Atlantic Center for the Arts

“Florida: A Landscape Of Dreams” will be on display until Feb. 5 at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The exhibit takes audiences on a visual journey across the state while addressing issues, such as land conservation, water quality and wildlife diversity.

The exhibit is curated by Christina Katsolis, Southeast Museum of Photography. The closing reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (386) 427-6975 or visit

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal has workshops and classes at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Explore and Channel Your Creativity with Carolyn Land with a four-class series from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, starting Jan. 7. Participants will work at their own pace, in their own style, in any medium they choose. The fee is $60 for four class series or $20 per class. Participants should bring their own supplies. To register or for information, email

Jewelry Making and Design with Debbie Moser will meet from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays. Learn basic and advanced jewelry-making techniques: design, wrapping and metalsmithing. The cost is $20 per class (materials and basic tools provided). To register or for information, email

Broadway at The Hub with Paul Marino will be from 5:15 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. “The Sound of Music” will be shown. Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical debuted on Broadway in 1959. Admission is $10, which includes glass of wine or bottle of water.

First Saturday at The Hub on Canal will be Jan. 8. Art Connections will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. An inside look at the work of more than 60 local artists. Talk to the artists and learn about the process of creating art. Explore two floors of art in one historic building. There will be live music from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the RhythmWorks Band outside The Hub and James Duchon from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby.

Talk Art! With Hub artist Tad Fyock will be from 1 to 2 p.m. The topic will be composition in sculpture, an informal demo and conversation. Gallery opening reception will be from 4-7 p.m. for “Expressive Strokes – Imagination, Creativity, Spirit” by Linda “Red” Harrison. Contemporary abstract art sweeps away boundaries present in other styles. An artist's talk will be at 6 p.m. Exhibit will be on display to Jan 30.

All First Saturday events are free and open to the public.

Sea and Sky One-Day Paint-Along Workshop with Frank Ferrante will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The six-hour painting workshop will give students the best of traditional seascape painting. After a demonstration, students will learn a simple technique of mixing blue-grey values – representing the foundation of all palette colors. The fee is $100 for members; and $120 for non-members, which includes canvas and lunch. Class limited to 10. Participants should bring their paints and supplies; for a list email

Photoshop for Photographers with Lisa and Jim Engelbrecht will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9. The workshop is perfect for Photoshop beginners who want to learn skills to improve and enhance their photographs. Each student will need to bring a laptop to the class with Photoshop 2021 or 2022 installed. The fee is $75 for members and $85 for non-members. For more information, email

Benvenuto in Italia! with Bettina McLaughlan will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 11. The fee is $96 for the eight-week beginner class. Required book: “Italian in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul. All editions are acceptable. Book is available online. To register or for information, email or call (386) 689-4420.

Group Ukulele with Sally Mackay meets multiple times during the week. The cost is $20 per class. For more information or to register, call (386) 235-4140.

French language classes with Yveline Del Villar are offered multiple times during the week. The fee is $20 per class. To register or for information, email or call (407) 760-7355.

Online registration is open for the fifth annual Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

Harmonica with Farley Palmer will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Open to students of all levels. The fee is $10 per class.

For more information or to register for classes or events, visit or call (386) 957-3924.

Jane's Art Center

“Flowing through the Anthropocene” by Artist Clare Radigan will be exhibited Jan. 5-29 at Jane's Art Center, 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach.

An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The exhibit and reception are free.

Ms. Radigan uses the medium of paint to capture the significant moments in an environment that is changing.

For more information, visit or call (386) 402-8673.

ArtHaus classes

ArtHaus offers several classes at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Adventures in Art is an after school class for ages 5 and older. The class meets 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $20 per class, which includes all supplies.

The Art of Drawing Anime & Manga for ages 8 and older will meet for 4:45-5:45 p.m. Thursdays. The cost is $15 per class.

Arts After School classes are taught by retired Volusia County Art Educators.

Acrylic Painting Class for ages 18 and older will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The classes are taught by professional artists Aaron Shelton and Savannah Zanosky. These are two-class sessions and supplies are included. Each class is $60 and includes a professionally hand-stretched canvas.

For more information, call (386) 767-0076 or visit

Southeast Museum of Photography

Southeast Museum of Photography will exhibit “Shiny Ghost” from Tuesday, Jan. 11, to Saturday, April 16, at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

In this series, photographer Rachel Cox documents the last years of her grandmother’s life as she suffered from a degenerative brain disease. The resulting images form an intimate portrait of the tumultuous yet deep connection shared between the two women.

A reception will be on March 3.

An Intimate Gallery will be on display from Tuesday, Jan. 11 to Saturday, Feb. 26. Curated by DBCC Gallery of Fine Arts founders Dan and Kathy Biferie, it will celebrate the origin of the museum and its seminal collection of photographs with reflections from the curators on their 12-year tenure.

Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For information, call (386) 506-3894 or visit

Ocean Art Gallery

Ocean Art Gallery will host a free opening reception for Photographer William Toti's "Cold Solace in a Time of Crisis" exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

Meet Mr. Toti and enjoy his landscape photography from his travels throughout the world. He has captured images on all seven continents and all of the seven seas.

Mr. Toti will give will give a free art talk "The Art of Photography" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.

To register for the art talk or for more information, call (386) 317-9400.

Museum of Arts & Sciences

The Museum of Arts & Sciences offers events and exhibits at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

“The Artful Book II” exhibit will be on display until Jan. 14, including works by some of Florida’s best contemporary artists. The exhibit contains wildly creative examples of books as sculptures.

“Flora, Fauna and High Color: The Fantastic Florida Landscapes of Mark Messersmith” will be on display until Jan. 30.

“Farm Life and Other Scenes: The Art of Henry George Keller” from the Collection Exhibit will be on display until Jan. 30.

“Vistas: Seasonal Landscapes” from the Collection Exhibit will be on display until Jan. 16.

“American Empire” will be on display until Jan. 2. The museum brings together examples of American Empire furniture, decorative arts, prints and period paintings.

Free for members or with paid museum admission, all events require masks and social distancing. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information or to register for classes or events, call (386) 255-0285 or visit

'A Gallery of Gratitude' extended at PAC

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens's third pop-up inside the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. US 1, will extend its run to Jan. 17.

The curated, community exhibit showcases 40 pieces by 15 artists reflecting the art of gratitude.

The public is invited to view the artwork between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

Paint a tile that will be part of the OMAM

In appreciation of the community support of the renovation and expansion of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, $100-donors to have a lasting memory there.

Supporters will be able to paint a four-by-four inch ceramic tile, which will then be fired and incorporated into the new Granada Garden Pavilion. All tiles will be painted locally at Whim Wham Art Studio with a specially selected OMAM palette.

Tiles must be painted between by Jan. 30 for inclusion in the project.

To make a donation and secure a tile painting ticket, visit or call (386) 676-3347.

Daytona Beach Concert Band

The Daytona Beach Concert Band invites musicians who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments to join them.

The band practices from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, 142 Fairview Ave. Daytona Beach.

For more information, email or call (386) 451-8708.

Artists meet Jan. 7

The West Volusia Artists will host a meeting from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 7, at the Sanborn Center 815 S. Alabama Ave. DeLand.

All levels of artists are welcome. Bring art materials. For more information, call (386) 738-5515.

Preview gala for John Mellencamp exhibit

(Editor's Note: The gala has been postponed, but the exhibit will open on time.) The Museum of Arts-DeLand will host a V.I.P preview gala for John Mellencamp: Paintings & Assemblages at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at 100 N. Woodland Blvd.

The museum benefit is limited to100 attendees. Tickets are $100 per person. The exhibit will be on view from Jan. 14 to March 27.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 and free to children younger than 12 and all Volusia County and Stetson students. For more information or tickets, visit

Stetson University Hand Art Center

Stetson University Hand Art Center is at 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

Oscar Bluemner exhibit will be on display from Jan. 10 to April 2. It was developed by the Oscar Bluemner art curator Dr. Katya Kudryavtseva.

“Transfigurations: A Black Speculative Vision of Freedom” exhibit will be on display from Jan. 10 to Feb. 23. The exhibit explores Afrofuturism through visual art, poetry, literature and graphic novels and is curated by Julian C. Chambliss, a professor of English at Michigan State University. The display is in coordination with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Art.

All events and exhibits at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Masks and social distancing are required.

The art center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (386) 822-7270 or visit

Gateway Center for the Arts

Gateway Center for the Arts will host pottery classes for adults from noon to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary.

Classes are for beginner and intermediate students. Each session is $50. Masks are required and class sizes are limited.

A new pottery class for teens age 14 and older will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The first class consists of creating with class. The second class focuses on glazing techniques. The cost is $50 per two sessions.

Open Studio is at 10 a.m. each Tuesday.

Singphony for children age 7 to 12 will meet at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 20 to April 16. The cost is $40 per month.

Auditions for the “Music Man” will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan. 12.

A “Tree of Life” wire/bead workshop with Vera will meet from 10 a.m. t o noon, Wednesday, Jan. 12. The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members and a $10 material fee.

For more information or a reservation, call (386) 668-5553 or visit

Calling all artists

Volusia County’s ECHO Gallery Committee invites qualified organizations and individuals to submit a proposal for a new exhibit at the Ocean Center.

All works submitted for consideration should depict the art of sports photography within Volusia County. The deadline for submission is March 18.

Selected works with credits will be displayed for about 45 consecutive weeks in the ECHO Gallery. Applicants are encouraged to visit and view the ECHO Gallery before submission.

For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Robert Redd at (386) 736-5953, ext. 15872, or

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