News & Updates
Opening Reception
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4-7pm
Meet the artist at 6pm in the Founders Gallery
Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters

There are busy months at The Hub and then there are busy months. February is in the latter category. The team at The Hub is always working hard to deliver compelling reasons for both members and non-members alike to visit. There's something for everyone in February.

Last month I leased the development of 120 Canal Street as a new space for The Hub. The former Gallery One Twenty (2 doors east of The Hub) officially opened on January 25 as the Fine Art Photography Gallery at The Hub on Canal. Permanent Hub photography artist studios and juried exhibitions fill the space. We believe this is the only fine art photography gallery in Volusia County. Stop by this month. You'll likely find one of our resident artists there. Read more below in the Artists' Corner.

No matter where your interest in the arts lies, there's a reason for you to visit The Hub in February (maybe twice). In addition to our ever-changing art displays and 4 Talk Arts!, we'll offer an outstanding Music Night with returning performers Vivacity on February 8 and Dr. Lucinda Sloan's presentation of Mozart's opera  The Magic Flute  on February 10. Dr. Sloan returns on February 26 with the beginning of part 2 of her compelling lecture series,  Influential Women Artists and Musicians .

Outreach activities take center stage this month as well. On three successive days, February 22-24, attend the Frank Ferrante and Don Kennedy fundraiser for our children's programs; view, or better yet, participate in, our chalk art competition Chalk it Up!; and be sure to stop by for the public viewing of the films from our Student Film Festival (see Outreach Corner below). Whew! I'm tired already, just thinking about all that lies ahead this month.

Finally, I'll make one last pitch for our An Affair of the HeART-A Night in Havana.  Tickets will be sold out soon, so if you've thought about attending, it's time to make the commitment. You get great Cuban food, great drinks, great Latin music and dancing, and great fun--and we get the funds to help fulfill our mission. See you in Havana on March 9.

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 electric blues, jug band in front of The Hub.
  • 1-2pm - Talk Art! Featuring Joyce McAdams with Creative Collage and Beyond.
  • 4-7pm - Live Music: Steve Raymond and Dave Zawadzki, Folk/Rock
  • 4-7pm - Grand Opening for the Fine Art Photography Gallery exhibition in The Hub's new gallery space at 120 Canal. The Olde South, featuring Rick McAllister, photographer.
  • 4-7pm - Founders Gallery: Texture and Beyond – Debe Abbott. Meet the artist at 6pm.

Talk Art - 1-2pm - Joyce McAdams
Creative Collage and Beyond (more)
  • 11am-1pm - The HubCats
  • 4-7pm - Live Music: Steve Raymont and Dave Zawadzki, Folk/Rock (above)
CANAL STREET EVENTS - 1st Saturday, February 2, 2019
4th Annual Saturday Soup Sampler 1-4pm (details)
Farmer's Market 7am-12:30pm - Art Stroll 10am-4pm
Craft Beer Walk 1-7pm - Gallery Walk 4-7pm
The newest gallery and studio space at The Hub on Canal is now open and photographers Joe Campanellie, Mary Jane Campanellie, Dave Coleman and Troy McClenathan have taken up residence. The space is designed for four studio artists and one changing exhibition. The inaugural exhibition, "The Olde South,” features the work of photo artist Rick McAllister through March 31. McAllister is presenting an illustrated talk, A Photo Journey Along the Back Roads of the South, on Thursday, March 7 at 1 pm. Join us to hear stories that were once told on the front porch at the end of the day.

The program is free and open to the public. 
The American Landscape in Art
Lecture Series
with James Murphy, PhD
February 6, 6-7pm

Dr. Murphy will lead participants in a visual survey of this land we call home, from the era of the earliest European explorers to today’s cosmic pioneers who continue to expand our concept of landscape. 

  • February 6: The Modernist Vision: Pictorialism to Photo-Realism. Photographers aspire to be accepted as artists, eventually changing the art world itself; Ansel Adams changes how Americans see their own country.
  • February 13: A Pale Blue Dot: Entropy, Ecology and Beyond. A survey of modern earthworks and landscape-based art projects; the cosmic landscape seen from planet earth.
Special Music Night:
February 8, 6-8pm
Vivacity presents  With a Song in My Heart!  Featuring Heather Thorn on xylophone and her talented group of musicians. Celebrate the love in your life with the Vivacity band!
1-2pm - Featuring Mary Gerlach, Creativity
1-2pm - Featuring
Tad Fyock
Composition in 3D Art (more)
1-2pm - Featuring Oralba,
Orlaba's Shoes: Handmade Wearable Art (more)
NEW! 2nd Sunday Series:
The Magic Flute with
Lucinda Sloan, PhD
February 10, 2-5pm

Please join us for Dr. Sloan’s presentation of the Kenneth Branagh film of Mozart’s last complete work.   The Magic Flute  places the universal struggle between love and hate, good and evil, wisdom and ignorance in the middle of World War I. (more)
Art in the Form of Film: Gaslight
February 15, 5:45-9pm

