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October 2023

October Exhibition in the

Founders Gallery

Apocalypse Now

Bethany Bennett and Straun Wagner

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Opening from 4-7pm

Artist's Talk - 6pm

Exhibition through October 29.

It is often the case that great art challenges the viewer. A reckoning of thought is forced. Such is Apocalypse Now, featuring the work of artists Bethany Bennet and Straun Wagner.

In our polarized society, emotions and divisions run deeper than ever before. Some are energized by the debate. Others are beset by feelings and woe and gloom. Bennet and Wagner follow the second path.

You won’t come away with a neutral view of this exhibition. Don’t shy away from the challenge. View Apocalypse Now and choose to join the artists’ view of the state of the world or choose the sunnier path. O


1st Saturday

Jane's Art Center Feature Gallery

Terra Firma, Richard Munster

Saturday, October 7, 4-7pm

Exhibition through October 28

Richard Munster’s intent is not for his work to speak of or reference himself as its author or maker. It’s about pushing towards work that can speak of or for itself. Speaking of its material origins and the processes that formed it; speaking about the long, storied history of the medium and bridging that gap to hold its own and have some value or relevance or place in the moment we exist in now. His purpose is less about telling a story than it is just setting the stage for one. Richard finds interest in potential and possibility: the potential within the process of making and the possibility of each object that results from that work. He wants each article that comes from his kiln to be discovered. Not only by an audience but by himself. That potential for discovery is what drives him. He is drawn to the arena of possibility within his work more than he is interested in control, directive visual language, or the predetermination of a product.


We just passed the 6-month mark since Terry Jane England donated the assets of Jane's Art Center to The Hub. It's been an eventful period. We've had lots to learn, and the assimilation hasn't always been easy, but we are beginning to realize the expectations that we had for the combination.

We've worked hard to make sure Jane's maintained its own identity while still taking advantage of The Hub's greater resources to leverage the strengths that Jane's, already possessed. I'm pleased to highlight that we recently launched a new-from-the-ground-up Jane's website ( It's got a much more contemporary feel--like the Jane's Gallery--but crucially, it's significantly more robust in its handling of registration for the ceramics classes and workshops that constitute the soul of Jane's. The new website will also serve as the foundation for a retail e-commerce offering we expect to launch in the year ahead.

One of our strategic imperatives after bringing the two organizations together was to find ways to expand teaching capacity at Jane's, as demand exceeds supply. Over the last several months, we've broken bottlenecks and added capacity where it didn't appear to exist. We're now prepared to announce that we'll soon be breaking ground on a new standalone kiln building, and constructing a gas-fired soda kiln. This is both more capacity and a new capability not generally available, that further cements the leadership position that Jane's has established.

One of the reasons that we've sought to add capacity is to get younger, budding artists involved in the ceramics art form. That was tough in the past, but it's growing easier as we move forward. Over the last month or so, we've begun to offer clay classes for young people. There's much more we can do as we fine-tune our offering.

On a different note, combining The Hub and Jane's opened the door for other sorts of cooperation. A significant, tangible result of that will take place on October 13. On that Friday night, the regular Hub Music Night will be a country music festival taking place on the lawn at Jane's. We'll host rising local star Reed Foley. Lucy Spotts will open the show. Bring a chair or blanket, and we'll give you three hours of the best live country music you can get in New Smyrna Beach. There will be food vendors in tents and your choice of beverages. This is going to be a great night. I hope to see you there. More information and a link to tickets is nearby.

Richard England, Executive Director

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October 7, 2023 - 10am-7pm

Art Connections - Engage with our artists and watch them create. All Hub events on 1st Saturday are free and open to the public!

  • Hub members receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Founders Gallery at The Hub and at Jane's Art Center Feature Gallery on 1st Saturday only.
  • 11am-1pm - RhythmWorks Band outside The Hub
  • 1-2pm - Talk Art, Unleashing Creativity in Watercolor, Sheri Zanosky (see below).
  • 4-7 pm - Opening reception - Founders Gallery - Apocalypse Now, Bethany Bennett and Straun Wagner.
  • 4-7pm - Emotions Dance Company performs in the lobby.
  • 4-7pm - Jane's Art Center Feature Gallery. Terra Forma, pottery by Richard Munster.
  • 5-7pm Live Music- James Hall

Talk Art!

Unleashing Creativity in Watercolor

Sheri Zanosky

Saturday, October 7, 1-2pm

Get to know this Hub artist through an informal demonstration and conversation about her inspiration and painting techniques. Bring your enthusiasm for the arts and lots of questions!

Fee: Free and open to the public.


Monday's, October 9, 16 & 23 - 6:30-8:30pm

Monday, October 16, 10am-4pm

Wednesday, October 18 & 25 - 2:30-4pm

  • Art from Around the World for Ages 6-12 with Heather Wolynic

Saturday, October 21, 10am-2pm

Wednesday, October 25, November 1, 8 and 15, 4:30-6pm

Saturday, October 28, 10:30am-3pm

October Clay Classes at Jane’s Art Center – Art Gallery and Clay Studios

All classes are taught in the clay studios at Jane’s Art Center


Figurative Sculpture (telling a story in clay) with Julie Latayan

  • 6-week workshop on Wednesdays, October 4 - November 8, 10am-1pm

Make a Mug with Jon Salazar 

  • 1-day class on Friday, October 6, 5:30-7:30pm 

Raku with Jon Salazar 

  • Saturday, October 7, 3-7pm  

Try The Wheel with Jon Salazar

  • 1-day class on Saturday, October 21, 5:30-7:30pm 

Try The Wheel with McKenzie Cowan 

  • 1-day class on Friday, October 27, 5:30-8pm 

Emotions in Clay with Julie Latayan

  • 2-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 4:30-7:30pm

Beginning Hand-Building with Carly Gibran 

  • 6-week class series on Mondays, October 30 - December 4, 1:30-4:30pm  

Intermediate Hand-Building with Carly Gibran 

  • 6-week class series on Mondays, October 30 - December 4, 5:30-8:30pm  


Fee: Visit for class fees and to register.

