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New Smyrna Beach art notes
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Posted: 2013 Jan 04 - 06:03

Mixed media exhibit to open

Arts on Douglas, Fine Art and Collectibles will host an opening reception for "and you're bringing what Mr. Smith" by Randall Smith from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.

The exhibition entitled "and you're bringing what Mr. Smith" will showcase the vibrant mixed media works of the Central Florida artist.

The exhibit will run from Jan 5 to 26.

An artist's talk will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

Both events are free.

Works by Randall Smith may be viewed online at www.artsondouglas.net.

Center opens new gallery space

Atlantic Center for the Arts is opening its new alt_space gallery with an exhibition by South Florida Artist Anja Marais.

An opening reception for "The Guide" will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the alt_space within the Arts on Douglas gallery at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.

In this body of work entitled "The Guide," Ms. Marais combines sculpture, photography, installation and film to create images that takes the viewer on a journey between worlds, that of external reality and the inner psyche.

In 2012, Atlantic Center for the Arts reformatted its Community Arts Program for the first time since its inception. The existing Harris House Gallery and the house itself were transformed into a four-month long, twice-yearly Community Artist-in-Residence site. This change created the need for a new location to focus on exhibiting the work of exceptional Florida Artists, leading to the creation of the alt_space gallery within the adjacent Arts on Douglas Gallery, a commercial gallery since 1996.

For more information, call (386) 423-1753.

Painting exhibit honoring the Minorcans to open

An opening reception for

"New Smyrna and the Minorcans -- Our Beginnings" oil paintings by Elizabeth Barr will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at The Hub Gallery 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

This is an exhibition of paintings created to honor the Minorcan immigrants and descendants who contributed to the establishment of New Smyrna Beach.

Paintings will be on exhibit through Feb. 1.

A long-time resident of New Smyrna Beach, Ms. Barr has attempted to portray through this series of paintings the story of how in 1768, Dr. Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish medical doctor, brought to our shores immigrants from Minorca, an island in the Mediterranean, to colonize a land grant of 20,000 acres from the English government.

Children's theater workshop scheduled

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will conduct its WonderLand Children's Theatre beginning Jan. 23.

On six Wednesday afternoons, WonderLand provides an opportunity to perform while learning about other areas of theatre, such as set design, prop creation and costumes.

Class is 4 to 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 9, and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for children ages 10 to 14. Tuition for each of the winter classes is $70. Some scholarships are available.

Students must enroll prior to attending class, as there are no walk-ins and class sizes are limited.

Please enroll by calling (386) 423-1246.

The Little Theatre is at 726 Third Ave. in New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, visit WonderLandTheatre.org.

Little Theatre sets acting and directing classes

Beginning acting class and a beginning directing class will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 and 9.

This class consists of five workshop sessions for persons who want to learn about acting. These classes will build on each other and participants must be there for every session. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Beginning directing class covers the guidelines for a director working at Little Theatre. Students will learn about choosing a script for auditions, what to look for in auditions, how to build a crew for a show. The basics of blocking, stage terminology, and set development will be covered. There will be tips on how to help actors develop a character.

These classes are free. For more information and to register, call (386) 423-1246 or visit nsbplayers.org or

Artist's Workshop lists exhibits

The Artists' Workshop has arranged the following exhibits through Jan. 31.

The rich oils of Helen Curry Benet can be tasted in the space of the Oak

Hill City Hall gallery, 234 S. U.S. 1, Oak Hill.

Images by Regina Wise, Irene Moody, John O'Brien, Ethel Schneider, Diana

Gilson and JR Owen from the Off the Wall Xbrane series can be experienced in the UCC Community Hall gallery, 203 Washington St, New Smyrna Beach.

The Edgewater Library gallery, 103 W. Indian R. Blvd, Edgewater is animated by the wildlife of Donald Kapaldo.

The emerging images of Nancy Hagood can be received from the cloud in the New Smyrna Beach City Hall Lobby, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The work of Cheri Erdman can be enjoyed by visiting the side gallery of the New Smyrna Beach Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

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