News & Updates
Opening Reception
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 4-7pm
Artist talk at 6pm in the Founders Gallery
Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters

Welcome to 2019! The Hub on Canal took some large steps forward in 2018. You helped us achieve that and we thank you for the support and encouragement. We expect to do even more in 2019, and have been planning many exciting events, exhibitions, debuts of new artists and expansion of our unparalleled outreach activities. You won't want to miss Jazz 'n Blues VI later in January, Chalk it Up!, our third annual Student Film Festival, Dancin' in the Streets and the Razzle Dazzle student fashion show at the Brannon Center--and that's just a sample of what we're up to in the first half of the year. Be sure to stop by The Hub often to see the new works of our artists and the excellent monthly exhibitions we will host in the Founders Gallery.

Notable among the first half of the year's events is our second annual fundraising gala, An Affair of the HeART - A Night in Havana to be held on March 9. Your ticket will transport you to mid-1950s Cuba and the fare provides us with the funds to carry out our mission. It's a win-win. Tickets go on sale to Hub members on 1/2/19. Non-members can buy tickets on 1/7/19. Tickets are limited and will go fast, so do not delay.

I will close with two developments that I want to bring to your attention. First, Gallery One Twenty is now closed. Owner Terry England (yes, my wife) is closing her art gallery two doors east of The Hub in favor of her new project, Jane's Art Center, at the corner of Magnolia and Downing. The Hub will take over her Canal Street space. Watch for new and exciting developments from The Hub in that location. Secondly, our tenant at 124 Canal Street, French Quarter Grille, has sold their assets to Henry and Michele Salgado of Spanish River Grill fame. Henry and Michele will soon transform 124 Canal Street into The Local Pearl, an oyster bar. We welcome the Salgados to Canal Street.

It's looking to be a great 2019!

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 Carolyn Land with The Art of Collage. (see below)
  • 4-7pm - Founders Gallery: Art exhibition featuring Ev Niewoehner, Architectural Interpretations. Artist talk at 6pm.
  • 4-7pm - Live Music: Jeff Pattishall, guitar and violin.
Talk Art - 1-2pm - Carolyn Land
The Art of Collage (more)
  • 11am-1pm - The HubCats
  • 4-7pm - Live Music: Jeff Pattishall, guitar and violin.
CANAL STREET EVENTS - 1st Saturday, January 5, 2019
Farmer's Market 7am-12:30pm - Art Stroll 10am-4pm
Craft Beer Walk 1-7pm - Gallery Walk 4-7pm
4th Annual Florida History Con
January 19, 10am-4pm
Peaceful Cracker Cabin
Artist Pamela "Sam" Adams'
The Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach has invited four Hub artists to display and demonstrate their work as part of the 4th Annual Florida History Con, a celebration of Florida history, January 19, 10-4pm. Cracker architecture and "Old Florida" are themes in Pamela"Sam" Adams newest mixed media works that will be on display.
Florida wildlife and historic sites will be the feature of Steve Hardock's watercolors and demonstration of the use of watercolor on paper.  Tad Fyock, Wood Carver, will display a collection of his award winning wood sculptures and demonstrate carving techniques.  Mary Gerlach will demonstrate painting with acrylics on canvas featuring Florida architecture, landscapes, and native plants.

In addition to Hub artists' demonstrations, visitors to the Museum will enjoy history reenactors, historical displays, authors, and local history clubs. More information is available at  moas.org 
Looking for activities for your 6-12 year-old over winter break? Build an imaginary 3-D Tree House with Hub artist Steve Hardock. (more)
A Six-Pack of Hitchcock:
Spellbound with Paul Marino
January 4, 5:45-9pm

Join us to view and analyze 5 of Hitchcock’s best films and the unique documentary 78/52 , which analyzes the classic shower scene from Psycho . (more)
Special Music Night:
An evening of Flamenco & Latin-Jazz
January 11, 6-8pm
Louis Alfredo Garcia's music selection is sophisticated, colorful and passionate. He adds improvisation into every song and has developed a unique sound of Latin-Jazz/Flamenco Fusion.
1-2pm - Featuring Shelley Lynch, Photographer, Capturing the Moment
1-2pm - Featuring
Cheri Erdman
Inner Landscapes and Abstract Expressionism (more)
1-2pm - Featuring Pamela Ramey Tatum
Landscape Painting
with the Knife (more)
Influential Women Artists and Musicians Through the Ages (Part 1)—Lecture Series with Lucinda Sloan
Beginning January 15, 6:30-8:30pm

