Sunday, April 30, 2006

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hi everyone
hope you are well
I am very busy sorting some content for today and testing new loops.

If you are looking for the previous version of the Jacksonville Center website please stay tuned to the loop.
Below is some Jacksonville Center content from the google cache and, I will be posting more as time permits.

bye, have a great day. -Suzy


Welcome to our community.

Located in the town of Floyd, Virginia, just a few miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Jacksonville Center for the Arts offers a wide variety of arts & cultural activities for visitors and community members, including contemporary & folk art exhibits, educational programs for kids & adults, music and social events throughout the year.

The Jacksonville Center's class schedule offers over 50 classes for 2006. The center has three fully functional studios for pottery, blacksmithing, and glass-working. Lodging is available in an on-site dormitory for our visiting students.

Contact Information
(540) 745 - 2784


Below is a list of shops, businesses, studios etc. in the Jacksonville Center's Cultural Business Incubator.
This information can also be found @ > neighbors


Doug Thompson, “Blue Ridge Creative”, Studio # 122 at the Jacksonville Center

Photographer, journalist, web design, custom photo printing, photo gallery., .

phone: 540.745.3433

suggested query - blue + ridge + muse


Suzy Nees, Traces & Studio # 124 at the Jacksonville Center.

Traces is an art space and reading room located on the first floor of the Jacksonville Center in Floyd. Currently on display at Traces: ink drawings, stone sculpture, rock samples, art cards, and reading material related to the conservation of culture and resources. Also on display: work by Phanie Gapinski, Melody Wolfe Thomas, and Billy Miller.

suggested query - literacy + art



Linda Osborne, “Feel The Heat” Glass Beads, Studio #121

A shop featuring work by glass artist Linda Osborne

suggested query - glass + art


George Lipson, “Green Label Organic”, Studio #125 at the Jacksonville Center

organic cotton apparel, design and production , 540.745.6161

suggested query - biodiesel



Sarah McCarthy/Karl Yost

pottery studio and gallery, Studio 120 at the Jacksonville Center


suggested query - pottery + floyd


Jacksonville Artists Cooperative Shop, Studio #118, retail shop featuring works from Jacksonville Center member artists,



suggested query - shopping + floyd


Erika Johnson & Chris Hodges, Studio # 110 “Across the Way Productions:/”Blue Cow Arts” Producers of “Floyd Fest”, 540.745.3378


suggested query - music + floyd


Billy Weitzenfeld, “Association of Energy Conservation Professionals” (AECP), located in the Sustainable Living Education Center (SLEC) Building

Billy Weitzenfeld helps to facilitate networking opportunities for persons interested in energy conservation and sustainable living. AECP partners with The Jacksonville Center and Architecture Alternatives in developing the Sustainable Living Education Center, 540.745-2838


suggested query - green + building







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Sunday, April 23, 2006


Friday, April 21, 2006


hi everyone
happy springtime
here is Cleo wearing some springtime finery

so the childrens' exhibits are all up at the Jacksonville Center now
they look really great I think

the Blue Mountain School exhibit is in the Creamery
(this is the pottery studio beside the main building)

the New School exhibit is in the dormitory building
(next to the big oak tree)

and Kaily has some exhibit items on display in the SLEC exhibit space
This is a small collection of antique bottles.
Kaily excavated these from a site near Cedar Run in Blacksburg.

The SLEC exhibit space is located in the AECP building
(right next to the wind tower)

The picnic tomorrow will be rain or shine so hope to see you there!
have a great day. -Suzy


Tuesday, April 18, 2006


You are invited to a community picnic and Earth Day celebration at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, Virginia on Saturday, April 22. This is a free event, and all are welcome!

Please call the Jacksonville Center at (540) 745-2784 for more information on this event. Things to bring: picnic items, music instruments, lawn seating, friends!

Events planned so far for this day include - An open house at the SLEC (Sustainable Living Education Center) - art reception for the spring exhibit at Traces - lawn games - music under the oak tree, featuring Billy Miller at 2 pm and Snake Hollow String Band at 4 pm - faerie house building workshop with Patricia & Cori Woodruff (please see the Jacksonville Center website at for details on this class)

other things to see at the Jacksonville Center on April 22: - a recycled art exhibit in the Hayloft - an exhibit of work by students from the Blacksburg New School and the Blue Mountain School in Floyd - Leon Davis will be leading a work day to help complete the Jacksonville Center's straw bale building - (?) ...please contact the Jacksonville Center if you are interested in helping to add to the April 22 festivities.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 17, 2006



Friday, April 14, 2006

snake hollow string band news for Friday April 14


Come on out and shake a foot with the Snake Hollow Stringband!
Fine oldtime music with Mary Predny on fiddle, Skip Slocum on banjo, Bob Browder on guitar, and Rusty May on bass when we can get him.

Upcoming gigs:

TONIGHT! Friday April 14th: Floyd Country Store, Floyd, VA. 7:30-8:30pm

Saturday April 22nd: Earth Day Celebration, Jacksonville Center, Floyd, Va. 4-5pm

Wednesday, April 26: Oddfellas Cantina, Floyd, VA. 6-9pm

Saturday, May 13th: Mt. Tabor Ruritan Fish Fry

Tuesday, April 11, 2006



Sunday, April 09, 2006

Black Diamonds: a film on mountaintop removal

loop news for Sunday, April 9 - Black Diamonds, a documentary film about mountaintop removal coal mining, will premiere in Virginia on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. This film will be shown in room 1870 in Litton Reeves Hall off West Campus Drive on the Virginia Tech campus.

tags: energy, environment, mountaintop removal

Saturday, April 01, 2006

--..-- - spring exhibit at traces - --...--...-

---...--- loop news for April 1, 2006 - the Traces art space & reading room will be featuring work by Stephanie Gapinski, Melody Wolfe Thomas, and Billy Miller from now until June 1, 2006. This collection includes music, ceramics, photographic manipulations and bamboo flutes. Also on display at Traces: sculpture & illustration by Suzy Nees; reading materials related to the conservation of culture and resources.

A reception for the Traces spring exhibit will be held at the gallery from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 22. All are welcome!

The Traces art space is located in studio 124 at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, Virginia. To learn more about the Jacksonville Center, please call (540) 745-2784 or visit


a good look for slashdot

hi everybody
hope you all are well

slashdot is sporting a great new look today, I like it very much
it needs more flowers and unicorns though

right now I am listening to a song now called barely contained
it is very nice.

you can listen to the entire waterworks album yourself from the > audio link

no foolin

bye, have a great day