Superstar Saturdays

Atlantic Center for the Arts will host free Superstar Saturdays for youth ages 12 to 19 at noon Sept. 12 at Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

ACA Artist Ambassador Justincredible will lead an afternoon of hip-hop, poetry, dance, acting, drawing, painting and performing arts.

For more information, call (386) 410-2890.

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal is offering several exhibits and workshops at 132 and 120 Canal St. in New Smyrna Beach.

In the Founders Gallery will be “Patrick Paints Florida,” paintings of Florida’s simple life by Patrick Rausch until Sept. 27.

In the Fine Art Photography Gallery will be “Born to Fly,” color wildlife photography by Jim Boland, until Nov. 1.

A new virtual workshop, Loosen Up with Souby Boski, will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Learn how apply oil and acrylic paint in a gestural, painterly manner. The fee is $90 for members and $115 for non-members. Students need several canvases and reference photos, plus supplies. Supply list will be provided at registration. For information, email Souby Boski at

The annual Hub Signature Event, Spring Into Fall Art Sale, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Members’ preview will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. The sale features the artwork of more than 60 artists. Big savings on original art by local artists includes fine art, jewelry, apparel, glass art and home décor.

Art in the Form of Film with Paul Marino will show “The World’s Fastest Indian” (2006) from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Watch aging New Zealander Burt Munro, played by Anthony Hopkins, try to set a land speed record with hi9s home-tweaked 1920 Indian bike. Instructor Mr. Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. The fee is $7, which includes a glass of wine or bottle of water. Limited seating available. Masks are required.

Resin Painting with Becki Shiles will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The cost is $85 for members and $105 for non-members (plus $35 supplies fee paid to instructor on day of workshop). Limited to 7 participants.

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

Volunteers needed

The Hub on Canal is looking for volunteers to work at The Hub’s reception, special events, outreach programs, promotional events, building maintenance and most all areas of operations.

For more information, visit 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, or or call (386) 957-3924.

Photo exhibit opens

Selections from Jack Mitchell: Icons & Idols is on display until Nov. 1 at Atlantic Center for the Arts Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

Mr. Mitchell, an American photographer and author, was best known for his photographs of American artists, dancers, film and theatre performers, musicians and writers.

For more information, call (386) 423-1753 or email

Residency program starting

Atlantic Center of the Arts is accepting applications for its Artist-In-Residency program No. 180 scheduled for Feb. 21 to March 13 at 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Application deadline is scheduled for Sept. 20. No application fee due to Covid-19. ACA will be offering full scholarships to accepted artists who qualify.

For more information, visit

IMAGES call for artists

IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts is now accepting applications for its January 2021 outdoor festival.

The 45th annual event takes place in Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach. The juried fine art festival features 225 artists, music, free art activities for children, student art exhibit and festival menu.

Application deadline is Oct. 19.

For more information, visit

Museum announces Volusia ECHO Grant Award

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens has been awarded an Volusia County ECHO (Environment/Culture/History/Outdoor Recreation) grant of $400,000 to help fund the renovation and expansion project slated to begin later this year.

Since 2001, ECHO has provided grants for 241 projects in every region of Volusia County, and the average homeowner pays less than $25 a year for the ECHO fund.

ECHO has raised more the $95 million, while grant recipients have provided more than $150 million in matches. Attendance records show ECHO funded projects are visited by more than 600,000 people every year.

Museum offers workshops

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host virtual workshops in September.

An acrylic flow painting workshop with professional mixed media artist Michelle Davidson will be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, via Zoom. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 14. Supply pickup will be from 10:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sept. 15-16.

Participants will discover how acrylic paints react using a flow medium creating abstract images on canvas. Learn how to mix paints, pouring techniques, and use experimental tools.

The cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members, which includes supplies and live Zoom broadcast. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants.

Beginning Zentangle virtual workshop will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, via Zoom.

Supply kits available for early bird registrants. Participants should register by Sept. 8 to receive a free kit. For those who register after Sept. 8, a supply list is provided to gather own supplies. No previous art experience required to learn this art form sometimes called “pen and paper meditation.” Perfect for ages 6-106. The cost is $42 for members and $46 for non-members.

To register, visit or call (386) 676-3347.

Thesis & Departures 2020

The Southeast Museum of Photography will present the exhibit Thesis & Departures until Sept. 18 at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Thesis & Departures is an annual exhibit of portfolios and photographs by the recent graduates of the University of Central Florida in Photography and Daytona State College in Photographic Technology.

The museum is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. This allows time for proper cleaning of gallery and lobby areas, before during and after opening. Following guidelines in place by Daytona State College, the museum will continue to operate at reduced capacity, limiting each gallery to 20 visitors at a time.

For more information, visit or call (386) 506-3894.

Museum features two exhibits

"Veterans & Military Families Create'' and “Red Room: Icons in Transformation,” featuring artwork by Ludmila Pawloska, are on display at Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

"Veterans & Military Families Create'' showcases the creative talents of veterans and members of military families. The work will not focus on any specific medium or subject matter, but each piece will be accompanied by a story of someone's connection to the military.

OMAM's West Gallery features the Red Room installation with the full “Icons in Transformation” exhibit across the street at St. James Episcopal Church.

The exhibits will be on display through September.

Museum admission is $2.

For more information, call (386) 676-3347 or visit

Poetic Visions

The Museum of Art DeLand, Creative Happiness Institute and MainStreet Art & Culture Slam of DeLand will present The 2020 Poetic Visions Art and Poetry Exhibit from Aug. 21 to Dec. 27, at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand.

Earlier this summer, poets were asked write original pieces prompted by 34 different pieces from the Museum of Art-DeLand’s permanent collection. A panel of judges curated a selection of the submitted poems (one poem per piece of artwork) to be published in the 2020 Poetic Visions Anthology and displayed next to the piece in our corresponding art exhibition.

Admission is $5 for non-members and free for members.

For more information, call (386) 734-4371 or (386) 279-7534 or visit

Museum of Art-DeLand

American Prints II from the Butler Institute of American Art is on display until Sept. 13 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand.

It features 45 works from some of the most important American printmakers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. See the work of several major artists from James McNeill Whistler and Thomas Hart Benton, to Edward Hopper and Willem Dekooning.

For more information, call (386) 734-4371 or (386) 279-7534 or visit

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