JUNE 2019
News & Updates
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 1 from 4-7pm
Artist talk at 6pm in the Founders Gallery
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 1 from 4-7pm
Artist talk Tuesday, June 11, 1-2pm
Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters
As I sit down to write these comments, the reality of another summer in Florida is setting in—stepping outside is like the blast you get when you open the oven. It’s been in the nineties for a few days and the television meteorologists are saying things like “hottest day of the season so far.” To make matters worse, it’s been about 10 days since we’ve had any rain and it looks like we might have to wait several more to get that brief, but generally welcome, temperature drop that accompanies our typical summer thunderstorms.

High temperatures notwithstanding, the best thing about summer at The Hub is our Summer Camp for kids. Our class modules kick off on June 3 rd and each week is different. We’ve got great teachers and many classes you won’t find anywhere else. Classes are available for elementary (must have exited kindergarten) through high school, and financial scholarships are available. The reception to our offerings has been great and our classes are filling up. Call or stop by The Hub in advance of your desired class beginning. There are more details below.

Last month I encouraged you to attend our Project Magnolia Community Day on May 18 and the Razzle Dazzle Fashion Event on May 19. The Community Day was the chance for any member of the community to come out, grab a brush and some paint and join artist Steve Hardock in painting the incredible mural on the Magnolia Street side of our building. Well over 100 of you took part—kids and adults alike. It was great fun! The link below will let you review what you did or see what you missed.

In case you somehow missed our pre-event promotion of Razzle Dazzle (though I’m not sure that’s possible), this was the culmination of our school-year-long After School Fashion Club. In this partnership between The Hub and the city of NSB, middle and high school kids in the program spent the year learning about the fashion industry. This was 100% hands-on, from design to production to promotion and accessorization. These young people worked hard and the results showed in the NYC-style fashion show at The Brannon Center. A full house and rousing support validated the young designers’ work and provided the financial foundation to support even more participants next year. A big thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and everyone who attended. There are links below to the fashion show video and a photo album.

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.
  • 10am-Noon - HubCats. The Hub's own eclectic blues, jug band in the Courtyard.
  • 1-2pm - Talk Art! Jennifer Harper with Relief Print Making.
  • 4-7pm - Live Music in the lobby featuring Jim Bryer, Jazz Guitarist
  • 4-7pm - Founders Gallery: Art exhibition featuring Through The Lens with Jeff Thamert. Artist talk at 6pm.
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception for the June Fine Art Photography Gallery Exhibition featuring Shelley Lynch with Tales From The Lagoon. Artist Talk is Tuesday, June 11, 1-2pm.
Relief Print Making
Jennifer Harper
1-2pm (more)
Live Music with the HubCats.
The Hub’s own eclectic blues/jug band.
CANAL STREET EVENTS - 1st Saturday, June 1, 2019
Farmer's Market 7am-12:30pm - Art Stroll 10am-4pm
Craft Beer Walk 1-7pm - Gallery Walk 4-7pm

Call The Hub on Canal at 386-957-3924
to find out if any openings remain in our schedule! (more)
2-Day Teen Workshop:
Members $60; Non-Members $65
4-Day Weekly Rate for Kids and Teens:
Members $100; Non-Members $120
Elementary Sessions (Kids Aged 6-11)
Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm

Teen Art Creation (Middle/High Schoolers Aged 12 & up)
Four-day or Two-day sessions available


Cindy Burkett wins National Award
Hub artist, Cindy Burkett won an award in a national contest sponsored by the makers of the solvent used to create the textured papers in this 20x30" collage. Hundreds of pieces of paper were used to create a new image from the textures made with a natural solvent on recycled magazines.
The Hub welcomes artist Charles Everett
A self-taught artist, Charles began painting on a regular basis in 2011. His work was first displayed to the public during an open studio event in 2016. He has had solo exhibitions at the Daytona State College Fine Arts Gallery, The Founders Gallery at The HUB on Canal in New Smyrna Beach, FL and his paintings have been featured in The Shop at the Orlando Museum of Art.