Art in the Form of Film:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Friday, October 6, 5-45-9pm

This film, set in rural America, puts on display the enormous acting talents of two young actors, Leonardo DiCaprio (who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar) and Johnny Depp. The plot revolves around teenager Gilbert (Depp), who following his father’s suicide, must now on his own take care of a morbidly obese mother and an intellectually disabled younger brother (DiCaprio). The tender-hearted Gilbert begins to emotionally unravel, caught between the needs of his dysfunctional family and his growing desire to leave and make a life for himself elsewhere.


Music Night

A Night of Country Music featuring

Reed Foley and Lucy Spotts

Friday, October 13, 6-9pm

Join The Hub for our first Country Music blowout. We’ll bring you two great artists for three hours, plus food tents, wine, a variety of beers, and hard seltzer.

Lucy Spotts, a young upstart on the local music scene, will open the show. She will perform her recently released single Fishing Spot and cover other country favorites. Next Stop: Bluebird Café. Reed Foley headlines our show. “Medium” describes Foley as “the voice of a generation of people who are ready for the weekend.” Songwriter Foley will feature his new single “Ain’t the First Time,” along with covers of country music’s past and present. Catch him live before Music City, USA claims him. Sponsors: Mary and David Maib, Terry and Richard England.

Fee: Tickets available - $25 admission. Some tickets may be available at the door. The door opens at 5:15pm. Show up in cowboy boots AND a cowboy hat and receive a free drink coupon.

Location: Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing Street at the corner of Magnolia, New Smyrna Beach.


Pop-Up Art Sale at The Hub on Canal and Jane's Art center

Saturday, October 14

  • Member preview: 10-11am
  • Open to the public: 11am-5pm

Don’t miss The Hub’s and Jane’s one-day pop up art sale! Our artists are ready to clean out their studios to make room for new artwork. Great deals to be found at The Hub and Jane’s!

Jane’s Art Center is located 83 steps south of The Hub at 199 Downing Street at the corner of Magnolia Street.


Call to Artists and Artisans

2023 Holiday Gallery of Gifts

Deadline for consideration October 15


The Hub is seeking contemporary and festive handmade jewelry, home decor items, wearable art, ceramics, pottery, small sculpture — and of course ornaments and decor to deck the halls — on a consignment basis for this year’s Holiday Gallery of Gifts. 

Our annual Holiday Gallery of Gifts opens with an exclusive Hub Members Preview Party on Friday, November 17, from 5:30-7pm; opens to the public on Saturday, November 18, and continues through December 23. 

Deadline for consideration is October 15. For details on becoming a Gallery of Gifts artist, please contact Gallery Director Angela Doyle at [email protected] or 386.957.3924.

Open Mic Poetry Night

Mary Jane Barenbaum

Pamela Ramey Tatum

Saturday, October 21, 5:30-7:15pm

Join us for a delightful evening of poetry co-hosted by poet Mary Jane Barenbaum and artist/writer Pamela Ramey Tatum. The evening will begin with a reading by our guest poet Tony Erlich, followed by an open mic format for the remainder of the event. No advanced sign-up is required. Adults (18+) only please. For more information, please contact Mary Jane at 386.214.6409.

Fee: $8 for all, to read or simply enjoy.


Slo' Jam

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

6-8pm - Hosted by Marcia Buckingham

Open to all musicians – beginner and advanced. Bring your guitar, ukulele, harmonica, percussion, etc. Play, sing along, or just listen. Playbooks provided. Fee: $5 at the door to join the jam or to listen. 


Call for Artists for Art of Adornment

Wear Your Art! - A juried exhibition of wearable art at The Hub on Canal

The Hub is seeking original, handmade, wearable artwork in the form of accessories and clothing, including (but not limited to) belts, hats, handbags, shoes, jewelry, shawls, scarves, and garments of any kind for this juried exhibition.


Eligibility: Open to Florida artists working in any medium, as long as the artwork is wearable. Preference will be given to one-of-a-kind, original, handmade, wearable art pieces. Commercially produced items are not eligible unless they are physically and artistically altered from their original state into new creations. Only original artwork and design will be considered. A limit of three pieces of wearable art per person will be accepted for the exhibition. 

Application deadline:

Tuesday, October 31, 5pm

Exhibition: January 6-28, 2024


Chip Evra - Hub Artist Chip Evra is a fine art photographer of many facets. His work has been displayed at Image City Photography Gallery in Rochester, NY for years, and he currently has an exhibit called Picks of the Past in the Neuberger Gallery. The

exhibition is a collection of images that have previously received recognition

while at Image City. Chip’s favorite image in the exhibit is Tango, which was taken in an outdoor café in the Barrio Chino district in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He describes, “You can almost hear the music of the accordion player and singer, and as can be seen, it’s the dance with the stop.”. Another beautiful image exhibited is The Glen, which tells a story of a place you would expect to stumble upon only in a fairy tale.


The Hub on Canal welcomes applications from Central Florida artists for wall display or working studio space. The Hub is open 7 days a week with more than 40,000 visitors annually. In particular we are currently seeking applications from Sculptors, Contemporary Ceramists, Jewelry Designers, and Painters in a variety of mediums.


Sponsor a Music Night at The Hub

Music is an important part of our work to bring the arts to our community at a very affordable price. You can help us do that by sponsoring one of our Music Nights. Sponsorships are available for as little as $250. For more information, reach out to Richard England at [email protected].

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