Wednesday, August 29, 2012

FALL Studio Class Schedule

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NEW! Watermedia  Acrylics and Watercolor Techniques!
6 weeks only $200. Starting Sept 18 Oct 23- Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm 
Many times I have been asked to include an acrylic workshop. Well at long last here it is! Build on your watercolor techniques or start fresh, in combination with unique acrylic techniques and rich impasto I will broaden your range of skill sets for painting.  We will use washes as in watercolors, but add the opaque techniques that are only available in acrylic media. I have extensive history with acrylics, so peek in on this first rare opportunity to master a few of the secrets that have worked so well for me in the last 40 years of painting fine art and murals for a living.

Materials: a few basic 11"X 14" small canvases to start, your standard basic acrylic painting kit Red, yellow, blue, white. We will build on these as class progresses if needed.  A few ranges of large to small white nylon bright white flat brushes, and a fan brush. I will be do examples from my extensive art supplies, and many of these supplies will be made available to the students. To review works I have done in the past in acrylic and watercolor see the new website at

You can also review previous lessons at

Break of Dawn

$102. for members, $153 for non members
For beginner to intermediate watercolor enthusiasts. Basic color theory, color washes, composition will be taught while exploring simple but exciting themes.
Monday mornings from 10 am - 12: noon
Sept. 24, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov.5, 12 (no class Oct. 1 & 8)
Wed Evenings from 7pm - 9pm
Sept.19,Oct.3,10,17,24,31 (no class Sept 26)
OILS at JCA ( )
Learning to paint in oils using simple techniques and materials to achieve beautiful results fast! Gordon employs a simple easy to remember and follow step by step process to use the fundamentals of sketch to color mixing to finished oil painting.
Monday evenings from 7pm - 9pm
Mondays Sept 24, Oct.15, 22, 29,Nov. 5, 12 (no class on Oct. 1& 8)
or Wed Mornings 10 am -12 noon- from Sept.19, Oct.3,10,17,24,31 (no class on Sept 26)

REDDI ARTS John Cummings,, (904) 398-3161x303
One Day watercolor Fast Track Watercolor BRUSH UP!
Saturday Oct 13,  $100. per day
9 am - 5pm Arrive 15 minutes early for setup, we'll break for a visit to a local San Marco Cafe for Lunch and I will do a watercolor at the cafe- "I am always in search of the Ultimate Cafe!"
Limited to six, basic watercolor supplies needed

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Betsy Cain: Selections — Friday, September 7th, 7 pm

Betsy Cain: Selections

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, September 7, at 7 pm
Florida Mining Gallery, 5300 Shad Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257

Abstraction and figuration combine with the energetic application of fluid oil paint to canvas, yupo paper, or board.  This installation reveals works from 2006 through 2011, including many from her recent ambitious and well received solo exhibition, In Situ, at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center which celebrated Cain’s three decades as an independent artist in Savannah, Georgia.

Cain’s earlier work explodes with an abstract expressionist vibrancy, combining delicious colors with bold, fluid strokes of paint.  More recent works show a confident restraint and an attention to the overall and more detailed fabrication of the finished piece including her innovative cut outs.  The cut outs recall earlier work though are edited and applied to clean wooden panels cut into deliberate shapes that float off the wall surface.

Come for the art and stay for a glass of beer or wine and a delicious snack from local favorites, On the Fly food truck!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Never Underestimate Galactic Encounter Day

  • Enjoy refreshments from the Blue Milk CafĂ©, such as  "Yoda Soda," "Wookie Cookies," and "Jawa Juice"
  • Visit the LEGO ® play area and lend a hand with a LEGO ® Master Builder
  • Take photo with Tarfful and other characters
  • Visit a Droid Workshop
  • Step onto planet Hoth
  • Build a light saber

Galactic Encounter Day is included in general admission. Call (407) 836-7010 for details. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ferry Fest!

Ferry Fest — A Ferry Big Party
Ferry Fest is a way for residents and their families to enjoy a day-long, fun-filled celebration and at the same time raise awareness of the historic St. Johns River Ferry and its vital role to the community. Ferry Fest offers something for everyone including food trucks, musical entertainers, margaritas and beer/wine, a special kids’ area, and ghost-storyteller Larry King! In addition, attendees can sign petitions supporting the ferry.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
1 PM to 9 PM

Mayport Village, Florida

The St. Johns River Ferry service is a vital part of Northeast Florida's local transportation system, connecting State Road A1A between Heckscher Drive and Mayport Village. Discontinuing this service will have profound impacts on the First Coast's economic, transportation, and environmental interests. Funding from JaxPort, the Jacksonville City Council and the cities of Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach will allow the newly created St. Johns River Ferry Commission to take over ferry operations from JaxPort on October 1, 2012. Your support of Ferry Fest will help Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry Association (sponsors of the Keep the Ferry initiative) in its efforts to seek funding for the ferry’s long-term success.

For more information on Ferry Fest vendors, events, and parking visit: or e-mail

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Price Is Right Live Tickets On Sale Tomorrow August 17

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Price Is Right, Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. 

From Plinko to Cliffhangers to the Big Wheel, and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.  Even if your name is not called to play, you still have a chance to win.  Guests’ names are called out throughout the show to win prizes just for being there.  Todd Newton, who recently won the Emmy for Best Game Show Host, is scheduled to be the host.

Playing to nearly sold out audiences for 6 years, Price Is Right, Live! has given away over 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold over 1.2 million tickets.  If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live!  

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, August 17th, at 10AM and are available at or (904) 632-3373.  Tickets for Price is Right, Live! start at $32.00.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (904) 632-3228 or

Todd Newton, best known for his work on E! Entertainment Television and The Gameshow Network, has hosted Whammy!, Family Game Night, Gameshow Marathon, Hollywood Showdown, and Instant Millionaire.  Newton is also a certified personal life coach and international keynote presenter for the corporate and college circuits.

For FAQ’s and contestant rules and regulations for Price Is Right, Live!, visit

WANT TO PLAY?   NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   Register at the venue box office up to three (3) hours before show time starting at 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm on show day, 9/25/12 at the Times-Union Center for the opportunity to be selected as a contestant in that day's show.  Contestants will be selected in a random drawing . Open to US legal US residents, 18 years or older.  Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play; odds of being selected depend on number of registrants.  Neither ticket purchase nor registration guarantee a spot as a show contestant. For complete rules & regulations, including eligibility requirements, visit ; To enter theater to watch show, a ticket purchase is required. Void where prohibited.

Price is Right Live™ is a trademark of FremantleMedia Operations BV. © 2012 FremantleMedia North America.  All Rights Reserved. 

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the
The Artist Series’ website:

Thursday, August 9, 2012


SATURAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 10:30AM - 3:00PM

- Stormtroopers reclaim the History Center for the Empire!  See the 501st Legion: Vader's Fist march through Heritage Square Park at 11a.m.

- Build your own llight saber; enjoy "Blue Milk," "Wookie Cookies," and "YOda Juice"; and work alongside a LEGO Master Builder to construct a Stoars Wars model.  Don't miss a photo opportunity with Tarfful and other favorite Star Wars characters!

- Galactic Encounter Day is included with general admission to the History Center.  Call (407-) 836-7010 for details