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  • 18 Feb 2020 9:56 AM | Anonymous


    Our January/February show, "Step Into My Studio" is an exciting series of classes designed to help you hone your skills, learn a new technique or medium or just have fun. I certainly have taken the opportunity to create a basket that is not only functional but looks great too. I've stepped out of my comfort zone and had fun creating a funky collage with acrylics. Far more graphic and loose than my usual style. There is still room in the remaining classes during SIMS. So please come explore and have fun. Go to the web site and check out the remaining classes. (www.thejoecenter.org)

    We are introducing a new feature spotlighting the talents of one of our members. This month is Valerie Clayton. If you would like to be featured and let us know about you, the medium(s) you work in and what inspired you to become an artist or supporter of the arts, please let us know in an email (info@thejoecenter.org). There is so much talent among our members and this is a fun way to get to know our fellow artists.

    Join us for a special event on February 28th from 6:30-8:30. We need volunteers to join us in a re-enactment of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and other important events celebrating Black History Month. See more information below.

    As always, there's a lot going on at The Joe. Come join us. Happy

    Valentine's Day.

    Marcy Trahan, Chair

    Member Spotlight

    Valerie Seyforth Clayton          

    Valerie grew up in Apalachicola, but has lived in Port St. Joe since 1999. She considers both communities her home. With 32 years of teaching experience, she encourages her elementary technology students to watch live animal cams to instill a love of animals. While watching the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam during chemotherapy for breast cancer in 2016-17, she began an interest in bald eagles. Currently, in her spare time, she takes photographs and monitors bald eagle nests for the Florida Audubon EagleWatch Program. You will have seen some of her beautiful photos of eagles in various shows at The Joe. Valerie has recently published a book about the eagles of Money Bayou--a great story of "Jack and Elizabeth" who rebuilt their nest destroyed by Hurricane Michael and raise an eaglet named "Miracle." A wonderful story of resiliency.

    Her book can be purchased on Amazon, in PSJ at Coastal Cabin and No Name Cafe and at Books & Purl in Apalachicola. The profits from 2019 Amazon sales went to the Florida Audubon EagleWatch/center for Birds of Prey. The Jan./Feb. profits will go to Southwest Florida Eagle Cam. We hope to have Valerie give a presentation and share her story with us at a future membership meeting.

    Black History Month

    Montgomery Bus Boycott


    Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 pm Eastern

    at The Joe

    As part of Black History Month celebration, The Joe is partnering with Gulf County United Community Development Corporation to invite you to become part of a re-enactment of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and other important events surrounding the Civil Rights Movement. This is an audience participation event and we will need 33 volunteers to take on various roles. A script and props will be provided. There will be a reception afterwards with tons of delicious Soul Food, door prizes and time to visit and reflect.

    \olunteers are also needed to assist with a free food distribution for needy families on Feb. 22 from 10am-2pm at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 208 N. Park Ave. Contact Rev. Carl Bailey, the pastor, for more information at 850-227-3400.

    Plein Air and March Membership Meeting

    Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition which owns our building has exclusive use of The Joe during the month of March for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air (FCenPA) event as part of our building usage partnership agreement. Therefore, our Membership meeting for March will be cancelled and we encourage you to participate in the many incredible opportunities that FCenPA provides to interact with and learn from national and international Plein air artists. The wet room and many free or low cost events will be held here at The Joe, as well as in Apalachicola, Mexico Beach and Carrabelle. Check out their website for all of these opportunities: https://forgottencoastculturalcoalition.wildapricot.org/HOME

    Thru The Lens Photography Show April 9 - May 8

    The prospectus for the "Thru The Lens" Photography show can be found at The Joe's website: www.thejoecenter.org under "Call for Entries." We are now using Entry Thingie for our on-line entry procedure. Deadline for entry is March 19th. Entering shows is now easier than ever. Share all those great photos!

    Thank You to our New and Renewing Members

    Each month we want to recognize and acknowledge the support of our new and renewing members. We wish to thank all those who have renewed or joined since our last newsletter and some that we inadvertently missed before. If you think we have missed you, please let us know. If you haven't gotten around to it yet, please renew and continue your support of The Joe. Go to our website: www.TheJoeCenter.org to join or renew.

    Sponsor: Daniel & Carol Guild




    Family: Ilana Brody, Carol & Douglas Buikema, Jessica Stephens, Jim & Sharon Hynes

    Individual: Patricia Drake, Pamela Frizzell, Carol Neumann, Michele Tabor Kimbrough, Annelisa Wagner

    2020 Exhibition Schedule

    Jan. 24 - Feb. 22          Step Into My Studio--Artists at The Joe

    March 20-29                     Forgotten Coast en Plein Air

    April 9 - May 8                Thru the Lens - Photography

    May 22 - June 19        A Feast for the Eyes, the Art of the Table

    July 2 - Aug. 8                Paws, Claws, Wings & Scales

    Aug. 22 - Sept. 18      The Joe Member Show

    Oct. 2 - Nov. 6                Weird, Wacky & Wonderfull

    Nov. 20 - Dec. 12       Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees

  • 31 Oct 2019 4:39 PM | Anonymous
    • The opening reception for Step Into My Studio is January 24th.  The artist and a display of their work will be there!                     
    • Celebrate Black History month with a re-enactment of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  February 28, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (eastern time).                                                                                
    • Check our events and exhibits for our upcoming workshops and art exhibits scheduled for 2020                                                                    
    • The Joe will be full of Plein Air painters from March 20th to the 29th and the whole exhibit is free and open to the public during that time. There will be a lot of wet art on the walls and painters hanging about, so come join the chaos!
    Please plan to participate or attend! We look forward to seeing you at The Joe.

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