APRIL 2021
Marianna Hamilton Ross – Interweave
Watercolor and Painting on Silk
Opening Reception - April 3, 4-7pm
Artist Talk: April 17, 1-2pm - Exhibit Ends: April 25, 2021
Interweave explores the interdependence of man and nature. Hamilton Ross’s vibrant works in watercolor and silk dyes capture Florida’s rich diversity of foliage and native habitats with human figures. The constant dance of these combinations evolve into complex, imaginary worlds. In addition to the exhibit, be sure to attend Hamilton Ross’s Artist Talk and demonstration on April 17, from 1-2pm.
Chip Evra - Point of View
Reception, April 3, 4-7pm
Exhibit until April 25.
Chip Evra presents a variety of subjects:
Continuing exhibit of Underwater, Street Life, Abstracts and Panoramas.
Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters,

Change is in the air. I can feel it. We're emerging, likely irrevocably, from the constraints and relative isolation of the last 12 months. It's been a terrible time--tragic for some--but unnatural for all. We are social creatures and we've been forced to shun the personal and physical interactions we crave. Zoom is a poor substitute.

But change is coming. Something miraculous took place on March 12. That was our most recent Music Night. We gathered outdoors in the courtyard at Jane's to enjoy Cat Ridgeway and the Tourists. The band was outstanding, but that wasn't the miracle. That night I saw something I hadn't seen in 12 months--I saw people who were not spouses hugging each other. That was so affirming. Our human connections are rebounding.

The virus has robbed us of more than just the ability to come together. To a large degree, it has blocked our access to the arts and culture. Already in short supply societally, closed museums, theatres, galleries, stadiums, concert halls and cultural sites have fed a deficit for us all that may take years to overcome. Both artists (of all sorts) and their consumers and supporters have suffered. Recovery can't come soon enough.

Many of you know that Sally Mackay, one of the founders of The Hub, is a Brit. She stays in touch with UK media and recently forwarded me an opinion piece from The Guardian on this very topic. A few unfamiliar references notwithstanding, it's a great piece. Link to article.

With the virus in the process of being dispatched, it becomes a bit easier to look ahead. First, The Hub will be back with our popular Summer Camps for both younger and older kids alike. You will find details below or here.

Finally, we are pleased to say that the Razzle Dazzle Fashion Show is returning to the Brannon Center on May 13. Last year the pandemic forced us to film a runway show without an audience. This year we'll be back live. It will once again be a major event and a fitting conclusion to this transcendent Outreach program. We hope you'll support the talented young designers by attending and/or sponsoring the show. Details will be out in the coming weeks. Click on the nearby link to learn and see more.
Richard England, President
April 3, 2021 - 10am-7pm
Art Connections - engage with our artists and watch them create.
All Hub events on 1st Saturday are free and open to the public!
1st Saturday - Hub Members receive a 10% discount on purchases from the current exhibits in both galleries.
  • 11am-1pm - Live music outside with The Hub's official house band, RhythmWorks.
  • 1-2 pm - Talk Art!, Art of Collage, Carolyn Land (see below)
  • 4-7pm - Live Music with James Duchon in the lobby.
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception for Interweave by Marianna Hamilton Ross in the Founders Gallery. Exhibit ends April 25.
  • 4-7pm - Continuing exhibition for the April Fine Art Photography Gallery, Point of View by Chip Evra. Exhibit ends April 25.
Art of Collage
Carolyn Land
April 3, 1-2pm

