Art Notes, Feb. 11, 2022 | Arts & Entertainment

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts will offer the free “Make a Masterpiece of Me: Sounds & Sacrifice” to the public Saturday, Feb. 12.

Artist Arsimmer McCoy will share a two-part experience in celebration of African-American History Month. At 11 a.m., she will lead a soundwalk at the Sugar Mill Ruins, 1050 Old Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach, alongside ACA’s Lady Eve. Registration is not required.

Then at 1 p.m., join her at ACA Yurick Studios at 1414 Art Center Ave. in New Smyrna Beach for a conversation about empowering people, places and things through poetry. The writing workshop focuses on the intricacies of poetry, while incorporating dialogue on culture, personal narrative and activism. Pre-registration required for the 1 p.m. workshop. Limited to 20 participants. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided, or bring a bag lunch.

Residency #184 will be from Sun day, Feb. 13, to Saturday, March 13, and feature Timo Andres composer/performer; Jaquira Diaz, writer; and Guadalupe Maravilla, transdisiplinary artist.

ACA is offering full scholarships to all accepted artists. All residency fees, room and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation and artist materials.

For registration or more information, call (386) 427-6975 or visit

Jane’s Art Center

“Wistman’s Wood” by Artist Lisa Dunlop will be on exhibit until Feb. 26 at Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach.

Ms. Dunlop’s art is inspired by the natural world, fairy tales, folklore, and a trip to Dartmoor in Devon England that fired her imagination.

For more information, call (386) 402-8673 or

Arts on Douglas

Arts on Douglas is hosting Adorn, a national jewelry invitational featuring a variety of wearable designs by accomplished jewelry artists, until Feb. 25 at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.

Playback Theatre by Rebecca Sexton Larson will be on display in the alt_space Gallery. Ms. Larson will give an artist talk at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, the final day of the exhibit.

The exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. For more information, call (386) 428-1133.

Hub on Canal

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

February exhibit in the Founders Gallery will be “Hellenic Impressions … Culture, Olive Trees and the Sea” by artist Beatrice Athanas. Exhibit will be on display to Feb 27.

Art in the Form of Film with Paul Marino will be from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Friday,, Feb. 18. The film “Chef” (2014) will be shown. Jon Favreau, who wrote the screenplay and directed “Chef,” plays the lead role in this absolutely charming film. Mr. Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. Admission is $7, which includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.

Blue and White Basics – Cyanotype with Judy Pickett will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Workshop time includes one hour for lunch. The fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members plus $10 supplies fee paid to instructor on day of workshop.

Open Mike Poetry Night will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Co-hosted by poet Mary Jane Barenbaum and artist/writer Pamela Ramey Tatum. The evening will begin with guest poet Gary Broughman, followed by an open mic format. No advanced sign-up required. Adults 18 and older only. The fee $5 for all to read or simply enjoy. For more information, contact Mary Jane at (386) 214-6409.

Jewelry Making and Design with Debbie Moser will meet from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays. Learn basic and advanced jewelry-making techniques: design, wrapping and metalsmithing. The cost is $20 per class (materials and basic tools provided). To register or for information, email [email protected]

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

French language classes with Yveline Del Villar are offered multiple times during the week. The fee is $20 per class. To register or for information, email [email protected] or call (407) 760-7355.

Online registration is open for the fifth annual Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

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

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

For more information or to register for classes or events, visit or call (386) 957-3924.

Artists Workshop

Artists workshop of New Smyrna Beach has two exhibits continuing through Feb. 26.

The exhibit Big & Beautiful will be on display at the Gallery at 115 Canal St. Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. The exhibit Big & Bold Abstract is on display at the studios at 540 Barracuda Blvd. The hours there are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

There are multiple classes and workshops offered throughout the year. The next workshop, Painting Luminous Birds with Michelle Held, will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, to Sunday, Feb. 20. The workshop will cover design, composition, values and edges to create a dramatic bird painting.

The cost is $400 for members and $435 for nonmembers. For more information or to register for classes visit, email [email protected] or call (386) 424-9254.

Daytona State College

Daytona State College Fine Arts Gallery will present “Whimsy Meets Geometry: Abstract Sculptures and Paintings” by Cheri Erdman and Frederick Goldstein until March 18 at 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

The exhibit is curated by Stacey Fletcher Reynolds. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Art League of Daytona Beach

Art League of Daytona Beach will host an opening reception for “Captured Moments,” a photography exhibit, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach.

For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call (386) 947-7103.

Casements Gallery

The Florida Women’s Arts Association’s Songs of Self exhibit will be on display until Feb. 28 at the Casements Gallery, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.

This exhibit asks “Where are you now as an artist?”

Gallery hours are 8 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday. For more information, visit

Museum of Arts & Sciences

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

International Day of Women and Girls in Science will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. A whole day of activities are planned. There will be guest speakers in the Lohman Planetarium as well as presenters and demonstrations.

“Ladies First: The Art of Carlos Luna” will be on display from Feb. 5 to April 24. One of the foremost contemporary Cuban American artists, Mr. Luna is part of a generation of Latin American artists who embrace their strong heritage and traditions while reinventing themselves along the way.

Florida Vistas Book Club will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the museum or virtually on Zoom. The book is “The Judge’s List.” Free for members, the cost is $5 for non-members.

Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald: Clear and Colored Glass Traditions in the Collection will be on display to April 24. MOAS has fine collections of many different European and American traditions of glass from the ruby-red of Bohemian glass to the deep cobalt blue glazing techniques from Koblenz, Germany. And, of course, the famous Waterford Crystal.

The art of Elizabeth Catlett from the collection of Samella Lewis will be on display until March 13. The exhibit, organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, highlights the career of one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century. Ms. Catlett’s work blended art and social consciousness and confronted the most disturbing injustices against African Americans in her time.

“Crack in the Moon: The Art of Alette Simmons Jiménez” will be on display to April 10. Ms. Simmons-Jimenez is a multidisciplinary Miami-based artist, who is rooted in a tradition that values vision as well as craft.

Florida Palette: Florida Artists Group (FLAG) annual exhibit will be on display until April 17. FLAG was incorporated in 1949 as a not-for-profit organization of professional visual artists. As a juried show, the exhibit brings to Daytona Beach some of the best Florida artists.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to 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

OMAM Pop-Up Window Exhibit: Deborah Boyd

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum has a Pop-Up Window Exhibit on display featuring Deborah Boyd until Feb. 21 at 9 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

For more information, visit

Southeast Museum of Photography

Southeast Museum of Photography will exhibit “Shiny Ghost” until Saturday, April 16, at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

In the series, photographer Rachel Cox documents the last years of her grandmother’s life as she suffered from a degenerative brain disease.

A reception will be March 3.

An Intimate Gallery will be on display until Saturday, Feb. 26. Curated by DSC Gallery of Fine Arts founders Dan and Kathy Biferie, it will celebrate the origin of the museum and its seminal collection of photographs with reflections from the curators on their 12-year tenure.

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

Experience Creative Caregiving

The City of Daytona Beach Shores is partnering with Atlantic Center for the Arts to offer Creative Caregiving for caregivers and their care partners.

Registration is open for the free program with each session limited to 20 people (10 pairs of caregivers and care partner).

It will be offered weekly from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Sessions will run Feb. 8 to March 22, April 5 to May 10 and July 12 to Aug. 16 at the Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.

No experience necessary, and art supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call (386) 281-3000.

ArtHaus classes

ArtHaus offers several classes at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Adventures in Art is an after school class for ages 5 and older. The class meets 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $20 per class, which includes all supplies.

The Art of Drawing Anime & Manga for ages 8 and older will meet for 4:45-5:45 p.m. Thursdays. The cost is $15 per class.

Arts After School classes are taught by retired Volusia County Art Educators.

Acrylic Painting Class for ages 18 and older will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The classes are taught by professional artists Aaron Shelton and Savannah Zanosky. These are two-class sessions and supplies are included. Each class is $60 and includes a professionally hand-stretched canvas.

For more information, call (386) 767-0076 or visit

Fine Art Show and Sale

Ponce Inlet Art Guild Fine Art Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.

Admission is free. The annual event allows visitors to buy original fine art and meet the artists.

Science Saturday celebrates gemstones

Gillespie Museum’s first Science Saturday program of 2022, “We Love Rocks and Minerals,” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

Young scientists will learn about color in rocks, minerals and crystals through a scavenger hunt. In the adjacent Rinker Environmental Learning Center, visitors may create gifts and cards, and play a few rounds of GeoBingo for prizes.

The program is free and open to scientists of all ages. Children younger than age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To ensure safe distancing, space is limited. To reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call (386) 822-7330. Masks will be required.

Gateway Center for the Arts

Gateway Center for the Arts will host pottery classes for adults from noon to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary.

Pottery classes are for beginner and intermediate students. Each session is $50. Masks are required and class sizes are limited.

New Inventor’s Club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 10-24. This is a three-week session learning to design, build, collaborate, learn and Invent. Students will design and build with motors, LEDs, propellers, batteries, switches, and robotics projects. Recommended for children 5-11 years old. Tuition is $60.

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

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

The 2022 annual Members Exhibit at Gateway will host an exhibit from Jan. 23 to March 6.

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

Museum of Art-DeLand

The Museum of Art-DeLand will present an exhibit of 48 works by 26 outsider artists through May 8 at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

The exhibit, “The Outsiders,” features pieces from the museum’s permanent collection and from the private collection of Greg and Beth Milliken.

For more information, visit

John Mellencamp exhibit

The Museum of Arts-DeLand will host John Mellencamp: Paintings & Assemblages until March 27 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd..

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 and free to children younger than 12 and all Volusia County and Stetson students. For more information or tickets, visit

Hand Art Center

Stetson University Hand Art Center at 139 E. Michigan Ave. in DeLand has ongoing events and exhibits.

Oscar Bluemner exhibit will be on display until April 2. It was developed by the Oscar Bluemner art curator Dr. Katya Kudryavtseva.

“Transfigurations: A Black Speculative Vision of Freedom” exhibit will be on display until Feb. 23. The exhibit explores Afrofuturism through visual art, poetry, literature and graphic novels and is curated by Julian C. Chambliss, a professor of English at Michigan State University. The display is in coordination with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Art.

All events and exhibits at the center are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Masks and social distancing are required.

The art center is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (386) 822-7270 or visit

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