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Volusia Art Notes, May 27, 2022 | Culture & Leisure

Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Atlantic Center for the Arts will host a Nature Sketch Club at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 at 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Free and open to all.

Artist Bethany Bennett will lead the club through sketching techniques and wellness exercises that will bring participants closer to nature.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (386) 423-1753.

artists studio

Artists Workshop Inc. of New Smyrna Beach offers classes and workshops for adults in the studio at the Marine Discovery Center, 540 Barracuda Blvd.

Studio hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A new exhibition “Sunflowers – Supporting Ukraine through Art” will be on view until June 29 at 115 Canal St. All proceeds from the sale of the exhibition will be donated to UNICEF to help displaced Ukrainian children . Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, email [email protected], call (386) 424-9254 or visit

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal offers workshops and classes at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

May’s exhibit at the Founders Gallery is “Emerging: A Mix of Local & Promising Talent” by Daytona State College Studio Arts students. The exhibition will be on view until May 29.

Painting Foundations with Mary Gerlach meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Fee is $20 per class (bring your own supplies). For more information or to register, call (386) 846-3104.

Jewelry Making and Design with Debbie Moser will meet from 4-5:45 p.m. on Fridays. The cost is $20 per class (basic materials and tools provided). To register or for more information, email [email protected]

The Ukulele band with Sally Mackay meets several times during the week. The cost is $20 per class. For more information or to register, call (386) 235-4140.

Elevate Your Drawing Skills with Bob Stinziano will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday. All skill levels are welcome. The fee is $20 per class. Registration limited to 12. For more information or to register, contact Mr. Stinziano at (386) 944-9249 or [email protected]

French lessons with Yveline Del Villar are offered several times a week. The fee is $20 per class. To register or for more information, email [email protected] or call (407) 760-7355.

Welcome to Italy! with Joanne Kehrli will meet Tuesdays with beginners from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and intermediates from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fees are $96 for an eight-week beginner course. Compulsory book: “Italian in 10 minutes a day” by Kristine Kershul. All editions are acceptable. For more information or to register, contact Ms. Kehrli at (703) 727-7897 or [email protected]

Harmonica with Farley Palmer will meet from 6-8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Open to students of all levels. The fee is $10 per class.

Volunteers are needed for reception, special events, outreach programs, promotional events, building maintenance and most areas of operations.

For more information, visit or call (386) 957-3924.

Jane’s Art Center

Jane’s Art Center in New Smyrna Beach offers clay classes and workshops for adults and children throughout the year in the ceramic studio at 199 Downing St.

A new exhibition by artist Peggy Banks, “If Art Could Sing”, will be presented in May.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (386) 402-8673 or visit

Daytona Beach Arts League

The Florida Women’s Arts Association presents “Collective Wisdom” through Sunday, May 29 at 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach.

For more information, visit

The annual Figuratively Speaking adjudicated exhibit is open to all Florida artists in all media with up to three works of art each. The delivery date for artwork is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the league. The entry fee for each piece is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. There are plenty of cash prizes, including $500 for best of the show. The opening reception will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 and the exhibition will continue until July 3.

For more information, visit

Arts and Sciences Museum

The Museum of Arts and Sciences offers events and exhibits at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

Lohman Planetarium Special Show: Birth of the Solar System, Saturday, May 28 from 3-3:40 p.m. Planetarium volunteer and Stetson University physics student Xavier Inosencio will present the evolution of the solar system. Free for members or with paid admission to the museum.

Kablam! The Pop Art/Op Art from the Collection will be exhibited from Saturday May 28 to July 31.

Talk and Walk: Explore Africa with the Gallery’s Chief Scholar Marion Whelton from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Ms. Whelton will lead a tour of the Elaine and Thurman Gillespy, Jr. Gallery of African objects that were donated to the museum in the 1980s. In their historic homelands, in isolated or highly organized communities, these objects played a vital role in the daily events. The event is free for members or with paid admission to the museum.

The Bitten Line: Etchings from the Collection will be on display until July 17, including examples from the Renaissance to the present day by artists like Rembrandt, Hogarth, Degas and Renoir.

A river runs through it: The Hudson River School and other landscapes from the collection will be on display until July 31. The exhibit features 19th and early 20th century waterway scenes from across the country.

Child’s play: the historical toys and games from the collection will be on display until Sunday 28 August.

Beyond the Plate: Murals and other ceramics from the Kendall Art Center will be on display until July 17.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to register for classes or events, call (386) 255-0285 or visit

Southeast Photography Museum

The Southeast Museum of Photography will be exhibiting “Into The Universe of Collected Images” through June 4 at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The exhibition highlights important photographs and objects from the museum’s collection, and conceived as part of a renewed research interest in the SMP as a teaching museum.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (386) 506-3894 or visit

Pop-up exhibition features 27 artists

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens will host a pop-up exhibit, “Verdant Visions,” through July 18, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 NUS 1, Ormond Beach.

In this environmentally-themed community exhibit, 27 artists celebrate spring and all things fresh and new. The 48 artworks on display were created using a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, photography and fused glass.

For more information, visit

Call for artists

The Halifax Art Festival is looking for artists for its 60th annual event November 5-6 on Beach Street in Daytona Beach.

The festival, the second longest running in Florida, features fine art, fine art, and student art.

The application fee is $40. To apply visit

For more information, visit

Museum of Art-DeLand

Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922 is on view through June 12 in the downtown gallery at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The museum’s Tariq Gibran and Pam Coffman will host a panel discussion on Mangum’s work at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27 in the downtown gallery.

Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For a reservation, call (386) 734-4371. For more information, visit

Gateway Center for the Arts

The Gateway Center for the Arts will host pottery classes for adults from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at 880 NUS 17/92, DeBary.

Classes are intended for beginners and intermediate students. Each session is $50. Masks are mandatory and class sizes are limited.

Open Studio is at 10 a.m. every Tuesday.

The singphonie for children aged 7 to 12 will meet at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost is $40 per month.

For more information or a reservation, call (386) 668-5553 or visit