Museum of Arts & Sciences

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

Florida Arbor Day will be celebrated from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. In the Lohman Planetarium, watch episodes of BBC’s Planet Earth II and The Green Planet. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Free for members or with paid museum admission.

Winter Florida History Con will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Free for members or with paid museum admission.

Schedule includes:

•10 a.m., Holes: Stop Digging Up Our City with Nicole Diehm, digital collections librarian, St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library

•11 a.m., Presidents in Florida: Dr. James Clarke, UCF Professor of History

•noon, Audubon's Epic Travels in Florida, 1831-32, with Joseph Vetter, a local historian

•1 p.m., The Tiger is Almost Home with Volusia County Historian Dan Friend

•2 p..m., “Miss Louisa’s Boardinghouse” with St. Augustine Historian and Re-enactor Diane Jacoby

Lunch and Learn will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. The topic will be Women Artists in the Collection at Brown Museum. Senior Curator of History, Zach Zacharias and Docent Dr. Kate Weingart will discuss the importance of women artists. Space is limited. Advanced reservations and paid lunch are required. Lecture is free plus $10 boxed lunch for members; $10 plus $10 boxed lunch for non-members.

MOAS Night Sky Festival will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The museum and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will celebrate the wonders of astronomy and the night sky. A wide variety of telescopes will be set up outside on the front entrance courtyard. There will be live outdoor sky tours with green laser pointers and astronomy programs in the Lohman Planetarium.

Nearby at the ERAU campus there will be an Astronomy Open House with telescope tours, astronomy presentations and hands-on demonstrations. For more information, visit

The outdoor portion of the festival is free and is weather permitting. Planetarium shows are free for members and children 5 and younger, and $5 for non-members.

A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard will be on display until Feb. 5 in the Ford Gallery.

Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection is on display through March 19.

“Key West: Southernmost USA” exhibit is on display.

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

Ormond Memorial Art Museum

Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host beginning Watercolor, a five-class series with Pam Bleakney, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 7, at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

The cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members. Open to participants 16 and older. Watercolor paper, paint and a palette are provided. Students are responsible for some supplies.

Florida Water Color Society's 51st annual Traveling Exhibition will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Feb. 26.

A mind-mapping workshop taught by M. Kathleen Warren will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Students will explore writing an artist statement about their work using a more visual approach. Each student should bring a photograph or image of one of their art pieces. For color in thee mind map, bring colored pens. The cost is $20 for members or $23 for non-members.

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

Art Rally Daytona 2023

The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents Art Rally Daytona 2023 sponsored by the Gary R. Libby Charitable Trust.

The Florida Artists Group will rally in Daytona Beach for their 73rd annual exhibit and symposium on Feb. 3 and 4, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Rd., in Daytona Beach.

The FLAG members’ exhibit, “Sensations,” includes 2-D and 3-D artworks and will be on display from Jan. 28 to April 23. Art Professor Jered Sprecher of the University of Tennessee is the juror for 2023.

Free for museum members and with museum admission for non-members.

For more information, visit

Art League of Daytona Beach

New classes to begin in January at the Art League of Daytona Beach include photography with Rafael Torres, mixed media with Gail Bokor and painting portraits in oil with Darla Donley.

Classes in drawing, oils, painting, watercolor and life drawing continue.

"Annual Members' Awards Exhibit" will be Jan. 15 to Feb. 12. 

The Art League is at 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit or call (386) 947-7103.

Artists sought for Ocean Center exhibit

The Volusia County ECHO Gallery Committee is seeking proposals for a new exhibit at the Ocean Center.

Artists can submit their two-dimensional, Volusia County history-themed pieces by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.

Submissions should be sent to For full submission details, visit

Photography exhibit

Fine Art Photographer Robyn Cowlan will exhibit her work until Feb. 28 at Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach.

The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, call (386) 615-7081.

NEA awards $15,00 to ACA residency program

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Atlantic Center for the Arts a $15,000 grant for its Artist-in-Residence Program in 2023.

Since 1977, ACA has fostered a spirit of innovation and collaboration among many of the world’s greatest writers, painters, sculptors, choreographers and composers through residencies led by mentoring artists at its 68-acre campus. ACA provides workspace and technical support.

For more information, visit

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts offers a variety of programs at its main campus, downtown and other locations in New Smyrna Beach.

Ericka Sobrack: Late Night Stroll will be on display until Feb. 11 at ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

Intuitive to Intentional Painting Retreat will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Led by Laura Bohn, an artist and art therapist, participants will explore different ways of painting. Intuitive painting can help artists when they feel creativity is blocked.

Limited to 15 participants. The cost is $80 for members and $90 for non-members. For more information, visit

An Andrew Sovjani exhibit will be on display until Feb. 6 at Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave. Gallery hours are 10 am. to 4 pm. Tuesday to Friday and 10 am. to 2 pm. Saturday.

The Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery showcases 180 Artist photographs spanning 22 years from ACA's inaugural residency in 1982 to the end of 2004. The 16- by 14-inch black and white portraits are a part of ACA's permanent collection.

ACA Spotlight: A Creative Workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive. Learn about the world-renowned Mentoring Artists of ACA with ACA Community Artist Bethany Bennett. This session features the work of Robert Rauschenberg. Participants should bring a canvas or Bristol board, brushes and paint colors of your choice. ACA will provide supplies for a donation. Free and walk-ins welcome. For more information, visit

The 47th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, will be Jan. 27-29, in Downtown New Smyrna Beach. Bring the family and explore a variety of work by 225 artists from around the country, including three Daytona State College students selected for the Trish Thompson Memorial Emerging Artist Program. Enjoy live entertainment, free kids’ art projects, food trucks and exhibits. For more information, call (386) 423-4733 or visit

ADORN: A Jewelry Invitational will be from Jan. 27 to Feb. 24 at Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

For general information, call (386) 427-6975.

