Connect 3 Essay Reading on March 30
The Florida Museum of Women Artists will host Connect 3 essay reading from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Listen to the writers share their personal experiences about the influential women in their lives.
This event is free for members, $5 for non-members, including museum admission.
For information, visit www.floridamuseumforwomenartists.org.
The Stetson Mansion has named Suzanne Locke special events & custom tours coordinator.
Ms. Locke will be introducing "A Tour & Tea" at the mansion beginning in April.
Come for a custom tea tour of the Historic Stetson Mansion followed by teatime in the original 1886 schoolhouse. Each month they will feature a new theme and special guest.
The menu will be catered from local DeLand and Volusia County cottage industries and artisan merchants.
Tea reservations must be made in advance and pre-paid. Teas are $36 and will be every Thursday at 2 p.m. beginning April 4. There will also be a once a month 2 p.m. Sunday tea. The next one is April 14.
Seating for each tea is limited.
For more information about "A TOUR & Tea" or other special events call (386) 748-1209 or email suzanne_stetsonmansion@ hotmail.com.
Art springs eternal plein air paint out and exhibition April 4-7
Gateway Center for the Arts will host its Art Springs Eternal -- a plein air paint out and exhibit, which will showcase three beautiful springs of the St. John's River.
Artists may participate by painting on location at one of the springs -- Blue Springs; Gemini Springs or Green Springs -- during the period of April 4 to 7.
After painting in one of these three parks, the artist is encouraged to submit up to three paintings for an exhibit entitled Art Springs Eternal to take place at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary, from April 29 through June 22.
Art Springs Eternal is a nod to the state's 500th birthday and part of the celebration of VIVA Florida 500.
There is no fee to participate in the paint out, although there is a fee of $25 to submit one image for inclusion in the exhibition at GCA, and $15 per additional image, with a maximum of three pieces submitted for exhibition.
Paintings for the exhibit need to be delivered to Gateway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
The exhibition will open on Sunday, April 28, and there will be an opening reception from 2-4 p.m.
For more information, call (386) 668-5553, or email Mary Waldroff at email@example.com.
Acting class offered
The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will conduct a free advanced acting class for five weeks starting on Saturday, April 6.
Classes will be at the Theatre at 1 pm.
Potential students must submit their bio and head shot in advance to the Little Theatre at P.O. Box 114, NSB, FL 32170 or dropped off at the box office at 726 Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Admission requires a minimum of five times on stage as an actor (not high school productions) and a minimum age of 18.
There are a maximum of 12 spots available for this class. The instructor is veteran actor Keith Poulsen and he will contact the finalists for this class.
This course is designed for the acting student who wants to seek a better understanding of the craft of acting and challenge their inner self.
For more information, call (386) 423-1246 or visit nsbplayers.org.
Artist talks slated
The Southeast Museum of Photography will host two artist talks and book signings from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Daytona Beach campus of Daytona State College at 1200 International Speedway Blvd.,
Artist Janelle Lynch of "Los Jardines de México" and Natan Dvir of "Eighteen" will be giving talks.
For more information, visit www.smponline.org.
Grief expression workshop
A Grief Expression Art Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2381 Mason Ave., Suite 100, Daytona Beach.
The grief expression program will consist of hands-on projects for all ages, concluding with a
highlighting art as the centerpiece of the service.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 366-6129 or email Donald.Dalton@VITAS.com
Symphony Guild of Daytona Beach to conduct election meeting
The Symphony Guild of Daytona Beach will conduct its election meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, in the Rose Room of the Peabody Auditorium.
Social time begins at 10 a.m. with 10:30 a.m. meeting to follow and entertainment from The Flute Ensemble of Daytona State College.
The Spring luncheon is right around the corner on April 13 at the Shores Resort & Spa.
Ticket price is $35.
For more information, call (386) 788-8173.
Children's art class offered
A free intergenerational art class for children ages 7 to 10 will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays April 6 and 13, at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. The class will be taught by Ormond Beach Art Guild members.
The artwork will be displayed in The Casements Gallery for Art in the Park.
For more information, call (386) 676-3216.
Museum offering painting class
The Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host an adult plein air acrylic painting in the garden class from 1:30 to 3:30 each Tuesday beginning April 2.
The cost of the three-week class is $80 for members and $90 for non-members.
Spend afternoons learning how to paint organic shapes, form and color. Students will learn to capture the essence, light and color of a scene in an impressionistic way.
The instructor will provide a list for students to furnish their own supplies, including an easel.
To register, call (386) 676-3347 or visit ormondartmuseum.org.
Poetry class offered
Creative Happiness Institute, a non-profit educational organization, will offer a series of poetry classes as a fund-raiser for future literary events.
The purpose of the classes will be to help poets at any level to write better poetry. Sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 4 and May 2.
The classes will be taught by the institute's director, Dr. Mark Axelrod, whose credentials include a master's degree. from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars; a master's degree from the University of Iowa Writing Workshops and a Ph.D. from Union Institute.
Space in the classes will be limited to 10 poets. The cost will be $15 per workshop or $50 prepaid in advance for all four workshops. Reservations are required at least one week before class.
For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 252-3118.