APRIL 2019
News & Updates
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 4-7pm
Artist talk at 6pm in the Founders Gallery
Opening Reception
Fine Art Photography Gallery, 120 Canal Street
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 4-7pm
Artist Talk, Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1-2pm
Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters

Were you at our  An Affair of the HeART--A Night in Havana  on March 9 at the Smyrna Yacht Club? If you were, I'm pretty sure that whatever expectations you had ahead of time were surpassed. The music. The food. The dancing and dancers. The activities. The ambiance. The details--oh the details. Our second annual fundraising gala was everything we hoped for. We hope it was for you as well.

If you couldn't, or didn't join us, we hope you'll make plans to attend next year's gala. Mark you calendar for March 14, 2020. We'll have updates later this year. We've pasted links below to hundreds of pictures from the event. Relive the night, or see what you missed. Our thanks again to all who attended and/or sponsored.

Turning to look ahead, you're going to want to plan on being at The Hub on April 12 for our Special Music Night. There are more details below but we'll be featuring Smokehouse with Anthony "Packrat" Thompson and my friend, Robert "Lightning Boy" Thomas. Smokehouse is always a crowd favorite and we expect a full house. Get here early and wear your dancing shoes .

Richard England, President
All Hub events on 1st Saturday are free and open to the public!
  • 10am-7pm - Art Connections - engage with our artists and watch them create.
  • 11am -1pm - HubCats. The Hub's own eclectic blues, jug band in front of The Hub.
  • 1-2pm - Talk Art! Carolyn Land, Tap into Your Creativity (see below)
  • 4-7pm - Founders Gallery: Art exhibition featuring Mary Lee Adler, Remains to be Seen, Artist talk at 6pm.
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception for the April Fine Art Photography Gallery Exhibition Portraits: India & Kashmir, color photography by artist Gwen Hughes.
  • 4-7pm - Ronnie & Renie play cover tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s
Talk Art - 1-2pm - Carolyn Land
Tap into your Creativity (more)
CANAL STREET EVENTS - 1st Saturday, April 6, 2019
Spring Fest & Water Wise Garden Fair (10am-4pm)  (details)
Farmer's Market 7am-12:30pm - Art Stroll 10am-4pm
Craft Beer Walk 1-7pm - Gallery Walk 4-7pm
Katty Smith Wins Best of Show
Congratulations to Katty Smith. Katty won Best of Show at Art League of Daytona Beach in the show, All Creatures Large and Small. The sculpture, The Human Plight addresses the endangered Florida Panther and how humans are consuming the land they would normally inhabit, right.
Cindy Lynn Wiggins Wins
Award of Distinction
The Hub's Cindy Lynn Wiggins, Let it Be , also won an Award of Distinction at the same show, left.
 Special Music Night:
April 12, 6-8pm
Back by popular demand! Anthony “Packrat” Thompson and Robert “Lightning Boy” Thomas (aka “Top”) are founding members of the 4 piece swamp blues band “Smokehouse” which formed in 1989 in New Smyrna Beach. Specializing in Florida Swamp Blues, they are powered by the songwriting, storytelling, lead vocals, harmonica, guitar and percussion of the leader, “Packrat.” 
NEW! 2nd Sunday Series
East Coast Florida Pirates: The True Story with James “Zach” Zacharias of the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS)
April 14, 1-3pm

Bring the whole family for Zach's fun, informative presentation, themed activities for the kids with Hub artist and teacher Steve Hardock, refreshments and booty. The fictional pirate stories you learned growing up are based on true pirates, and Florida had its share. Florida pirates repeatedly attacked St. Augustine or operated off its coast.

Zach will separate fact from fiction and you’ll learn how the Caribbean pirates are an important part of Florida’s history. (more)
  • Admission is free for all
  • Refreshments provided, plus pirate booty with Hub artist and teacher, Steve Hardock.

Slo' Jam
April 18, 6:30-8:30pm

Play, sing, or just listen! Bring a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, etc. Playbooks provided.  (more)
Art in the Form of Film:
Singin' in the Rain
April 19, 5:45-9pm

Take a spin around the lamppost! Perhaps the best known and most universally loved Hollywood musical,  Singin’ in the Rain  is set in 1927 Hollywood as “talkies” are beginning to displace silent films.  (more)
Poetry Night
April 20, 5-6:30pm

Come to The Hub on Canal for a delightful evening of poetry and music! Dan Pels, a surrealist poet, will emcee the evening, along with his co-host Mary Jane Barenbaum, a realist/romantic poet.   (more)
April 5, 9am-1pm
  • Contemporary Watercolor Sketching with Stacey Fletcher(more)
April 7, 10am-2pm
  • The Art of Abstract Poured Acrylics with Cindy Dennis (more)
April 8, 10am-4pm
  • Watercolor Over Pen & Ink with Evy Okerstrom (more)
April 11, 5:30-8pm
  • Easter Centerpiece with Angela Tully (more)
April 13, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • “Tree of Life” Pendant workshop with Vera Reksta (more)
April 13-14, 1-4:30pm each day
  • Collage from Recycled Magazines with Cindy Burkett (more)
April 24, 12-4pm
  • The Beauty and Flow of Alcohol Ink with Becki Shiles (more)
April 26, 6:30-8:30pm
  • “Girls’ Night Out” Wine Glass Painting with Vera Rekstad (more)
April 27, 9am-5pm
  • Alla Prima Landscape Painting in Oils with David Brancato (more)
April 29, 10am-4:30pm
  • Advanced Palette Knife Workshop with Pamela Ramey Tatum (more)
Razzle Dazzle
A New Smyrna Beach Student Fashion Event
May 19, 5-7pm

Join The Hub on Canal and The City of New Smyrna Beach as they present this fun and exciting fashion event at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach. The New York-style runway show will feature  haute couture  clothing modeled and designed by middle and high school students from The New Smyrna Beach After School Fashion Club.
All proceeds from the event will be used to support the 2019-2020 After School Fashion Club and other outreach programs provided through The Hub on Canal and the City of New Smyrna Beach.

Coming in June
Registration is Open Now!
A variety of camps available for kids & teens beginning on June 4th and ending on June 27th. Register now for these exciting new programs. (more)
Who is this man and what is he doing?
The Transformation Begins
Razzle Dazzle
May 19, 5-7pm
A New Smyrna Beach Student Fashion Event.  Featuring exclusive custom designs & Highlighting the Business of Fashion.

Event Tickets: $35 /
VIP Tickets: $100
Click Here  for additional information.
Students work on developing patterns for their Haute Couture fashions.
The Hub on Canal Community Outreach
New Smyrna After School
Fashion Club
In September the Hub on Canal began a partnership with the City of New Smyrna Beach to offer an after school fashion design program for middle and high school students. Through this program students learn the basics of fashion design, color, fabrics, sewing, pattern making and more. More importantly they are developing technical and career skills that will last a lifetime, helping them to build confidence and self-esteem.
Led by New Smyrna Beach Middle School Art Teacher, Samantha Hughes, Fashion Club Members are also learning about fashion branding and marketing that can lead to career opportunities in the fashion industry as well as ancillary and support businesses such as accessories, modeling, hair and make-up and more. Industry professionals and local businesses are supporting the program offering their knowledge and expertise to the students.
The results of their efforts will be showcased in a New York Style fashion event on Sunday, May 19 th  from 5-7pm at The Brannon Center. During the event students will showcase their own Haute Couture designs. Please consider supporting this important program. 
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