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The Hub on Canal will host an opening reception for ceramic artist Fay Samimi and painter Beau Wild for the solo gallery exhibition "Between Known and Unknown" from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
Ms. Samimi is a ceramic artist working with low fire, stoneware and porcelain clay to make whimsical, one-of-a-kind vessels and sculptures. Born in Iran, Ms. Samimi's first passion was science. While working towards a master's degree in material science and engineering at the University of California- Berkeley, Ms. Samimi discovered her second passion -- working with clay.
She joined the Palos Verdes Art Center where she exhibited her clay sculptures and continued work as an engineer. When Ms. Samimi and her husband moved to Ormond Beach in 2007, she devoted herself full time to clay sculpting.
Beau Wild, a native Floridian, is a painter whose work spans the scope of impressionistic to non- objective abstraction. Ms. Wild graduated from Tufts University in Boston with a degree in occupational therapy and attended the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before returning to her childhood home.
She maintains a studio along Rose Bay in Port Orange and at The Hub on Canal where she teaches drawing and painting.
The exhibit will close on March 30.
For more information, visit thehuboncanal.org or call (386) 957-3924.