: Mt. Rushmore National Park is offering one-week autumn residencies to artists who work in stone. The contact number for the residency program is ((605) 574-3195.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley's homepage is now up at Also my new art space (studio 124 at the Jacksonville Center) is open now. I will still be getting things set up there for the next few weeks, but I should have a new exhibit up by April.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Traces stone sculpture updates

Folks who read the Traces stone sculpture journal may have noticed that I have started updating the site recently. Actually, I am not updating it, but rebuilding it. After my computer was hit with a virus a few years ago, the original Traces site was lost along with my entire contact database. Anyway, I'd love to hear back from people wanting to re-connect with Traces...please feel free to re-submit any link suggestions, etc. you may have sent to Traces in the past. Please be sure to read my contact guidelines first as I have become extremely cautious about opening emails.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

opening reception

this Friday (March 4) there will be an opening reception at the Jacksonville Center showcasing work by instructors in the new studio school. The reception will run from 5:30 to 8 pm.