Everett received a BA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 1997 and an MBA from Rollins College in 2002. He currently lives in Deland, Florida.

A collection of his works are now on display in the Higginbotham Gallery at The Hub.  
 Special Music Night
My Tribute to John Denver
Friday, June 14, 6-8pm
Join us for an exciting evening with Dr. Carl Bennett as he performs a tribute to the iconic singer. The owner of the Bennett Chiropractic Clinic specializes in the music genres of country, folk and Western. Fans report his John Denver tribute is unbelievable: “his voice is John Denver’s, his guitar playing is John Denver’s and his respect and honor for a true music legend is apparent and respectful.” (more)

Slo' Jam
Thursday, June 20

Play, sing, or just listen! Bring a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, etc. Playbooks provided.   (more)
Art in the Form of Film
with Paul Marino
The Village
Friday, June 21, 5:45-9pm
The Village  was the 2004 follow-up to M. Night Shyamalan’s critically acclaimed smash  Signs . Shyamalan, often characterized as a modern day Hitchcock, wrote, produced and directed this highly anticipated film. Shyamalan’s signature foreboding and tense direction and pacing are present in The Village . (more)
June 7, 10am-2pm
  • Dive a Little Deeper into Alcohol Inks with Becki Shiles (more)
June 15, 10am-2pm
  • Relief Printmaking with Jennifer Harper (more)
3RD Annual Member Exhibition
All Hub members are invited to participate in the
Annual Member Exhibition
Let your creative light shine!

Opening reception, Saturday, July 6 from 4-7pm
Fun awards at 6pm
Exhibition runs through July 27th

Celebrate the colors of summer in realistic or abstract styles using multimedia, acrylics, oils, watercolor, 3D constructions, fiber art, beads, collage, driftwood, shells, and found objects the possibilities are endless. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works will be featured in the exhibition. Artists and wannabes are welcome. (more)

Deadline for submission is Monday, June 10 by 5pm
Art•Creating•Community defines The Hub on Canal’s mission. It’s in the fabric of all that we do—whether it’s supporting artists, teaching others about art, music or wellness or simply lowering the barriers to participation and enjoyment.

Through our Outreach we go a step further by offering targeted programs that make the arts accessible to all. Whether through financial scholarships, or just providing broad availability where it may not exist, The Hub on Canal seeks to empower creativity in everyone we touch.

New Smyrna Beach is fortunate to boast a rich arts culture, nurtured over many years, by a variety of arts organizations. That provides a jumping off point for us as we work to fulfill our mission. The Hub on Canal offers specialized programs that are not available elsewhere in our community, often for individuals who are not typically served. This diversity makes us stronger. Our outreach has been recognized throughout the state by grant reviewers, journalists, visitors and more. Our members and other financial supporters make all this possible. We salute and thank you!

Thank you for your support for The Hub on Canal Community Outreach!
You make a difference in our community!

Serving Children, Youth, Adults, Families, Seniors and Veterans

  • Art classes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater
  • Art classes Pre-K through sixth grade at Bethel Christian Academy
  • Art Classes for NSB High School Special Needs and MVE programs
  • Historic Westside Ukulele Band
  • The Hub on Canal Student Film Festival, including mentoring and networking for high school students
  • Design Thinking After School Club for middle school students
  • New Smyrna Beach After School Fashion Club for middle and high school students
  • Halifax Health BeginAgain Children’s Grief Center
  • Scholarships for summer and winter camps
  • Veterans in Arts: Port Orange-New Smyrna Chapter of Guitars for Vets, Veterans Band, Yearly Veterans Art Exhibition, and scholarships for art, music and wellness classes
  • Memories in The Making art classes for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
  • Magnolia Street Mural and restoration of clay reliefs
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