Art Show Tomorrow Night!

We have one more art show reception scheduled for this spring and it is TOMORROW NIGHT!!! Tomorrow: Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 we will reveal one final show (that we know of) at the South Mandarin Branch Library at 12125 San Jose Blvd!

We hope you can join us for this exciting collection! This show features a variety of projects from our program including some Aboriginal Art, New Years Fireworks Cityscapes, Pop Art, and various other pieces!

See you tomorrow evening…oh and here’s a preview 🙂

A view of one side of our display

A view of one side of our display

A closer look at a panel including a new years art piece, two Aboriginal animals, and two ink and watercolor pieces

A closer look at a panel including a new years art piece, two Aboriginal animals, and two ink and watercolor pieces

A closer view of another panel...

A closer view of another panel…

A variety of pieces from our class

A variety of pieces from our class

Full side of a display

Full side of a display

A view of some Pop Art Wheelchair paintings on the other side of the display...

A view of some Pop Art Wheelchair paintings on the other side of the display…

Pop Art Wheelchair art piece from Fall 2014

Pop Art Wheelchair art piece from Fall 2014

The view from behind the circulation desk :)

The view from behind the circulation desk 🙂

Art and Healing Show Success!

We are still smiling from the excitement of our successful art show reception and art show opening at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church this Wednesday!! What an incredible display of work by the Women of Vision, Art Witha Heart, and our Alden Artists!

The art of our students was such a shining example of their hard work and we are so thrilled to have this partnership with such a passionate group of art supporters!

Thank you to Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and the Art Ministry!!!

Enjoy the pictures of the show and if you missed the opening, the art will be on display until March 18th! Stop by and see the work of the talented artists involved with all three of these groups!

A written piece about the show.

A written piece about the show.

The beginning of our display by one of the entrances.

The beginning of our display by one of the entrances.

A written piece about our program and work.

A written piece about our program and work.

The pieces were paired according to color...

The pieces were paired according to color…

Such stunning work!

Such stunning work!

Love these combinations!

Love these combinations!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Our work displayed: relief prints and prints from our Art Roll Event!

Our work displayed: relief prints and prints from our Art Roll Event!

Another view of our students' work down this hallway.

Another view of our students’ work down this hallway.

A few show patrons...do they look familiar?

A few show patrons…do they look familiar?

A picture collage of some of the pieces :)

A picture collage of some of the pieces 🙂

An piece about the Women of Vision

An piece about the Women of Vision

Two pieces by the Women of Vision artists

Two pieces by the Women of Vision artists

Wonderful art piece by one of the artists from Women of Vision

Wonderful art piece by one of the artists from Women of Vision

Two more examples of the talent in the Women of Vision group.

Two more examples of the talent in the Women of Vision group.

Again–don’t miss a chance to see the work in person! The show is up through March 18!

The Florida Theatre mural is complete and in place!

The final piece, installed and ready for view!

The final piece, installed and ready for view!

Today was the day that all of our work became public to the city of Jacksonville!! The five wooden panels, measuring 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide each, were picked up and installed across from Florida Theatre this afternoon! The temptation to visit the mural location and take pictures simply could not be resisted!!

Enjoy the pictures of the culmination of all of our students’ hard work this spring and visit the actual mural location directly across the street from the front entrance of the Florida Theatre at the corner of East Forsyth and Newnan! Be on the lookout for our students’ work to be in the news…

Before the Florida Theatre crew came to pick up the mural panels, we just HAD to take some group shots of the students with their work!

Mrs. A.'s homeroom excited to see their work completed!

Mrs. A.’s homeroom excited to see their work completed!

Stephon standing with his favorite panel

Stephon standing with his favorite panel

Spencer excited to see his work go public!

Spencer excited to see his work go public!

Ms. Shimer's homeroom ready to see their work downtown!

Ms. Shimer’s homeroom ready to see their work downtown!

The Florida Theatre crew installing the magical mural panels!

The Florida Theatre crew installing the magical mural panels!

The view of the mural with the front of the Florida Theatre across the street.

The view of the mural with the front of the Florida Theatre across the street.

Detail of the first panel.

Detail of the first panel.

Detail of the second panel

Detail of the second panel

Detail of the middle panel

Detail of the middle panel

Detail of the fourth panel

Detail of the fourth panel

Detail of the fifth and final panel

Detail of the fifth and final panel

Another view of the whole piece.

Another view of the whole piece.

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One Spark begins today!!

This is the second year of the One Spark Festival in Jacksonville. This is a huge “crowdfunding festival” in which innovators, artists and groups are set up all over downtown. This festival is full of energy, creative ideas, and our favorite–art!! The festival officially begins today at 6pm at the opening ceremonies in Hemming Plaza and ends with a closing ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Take the time to tour around this incredible event!!

Click the link to go to the One Spark website for more information.