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Learn to make an art journal
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Posted: 2013 Jan 18 - 06:03

Learn to make a one-of-a-kind art journal with writings, photos and memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach.

All art levels welcome.

Class size is limited. The cost is $45.

For more information, call (386) 441-2776, or e-mail donnajordan@me.com for info/sign-up.

Professor inspires students to publish second anthology

History professor Raphael Jackson has accomplished, taught and inspired many things in his teaching career and touched many lives, but inspiring Bethune-Cookman University students to put their own poetry to print may very well be his crowning achievement.

"Jackson Temple" is the second in the collection of raw rhythmic, in your face poetry by the students from across the spectrum of life. They all share one experience in common -- they have been touched by Professor Jackson's history classes.

Published by Lulu.com the anthology presents 176 pages of intense, heartfelt writing, which shares the experience, fears, pains and joys of a generation that has seen much of life.

It is available from lulu.com and will soon be available on Amazon.com and from other stores and online booksellers.

For more information about the book, call (386) 254-7292 or (386) 316-2290.

Space exhibit to open

Florida Celebrates Space opens on Jan. 18 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

A noteworthy collaboration between the U.S., the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Museum of Arts & Sciences, it includes more than 40 paintings from the heart of the NASA collection, which exemplify the history of American spaceflight from the Mercury program (1958) all the way through the recent conclusion of the Space Shuttle era.

The exhibition is offered in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's discovery of Florida and illustrates the peninsula not only as a destination for the first explorers, but as a gateway for those launching to explore new worlds beyond Earth.

Included are pieces by Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Jamie Wyeth and Robert Rauschenberg.

In addition to the exhibit, the museum will feature a number of special speakers from the Smithsonian Institution and from the Kennedy Space Center, including Dr. Roger D. Launius, senior curator, Division of Space History, The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, who will speak at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, at the museum. The lecture is free for members, who will receive priority seating, or with paid admission for non-members on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are recommended by calling (386) 255-0285.

'Sundays With The Artists' slated

Jacksonville mixed-media artist Joyce Gabiou will present a program on "Layering With Collage and Mixed Media" from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Art League of Daytona, 433 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Ms. Gabiou will demonstrate her techniques and preview her workshop being offered at the Art League on March 2-3. For more information on the workshop, and a registration form, visit itsmysite.com/artleague2.

For more information, call (386) 258-3856 or visit www.artleague.org.

X-treme speed: exhibition and programs and Ormond Memorial Art Museum

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens will exhibit "X-treme Speed: Daredevils, Thrill Seekers and Innovators" from Jan. 25-March 3.

The exhibit will include film, photos, objects and fine art on loan from more than 15 privately held collections illustrating the quest for extreme speed.

"X-TREME Speed" will examine when adrenaline and excitement meet science and experimentation, providing a deep well of images, collections, documents, artifacts and fine art.

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens is at 78 E. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach.

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