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New Smyrna Beach art notes
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Posted: 2013 Jan 18 - 06:04

Minorcan exhibit opens at the Hub

An exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Barr, created to honor the Minorcan immigrants and descendants who contributed to the establishment of New Smyrna Beach, will be on exhibit through Feb. 1 at The Hub Gallery, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

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 the area immigrants from Minorca, an island in the Mediterranean, to colonize a land grant of 20,000 acres from the English government.

Many descendants of the Minorcans are living in this area.

Mixed media exhibit to open

Arts on Douglas, Fine Art and Collectibles will host a free artist's talk for "and you're bringing what Mr. Smith" by Randall Smith at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 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.

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

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.

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