Wednesday, May 10, 2006

art reception tomorrow in floyd

hi everyone
hope you all are well
below is a clip from the desk of Linda at the Jacksonville Center
ja ne (bye)
- Suzy


The Jacksonville Center in Floyd, VA is proud to announce the opening of the “2nd Annual Instructor’s Exhibit” which is in the Hayloft Gallery and runs through Saturday June 10th 2006. The show features a wide range of unique artwork in a variety of mediums surely guaranteed to entertain and enlighten.

The “Meet the Artists/Instructor’s Reception” will be held on Saturday May 13th 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with the instructor’s of the many classes offered at VA. First Residential Craft School found at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts.

At 7:00pm the official dedication of the Residential Craft School will take place with invited guests and dignitaries in attendance.

Also taking place on this special evening is honoring the memory of the late William B. Emery.
Mr. Emery’s family donated his complete blacksmith shop to the forge at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts. William Emery was a lifelong blacksmith and member of the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association. His love for the art of blacksmithing will live on as students use his tools and learn about this treasured art.

For more information about class offerings or the school in general contact Chris Shackelford at 540-745-2784 or toll free 1-866-787-8806. A complete class listing can be found online at

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is located on Route 8 in Floyd, Va., a quarter mile south of the traffic light in the center of town where U.S. 221 and Route 8 intersect. It is six miles North of the Blue Ridge Parkway Route 8 exit at Tuggles Gap. The Jacksonville Center is a member-based, charitable nonprofit cultural arts center that houses a cultural business incubator artists-in-residence program, an art gallery, a retail shop, a large community room available for short term rentals and a variety of classes designed for both the regional community as well as the visiting public. The Center is open Mon.- Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun. 12noon-5pm March December. For more information, call 540-745-2784, or visit