Get to know this artist through an informal demonstration and conversation. Learn how the artist works, her media and techniques. Bring your enthusiasm for the arts and lots of questions!
Friday, April 9
The Sandy Back Porch band, a hard-hitting group performing traditional music at lightning speed. They offer a people-pleasing, toe-tapping sound with hotter-than-fire banjo, a lead guitar that kicks and harmonizing lead vocals. A group you do not want to miss!
Tickets or reserve space available now: in-person at The Hub, or by phone, (386) 957-3924. If space remains available, tickets will be sold at the door at the time of the event. Limited in-person seating. $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Masks are required. This Music Night event will be live-streamed on Facebook. Check The Hub's Facebook page to watch and listen online. 
Art in the Form of Film
Paul Marino
April 16, 5:30-9pm
After winning the Best Picture Oscar for Moonlighting (2016), director Barry Jenkins next tackled the film adaption of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk. The story centers around a couple, Tish and Fonny, living in Harlem during the 1970s, who are deeply in love and excited about the future. Then Fonny is falsely accused of a crime and sent to prison. At the same time, Tish, learns she is pregnant and must now fight to get Fonny exonerated. While this is the bare bones of the story, the larger theme of racial injustice makes this beautiful film disturbingly relevant and poignant today. 
Marianna Hamilton Ross
Saturday, April 17, 1-2pm
As part of her exhibition, Interweave, Marianna Hamilton Ross will lead an informal conversation about her work and methods, including a demo of painting on silk. Her vibrant works in watercolor and silk dyes explore the interdependence of man and nature.
Broadway at The Hub
April 30, 5:30-9pm
The Great White Way has long stood apart in the world of entertainment. The Hub presents a series of filmed live performances, not screen adaptations, of major Broadway shows. We begin with CamelotCamelot opened at The Majestic Theatre on December 3, 1960 and starred Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet and Richard Burton. The Broadway classic tells the story of King Arthur’s founding of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, who fight for justice and right, only to see his ideal crumble when his wife Guenevere falls in love with his favorite knight, Sir Lancelot. Paul Marino will introduce the performance and lead a discussion of what we all watched at the conclusion.
April 11, 2-4pm
  • Lightroom for Photographers with Lisa & Jim Engelbrecht
April 16 - 10am-4pm & April 17 - 10am-12:30pm
April 21, 10:30am-3:30pm
April 22 - 11am-3pm
  • BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece), Furniture Painting 101 with Ceceli Brown
The Hub was honored to be awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Children's Grief Center at Halifax Health--Hospice. The Hub's two art Outreach instructors, Heather Pastor (pictured 2nd from right) and Denise Bell (not pictured), conducted art classes via Zoom for the families of the Grief Center kids on two separate occasions, back in November and again in February. We were happy to bring a dose of creativity and fun to the program's kids.
The Hub on Canal exhibits the work of more than 60 artists. They are all very talented and frequently get recognized for their work. Even with that stipulation, however, the accolades have been flowing freely of late. Be sure to click on shop below photos to purchase products made my these artists.
Katty Smith
Johanna Riddle
The Fifth Avenue Gallery in Melbourne recently held their 15th Annual 100% Pure Florida juried show. Hub artists Katty Smith and Johanna Riddle walked away with awards. Katty took 1st Place for her acrylic and mixed media work, The Looking Glass, while Johanna received a Merit award for Florida Keys 1918.
Renee Lewis
Deborah Hildinger
Moving from the south to the north, Hub artist Renee Lewis took Best in Show for her drawing Bearing Fruit. The Florida Women's Art Association presented this award at their current show at the Casements in Ormond Beach.

Finally, The Hub's incredible gourd artist, Deborah Hildinger, scored multiple awards in various categories within the Master Division at the Florida Gourd Society Festival. Because this was the first state festival to reinstate their show post-Covid, the Florida festival drew competitors from across the country.
Our resident woodcarver draws a great deal of attention. It's partly because he occupies a prominent spot just behind the front desk. That attention more likely, however, flows from the incredible realism that he's able to coax from a piece of wood--his birds look like they might take flight.

In our newest post from The Hub's intrepid blogger Donna Bradley, she introduces you to Tad. Unless you are Judy (Tad's wife for those of you not in the know), you'll learn something. Meet the Man Behind the Glass.
The Hub on Canal welcomes applications from Central Florida artists for wall display or working studio space. The Hub is open 7 days a week with more than 40,000 visitors annually. In particular we are currently seeking applications from Sculptors, Contemporary Ceramists, Jewelry Designers, and Painters in a variety of mediums.
Registration Open
We are pleased to announce our Summer Camps. We cover more of the Summer this year.

  • The camps for 6-11 year olds meet Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm.
  • The camps for kids 12 and up meet Monday through Thursday from 1:30-5:30pm. 

Tuition for all camps are $110 for Hub members and $130 for non-members. The two clay classes (July) have an additional $10 supplies fee. Scholarships are available.

For more details or additional information call or stop by The Hub or see our website.
Works of 60 local artists, 24 working studios,
2 exhibition galleries.
The Hub on Canal's online store features a curated selection of one-of-a-kind art and jewelry created by Hub artists.
Vessel of Love
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