Artists Workshop

Artists Workshop of New Smyrna Beach offers adult art classes and workshops at 540 Barracuda Blvd.

An upcoming workshop is Pastel Painting with Barbara Ortiz from Jan. 21 to 22.

Studio hours are 9:30 am. to 4 pm. Monday to Friday.

A new exhibit 'Strictly Abstract' will be on display until the end of February at The Gallery on Canal, 115 Canal St. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to register for classes, email, call (386) 424-9254 or visit

Hub on Canal

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

The January exhibit in The Founders Gallery will be “Art of Adornment – Wear Your Art!” It will be on display to Jan. 29.

Explore and Channel Your Creativity with Carolyn Land from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 20 and 27. The fee is $20 per class. Participants should bring their own supplies. To register, contact Ms. Land at

People/Pet Portrait Oil Painting with Darla Donley will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 20 and 27. The fee is $45 per class. Participants should bring their own supplies. Limited enrollment. For more information or to register, contact Ms. Donley at (386) 302.8885 or

Talk Art! Collage a Special Dialogue, with Carolyn Land, will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Learn how the artist works, her media and techniques.

Open Mic Poetry Night will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. An evening of poetry co-hosted by poet Mary Jane Barenbaum and artist/writer Pamela Ramey Tatum. The late Bob Calabrese will be featured followed by an open mike format. Adults 18 and older only. For more information, contact Ms. Barenbaum at (386) 214-6409. The fee is $5 for all.

Sketching In Watercolor with Evy Okerstrom will meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Learn to observe and record in a sketchbook using basic watercolor and pen and ink methods. All levels are welcome. The fee is $25 per class. Limited enrollment of 10. To register, contact Ms. Okerstrom at (859) 699-1506 or

Learn Photography with Kathy Tubbs at will meet Saturday, Jan. 28. Photography Beginner/Intro will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Photography Novice will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. The fee is $25 per class. Bring a phone with camera (beginner) or DSLR camera (all levels). For more information or to register, contact Ms. Tubbs at (386) 690-4779 or

Tell Your Life Story! A Memoir Writing Course with Chelly Harkness will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 26 to Feb. 23. Inexperienced writers are welcome. The fee is $100 for the five-week course or $20 per class.

Painting Foundations with Mary Gerlach meets 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $20 per class (bring your own supplies). To register, call (386) 846-3104.

Jewelry Making and Design with Debbie Moser meets from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $20 per class (materials and basic tools provided). To register, email

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

Elevate your Drawing Skills with Bob Stinziano will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Monday. All skill levels welcome. The fee is $20 per class. Space is limited. To register, call (386) 944-9249 or email

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

Benvenuto in Italia! with Joanne Kehrli will meet Tuesdays with Italian for Travelers 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. and Italian Grammar 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or Wednesdays with Italian Grammar 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The fee is $120. To register, call (703) 727-7897 or email

Harmonica with Farley Palmer will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the 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, visit or call (386) 957-3924.

Jane’s Art Center

Jane’s Art Center will host Juried Exhibit: Size Matters, Small Art with a Big Impact until Jan. 21 at 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach.

Beginning Hand-Building & Wheel-Throwing Ceramic Workshops and One-Day Ceramic Classes for adults and children will meet throughout January.

Admission is free. For more information or to register, visit or call (386) 402-8673.

Southeast Museum of Photography

The Southeast Museum of Photography in partnership with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, will host RE:VISIONS, a selection of works by visual artist Andrew Sovjani, until Feb. 4 at the ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, visit

West Volusia Artist to meet

West Volusia Artists Inc. will meet to create, paint, draw from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 20, at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand.

For more information, call (386) 846-3330.

Museum of Art -DeLand

Mysterious Realms by Andrea Kowch will be on display until April 19, at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand.

Inspired by memories, inner emotions, history, and a fascination with nature and the human psyche, the stories behind Ms. Kowch’s figurative realist paintings stem from life’s emotions and experiences, resulting in narrative, allegorical imagery that illustrates the parallels between human experience and the mysteries of the natural world.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

Mixed media art group to exhibit in DeLand City Hall

Textile and mixed media artworks will be on display in the Commission Chambers in DeLand City Hall from January to April.

Created by members of Arts Etc., the works explore the theme “Contrasts.” The group has exhibited annually in City Hall for five years, missing 2022 due to Covid.

Exhibiting artists include Bobbi Baugh, Joan Dominus, Pam Kettner, Mary McBride and Mara Whitridge from the DeLand area; Ruth Baker, Janet Bernhard, Linda Hoffmeister, Brenda Loring and Phyllis Swain from New Smyrna Beach; Calandra Thurrott from Port Orange; and Hannah Morse from Mims.

The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during public meetings.

Gateway Center

Gateway Center for the Arts hosts 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.

Open Studio is at 10 a.m. each Tuesday. Yoga is 11 a.m. each Thursdays. Adult pottery meets at noon each Wednesday.

The center has issued a call for artists for the 2023 members exhibit. There are no entrance fees. The show will be Jan. 29 to March 4. To register, call (386) 775-7347. A reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

Volunteers are needed and can participate in events and shows for free, while also gaining credit for future classes and shows.

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

Children's studio art class

The Museum of Art-DeLand’s Studio Artist Class is for students ages 6 to 12.

Classes meet from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and are taught by Curator of Education Martha Underriner. Each four-week session has its own theme and focus, and will change for each class.

Tuition is $60 members and $65 for non-members. Ten students maximum per session.

To register, call (386) 734-4371.

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