MAY 2019
News & Updates
Opening Reception
Saturday, May 4 from 4-7pm
Artist talk at 4:45pm in the Founders Gallery
Opening Reception
Fine Art Photography Gallery, 120 Canal Street
Artist Talk: May 7, 2-3pm
Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters

In most years, Hub activities are beginning to ebb a bit by the time May rolls around. That's not the case this year. In addition to our usual Kentucky Derby-related fun on 1st Saturday, there are two major events in May that cry out to be highlighted. I'd first like to call your attention to our Razzle Dazzle Fashion Event at the Brannon Center on Sunday, May 19 (see details below).  Razzle Dazzle is the culmination of the school-year-long fashion club that is a joint project between The Hub and the City of NSB. The kids in this club have worked hard, and with passion and enthusiasm, to learn all aspects of the fashion business. The outfits they ultimately designed and created, and that you'll see at Razzle Dazzle, are just the outward signs of what the kids did. What you won't see, except on their faces, is the sense of accomplishment they've achieved, and the invaluable life lesson they learned about hard work, dedication and perseverance leading to success. Please consider buying a pair of tickets and supporting these young people. Proceeds from the event primarily fund next year's After School Fashion Club. I hope to see you there.

Later in the month, on Sunday, May 26, The Hub is hosting a bash celebrating our veterans called The Hub and Our Heroes. The Hub will close early that day at noon, and then reopen at 1:30 for the event, which runs from 2-6pm.

There will be plenty of food, drink and fun but music ties this event together. All ticket proceeds go directly to the local chapter of Guitars4Vets. G4V utilizes the power of music therapy to help veterans recover and reconnect. Veterans participate in G4V at no cost and can earn a free guitar. In keeping with the music theme, the Heroes event will feature 6 bands. Come early because you'll want to rock the afternoon away.
Finally, Project Magnolia is beginning to reveal itself. You'll recall that Project Magnolia is the name we've given to the re-imagination of The Hub's Magnolia Street facade. The paint is starting to go on the wall and our mural is beginning to emerge. If you drive down Magnolia frequently, you're likely to see Hub artist and local art teacher Steve Hardock working on his creation.

There's an opportunity for you to get in on the painting action. This wonderful mural will be on the west side of The Hub, but we believe it belongs to the community. To that end we are planning a Project Magnolia Community Day on Saturday, May 18 from 10am to noon. Steve will be there to help those who wish to contribute add a few brushstrokes to this new stop on the NSB highlight tour-it might be especially fun for the kids. There'll be drinks and treats and a festive atmosphere.

Richard England, President
All Hub events on 1st Saturday are free and open to the public!
  • 10am-3pm - Art Connections - engage with our artists and watch them create.
  • 11am -1pm - HubCats. The Hub's own eclectic blues, jug band in the Courtyard.
  • 1-2pm - Talk Art! Evy Okerstrom with The Art of Watercolor
  • 4-7pm - Founders Gallery: Art exhibition featuring A Walk in My Garden with Karen Ann Patton. Artist talk at 4:45pm.
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception for the April Fine Art Photography Gallery Exhibition of black and white photography by artist Gwen Hughes, Driven to Abstraction. Artist Talk on May 7 from 2-3pm.
The Art of Watercolor
Evy Okerstrom
1-2pm (more)
Join in the Fun and Festivities of the Kentucky Derby

  • Live-streaming of pre-race activities begins at 5pm in the lobby, followed by the Kentucky Derby Race around 6:50pm. Join us to cheer on the horses. (more)
CANAL STREET EVENTS - 1st Saturday, May 4, 2019
Derby Hat Making from 1-3pm; Hat Judging Contest at 3pm;
Kid's Horse Races at 3:10pm
Farmer's Market 7am-12:30pm - Art Stroll 10am-4pm
Craft Beer Walk 1-7pm - Gallery Walk 4-7pm
The Hub Featured Artists at the
Beaux Arts of Central Florida 
The Hub on Canal is please to announce seven Hub artists are featured in the Beaux Arts of Central Florida  Woman at Play exhibition, May 3-31. Hub Artists Betty Parker, Carolyn Land, Renee Lewis, Cheri Erdman, Fay Samimi, Antoinette Slick, and Kathy Smith have work featured in this exhibition of Contemporary Art. Opening Reception May 10, 6-8 pm at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. For more information visit .
Introducing a new Hub artist
Artist David Brancato joined the Hub in January 2019. He trained in Computer Animation receiving his degree from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota.   He has worked at the Disney Animation Studios in Burbank and in visual effects at the Disney Imagineerying in Glendale, Calif. David’s current installation at The Hub features traditional oil paintings and is now offering ongoing classes in Introduction to Oil Painting and workshops in Alla Prima (at first attempt) Landscape Painting.
 Special Music Night
The Sounds of Sybil Gage
May 10, 6-8pm
Sybil Gage is a New Orleans performer who has filled rooms and hearts with her blues brand. On the jazzy side, Sybil has also held her own. She is a regular at the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival and is Artist in Residence at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - May 12, 2019

Slo' Jam
May 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Play, sing, or just listen! Bring a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, etc. Playbooks provided.  (more)
Art in the Form of Film
with Paul Marino
The French Lieutenant's Woman
May 17, 5:45-9pm
This complex, star-heavy film was nominated for five Oscars, though it won none. Actors Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons each play two roles in this film that tracks the making of a film . (more)
Poetry Night
May 18, 5-6:30pm

Come to the Hub on Canal for a delightful evening of poetry and music. Your hosts for the evening will be Jesse Sam Owens and Mary Jane Barenbaum.    (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.
Celebrating Our Veterans
The Hub and Our Heroes - May 26, 2-6pm

As part of its community outreach, The Hub on Canal presents an afternoon of music, food and drink and fun. We'll feature 6 local bands and food provided by several local restaurants. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the local chapter of Guitars4Vets. (more)
May 12, 10am-2pm
  • The Art of Abstract Poured Acrylics with Cindy Dennis (more)
May 20, 10am-4:30pm
  • Palette Knife Painting with Pamela Ramey Tatum (more)
May 22, 1-5pm
  • The Beauty and Flow of Alcohol Ink with Becki Shiles (more)
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)
Razzle Dazzle
May 19, 5-7pm
A fashion event supporting the business of fashion.

Event Tickets: $35 /
VIP Tickets: $100
Click Here  for additional information.
Sunday, May 19, 5-7 pm
The Brannon Center
Join us for a NYC style fashion show featuring seven up and coming new designers from the New Smyrna Beach After School Fashion Club, a community outreach program sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach and The Hub on Canal. The fashion event will include a New York style runway, techno music, radio host Kaylee from 103.3 The Vibe, free activities, and local business participation.

The Fashion Club is our most important new Outreach program and proceeds from the event will allow us to expand the program next year. The Hub has a wonderful track record of taking a great program and making it even better in each successive year. We aim to do that again but we need your help.

Please support these young people and provide a base of support for next year’s new crop of
designers by buying a ticket or 2 for Razzle Dazzle. Bring some friends. Talk it up. You’ll enjoy the
fashion show but you’ll feel even better knowing that you helped make a difference in a young person’s life.
New Smyrna Beach After School Fashion Club 2018-2019 
Top Left: Students and models measure designs and patterns. Top Right: Student designer Hannah Volkmann shows off one of pieces from her design. Right: Student designer Stephanie Riviera watches as instructor Emily Gurlaskie demonstrates.
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST: Text your email address to
ALL SPONSORS - (click here)