News & Updates
Founders Gallery Exhibition
I Journeyed. I Became. I Am.
Post-Impressionist style drawings by Renee Lewis.
Opening Reception, November 2 from 4-7pm. Artist's talk at 6pm.
Exhibition from November 2 - December 1, 2019
Fine Art Photography Gallery Exhibition
Song of the Cypress, Jeff Thamert
Opening Reception, November 2, 4-7pm
Artist Talk, Wednesday, November 6, 2pm
Exhibition from November 2, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters,

Now that Halloween is behind us, the holiday season has officially begun. Not everyone is happy about that, but I am. In my view, it truly is "the most wonderful time of the year." Whether you love the holidays or not, The Hub can help you make it a special time. The Hub will debut our yearly Gallery of Gifts on November 23. You can shop locally and avoid a mass-produced, commodity-filled season by purchasing unique, mostly hand-made creations from our artists and others. What's more, there will be a private, members only preview night on November 22, at which members will enjoy complimentary food and champagne and 10% off Gallery of Gifts purchases. If you are not yet a Hub member, there's time to join us in advance of this event--don't delay.

One of the nice things about the holidays is that the street gets decorated and spruced up. The Hub will of course decorate our gallery space but this will also be the first holiday season during which our incredible new mural adorns our Magnolia Street facade. Have you seen it lately? Hub artist Steve Hardock is getting down to the final brushstrokes, and you owe it to yourself to come by and have a look. Take some pictures. Interact with it, and share those images with your friends both near and far. It's public art we can all be proud of.

Finally, I'd like to draw your attention to our Music Night on November 8 (see below). This will be a salute to our veteran heroes. A color guard from the Boy Scouts will get the night started. Songstress Shannon Rae will team with The Hub's Veteran Band for a night of music to stir your patriotic feelings. I hope to see you there.
Richard England, President
All Hub events on 1st Saturday are free and open to the public!
1st Saturday - Hub Members receive a 10% discount on purchases from the
current exhibits in both galleries.
  • 10am-7pm - Art Connections - engage with our artists and watch them create.
  • 1-2pm - Talk Art! Featuring David Brancato with Learning About Color.
  • 4-7pm - Live music with Jim Bryer in the lobby.
  • 4-7pm -Opening Reception for the November Founders Gallery Exhibition, I Journeyed. I Became. I Am with Renee Lewis. Artist's talk at 6pm.
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception for the November Fine Art Photography Gallery Exhibition, Song of the Cypress by Jeff Thamert. Artist's talk, Wednesday, November 6, 2pm.
David Brancato
Live Music
Jim Bryer, 4-7pm, Lobby

Jim began performing professionally in his teen years. In addition to backing national shows, he also played with various known Pop, R&B, and Jazz Bands in Northern Ohio, while at the same time, studying classical and jazz guitar at Dana School of music in Ohio, and Berkley School of Music in Boston.   (more)
1st Saturday, November 2, 2019
Antique and Vintage Market on Canal Street
Farmer's Market 7am-12:30pm; Art Stroll 10am-4pm; Craft Beer Walk 1-7pm
Gallery Walk 4-7pm (details)
Music Night:
A Patriotic Salute to Our Veterans
Friday, November 8, 6-8pm
Join us at The Hub on Canal for an evening dedicated to our veterans.    Boy Scout Troop 436 will present the colors and lead the pledge of allegiance. Shannon Rae will kick things off with the national anthem, then join The Hub’s Veteran’s Band to delight guests with an array of songs that will bring back memories and evoke a strong sense of patriotism . (more)

Saturday, November 9, 1-2pm
Sam Adams

Art in the Form of Film
with Paul Marino
Jacob's Ladder
Friday, November 15, 5:45-9pm
Jacob’s Ladder  is a supernatural thriller with all manner of haunting images and dangerous thrill rides. Jettisoning back and forth from the Vietnam War era to present-day Manhattan, this thought-provoking film is far more than just a horror show. (more)

Saturday, November 16, 1-2pm
Charles Everett

Poetry Night
Saturday, November 16

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. Guest Poets are Mary McCarthy, Sonja Jean Craig and Judith Miller.     (more)
Slo' Jam
Thursday, November 21

Play, sing, or just listen! Bring a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, etc. Playbooks provided.   (more)
Private, Member-only Preview Sale Event
The Hub's Gallery of Gifts

  • Champagne and nibbles
  • Members receive 10% off on all purchases at the Gallery of Gifts preview sale!

Unique gift ideas for everyone on your list created by more than 70 local artists offering fine art, crafts, apparel, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass works and more. Open seven days a week.
Saturday, November 23, 1-2pm
Cheri Erdman

Saturday, November 30, 1-2pm
Tad Fyock
November 6 – 6-8pm
  • Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments with Vera Rekstad (more)
November 8, 10am-1pm
  • Introduction to Basket Weaving (more)
November 9 – 10am-2pm
  • Alcohol Ink for the Holidays with Becki Shiles (more)
November 11 – 10am-4:30pm
  • Palette Knife Painting with Pamela Ramey Tatum (more)
November 16 – 10am-3pm
  • Printmaking: Holiday Card Workshop (more)
November 23, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Resin Painting with Becki Shiles (more)
November 30, 10am-4:30pm
  • Christmas Cardinal Collage from Recycled Papers with Cindy Burkett (more)
Congratulations to Hub Artist
Jules Silver for winning a Merit Award in the October Members' Showcase at the Art League of Daytona Beach for his work "Angels" - 42" x 58" acrylic on board. More of Jules work is on display at The Hub.

Our Fashion co-venture with the City of New Smyrna Beach, the Razzle Dazzle Fashion Club, has tripled in size since its inaugural year! We also now have High and Middle School Clubs, thanks to your generous support!

Each club is now led by a teaching team: MS Club welcomes back the one and only Samantha Hughes, Creative Mentor extraordinaire, and new to the Hub, Orlando Designer Jam Quinones, winner of the Emerging Designers award at the 2017 Orlando Global Fashion Show. She is an Airforce Veteran and in November especially, we thank her for her service! The HS Club, welcomes Ms. Heidi Kochis as Creative Mentor. Heidi is Veteran of VCPS, and her theatrical background will be an asset to the designers finding their style! Mrs. Beverly Hales, the designer of Showdolls Costumes during their 14 year National Championship run, is taking the design and sewing helm. She brings experience, skill and a love of NSB kids that can't be beat. This is a can't lose team and on May 17, 2020 - prepare to be dazzled when the Premiere Models hit the Brannon Center Runway in the student creations!

Anyone with a dusty sewing machine in the garage, we will happily give it a new home! We could use a few more!
Thank your staff or gather your friends. There's no better place for a holiday get together than The Hub. Make your plans now for the best availability. For questions or to book now, contact Richard England at 386-957-3924. (details)
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