  • January 15: The Middle Ages - Hildegarde of Bingen
  • January 22: The Renaissance - Artist Plautille Nelli and Musician Maddalena Casualana
  • January 29: The Baroque-Artist Elizabeth Sirani and Musician Elizabeth Jacquet
  • February 5: The Classical Era - Artist Marguerite Gerard and Musician Princess Natalia Kurakina

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)
The American Landscape in Art
Lecture Series
with Dr. James Murphy
Beginning January 16, 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. 
  • January 16: A New World: From Dogma to Discovery-Advances in map-making and pictorial art in Europe lead to the accidental discovery of the American continent.
  • January 23: The Earthly Paradise: Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School-An English artist celebrates the unique landscape of America, and poses questions about preservation and development.
  • January 30: The Range of Light: Luminism, Impression and the West: Home-grown experiments in capturing light and European influences; painting and photography document expeditions to the uncharted frontier.

  • 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.
Art in the Form of Film:
Memento with Paul Marino
January 18, 5:45-9pm
Memento tracks Guy Pearce’s Lenny through his memory gaps as he tries to solve his wife’s murder. Can the memory be trusted? Are things what they seem to be?  (more)
Poetry Night
January 19, 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)

Special Music Night:
Jazz ‘n Blues VI Smokin’ Torpedoes
January 26, 6-8pm

Fun with the Blues! Providing audiences with genuine blues rhythms, melodies and the charisma associated with bands paying tribute to the music we all love…the BLUES! (more)
A New Way of Consciousness with
Dr. Kendra Brown, Psychologist and Author
January 27, 2:15-3:30 pm

Experience a variety of meditation practices including “mindful meditation. (more)
January 10, 10am-3pm
  • Primitive Patterns to Modern Motifs: A Creative Primer with Renee Lewis (more)
January 11, 10am-2pm
  • The Art of Abstract Poured Acrylics with Cindy Dennis (more)
January 12-13, 1-4:30pm
  • Collage from Recycled Magazines with Cindy Burkett (more)
January 14, 10am-4:30pm
  • Palette Knife Painting with Pamela Ramey Tatum (more)
January 16, 1-4pm
  • Mosaic Basics with Vera Rekstad (more)
January 19-20, 10am-4pm
  • The Art of Paper Collage with Carolyn Land (more)
January 21, 3-6pm
  • Meditate and Create: Creative Canvas with Kelly Bowen (more)
January 27, 1-3pm
  • Preparing Your Artwork for Social Media with Joe and Mary Jean Campanellie (more)
January 28, 10am-4:30pm
  • Advanced Palette Knife Workshop with Pamela Ramey Tatum (more)
Instructors Paula Markham and Marsha Tennis teach watercolors to their students on Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am at
The Hub on Canal.
The Memories in the Making® program is one of the many community outreach programs for seniors, veterans, children, youth, adults and families that are conducted by The Hub on Canal. Your support makes it possible for The Hub on Canal to make a difference in our community.
The Hub on Canal Offers Free Art Classes for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease and their Caregivers
The Hub on Canal partners with the Alzheimer's Association to present Memories in the Making®, a FREE art program that provides people experiencing early-stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia with a forum to express themselves through watercolor painting and drawing. Caregivers are also welcome to attend and participate. Classes are offered on Wednesdays beginning January 16 from 10:30-11:30am at The Hub on Canal. No art experience is needed. 

Also on January 9, from 10:30am-12pm, The Hub on Canal will be presenting a special event for Alzheimer's caregivers and their loved ones. We will discuss how Alzheimer's affects a person's ability to communicate, followed by an opportunity to socialize with your loved one in a watercolor painting class. A light lunch will be provided. 

For more information or to register for either event, contact the Alzheimer's Association at

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