A double Oscar winner in 1945,  Gaslight tells the story of a woman (Ingrid Bergman) and her new husband moving into the house where her aunt had been murdered years before. (more)
Poetry Night
February 16, 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)
2019 NEA Big Read
February 19, 2-4pm

The Volusia County Public Library celebrates  A Wizard of Earthsea  by Ursula le Guin. .   (more)

Slo' Jam
February 21, 6:30-8:30pm

Play, sing, or just listen! Bring a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, etc. Playbooks provided.  (more)

A Brush with Sinatra and Some Big Band Favorites
Frank Ferrante’s Annual Fundraiser
February 22, 7-8:30pm

Artist and Musician, Frank Ferrante, presents his annual fundraiser at The Hub on Canal. The sounds of his magical saxophone will delight the audience as he moves through a variety of Sinatra hits. Frank will be joined by renowned artist and educator Don Kennedy whose work will be on display. All proceeds from the evening, including the sale of Don's art, will benefit children's programs at The Hub on Canal.    (more)
CHALK IT UP! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
February 23, 9am-5pm
Chalk Artists are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition to be held February 23, 2019 on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach in conjunction with the City of New Smyrna’s 57th Annual Art Fiesta. The many Art Fiesta attendees will delight in strolling along Canal Street to view the chalk creations. The chalk artists will begin at the intersection of Canal Street and Sams Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, extending West along Canal Street. (more)
The Hub on Canal 3rd Annual Film Festival
Public Viewing - February 24, 1-4pm
The festival will highlight films and film posters created by students from Volusia County High Schools. Judging for the film festival will include representatives from area colleges and universities and the film industry. Please join us as we support our students in this very special event! (more)
The Golden Years--Is That All There Is?
Dr. Kendra Brown, Psychologist and Author
February 24, 2:15-3:30 pm

You’ve been coached for decades to save for retirement and let’s hope you managed that challenging responsibility. Unfortunately, that’s only part of the retirement battle and certainly not the only key to enjoying your “golden years.”    (more)
Influential Women Artists and Musicians Through the Ages - Winter Lecture Series
with Lucinda Sloan, PhD
6:30-8:30 pm
  • February 5: The Classical Era-Artist Marguerite Gerard and Musician Princess Natalia Kurakina
  • February 26: The Romantic Era-Artist Edmonia Lewis and Musician Clara Schuman
  • March 5: The Harlem Renaissance
  • March 12: Women Artists of the Arab World
  • March 19: The American Scene in the 21st Century

The eight lectures in the combined series will span from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century and travel around the world.  Each lecture will focus on women from the various periods who exemplify great creativity and perseverance.  (more)
February 1, 10am-4pm
  • Introduction to Photoshop Creative Cloud with Mary Jean Campanellie (more)
February 4, 2-5pm
  • Meditate and Create: Coastal Living Inspired Mixed Media Mania with Kelly Bowen (more)
February 7, 10am-4:30pm
  • Abstract Expressionism. Create Your Inner Landscape with Cheri Erdman (more)
February 8, 10am-2pm
  • The Art of Abstract Poured Acrylics with Cindy Dennis (more)
February 9, 10am-4pm
  • Paint a Sculpted Bird with Tad Fyock (more)
February 16, 10am-4pm
  • Getting Started with Corel Painter Essentials with Mary Jean Campanellie (more)
February 18, 10am-4pm
  • Watercolor Over Pen & Ink with Evy Okerstrom (more)
February 21, 10am-3pm
  • Primitive Patterns to Modern Motifs: A Creative Primer with Renee Lewis (more)
February 21, 5:30-8pm
  • Spring Wreath Décor with Angela Tully (more)
February 21, 6-8pm
  • The “Art” of Nature Photography with Joe Campanellie (more)
February 22, 9am-1pm
  • Introduction to Abstraction with Stacey Fletcher (more)
February 24-25, 10am-4:30pm
  • Palette Knife Workshop with Pamela Ramey Tatum (more)
Judges Jamie Stern, Hector Valle, and Rusty Burrell provide career advice to students who attended the Round Table Networking event on November 27, 2018.
The Hub on Canal 3rd Annual Student Film Festival
I n February The Hub on Canal will be sponsoring the 3 rd  Annual Hub on Canal Student Film Festival. The film festival’s goal is to provide teen-aged students in Volusia County high schools with an opportunity to express themselves through film and digital art, to learn from industry professionals, and to experience the joy of sharing their creation in a community event, regardless of whether they win a prize. High school students have the opportunity to enter two different competitions as part of the festival; a 3-5 minute film category or a movie poster category. The panels of judges for the two categories consist of experienced film and graphic design professionals. 
This year the film festival event was expanded to provide additional support for students, including mentoring and round table career networking discussion events.
Everyone is invited to attend a public viewing of the student entries on Sunday, February 4 th  from 1-4pm at The Hub on Canal. Student finalists and their families will be invited to attend an “Oscars” style awards ceremony on February 28, 2019.

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